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Today's News

  • Zacek strikes out 11 as Leland Post 68 beats Trojans

     

    LELAND—David Zacek gave up one hit in six innings and struck out 11 batters—five straight in one stretch—as Leland Post 68 beat West Brunswick 5-1 in a Junior American Legion baseball game Friday.

    One unearned run was scored in the second inning against Zacek as Post 68 improved to 4-1.West dropped to 3-2.

    At the plate, Zacek was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Other top hitters for Post 68 were Greg Burton-White (2-for-3) and Gary Williams (2-for-3 with one RBI).

  • Trojan baseball, softball camps in June

     The dates for the Trojan softball camp at the West Brunswick High School softball field are June 14-18 and June 21-25.

    Registration is limited to the first 10 campers for each age group per week.

    The age 8-and-younger session is 8-10 a.m. For those ages 9-10, the session is 10 a.m.-noon. For those ages 11-12, the session is noon-2 p.m.

  • Supply Elementary students experience 'Passports to the World'

    Students at Supply Elementary School have been experiencing cultures throughout the world this week during the school's second annual Passport to the World and Cultural Arts Festival.

    The week began with opening ceremonies similiar to "what you would see in the Olympics," Julie Bordo, Supply's global studies and spanish teacher, said. Students presented flags and shared facts about various countries.

  • BCC’s Tyree Graham signs with Rutgers

     Head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice announced June 3 that rising junior guard Tyree Graham, of Durham, has signed a scholarship agreement to attend Rutgers University and compete for the Scarlet Knights.

    A First Team All-Region 10 selection at Brunswick Community College this past season and a former North Carolina High School First Team All-State choice, Graham played his freshman season (2008-09) in the Big 12 Conference at Texas Tech University.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED BCC volleyball signs West’s McDuffie, South’s Ray

     Two county athletes signed letters of intent June 3 to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    Kenzie McDuffie of West Brunswick High School and Nicole Ray of South Brunswick High School will be part of recently hired coach Melissa Everitt’s team at the school.

  • Despite school closing, Transition Academy staff asks to stay together

    The Eighth-Grade Transition Academy will close its doors at the end of this school year, but the staff has asked they be relocated to the same school next year.

    Carolyn Cogdell, guidance counselor, addressed members of the Brunswick County Board of Education Tuesday night and requested the staff be kept together for the upcoming school year.

    When the board voted to close the Transition Academy last month, they did not cut any jobs and promised to transfer all staff members to other positions in schools throughout the district.

  • Budget cuts force CIS to cut programs, services

    Due to budget cuts and lack of funding, Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County Inc. will close its Family Literacy Center in Leland and end the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) After School programs at Belville, Lincoln and Supply elementary schools at the end of the school year.

    “Our budget is down 32 percent from last year and 44 percent cumulatively over the last two,” Bob Benedict, CIS finance officer, said in a press release.

  • School employee’s lawsuit voluntarily dismissed, reserves right to refile

    The Brunswick County Schools’ employee who filed a lawsuit against the board of education claiming an “unlawful retaliatory transfer and reassignment” has filed to dismiss the suit due to health reasons.

    According to court documents, the attorney representing Sherry Dove filed notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice was filed May 18 in Brunswick County Superior Court. The notice said the dismissal is due to health reasons and Dove “has not rested her case.”

  • Thistle Club to host annual benefit tourney for The First Tee

     The annual benefit tournament for The First Tee of Brunswick County will take place Sept. 21 at Thistle Golf Course in Calabash. 

    “This is the third year for this event, and we are delighted that Thistle Golf Club is hosting it once more,” said Walt Stachura, tournament chairman. “Last year we made over $50,000 for The First Tee, despite the downward economy. This year we hope to make it even bigger and better.” 

  • Sandpiper Bay golf course to remain open during greens conversion

     Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club began its final stage of green renovations June 1. The Dan Maples designed 27-hole public golf course in Sunset Beach hired Modern Turf, from Rembert, S.C., to convert all putting greens to MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass from Sandpiper’s 1987 original Penn Cross Bent Grass greens.