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Today's News

  • Shallotte man to participate in ‘Tour de Cure’ ride to fight diabetes

    Donald Wayne “Bubba” Todd of Shallotte has been diabetic since age 10. The disease affects every part of his life—his work as a plumber, his part-time work as an emergency medical technician and his role as a husband and father.

    But he doesn’t let it get the best of him. He wears an insulin pump and checks his blood sugar regularly. His family provides emotional and physical support, and he tries to let other diabetics know the importance of taking care of themselves.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Davis to begin basketball workouts soon

     Eric Davis is ready for basketball.

    “The very first week we are out of school,” the new West Brunswick High School basketball coach said May 14 during a visit to the campus, “we’re going to do workouts, Monday through Thursday, two hours a day. Hopefully, to get the guys familiar with my style and give me an opportunity to meet the guys and see what the guys can do.”

    Coaches in the Charlotte area know what Davis can do: win.

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  • West’s Johnson, Vance to play softball for SCC

     West Brunswick seniors Alexis Johnson and Kristi Vance have signed letters of intent to play softball at Southeastern Community College.

    “Those two have worked hard and have come a long way,” West coach Joe Noble said. “I think they’re going to be good additions to the Southeastern program.”

  • Surf It, Save It: N.C. Aquarium to present its first surf festival June 5-6

    Ever watch a surfing documentary like “Endless Summer” or even a silly beach party movie like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and wonder what it would be like to surf the big waves? Are you a local surfer who would love to know more about the history and culture of the sport?

    I’ve spent most of my summers in or near the ocean, but I’ve never quite had the guts to stand on a board. (Boogie boarding beats me up enough.) It’s a beautiful sport to watch, though, and someday, I’ll get the nerve to give it a try.

  • Man arrested for drugs in jail

    A Supply man has been charged with possession of drugs in jail after he was brought to the Brunswick County Detention Center on suspicion of driving while impaired.

    Daniel Roniell King, 50, of 849 Makatoka Road, Supply, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance on a prison or jail premises, according to King’s arrest report.

  • BCC baseball season ends in regional

     The Brunswick Community College baseball season ended Sunday after a 7-4 loss to Southeastern Community College in an NJCAA Division II regional in Martinsville, Va. The tourney is a qualifier to the NJCAA World Series.

    BCC, seeded No. 2, opened the tourney Friday by routing College of Albemarle 14-0 in five innings. Brock Holmes was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked one and struck out three.

  • County athletes win seven regional track titles

     Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.

    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.

    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • Price, South Brunswick open playoffs with victory

     SOUTH BOILING SPRINGS—The South Brunswick Cougars advanced to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs Friday night by defeating South Johnston 2-1.

    The pitching of Mark Price and the defense, most notably from shortstop Gary Williams, propelled the Cougars in their 2-1 victory.

    Price, known to be a groundball-type pitcher, went the full seven innings for the Cougars, allowing seven hits and one run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • North Brunswick’s Kearney third at state in pole vault

     North Brunswick’s Josh Kearney finished third in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A track and field championships Saturday at N.C. A&T University.

    Kearney cleared 12 feet. Top-seeded Alex Lomax dominated the competition, winning the state championship with a vault of 14 feet. Teammate Jeese Poovey was second  (13-0).

    North had two other competitors.