Today's News

  • Gore strikes out side with bases loaded, West wins

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-5 March 18 as West senior pitcher Caroline Gore struck out three straight batters after North had loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning.

    “Caroline had been struggling all year, getting back in shape and getting to the point where she had confidence in herself and believing in herself,” West coach Joe Noble said. “Tonight, she came in and she did a great job. I couldn’t have asked for her to pitch any better.”

  • Coroner’s office bill warrants explanation

    Every county in North Carolina has either a coroner or a medical examiner, though most by now employ the latter. Brunswick County is not among them, with Greg White having served as our coroner for the past 30 years.

  • Walk toward the light, embrace the sunshine

    The forecast calls for more rain this week, but Monday’s beautiful weather was an excellent way to start Sunshine Week, an annual national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government. As for me, I kicked off the week by giving a very brief presentation during Carolina Shores’ Sunshine Week open house Monday.

  • Ex-BCC players contribute to ECU victory

     For the fourth-straight game, East Carolina scored double-digit runs cruising past Princeton 11-2 March 17 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

    The Pirates (14-6) extended their current win streak to five games (9 of last 10),while Princeton falls to 1-10 on the season.

    Former BCC pitcher Jimmy Boyd (2-3) picked up his first win in a starting role giving up a pair of runs

  • Trojans beat Cougars 5-2 in baseball

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 5-2 in a conference baseball game  March 17 at South.

    Winning pitcher Brett Babson threw a no-hitter for 5.1 innings and gave up two runs (one earned). He walked six and struck out seven.

    Reliever Austin Turner finished, giving up one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

  • Laney defeats Trojans 9-0 in soccer

     SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 9-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game March 17.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Class 3A Trojans (4-1-1). Laney, a Class 4A team, scored in the first 3 minutes and led 2-0 with 30 minutes left in the first half. It scored one more goal for a 3-0 lead at halftime.

    Laney scored twice in the first seven minutes of the second half in taking a 5-0 lead. It scored four goals in the next 23 minutes in taking a 9-0 lead and ending the game with 10:35 left.

  • First noise ordinance approved for county

    Commissioners put in place the first county noise ordinance at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office request during Monday’s county meeting.

    The sheriff’s office responds to numerous noise complaints throughout the county but had no way for deputies to encourage noise offenders to be more considerate of their neighbors.

    “We want the citizens and staff to know we needed teeth,” Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said of the county’s first noise ordinance.

  • County will purchase library books as memorials for deceased employees, officials

    Commissioners decided to honor those who served Brunswick County by placing a book in the county library in their memory.

    The board members approved a resolution at the March 10 agenda meeting establishing the memorial policy to honor the memory of a deceased employee, their immediate family member or an elected official who resided in the county.

    County Manager Ann Hardy proposed an appropriate memorial could be to purchase a library book in the person’s honor and include a sticker in the book to acknowledge them.

  • Public asks county to do more for emergency shelter

    Reggie Hucks, Brunswick County chief building inspector and director of code administration, and Scott Garner, Brunswick County fire marshal, have presented a process to allow churches to shelter the homeless in emergency situations.

  • Courthouse reopens Monday after water damage

    Brunswick County staff and contractors worked through the weekend to reopen the Brunswick County Courthouse on Monday after a sprinkler malfunction.

    The sprinkler leak occurred at around 11 a.m. Thursday in Courtroom 4 on the second floor of the building, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said. Water from the sprinklers then affected Courtroom 2, which is below Courtroom 4 on the first floor.

    Repairs continued in Courtrooms 2 and 4 this week while the rest of the building reopened.