Today's News

  • Lady Trojans defeat South in pitchers’ battle

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick senior pitcher Carly White allowed seven hits in her seven innings pitched Friday night, and her teammates contributed with some timely hitting, as West squeaked by South 4-0 in the conference softball game.
    White struck out eight batters as her screwball has reemerged.
    “I found it,” White said.
    West is now 6-1 in the conference.
    White’s mound opponent, Madison Walker, also had a good outing, striking out six. Four of those strikeouts were in the first two innings.

  • Gause, Bates win three individual events at track meet at West

    West Brunswick’s Breana Gause and Kayla Padgett had performances like those seen at state meets in a track and field meet April 13 at West.
    Padgett won the shot put (33 feet, 9 inches) and the discus throw (117-9), both regional standards. Her shot put would have placed her ninth last year at the Class 3A state meet. Her discus throw would have placed her second at state.

  • Trojan golfers shoot in 70s at conference tournament

    WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick golf team finished one stroke ahead of host West Bladen on April 12 at Land O’ Lakes Golf Club. Three Trojan golfers shot in the 70s to seal a second-place finish, one stroke ahead of the host Knights.
    For the tournament, the conference team scores were South Brunswick 307, West Brunswick 311, host West Bladen 312, Whiteville 337, North Brunswick 351, East Bladen 393 and South Columbus 445.

  • West Trojans beat Cougars, Stallions

    The West Brunswick baseball team won two conference games last week, 16-8 at South Columbus and 12-2 at South Brunswick.
    West is 6-1 in the conference, 12-4 overall. Below are summaries of the two victories.
    TABOR CITY—West Brunswick had 18 hits in beating South Columbus 16-8 April 13 in a conference baseball game.

  • Newcomer Padgett surging toward top in shot put, discus

    West Brunswick junior Kayla Padgett has competed in five track and field meets in her high school career.
    In her first meet, March 16, she qualified for the state-qualifying regional in the shot put, 32 feet, 6.5 inches.
    In her second meet, March 23, she qualified for the state-qualifying regional in the discus, 98 feet.
    And she is doing better than just meeting regional standards.

  • Candidates vying for seats in two North Carolina House races

     Two Republicans and two Democrats are vying for the North Carolina House District 17 seat in the upcoming May 6 primary election.

    Democratic incumbent Dewey L. Hill is seeking re-election to N.C. House District 20, with challenges from another Democrat and a Republican.



  • Calabash tables 'Gateway to North Carolina' proposal

     CALABASH—A proposal to dub the Seafood Capital the “Gateway to North Carolina” was tabled last week by town commissioners.

    At their April 13 meeting, town commissioners indicated they don’t favor the resolution proposed by Mayor Anthony Clemmons because Calabash is already renowned as the “Seafood Capital of the World.”

  • Safety Day and Expo set for June 5

    The U.S. Coast Guard Station–Oak Island is gearing up for its fifth annual Station Oak Island Safety Day and Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. There is no admission, parking is free and close by.
    There will be exhibits by Southport, Oak Island, Caswell Beach Police, fire and EMS departments plus N.C. Fish and Wildlife officers and Brunswick County Sheriff’s office and its new helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard LifeFlyte and Sable helicopters will also be on display.

  • Smart Start of Brunswick County is now accepting applications for More at Four

    Smart Start of Brunswick County’s More at Four Pre-K program is still accepting applications for placement at the following 2010-2011 More at Four sites: Earth Angels Educational Center, For Kids Only, Kids Connection, Kids World Academy, Leland Family Literacy Center, Little Sandpipers Learning Center I, Little Sandpipers Learning Center II, Longwood Head Start, Piney Grove Head Start, Specnine Inc., Tiny Tots, Brunswick Community College Early Childhood Center and Brunswick County Schools. Schools and classrooms yet to be determined.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following new books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    “Americans In Paris” by Charles Glass. Tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation unfold through the eyes of the American citizens who lived through it all.
    “I Am Ozzy” by John Michael Osbourne. He was just a working-class kid from Aston who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time; the story of Ozzy Osbourne.