Today's News

  • Trojan bats silent in third-round loss

     The West Brunswick varsity baseball team was able to find some late-inning magic as it scored a run in the sixth and seventh inning to beat Rocky Mount in the second round of the playoffs May 18. The Trojans were unable to muster any kind of rally Friday night in a 2-0 loss to Eastern Wayne in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A playoffs. 

    Eastern Wayne pitcher Josh Frederick scattered six hits over seven innings, walked two batters and struck out 11 Trojan hitters. West managed to get just one runner to second base.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South’s Ryan Minor top county performer at state track meet

     GREENSBORO—When Ryan Minor stepped up for his final attempt in the shot put Friday in the Class 3A state track meet, his competitors knew he had already won the championship.

    But Minor had one more goal to fulfill: qualify for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals next month at N.C. A&T, the site of this state meet.

    He did that with a personal-best throw of 58 feet, 10.5 inches.

    “I’m really excited about that,” Minor said.

  • Helicopter seeks runaway suspect in Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter is searching for Randy Lane Magaraci Jr., 22, of Pilot Mountain after he fled BCSO officers about 1 p.m. Magaraci was wanted for questioning and will be charged with driving while license revoked and fleeing to elude arrest.

    After the suspect was asked to come in for questioning, he fled and ran, according to a spokesperson.

  • School board adopts interim budget with $6 million shortfall

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools will begin the 2010-2011 fiscal year $6 million in the red, but district officials have not suggested any job cuts to help offset the deficit. Instead, several millions of dollars from its fund balance and a list of reductions will be needed.

  • Defense, timely hitting lead Lady Trojans to first-round win

  • On the Town entertainment and dining guide

    Looking for a place to eat or something to do in Brunswick County? Check out our new entertainment and dining guide—On the Town—by clicking here.

  • Woman with Brunswick ties found dead in Asheboro

    An Ash native living in Asheboro was found dead Tuesday in a wooded area off Brewer Street in Asheboro.

    Asheboro Police Lt. Richard Thompson said the body of 22-year-old Shaunna Walley was found around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday several feet from a trail off Brewer Street in Asheboro by a person who was walking on the trail.

    Walley’s great uncle, Jeff Carll, said Walley, who grew up in the Ash area and has ties to the Brunswick County community, had been living in Asheboro for about a year and a half.

  • Car hits Citgo building, injures employees

    Steven McInturff drove his 2006 Kia into the side of the Citgo station on Holden Beach Road Monday morning, pinning an employee between the car and the wall and also injuring the manager, according to Chief Doug Todd of the Tri-Beach Fire Department and Trooper Ricky Hooks of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Both employees were transported Brunswick Community Hospital for minor injuries, Hooks said. McInturff was charged with unsafe movement.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Alderson’s 300th coaching victory a playoff thriller

     Few of the previous 299 victories in Mike Alderson’s baseball coaching career were as thrilling and as emotional as the one May 18 against Rocky Mount.

    In the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs, West Brunswick scored one run in the sixth inning to tie score and one in the seventh to win 3-2 and give Alderson 300 victories for his career.

    “This has been a great experience here,” Alderson said. “I love coaching these guys.”

  • Brunswick County District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 5

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn: