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Today's News

  • Fishing begins to heat up with temperatures

     After enduring temperatures in the low 30s this past weekend, it is safe to say spring weather needs to hurry up. The fish are cold, and I’m sure many of you are tired of breaking back out your heavy winter jackets. Thankfully, the forecast is looking better for us, the fish and of course the Easter bunny. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s to low 70s all week, which will raise the water temperatures. Thus, the fishing should pick up significantly this weekend.

  • Lady Trojans trample Hoggard

     SHALLOTTE — If hitting is contagious, then West Brunswick's softball team should have been quarantined.

    The Lady Trojans started off hitting the ball and strung together five hits in a row

    in a monster seven-run second inning on their way to a 11-1 win over Hoggard in a

    Mideastern Conference game Thursday night, March 26.

    The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

    The chart stopper of West’s 10 hits on the night was a three-run homer Ariana Thomas

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day
  • Jury selection continues in trial of man accused of killing 3-year-old boy

    BOLIVIA — Three new jurors have been chosen in the murder trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    Friday, March 27, marked the fourth consecutive full day of jury selection in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray of Wilmington, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

    For four days, Assistant District Attorney Lee Bollinger and Murray’s lawyer, James Payne, conducted extensive questioning with potential jurors in the case.

  • Easter tourney softball schedule

     Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament schedule at West Brunswick High School

     

    April 6

    10 a.m. East Columbus vs. Richmond County

    1 p.m. South Columbus vs. West Brunswick

    4 p.m. Davie County vs. East Wilkes

    7 p.m. Davie County vs. West Brunswick

     

    April 7

    10 a.m. East Columbus vs. East Wilkes

    1 p.m. South Columbus vs. East Wilkes

    4 p.m. Davie County vs. Richmond County

    7 p.m. East Columbus vs. West Brunswick

  • Easter tourney baseball schedule

     Schedule as of March 26 for the annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament at Mike Alderson Field.

    April 6

    10 a.m. East Columbus vs. North Brunswick, Game 1

    1 p.m. Winslow Township (New Jersey) vs. West Columbus, Game 2

    4 p.m. Harrells Christian Academy vs. Richmond County, Game 3

    7 p.m. Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh) vs. West Brunswick, Game 4

    April 7

    10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3  (Game 5)

    1 p.m.  Loser Game 2 vs. loser Game 4 (Game 6)

  • South’s Pieper wins 100th tennis match

     Staff Report

    Noah Pieper was a part of South Brunswick’s only two victories in its 7-2 loss to Laney in a conference tennis match Thursday, March 26, and those victories gave him 100 for his high school career.

    At No. 2 singles, Piper beat Brandon McNeill 6-3, 6-1. At No 1 doubles, Pieper and Dylan Russ defeated Zach Taffer and Brandon McNeill 8-4.

     

    SBHS 6

    Ashley 3

    South Brunswick swept the doubles in beating Ashley 6-3 in a conference tennis match March 24.

  • Trojans score in seventh, beat Hoggard

     SHALLOTTE — Senior Charlie Carcich’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave West Brunswick a 5-4 victory against Hoggard in a conference baseball game Thursday, March 26.

    West improved to 3-2 in the conference, 9-2 overall. Hoggard is 3-2, 7-3.

    “Anytime you can win a conference game in this conference, you take it,” West coach T.J. Spivey said.

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss entire jury pool

     BOLIVIA — A judge denied a motion to dismiss an entire jury pool in the trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    Thursday marked the third consecutive day of jury selection in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Accused child murderer’s lawyer moves to dismiss jury pool

    BOLIVIA — The lawyer for a man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy filed an oral motion to dismiss an entire jury pool after multiple potential jurors discussed the case outside the Brunswick County Superior Court courtroom with a television reporter Wednesday, March 25.