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Today's News

  • Lady Trojans win final game of conference season

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE —For her senior sendoff, she sent one out of the park.

    Leilani Emile blasted a two-run homer in West’s 8-4 win over Ashley on senior night, the last regular-season home game for five Trojan seniors, Thursday, April 30.

    Emile’s blast over the left-field fence was her sixth home run of the year.

  • Lenoir sweeps BCC in doubleheader

    Staff Report

    BCC lost 8-0 in eight innings and 18-5 in seven innings to Lenoir in a doubleheader Saturday, May 2, at Founders Field

    In the first game, BCC was held to one hit.

    In the second game, Lenoir scored nine runs in the top of the fourth inning on the way to the victory. BCC made four errors in the loss.

    The Dolphins had nine hits. Dillon Stewart was 3-for-4 with a triple. Chase Gehringer hit a home run in the bottom of the first. Nick Debo hit a double.

    BCC is 11-5 in region, 29-15 overall.

  • Scorpions’ Ramsey signs with Alverno College

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior basketball guard Nikayla Ramsey completed a celebratory signing form Friday, May 1, to attend Alverno College.

    Alverno is a Catholic women’s college in Milwaukee. The Inferno competes in NCAA Division III.

  • Trojans finish 7-5 in MEC baseball

     West Brunswick beat Ashley 6-4 Thursday, April 30, on the final day of the Mideastern 4A/3A Conference baseball season on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans finished 7-5 in the conference; Ashley, which made five errors, finished 5-7.

    The conference championship tournament is next week. The state playoffs are the following week.

    Ashley led 3-1 before West scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth in taking a 5-3 lead.

  • Historic B-17 comes to Brunswick County

    The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering rides aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world –– EAA’s Aluminum Overcast –– May 1, 2 and 3 at Cape Fear Regional Jetport on Oak Island.

    Pre-book cost is $409 for EAA members and $449 for non-members, which includes a one-year EAA membership. Tickets purchased the day of the event are an additional $26.

  • West’s Cheers to continue basketball career at Hampden-Sydney

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Gray Cheers has signed a letter of intent to attend Hampden-Sydney College.

    “They were the first school to talk to me,” he said Thursday, April 30. “I think it was my sophomore year.

    “All it was, was a letter. But it was still an honor to just to know that somebody was looking at me that early.

  • Cumbie to serve as BCAR interim CEO after Candler’s resignation

    SUPPLY — Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Director Cynthia Cumbie will serve as the organization’s interim CEO following the resignation of Steve Candler.

    Candler resigned, effective May 28, to take a similar position in Bozeman, Mont. He has served as BCAR CEO since 2005.

  • Detectives seek Winnabow man in breaking and entering, larceny case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to find a Winnabow man sought for questioning in a breaking and entering and larceny.

    Franklin Ray Lewis, 20, of Greenhill Road, is wanted for questioning in an incident that occurred at a residence on his street sometime during the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, April 28.  A safe containing cash, various titles and deeds, and old coins were taken.

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick in conference track meet

     LELAND — North Brunswick won nine events in finishing first in the East Central Conference boys’ track and field championship meet April 29.

    North scored 186 points, and 62 of those came from the three jump events.

    Croatan was second (134) in the six-team event.

    Jayhlen Washington won three individual events: the 110-meter hurdles (14.6 seconds), the triple jump (46 feet, 7.5 inches) and the long jump (23-2.5).

  • Athletes take center stage at 23rd annual Special Olympics

    CEDAR GROVE — Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, Special Olympics athletes have had April 25 circled on their calendars.

    More than 300 people converged on the athletic fields at Cedar Grove Park to participate in the 23rd Annual Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday.

    The torch was lit. Then the athletes recited the Special Olympics oath in almost perfect harmony: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”