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Today's News

  • Hero or zero fishing
  • Schedule changes for annual Easter softball tournament

     The annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball and softball  tournaments are April 21, April 22 and April 23 at West Brunswick High School.

    This is the baseball schedule for April 21 (subject to change):

    10 a.m. —  Harrells Christian Academy vs. North Brunswick

    1 p.m. — Winslow Township (N.J.) vs. South Columbus

    4 p. m. — South Stanly vs. Richmond County

    7 p.m. — East Columbus vs. West Brunswick

  • Laney drops Lady Trojans out of first place

     SHALLOTTE — A ticked-off bench warmer helped lead Laney’s softball team past West Brunswick 4-1 Friday and dropped the Trojans out of a tie for first place in the conference.

    Laney, West and Ashley had shared the league lead before the game.

    The Trojans managed only three hits, while the Buccaneers had eight hits. One came in the top of the sixth inning, when Laney coach Jim Fisk reinserted Paige Cruse into the lineup.

  • Brunswick Aquatic Club Spring Splash

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Aquatic Club was host of its first swim meet — the Spring Splash — Saturday, April 5, at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    The Gators competed against the Cape Fear Aquatic Club and Gold Swimming.

    In the girls’ events for the Gators, McKenzie White, 13, won the 100-yard freestyle (1 minute, 0.46 seconds), the 100 butterfly (1:08.52), the 50 freestyle (27.35), the 50 butterfly (29.41) and the 100 individual medley (1:11.02).

  • Wallace pitches West to victory against Laney

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Laney 10-0 in six innings a conference baseball game Friday, April 4, at West.

    Winning pitcher Matt Wallace gave up two hits and one walk. He struck out six.

    “He pounded the zone all night with three pitches,” West coach Mike Alderson said. “Fastball, curveball, change-up. He was on tonight. You get a pitching performance like that, and you got a chance to win a lot of games.”

    The Trojans, who lost Laney 1-0 earlier in the season, finished with 13 hits.

  • Winnabow man accused of assaulting pregnant woman

    Deputies have arrested a Winnabow man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman.

    Maurice Kendell Wright, 29, of River Road SE, is accused of habitual misdemeanor assault, assault on a female, battery of an unborn child and assault inflicting serious injury, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred March 31 in the Leland area.

    Wright, who was arrested Friday, April 4, is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $65,000 bail.

  • Shelton Perkins, Scorpions defeat Trojans 4-1

    LELAND — The North Brunswick baseball team beat West Brunswick 4-1 in a non-conference baseball game Thursday, April 3, at North.

    Winning pitcher Shelton Perkins, a junior, gave up two hits, walked three and struck out six in six innings in beating the Trojans for the first time in his varsity career.

  • Grissett murder trial postponed until Monday

    BOLIVIA — The trial of Richard Grissett, who charged with first-degree murder in the death of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward, has been postponed until next week because the judge fell ill, Assistant District Attorney Lee Bollinger said.

    Grissett, 52, is accused of beating Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home in November 2012.

    Judge Wayland Sermons became sick and notified the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday morning, April 3.

  • Winnabow man dies in Funston Road crash

    A Winnabow man was killed Wednesday, April 2, when his car flipped on Funston Road off N.C. 87.

    Jesse Mason, 23, crossed the center line in his Ford Explorer, and when he tried to get back in his lane, he lost control of his vehicle, Sgt. P.M. Sanders of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.

    Sanders said Mason then crossed the center line again and ran off the left side of the road.

    “His vehicle then hit a tree and that’s when the car flipped,” Sanders said. “He actually crossed the center line twice.”

  • BCC coach focused on a team, a son, at same time

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College baseball coach is Robbie Allen would like to be two places at once during this baseball season, and with good reason.

    His Dolphins’ baseball team is competing for a National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region 10 title. His son, Hunter, is a starting shortstop in his first season at East Carolina University.

    So far, Coach Allen is managing his time well.