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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ex-Trojan Markel Jones thriving at Louisburg

     BOLIVIA — Former West Brunswick baseball player Markel Jones was in uniform for Louisburg College when it played a non-region game April 2 against Brunswick Community College, and he showed the same form that made him a top player for the Trojans.

    Louisburg beat BCC 6-5 in 10 innings. Batting cleanup, Jones finished 1-for-5 with a single, a stolen base and a run sored. Entering the game against BCC, Jones was batting .365 with 12 RBIs. He had stolen 13 bases in 16 attempts. He had hit nine doubles, two triples and three home runs.

  • Grissett murder trial jurors selected, opening statements begin Thursday

    BOLIVIA — A jury has been selected for the trial of Richard Hugh Grissett, who is accused to beating 86-year old Linnie Mae Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home in November 2012.

    After a two-day suppression hearing, jury selection began just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, and lasted until 5 p.m. The jury is comprised of seven men and five women, with two alternate jurors. The group was chosen from a pool of 75 candidates.

  • Ocean Isle Beach pushes for largest terminal groin

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — If Ocean Isle Beach is approved for a terminal groin, town officials want to go big.

    Board members voted March 20 to endorse a 750-foot terminal groin recommendation to the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Town officials met with Ken Willson and Tom Jarrett of Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina to review an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is required for approval of a terminal groin project.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 24

    Corey John Mulvaney, 18, 8 Queens Grant Circle, cited for taking items from Walmart valued at $14.88.

    March 25

    Justin Michael Charles Platts, 25, arrested on charges of felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.