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  • Shallotte adopts sewer transmission fee policy, discusses San Rio agreement

    SHALLOTTE—The town has a new sewer transmission fee policy in place, developed after disagreements with developers over the previous policy resulted in a need for compromise.

    At Tuesday’s pre-agenda meeting, Shallotte aldermen unanimously approved a policy requiring developers to pay $60,000 for 60 units at the time they request preliminary plat approval and another $60,000 when they start the next phase. The developer has five years to pay the full amount.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council gets focused on future; looks to next budget

    SUNSET BEACH—A new boat ramp and bridge, bike and pedestrian trails and road improvements are at the top of town council’s planning list.

    Following an executive session at a March 19 day-long planning retreat at Sea Trail, Mayor Ron Klein announced council has authorized town administrator Gary Parker to negotiate possible purchase of a 1.2-acre tract on Sunset Boulevard for a public boat ramp. The site is next to the Intracoastal Waterway, across the street from Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant.

  • No-shows at land use open house in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—No citizens showed up for an open house to review the town land use plan last Thursday morning, March 20.

    The planning and zoning board session, which lasted about 15 minutes, was scheduled to offer the public a chance to view the town’s draft of its updated CAMA land use plan.

    Penny Tysinger, town planning consultant with the Cape Fear Council of Governments, said the no-show could be a good sign indicating citizens have no more questions following a succession of meetings over the past two years.

  • Josh Johnson makes a comeback, recovers from injury

    His life changed in an instant.

    Josh Johnson went from being the fastest guy in town, to the guy in a cast, to the guy making a comeback.

    It was not how the only Trojan who went to last year’s track and field state championships would have scripted it.

    But Johnson broke the tibia on his left leg in a flag football game in Shallotte Park during Christmas vacation. On the first kickoff, he caught the ball and tried to cut between two defenders.

  • Southpaw propels Trojans to 5-0 triumph

    SHALLOTTE—Ethan Cox’s arm was “on” from the get-go, and the left-hander led West Brunswick to a 5-0 win over North Brunswick Friday night.

    The victory sent the Trojans into the championship game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament.

    “A 3-hit shutout with 10 Ks is a good day’s work,” said a beaming West coach Mike Alderson.

    Cox got stronger as the game went on, recording eight of his 10 strikeouts in the last four innings.

  • Ashley slips past West Brunswick 5-4 in tennis

    West Brunswick’s tennis match against Ashley last Wednesday was a contact-lens wearer’s worst nightmare, and it wasn’t any fun for the Trojans and Eagles with 20-20 vision either.

    Winds were sustained at 16 to 20 mph with gusts up to 36 mph, and they changed directions as a storm approached.

    Ashley nipped West Brunswick 5-4 in a contest ultimately decided by the last doubles match.

    Manu Jarvis and Devon McDaniel defeated Jack Donohue and Chandler Inions 8-0 to give the Eagles the edge.

  • West slugs Terry Sanford 12-2 in baseball tournament opener

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick brought more firepower than a SWAT team and used a second-inning assault to wallop Terry Sanford 12-2 Friday night.

    The Trojans’ opening-round game in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament ended early, in the sixth inning, because of the 10-run rule.

    “We swung the bats well tonight, and our pitching performance was real good,” said West coach Mike Alderson.

  • This week in Brunswick sports

    Thursday, March 27

    Brunswick Community College at Danville CC, baseball, 1 p.m. (DH)

    West Brunswick at New Hanover, boys tennis, 4 p.m.

    West Brunswick vs. Laney and New Hanover, boys and girls track, 4:15 p.m.

    West Brunswick at Hoggard, girls soccer, 6 p.m.

    South Brunswick vs. Laney, boys golf at Founders Club at St. James, 2:30 p.m.

    South Brunswick, North Brunswick at Trask, boys and girls track, 3:30 p.m.

    South Brunswick at Cape Fear Academy, boys tennis, 4 p.m.

    South Brunswick at Trask, JV softball, 4:30 p.m.

  • North gets big baseball win

    SHALLOTTE—North Davidson’s baseball players could have made guest appearances on “The Sopranos,” because the Black Knights have a lot of hit men.

    North pounded out 10 hits in five innings on their way to a 15-2 victory over West Brunswick Monday night in the title game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament.

  • West girls clinch tournament

    SHALLOTTE—It took only five innings for the Lady Trojans to comfortably secure the championship trophy, shutting out Bishop Ireton 10-0 during the final game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Softball Invitational on Monday night.

    West Brunswick defeated Bishop Ireton twice Monday.

    Earlier in the day, West Brunswick squared off against the squad from Alexandria, Va., and won 12-0—also in five innings.

    The Lady Trojans’ victory moves them to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in Mideastern Conference play.