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Today's News

  • Lady Trojans beat South 10-0 in softball

     Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick's softball team on May 3.

    The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West's seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base.

    Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.

  • West, South tie 1-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team tied South Brunswick 1-1 in an overtime conference game on Senior Night May 3.

    Despite the tie, West finishes 3-0-1 against county teams and is the county champion for 2012. The Trojans finish 9-2-1 and second in the conference. They are 11-7-1 for the season.

  • Buffkin, Williams to play for East’s Fletcher in all-star game

     West Brunswick’s Taylor Buffkin and South Brunswick’s Gary Williams will be defensive backs for the East in the East-West All-Star Football Game July 18 at Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.

    Jimmy Fletcher, West Brunswick’s head football coach, will coach the East team.

    “I think they’re both very deserving,” said Fletcher, who also will coach the defensive backs. “I get to coach both of them, so I am looking forward to that.”

  • West Brunswick boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis resigns

     West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis has resigned, citing family financial reasons, and will return to the Charlotte area, athletics director John Floyd said May 3.

    “We had meeting this morning with the kids,” Floyd said, “and there were 20 kids in there. And Eric told them, and 20 kids cried. And so did myself and so did (assistant coach) Vaught. They cried like little children.

    “He’s the type of guy I wished my son could have played for.

  • Beach Assembly of God: Adventures in church

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Beach Assembly of God, known in the community for its interactive Christmas drama “Bethlehem Live,” is at it again.

    Only this time, members are taking their creativity to the Sunday school classroom and transforming it into Adventure Island.

  • Free help now available for immigration issues

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick County residents have a free, go-to source for help with legal immigration issues.

    “It is a very complicated and very emotional subject,” said the Rev. Robert Ippolito of St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church. “We started the program because I realized there were more green card holders here than I thought. There are many sweeping generalizations that there are only illegal Mexicans around here.”

  • Jet Ski venture OKed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The town board of adjustment has unanimously approved a special-use permit for a proposed Jet Ski rental business.

    The decision at a hearing Thursday morning at Sunset Beach Town Hall clears the way for Sea Thriller Water Sports to establish a personal watercraft rental business on property owned by Twin Lakes Restaurant at 102 Sunset Blvd.

  • Jet Ski venture OKed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The town board of adjustment has unanimously approved a special-use permit for a proposed Jet Ski rental business.
    The decision at a hearing Thursday morning at Sunset Beach Town Hall clears the way for Sea Thriller Water Sports to establish a personal watercraft rental business on property owned by Twin Lakes Restaurant at 102 Sunset Blvd.
    Several citizens, including Sunset Beach Mayor Richard Cerrato and town councilwoman Carol Scott, voiced concerns about the proposal prior to the board’s decision. Several complained the business will create noise and congestion.

  • Holden Beach named Best Family Beach in the U.S.

    Staff Report

     

    Holden Beach has been named the best family beach in the United States by Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach.”

    For more than 20 years Leatherman, director for coastal research at Florida International University in Miami, has released an annual list of America’s top 10 beaches. This year he’s singled out Holden Beach as an outstanding place for families, according to “American Profile” magazine.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on April 18, 19 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 18

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn: