Today's News

  • West golfers second in first tourney

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team finished second in the season-opening conference tournament March 12 at Whiteville Country Club.
    West Bladen finished first at 324. West was second at 329, South third at 339 and North fourth at 392 in the seven-team tourney.
    West Bladen’s Blake Baysden finished first and shot a 1-over 73 on the 6,329-yard course.

  • South shuts out Trojans in tennis

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating West Brunswick 9-0 March 15.
    South is 3-0 in the conference, 8-1 overall after a victory Friday over Ashley.
    In singles, Edwin Burnett defeated Jason Watts 6-2, 6-1.
    At No. 2, Gabe Azzato defeated Jason Huff 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the longest singles match of the day.
    At. No. 3, Caleb Stanley beat Seth Strickland 6-1, 6-1
    At No. 4, Noah Pieper defeated Ray King 6-2, 6-0.

  • Sports calendar

    West varsity sports calendar
    Subject to change
    March 21: Soccer at East Bladen, 6 p.m.
    March 22: Tennis at Whiteville, 4 p.m.
    Track at West with South Columbus and East Bladen.
    March 23:  Baseball, softball vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m.
    Soccer at the Brittney (Nash Central).
    March 24: Soccer at the Brittney (South Central).
    March 26: Soccer vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m.
    Golf at St. James Players Course.
    March 27: Baseball, softball at South, 6 p.m.

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons did not start but had a team-high seven rebounds for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in a 71-69 loss March 17. Simmons scored five points and had one steal. AEM is 7-17 and tied for 16th and in the 18-team Spanish professional b basketball league.

  • Shock opens season with win

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team began its spring season with a target on its back. After an undefeated fall season, the Shock retook the field to defend its championship. Playing in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association in Wilmington, the Shock found itself in an unfamiliar situation: down 2-0 at halftime.
    “This was a great learning opportunity for the girls,” coach Mark Giordano said. “They showed resolve and determination and a champion’s will to win.”

  • Stay alert during Severe Weather Awareness Month

    Skies turned dark and winds picked up suddenly Monday afternoon in Shallotte. The familiar clicking of tiny hail stones bouncing off the ground soon joined sounds of heavy rain. The storm popped up quickly and after a drenching rain it was gone, leaving clear skies.
    Sudden, drastic changes in the weather like this help note the importance of Severe Weather Awareness Month, which spans throughout March.

  • Three weeks and still no charges

    It’s been three weeks and still no charges have been filed in the death of 3-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister.
    Two men identified as suspects by the Shallotte Police Department appeared in court on Tuesday shackled to one another on other charges.
    Jaronn was pronounced dead at the Brunswick Novant Medical Center around 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1. He was dropped off by Montey Andrea Murray, who along with Jessie Lamont Holt, was babysitting the toddler.

  • Every 60 seconds a woman dies: are you next?

    A woman dies every minute in the United States from heart disease and every 90 seconds from a heart attack.
    These are the statistics Pamela Federline recites as she addresses audiences as a Women Heart champion.
    Federline, an institutional effectiveness coordinator at Brunswick Community College, is dedicated to educating women everywhere about their risk of heart disease and the warning signs of heart attacks.
    “I really didn’t get it,” Federline said. “I didn’t understand the genetic risk factors. One in 30 women die of breast cancer but one in four die of heart disease.”

  • Six months to a new career

    Following a clear path toward a career has become easier in the last few years at Brunswick Community College.
    Officials have been working to streamline the process for students and the community.
    Students can start classes today and be a nationally certified and skilled member of the workforce in six months.
    BCC began the Career Pathways Institute in the spring of 2012. The program is a spin-off of the Jobs Now Initiative issued by Gov. Bev Perdue. That federally funded program ended in 2011. For educators at BCC, the question became how to keep the initiative going without Jobs Now.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny on Birch Pond Drive; someone took the cash box with $280 inside.

    •Assault at a restaurant on Whiteville Road; suspect assaulted the victim.

    •Kyle Thomas Powers, 17, of 9280 Landing Drive, Calabash was charged with assault.