Today's News

  • Trojans overcome four-run deficit in seventh inning to knock off Panthers

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick pitchers walked 10 batters and the club’s offense stranded eight runners, but a seventh-inning rally and a walk-off sacrifice fly lifted the Trojans to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Carolina Forest (S.C.) on Thursday, March 7, at Mike Alderson Field.

    It took more than two hours and six trips to the dish, but the Trojan bats came alive in the bottom of the seventh.

  • COLUMN: Shaw deserves recognition for late-season coaching job

     Walter Shaw has won a whole bunch of games during his time as the head men’s basketball coach at Brunswick Community College.

    His squad won 22 more this season and it wasn’t always easy.

    The Dolphins finished the 2018-19 campaign Friday, March 8, with a loss in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 10 Tournament at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst.

    BCC played its final two or three games with, for lack of a better term, a skeleton crew.

  • Beeler does it all in West’s 10-0 victory

     SHALLOTTE – Morgan Beeler clubbed a leadoff home run in the bottom of the second, drove in West Brunswick’s final run of the game with an RBI single to center and threw a no-hitter for good measure as the Trojans drubbed Ashley, 10-0, in a Mideastern Conference softball game Friday, March 8, in Shallotte.

    In other words, it was just another day at the office for West Brunswick’s highly-decorated senior leader.

  • High school roundup: Trojan lacrosse team earns rivalry win against South

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team entered the season with only one Mideastern Conference victory in program history.

    The Trojans increased that number to two with a hard-fought 6-5 victory over county rival South Brunswick on Friday, March 8, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    William McRainey and Braxton Powell each scored two goals while Austin Simmons and Tanner Zemke each found the back of the net once to lead West to an early-season triumph.

  • Dolphins drop series opener, rebound to take two of three from Pitt

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team has repeated a mantra as long as Robbie Allen has been the head coach.

    When approaching a three-game series on the road, the team has a saying, “Two’s a must, three’s a plus,” meaning the goal is to win twice, but a third win to secure a sweep is icing on the cake.

    When the Dolphins traveled to Pitt Community College, one of the top teams in Region 10, last weekend, BCC didn’t get to enjoy the icing on the cake, but it did get the job done.

  • Two arrested on marijuana charges in Sunset Beach

    Two Sunset Beach residents have been arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

    Monica Key Burgess, 53, and William Mark Taylor, 55, both of 495 Great Oak Circle, were charged Saturday, Feb. 23, with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver (PWIMSD) marijuana.

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  • N.C. District 17 Rep. Frank Iler: From the Legislature House Update

    Last week was the fifth week of the 2019 long session at the North Carolina General Assembly. Between the House and Senate, about 400 bills have been filed, and many are being heard in committees.

    We heard from the governor at his State of the State address Monday night and from many advocates both inside and outside the government on upcoming issues.

  • People: We are all the same

    By Mari-Lou Wong-Chong

    There is something exciting about exploring new places and getting to know people from all parts of the world. It makes one modest. You see what tiny place you occupy in the world. You come to the realization that people around the world are all the same, all after the same things: Health, Happiness, Peace and Love.

    Being a traveler brings riches in life with experience, learning about people, gaining a new pair of eyes and seeing people in a different way.

    Come travel with us and meet people from Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

  • The American Legion at 100 years

    Commander Mike Fegan

    American Legion Post 543

    One hundred years ago this month, the American Legion was formed in Paris, France, by soldiers of World War I. They created a veterans’ organization unlike others before. The new American Legion would be devoted to strengthening the nation, not just serving themselves, through four primary pillars of Americanism, national security, veterans’ rehabilitation and children and youth.

    There are now nearly 2 million members of the American Legion.