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North Brunswick HS baseball coach resigns

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

LELAND, NC (WWAY) –(Original story prior to Fennell’s resignation, see update below) — North Brunswick High School’s baseball coach has been temporarily suspended from his job.

Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki says Randy Fennell is only suspended from his head coach position and not his job as a teacher the school’s athletics director.

Swencki says the school district is investigating the incident that led to the suspension, but she would not provide any details.

Fennell last coached a game last week against Whiteville. His suspension started two days later.

Swencki says she’ll release more information as it becomes available.


UPDATE: 7pm – Randy Fennell’s resignation letter:

This year I accepted the position as athletic director at North Brunswick High
School while maintaining my coaching obligations. No doubt, I have been burning
the candle at both ends which perhaps has compromised my ability to meet the
responsibilities of both roles. Being temporarily relieved of my coaching duties
last week has given me the opportunity to really think about how at this time I
can best serve students and the North Brunswick community while I am learning
more about my new responsibilities as athletic director. What is certain is that
the conversation about my coaching responsibilities has become a distraction from
what is most important…our student athletes. For that reason I have decided to
hand the reins of the Scorpion varsity baseball program to its new head coach
Dustin Medlin. In no way was my decision based on allegations of illegal or
immoral behavior. This will give me the opportunity to focus attention on my
duties as athletic director. I ask the community to respect my decision and put
their energy and focus into supporting Coach Medlin and the baseball program.


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Neighbors express doubts about proposed Porters Neck shopping center

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Paramount Development Corp. held an open house to showcase its plans to build about 245,000 square feet of retail space

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North Brunswick’s Fennell temporarily relieved of coaching duties

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Randy Fennell has been temporarily relieved of his coaching duties pending an ongoing investigation by Brunswick County School officials.

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Finance officer will fill in for manager in Brunswick

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Brunswick County Finance Officer Ann Hardy has been named the special assistant to the county manager.

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NC House agrees to tweak taxes for Panthers’ home

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina House members have agreed the city of Charlotte can spread around local hotel and prepared foods tax revenues to pay for upgrades sought by the Carolina Panthers to its downtown stadium.

The full House voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that expands how the city can use Mecklenburg County revenues beyond the Charlotte Convention Center to help with renovations to Bank of America Stadium.

The bill doesn’t raise taxes as city leaders originally wanted and generates less than the team sought from the city. The Panthers want to begin stadium renovations of up to $300 million after next season.

The measure was approved on a voice vote because it’s considered a local issue. Two committees debated the measure this month. The bill now goes to the Senate.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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