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Archive for August, 2013

ONLY ON 3: Banned football coach says he did nothing wrong

Monday, August 26th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two Brunswick County pee wee football coaches are being forced to take a knee before the season kicks off. Now one of the exiled coaches says he was blind-sided by the judge’s decision.

For Brian McDowell, football isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life.

“Anything I have coached or done I have done like I was told,” McDowell said.

But according to a lawsuit filed by Richard Hollar, McDowell’s passion for the game went too far when he tried to have his players injure Hollar’s son Kasey. Hollar also claims that the county violated its volunteer policy by letting McDowell and William Powell coach, because they have prior criminal records.

McDowell says these claims go beyond Xs and Os.

“The whole thing in a nutshell is that he would drop everything if we stepped down,” McDowell said. “I have no reason to step down. I haven’t done anything wrong, nothing intentional to his child or any other kids.”

Judge Ola Lewis saw things a bit differently when she upheld a temporary restraining order granted last week prohibiting the two men from coaching.

“I was one of the ones that started the football program,” McDowell said. “It’s something, you know, that’s took time from my family, my money, and it took time for me to raise money for kids that couldn’t afford to play, and now look where we’re at.”

McDowell admits he has made mistakes in the past. He has prior convictions for domestic violence and DWI. But he says he tried to be a role model to his players.

“That’s what I’m here for. I’ve got children, too, and it hurts him now that daddy can’t coach,” McDowell said.

Richard Hollar declined comment, because the case continues.

Powell has resigned from coaching pending the results of the lawsuit.

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Women arrested for fighting; one accuses other of involvement in shooting

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Police say two women were arrested for fighting recently after one accused the other of being involved in the shooting that sent several bullets flying through her house.

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Rear-end collision causes major delays on N. College Rd., MLK Parkway

Monday, August 26th, 2013

A traffic accident caused major delays Monday morning.

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One drowns at White Lake Saturday

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Police in White Lake confirm that someone drowned at the lake Saturday afternoon.

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Brunswick youth football coach banned until lawsuit settled

Monday, August 26th, 2013

At a hearing Monday, Judge Ola Lewis upheld the restraining order filed by Richard Hollar and his son.

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