Today's News

  • Stories that shaped 2010: Sweepstakes back in business

  • Marijuana charges in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces drug-related charges after local police found marijuana during a routine traffic stop.
    Howard Jason Harris, 35, was charged Dec. 24 with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule 6 of the controlled substance act. More charges are pending, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.
    Patrol officers stopped a Lincoln Continental for speeding on Sunset Boulevard. During the stop, officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and obtained a consent to search it.

  • Workshop Monday, meeting Jan. 6 in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners will convene at its monthly pre-agenda meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at town hall.
    The board’s monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.
    Copies of meeting agendas are available through deputy town clerk Nicole Marks.

  • White Christmastime is worth a write-up

    FROM THE SNOWY SIDE OF INTERSTATE 40—One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2011 is to keep a better diary—or weather log, whichever comes first.
    Since conditions this week decided to take a turn of white—one for the season and record books—I decided to start early and do both, smack at the tail end of 2010.

  • Fire board letter: Apologize

    The Calabash Fire Department is taking issue with the county’s emergency radio system as well as recent statements by county emergency services director Anthony Marzano.
    Last week, the Calabash board of directors sent a letter to Brunswick County commissioners stating Marzano owes the department and its firefighters an apology for “the public embarrassment experienced by the firefighters” following a Nov. 30 fire at Capt. John’s Seafood House in Calabash.
    The letter references an issue of radios working improperly during the fire.

  • Three fires in 24 hours keep Brunswick County firefighters busy

    Brunswick County firefighters spent a busy Monday and Tuesday battling three residential fires. For two families their homes were a total loss and a third was contained to the chimney area of the home. One person was transported to the hospital.

    According to Scott Garner, Brunswick County Fire Marshal, the first fire came in the afternoon hours on Monday at Pinecliff Drive in Leland.

  • North Brunswick’s girls win Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash

     TEACHEY—The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team won the Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash by beating Topsail 59-46 Dec. 31.

    Senior guard Tyera Fisher scored 22 points for the Scorpions (7-3). Junior forward LaDonna Sloan, playing in place of injured starter Alexis Mills, scored 11 points.

    “She did a tremendous job tonight, too, with her effort,” coach Travis Fortune said. “Tonight she played the whole second half and she hit some big jump shots.”

  • North Brunswick’s boys win Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash

     With two comeback victories, the North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team won the Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash.

    Jeremy Young scored 21 points and LeGrande Roseborough 11 as the Scorpions beat Whiteville 56-53 Dec. 22 to win the championship.

    The victory came one night after North rallied to beat West Brunswick 64-59. North outscored West 25-12 in the final quarter for the victory. Jeremy Young scored 17 of the Scorpions’ final 25 points and finished with 27 points.

  • South Brunswick girls win twice in tourney

     The South Brunswick girls’ basketball team finished 2-1 in the Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash.

    The Cougars (3-7) beat host Wallace-Rose Hill 41-29 on Dec. 22, the final day of the tourney.

    South trailed 9-8 after the first quarter but outscored the Bulldogs 18-4 in the second quarter and led 26-13 at the half.

    Kaitlyn Ray scored 15 points for South. Other South scorers:  Meagan Julius 4, Kacy O’Connor 8, Samantha Frye 4, Ashley Sloup 2, Jasmine Rabon 4, Jalyssa Lacy 4.

  • West Brunswick boys beat Topsail in thriller

    KENANSVILLE—West Brunswick junior Taylor Buffkin made a layup in the final 20 seconds and then the Trojans prevented Topsail from scoring on back-to-back possessions in a dramatic 39-38 victory Dec. 22 on the final day of the Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash.