Local News

  • Sunset Beach bridge to be closed April 7-8

    The Sunset Beach bridge will be closed for maintenance from 11 p.m. Monday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

  • Sewer meeting set for April 24

    A public open house meeting regarding the county’s future sewer project in Sunset Beach is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. April 24 at Seaside United Methodist Church.

    The session is designed to offer citizens a chance to review sewer plans and ask questions.

  • Sunset Beach voting precinct relocates

    Sunset Beach’s voting precinct, Shingletree I, has moved from Sunset Beach Town Hall to the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association, 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach.

  • West has two to qualify for regionals

    Although far different than Whoopi Goldberg’s version, this “Sister Act” also played to rave reviews.

    Cherell and Shanae Frink commanded the spotlight as West Brunswick hosted New Hanover and Laney in a track and field meet on March 27.

    Cherell, a senior, recorded a win-place-show in her three events, while her little sister Shanae, a sophomore, qualified for regionals in the long jump and finished runner-up in the triple jump.

  • Coaches announce picks for all-county basketball team

    Brunswick County’s three boys’ basketball coaches agreed unanimously on three picks for the All-County basketball team this season—South Brunswick senior Ryan Waldrep, South Brunswick junior Ervin Hall and North Brunswick junior Shawn Sanders.

    Choosing the next two proved a more daunting task, so the 2007-08 All–County team boasts six members with North Brunswick sophomore Reggie Cobia, West Brunswick junior Pat Kamfolt and West Brunswick sophomore Alfy Hill making the first team.

    Notice how young the team is?

  • Two big innings lift Trojans over Eagles 11-2

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick’s Trojans scored four runs in the first inning and liked that feeling so much that they did it again in the fourth.

    The big innings led to an 11-2 victory over Winslow Friday night.

    “We swung the bats extremely well,” said West coach Mike Alderson. “We hit their No. 1 pitcher.

    “We also made some good plays. We played good, solid defense.”

  • West tops Jacksonville in tennis

    West Brunswick’s tennis team beat Jacksonville High 5-4 last Tuesday in Jacksonville.

    “It was our first win, and it took up until the final doubles match for the match to be decided,” said West coach Bob Bell.

    Brian Conness, Alex Humbert and Derek Leavitt won their singles matches to make it 3-3 going into doubles.

    “Brian Conness’ win was huge, because to have a chance, either he or Caleb Hawkins was going to have to win a match, and Caleb lost a tight one 6-4, 6-3,” Bell said.




    PENDER 9

    South Brunswick slipped by Pender 10-9 on March 25.

    “We did some bone head-stuff in the field,” South coach Lee Shelton said. “But a win is a win.

    “Ryan Brendle had a big hit in the bottom of the sixth. We had runners on first and third. He hit a line drive that I thought it was going to short-hop the fence, but it went out of the park. It was one of the hardest hit balls I’ve seen hit by a high school player.”

  • Sheriff indicted

    Updated 11:20 a.m.

    Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been indicted by a Brunswick County grand jury.

    Monday morning Hewett, who has been temporarily suspended from his job until a hearing later today, was indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a public official and one count of obstructing justice.

    One count of embezzlement accuses Hewett of misusing $819 of Brunswick County taxpayer funds to pay salaries of Brunswick County sheriff officers to paint campaign signs while they were on duty.

  • UPDATEHewett indicted, hearing continued until May

    BOLIVIA—Less than one hour after being indicted by a Brunswick County grand jury on four felony counts Monday morning, Ronald Hewett turned himself in to the district attorney’s office.

    Around 11:20 a.m., Hewett arrived at the courthouse with his wife Julie, to face three embezzlement indictments and one obstruction of justice indictment, stopping to shake hands along the way.