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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s deputy injured in wreck; Driver charged with DWI

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a wreck when an impaired driver ran into his vehicle.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said deputy Jeremy Borowski “placed himself in harm’s way” to protect other drivers on the road from the impaired driver, who was later arrested. 

    Stanley said around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, the county’s 911 center received several calls about a reckless driver traveling east in the westbound lane on U.S. 74-76 in Leland.

  • West Brunswick shuts out South Columbus; Zio scores 27th

     Julianna Zio scored three goals and had three straight assists as West Brunswick beat South Columbus 8-0 May 4 in West’s final home game of the regular season.

    Zio, a junior, has scored a team-record 27 goals this season.

    Zio scored West’s first goal about seven minutes into the game. She slotted the low shot through the Stallion defenders for the 1-0 lead.

  • Free spring concerts set for May 13,14

    “We are community bands and believe in giving back,” said Stanley Mandell, president of the Brunswick Bands. “We never charge admission to our concerts, but our spring concerts are always special events and by holding one on Oak Island and one in Sunset Beach, we are definitely reaching all of Brunswick County.”

  • Local students take part in AVID program

    Students in Brunswick County’s middle schools and high schools are gaining valuable skills and setting goals for college based on participation in the AVID program. 

  • Student wins essay contest

    Caleb Saunders, who attends the Academy of Coastal Carolina, is the winner of this year’s Brunswick County Republican Women’s Americanism essay contest and he will be honored at the club’s annual luncheon on June 11. The topic of his essay was “What the U.S. Flag Means to Me.”

  • Holden Beach Seniors plan next meeting

    Holden Beach Senior Citizens will meet for a covered dish meal beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, May 9.

    A CVS representative will talk about medicines for the elderly. 

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel sing set

    Enjoy gospel singing at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 Suite 1, N. Howe St. in Southport, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6. Guest singers will be Robert Carter, Betty Moore and The Glory Girls. Call 457-6461.

  • Excellence is God’s promise and it is our mission

    As one walks the halls of Brunswick Community Hospital, a motto can be viewed. It is repeated in each of the rooms. The call is a reminder and a command: “Excellence is our promise.”

  • Silver Coast Winery wins wine competition

    Silver Coast Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Franc, produced from grapes grown in North Carolina and 2007 Touriga, an earthy, Bordeaux-style red wine, each took a bronze medal in the 11th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition March 26-27 at the Rochester Plaza Hotel in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Bath birth

    Sandy and Heather Bath of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Victoria Grace Bath, born at 8:54 a.m. April 8 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 18-1/4 inches in length.