Today's News

  • “Polar Splash” scheduled in Boiling Spring Lakes

    The Spring Lake Shiver Polar Splash is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, in Boiling Spring Lakes. The event, which will take place at Spring Lake, raises money for the Jack Helbig Foundation. The money raised through the event will be used for children’s water safety programs. All participants and last-minute registrants should arrive at noon and the splash is scheduled for 1 p.m. Teams and family-friendly costumes are encouraged. You can register for the splash at raceentry.com or jackhelbig.org. Event organizers hope to make the Polar Splash an annual event.

  • Sports Briefs

     Calabash Lions to host bowling event

    The Calabash Lions Club will host a bowling event Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at Little River Lanes. Cost is $20 and includes three games of bowling, a light lunch and surprises. To enter, call Joe Arace at 368-1289 or Irwin Siegelwax at 209-6170.


    Local First Tee offering PLAYER Card

  • PHOTOS: Fun in the snow

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's snow day. 

  • A roaring start to the 2018 NFL Playoffs

    If the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs was a precursor for the final four weekends of play this season, boy, we’re in for quite the treat. Of the four Wild Card Round games played this past Saturday and Sunday, three of the four games came down to the final possession, while the other contest wasn’t decided until the four-minute mark of the final period.

    Let’s take an in-depth look at all four games from the first weekend of playoff action.


    Tennessee Titans 22, Kansas City Chiefs 21

  • Winter storm wreaks havoc on high school sports schedules

    A winter weather storm that closed Brunswick County Schools for multiple days threw a wrench in the winter sports schedules.

    The West Brunswick High School varsity basketball teams were scheduled to play a pair of Mideastern Conference games upon returning to school Jan. 3, but both games were canceled as a result of the snow and ice that fell on parts of the county.

  • West wrestlers aim to give Caraway 300th win

    Grapplers on West Brunswick High School’s varsity wrestling team may have faced an extra bit of pressure during a Tuesday, Jan. 9, conference match against Laney.

    While Laney has one of the best squads in the league, West Brunswick competitors also tried to secure a victory for their longtime head coach Jimmy Caraway, who entered the contest one victory shy of his 300th.

    The match was not completed by press time.

  • 300! Caraway notches milestone victory in dramatic fashion over Laney

    WILMINGTON – West Brunswick junior Javon Bethel took the mat in the 195-pound weight class with his squad leading 36-23.

    There were only three matches left in the meet, so the Trojans needed to just find three more points in one of the next three weight classes to knock off perennial powerhouse Laney in a Mideastern Conference wrestling match Tuesday, Jan. 9.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 30

    Misdemeanor larceny of a bicycle worth $135 from the front yard of a Brooks Court residence.

    Dec. 31

    Felony larceny by removing the anti-theft device from a $128 drill kit to steal it from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

  • Club Profile: Brunswick Town Daughters of the American Revolution

    Officers: Regent Carol Jutte, Vice Regent Pat Gooding, chaplain Kathy Miller, recording/corresponding secretary Lynn Deen, treasurer Annetta Clark,

    registrar Cindy Sellers, historian Phyllis Wilson, librarian Diane Price.

    Meetings: Brunswick Town Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., 795 Ocean Highway W., Supply.

    Contact: Email Carol Jutte at ctidewater@hotmail.com or go to ncdar.org/Brunswicktown_files/index.html

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was unusual for what was happening both inside and outside the legislative buildings. Although I had only one meeting to attend, it seemed to take two days on the calendar.