Today's News

  • Winter weather update: Roads are icy; travel dangerous

    As temperatures continue to fall across Brunswick County, Saturday's precipitation is turning into ice. Roadways are slick, as are bridges and overpasses.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is urging drivers to use caution and, if possible, to stay off area roadways.

    For a short time Saturday, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, which handles some traffic flowing out of Brunswick into New Hanover County, was closed because of icy conditions and numerous wrecks. By about 8 p.m. Saturday, the bridge had reopened.

  • South’s boys build big lead, beat South Columbus



  • North’s boys 8-0 in conference after beating West

     North Brunswick, held to six points in the first quarter, went on to outscore West 60-41 in a 66-55 Waccamaw Conference victory Jan. 26 at West.

  • Trojans fall in overtime to East Bladen


    West Brunswick rallied from a nine-point deficit to force overtime before losing 58-56 to East Bladen in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.

    The Trojans held the Eagles scoreless in the final five minutes, 15 seconds of the fourth quarter in rallying from a 43-34 deficit. West had a chance to win the game in regulation, as it had the ball after a timeout with 3.4 seconds left, but East Bladen blocked the shot.

  • COLD WEATHER ADVISORY: Icy conditions expected this weekend

    Icy conditions are expected to develop throughout Brunswick County as temperatures drop into the 20s Saturday night.

    Cold air is expected to move south and east on a chilling northwest wind changing rain in the area into freezing rain. Precipitation is expected throughout Saturday afternoon before ending later Saturday night. A freezing rain advisory is in effect until midnight.

    The National Weather Service has indicated ice is expected to accumulate on surfaces such as trees, power lines, highway bridges and overpasses. Less than a tenth of an inch of ice is forecasted.

  • Commissioners to discuss public housing project

    Brunswick County Commissioners will discuss a proposed public housing project at their next meeting, Monday, Feb. 1.

    Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall said if the proposed project is approved, the county would commit public funds to the project, but would not own the housing project.

  • Brunswick Stew Cook-Off rescheduled to Feb. 6 due to inclement forecast

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its second annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off due to the current weather forecast for this coming Saturday.

    The event has been moved to 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the following Saturday, Feb. 6, in Rourk Woods in Shallotte (same location).

    The cook-off committee decided Wednesday to reschedule the event since rain, winds, low temperatures and possibly even snow are anticipated.

    "We cannot ask for the community to come out to an event in this type of weather," chamber president Cathy Altman said.

  • Seeing a classic for the first time: 'The Third Man'

    For years, the only thing I knew about the 1949 film noir “The Third Man” was Orson Welles made a funny yet disturbing speech about a cuckoo clock during a dramatic confrontation scene.

    Recently, I came across a review calling this movie the seminal film of the 1940s, capturing the desperation and moral wasteland of post-war Europe like none other.

    That certainly captured my imagination, so I ordered it from Netflix. Not surprisingly, “The Third Man” was great from start to finish.

  • Rankin perseveres to get degree, continue football career

     West Brunswick High School has produced several college athletes over the last few years. Some in volleyball, some in baseball, some in softball, but none traveled a more complex route than Brandon Rankin to become a college athlete.

  • Unemployment woes continue for Brunswick County

    Every weekday morning, Alice Schofield of Longwood travels to the Employment Security Commission office in Shallotte, where she scans Internet job boards, fills out applications employers have sent to the office and sends resumes to jobs that sound promising.

    It’s a routine Schofield has followed since moving to Brunswick County from Massachusetts in July.

    Schofield is a Raleigh native whose family moved north when she was a teenager. She owned a retail store in Massachusetts and has worked numerous jobs over the years to support her daughter.