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Today's News

  • Randy Thompson has served Brunswick County well

    Accountability, loyalty, respect, integrity, professionalism, teamwork, mentor, counselor and friend.

    Those are words friends and co-workers use to describe Brunswick County Emergency Management Director Randy Thompson.

    After serving Brunswick County since 2000, Thompson is poised to leave behind that position as he retires from the county agency.

  • Town Creek students graduate from first D.A.R.E. program at new school

    Fifth-grade Town Creek Elementary School student Nalani Ballard said D.A.R.E. is “the key to helping people such as me do the right thing.”

    Ballard said with the information she learned from D.A.R.E.—Drug Abuse Resistance Education—she helped her dad quit smoking.

    “He stopped smoking so now he eats a lot,” she said.

  • It's time to let volunteers help animal services

    Brunswick County is still growing, and unfortunately so is its number of unwanted, neglected, lost and abandoned pets.

    This number continues to increase because pet owners in Brunswick County aren’t getting the message: If you own a pet, you owe it to them and to society to be a responsible pet owner.

    However, far too many residents aren’t ready to be responsible for the pets they have. They’re not having animals spayed and neutered, and they’re not properly caring for them.

  • Yogurt slurping, grave robbing and grotesque sweating: The year in bad commercials

    We all know TV commercials are easy targets for sarcastic comments and putdowns, especially today with all the direct marketing spots for “ShamWOW” and the like.

    For my first worst-of-the-year list, I’m going after commercials, but not the “But Wait! There’s More!” variety that are so bad they’re almost good.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cougar wrestlers beat Trask

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South wrestlers won five competitive matches and four more by forfeit in beating Trask 48-24 in a nonconference dual Dec. 17.

    The Cougars won five of the six matches up to 135 pounds.

    At 112, Matt Craven won by technical fall. At 119, Corey Craven won 13-0. At 125, Jeromy Roundtree won in 30 seconds. At 130, Robert Capps won 11-4. And at 135, Jack Mendez won by pin in the second period.

    The Cougars got forfeits at the weights 140-160.

  • North boys beat West

     LELAND—The Scorpions dominated from start to finish in beating West Brunswick 80-49 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.

  • High surf advisory, rain, cold weather in Brunswick

    A high surf advisory is in effect for Brunswick County beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and lasting through midnight.

    Six to 8 foot breakers are expected to develop in the surf zone, according to the National Weather Service. That means the surf will be rough and strong, frequent rip currents are expected, especially around high tide Friday night.

    Throughout the day Friday, rain is expected to develop and linger. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected. Some areas may see as much as 3 inches of rain.

  • BCC training workers for new careers and higher levels of employment

    SUPPLY—Students in the heating and air conditioning (HVAC I) class at Brunswick Community College take their training seriously. They are all either seeking jobs or looking to advance in their careers.

    Learning to spot code violations, how to determine what’s wrong with a heat pump and good customer service are just a few of the things students learn as they prepare for work in this highly sought after field.

    The course instructor, Kurt Ferguson, is serious about his job, too.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Bernier, Edwards win titles in Battle at the Beach

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Dylan Bernier, co-winner of the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, helped lead the West Brunswick wrestling team to a third-place finish in the six-team Battle at the Beach Saturday at West.

    Bernier finished 3-0 in the 119-pound weight class. One other West wrestler won his weight class: Will Edwards, 2-0 in the 152-pound class.

    The only other Brunswick County champion was the Scorpions’ James Fitzpatrick, who finished 5-0 at 130 pounds.

  • Toy run benefits children in need at Christmas

    The Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts and local classic car clubs came together to have fun and provide Christmas presents for needy children Saturday, making their way from Shallotte to various parts of Brunswick County through cold weather.

    The event began and ended at Walmart in Shallotte, where the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office escorted drivers all over the county, collecting cards for poker hands and spreading goodwill.