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Today's News

  • Coast Guard rescues man from tugboat near Oak Island

    The Coast Guard rescued an injured 57-year-old man from a tugboat near Oak Island on Thursday, March 9.

    Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call at 2:50 p.m. from the tug Brooklyn reporting a crew member suffered injuries to his hand, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man was not identified.

  • Supply woman wins $71,713 in Carolina Cash 5 jackpot

    Supply resident Deborah Clemmons is $71,713 richer after winning a Carolina Cash 5 jackpot Tuesday, March 7.

    Clemmons’ lucky ticket was purchased at  Civietown Mini Mart in Shallotte.

    The winning numbers were: 12-13-14-25-34.

    Prizes up to $99,999 can be claimed at one of the lottery's regional claims centers. The closest lottery office to where this ticket was sold is in Wilmington. Winners in a drawing have 180 days to claim prizes.

  • West Brunswick lacrosse photos in home opener

    West Brunswick lost 10-8 to St. James in a girls lacrosse game March 9 at West.

    For West, Gwenna Gentle scored six goals. Ana Poulin and Chloe Lach each scored a goal.

    West lost 16-1 in the boys’ game. Christopher Abbott scored for West.

    The games were the home openers for the Trojans.

  • Fishermen welcome Kingfish Cup tournament series

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    March can be an extremely fickle month both with fishing and weather. Many of the local fishermen call this month and April transition months because of how much changes within the fishing world between the last cold front and that first day your car air-conditioner is on full blast. Typically, local fishermen spend their time maintaining and upgrading their boats yet eagerly wait for the next calm day to make the run to the Gulf Stream.

  • Breaking barriers to playing golf

    By Darren deMaille

    For many reasons, people are intimidated to take up the game of golf. I relate it to myself as if I were to take a dance class, which is completely out of my element. I know nothing about dance. Putting myself on showcase on a dance floor in front of other people is not something that would be comfortable for me to do.

    For this reason I understand why people are intimidated to play golf or take a lesson. We have to get out of our comfort zone sometimes and put ourselves out there to experience different things and bring more enjoyment to life.

  • Trojans rally, defeat North 5-4 in softball

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-4 in seven innings in a non-conference softball game March 8 at North.

    West trailed 4-2 in the top of the fifth but scored three runs with two outs in taking a 5-4 lead.

    With one out, Haley Long doubled and McKenzie Benton walked. With two outs, Cierra Watts reached on an outfielder’s error and two runs scored. Pinch hitter Peyton Daniels walked. Mackenzie Williams singled, scoring a run, but Daniels was out at third, ending the inning.

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 4-1 in soccer

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Whiteville 4-1 in a non-conference soccer game March 7 at West.

    Senior Amberlee Fogel scored three goals and senior Claire McNeil one. McNeil and sophomore Estephanie Cruz each had an assist.

    The victory came one day after the Trojans shut out North Brunswick 5-0.

    Fogel scored four goals and sophomore Jessica Barba one, coach Richard Dominguez said. McNeil had three assists and Cruz had an assist.

    Joi Sturdivant was West’s goalkeeper in both games.

  • A Nomad’s Notes: In praise of Pearl Jam

     

    To be honest, I decided to officially make this topic my column not one minute ago. It was my initial idea for this week’s column, but I talked with my mom about some other ideas now that my Egypt series is over, and they were good ideas, but none of them felt as genuine a topic for me as this one.

  • Man accused of taking indecent liberties with children

    A Leland man charged with taking indecent liberties with a child Saturday, Feb. 25, is accused of committing the same crime against a second child.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Wells of Maco Road on Feb. 25 and charged him with the felony.

    Warrants show both incidents happened Feb. 25 and involved a child younger than 16 and a child younger than 13.

  • Animated crowd fills Odell Williamson Auditorium for Rouzer visit

    BOLIVIA — Congressman David Rouzer’s town hall packed Odell Williamson Auditorium on Monday with an audience that was more interested in disagreeing with their representative than hearing what he had to say.

    Rouzer took in stride the crowd’s animated reactions to each public comment and his responses to them from the auditorium stage.