Today's News

  • Sea Trail lady golfer scores hole-in-one and eagle on consecutive holes

    Sandy Reynolds made a hole-in-one on the second hole at the Byrd Course on April 4. She followed her ace with an eagle on hole No. 3 by chipping in from off the green.

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  • South Brunswick Sports Round-up




    South Brunswick blasted two home runs on its way to a 9-6 win over South Columbus on April 2.

    Ben Maggard hit a three-run homer in the third, while Johnathan Marvin slugged the Cougars’ other homer.

    South led 5-1 after three but starting making errors and lost the lead.

    “We made four errors in the fourth inning, and South Columbus took advantage of it,” South coach Lee Shelton said.

  • West Brunswick Sports Round-up

    West Brunswick’s baseball team knocked off previously unbeaten Hoggard 2-1 in Wilmington last week.

    “Ethan Cox pitched a gem, we got some key hits at the right time, and we had zero errors,” said West coach Mike Alderson.

    “Ethan pitched a 2-hitter. Josh Powell went 2-for-2 with a double and a home run and got walked. Pat Kamfolt got a double in the gap.”

    The win gives West a 3-1 record in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 7-3 record overall. Hoggard drops to 5-1 in league play and 12-1 overall.

  • Brunswick Wildlife: Little waders

    Birds called waders are always lurking around the salt marsh. Some are large and some small.

    They drop by to scrounge up some grub, especially when the tide is low, a time when mud flats are exposed and fish are concentrated into small pools of shallow water called pannes.

    This article is about two of the little guys. The big guys like the great blue heron and great egret can wait for a later article. They are so large and photogenic they get enough attention. I am pretty sure every Brunswick County resident who owns a camera has taken a photo of them by now.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies allege political coercion

    They say Ronald Hewett forced them to campaign for him, participate in fundraisers and do physical labor to benefit his bid for sheriff.

    But Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have had enough.

    Amid allegations of political coercion, intoxication at crime scenes, extortion and other charges, Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been suspended. He was temporarily relieved of his responsibilities as sheriff last Thursday. A hearing to permanently remove Hewett from office was continued until May 5.

  • Sunset Beach to consider fire truck bid waiver

    Sunset Beach Town Council will consider a waiver for competitive bids for a new fire ladder truck at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7.

  • TDA begins to process for new database system, seeks increase in state tourism budget

    The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority has approved an additional $30,000 to develop a database management system and a job description for a new database manager to improve the TDA’s communication with potential visitors.


  • Perry Realty Group opens new office on Oak Island Drive

    Perry Realty Group Inc. opened its office at 7201 E. Oak Island Drive with a grand-opening ribbon cutting ceremony on March 13.

  • Ports representative meets with local officials

    Local government officials want to know if the North Carolina Ports Authority can offer guarantees the proposed new port won’t ruin roads, the environment and the quality of life residents now enjoy.

    Brunswick County Commissioner May Moore said this week that last Friday’s meeting with officials from the authority did not provide answers to the questions she’s been asking about the new terminal planned for the Southport waterfront.

  • GOP Seventh District Annual Convention set

    The GOP Seventh District Annual Convention will be Saturday, April 5, at the Brunswick GOP Headquarters building in Supply, starting at 10 a.m.