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Today's News

  • South Brunswick wins first-round game in volleyball playoffs

     Hed: Cougars win opener in playoffs

    Staff Report

    The South Brunswick volleyball team beat Southern Guilford 25-20, 23-25, 25-15, 25-12 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School class 3A state playoffs Friday, Oct. 17 at South. For the Cougars (15-5), Kelsi Kazmierzak had 10 kills. Cali Watson had eight kills, four aces and three blocks. Caylen Folmar had seven kills and five aces. Kimmie Williams had seven aces. Cassidy Clifton had 20 digs.

  • Local runners among top finishers in Oyster Festival races

     

    Staff Report

    Adam Cornelius, 31, of Rockwell, won the North Carolina Oyster Festival 10K race Sunday, Oct. 19, at Ocean Isle Beach. He finished the 6.2-mile race in 37 minutes, 00.10 seconds.

    Mark McGeough, 44, of Ocean Isle Beach, was second in 38:12.1. Lunsford King, 49, of Wrightsville Beach, was third in 39:58.

    The top finisher in the women’s 10K was Monica Litsas, 22, of Columbia, S.C., in 42:22.

  • Trojans mix run and pass to defeat Topsail on Homecoming Night

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 42-7 on football Homecoming Night Friday, Oct. 17.

    As has been the case all season, West’s running backs were unstoppable as the Trojans improved to 2-1 in the conference, 4-4 overall, with three games left in the conference season.

  • 'Steel Magnolias' sweetens new BLT stage

    This is the month to get “prettied up” and hear all the latest gossip at Truvy’s Beauty Spot in a whole new location.

    This weekend and next Brunswick Little Theatre is transporting its audiences to Chinquapin Parish, La., as it presents the classic Southern-fried comedy-drama, “Steel Magnolias” inside its new home and building at 8068 SE River Road in Southport.

  • Oyster Festival, more, unfold this weekend

    The season of festive events continues, with more activities scheduled in the area this weekend, starting with the 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Here’s a closer look at what’s going on around Brunswick County.

    North Carolina Oyster Festival

    The 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival unfolds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on festival grounds between Second and Third streets on the island of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Blues Hall of Fame Tour makes BCC stage stop Friday night, Oct. 17

    When the Blues Hall of Fame Tour rolls onto the Brunswick Community College campus Friday night, Oct. 17, it’ll be a chance for blues fans to treat themselves to live performances of three living legends.

    The show, anchored by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and his band on the stage of BCC’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, will consist of individual and collaborative contributions by fellow Blues Hall of Famers James Cotton and John Hammond.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Oct. 6-Oct. 12

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents.

    Oct. 7

    Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle; larceny reported at 801 Colony Place.

    Oct. 9

    Larceny reported on Canal Drive.

  • Stop worrying and learn to love the zipper

    “The Zipper” is happening.

    For some of you, that’s all you needed to hear to have already figured out what I am talking about and are equally excited as I am.

    Others are perplexed, but I will let you in on my shorthand so you can join the rest of us in spreading the good news.

    The NCDOT has embraced, or should I say finally embraced, the zipper, which is only the simplest, easiest most obvious way to get stalled traffic moving along on highways, city streets or anywhere vehicles travel.

  • You decide: Should we go for it?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension

    When I was a youngster in the 1950s, there were two things I eagerly awaited in the fall. One was the debut of the new TV shows and the second was announcement of the upcoming year’s auto lineup and styles. After a couple weeks of study, I could name every new brand and model from a football field’s length away.

  • Brunswick County people are busy doing great things

    I’m so happy autumn is finally here. It’s not only the time of the year when I celebrate my parents’ birthdays, their anniversary and my kid brother’s birthday, but also enjoy cooler weather, many fall festivals (hello, funnel cake — and welcome back, layered clothing to hide the evidence) and my favorite holiday, Halloween.