Today's News

  • Holiday activities abound at museum, planetarium, battleship, aquarium

    If you seek an out-of-the-ordinary setting for a holiday experience, look no further than the Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ingram Planetarium, Battleship North Carolina and the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

    From the traditional to the unusual, you’re sure to find an event to put you in a festive mood while learning more about our area and all it has to offer.

    Museum of Coastal Carolina

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina is hosting several activities designed to enhance the spirit of the holiday season.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Nov. 23, 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 23

    Larceny reported on North Shore Drive.

  • Celebrate Christmas at the Old Bridge on Dec. 7

    Celebrate Christmas at the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at 109 Shoreline Drive West.

    Highlights will include music by Linda Ladrick, Mandee Williams, The Seaside Belles with director Kathryn Parker and West Brunswick High School Show Choirs, Harmony in Motion and Sweet Harmony directed by Annette Horton.

    Festivities include a Christmas carol sing-along and light refreshments consisting of Christmas cookies and wassail.

    For more information, call 363-6585.

  • Seeing the bright side through the Browns

    It’s after midnight, just a few minutes into Tuesday, and I’m pushing my column deadline harder than I have in a long time. I blame my beloved Cleveland Browns for this.

    See, they got my hopes up and threatened to push their Monday Night Football game at home into overtime against the Baltimore Ravens (who I despise except for their general manager Ozzie Newsome, a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer tight end for my Browns who’s still my childhood hero).

  • Action needed to address homelessness

    Brunswick County’s homeless population may be better hidden than in other communities across the state and nation, but it does exist.

    On Nov. 21, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition hosted its fourth annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport in observance of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness. A soup and water luncheon followed presentations from various groups outlining the scope of the issue in our community.

  • West pitcher Morse signs with Meredith

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Myah Morse signed a letter of intent Dec. 1 to play softball at Meredith College.

    “I take pitching lessons with the softball coach (Kim Scavone),” Morse said. “I just really love her and she’s helped me a lot. I can’t wait to see how much better I’m going to get.

    “I’ve gained a lot of speed and accuracy. I’m getting more control and spin on all of my pitches.”

  • Joseph White becomes part of college football history

    Joseph “Jo Jo” White has received another honor in recognition of his football career at Livingstone College.

    White, a native of Southport and a resident of Leland, was inducted into the Commemorative Classic Hall of Fame on Nov. 6. This hall of fame, established in 2009, honors those who have played in the football game between Livingstone and Johnson C. Smith University. The two schools first played each other in 1892.

  • Compass Pointe to open in spring

    Lots of great things are happening in Brunswick County Golf. Rivers Edge installed new greens this past summer; Lockwood Folly is building a new clubhouse that will open next year. Sandpiper Bay, Carolina Shores and other courses are renovating.

    And that’s not all. A new course, Compass Pointe, will open next spring in Leland.

  • Great fishing continues with great weather

    I recently have been forced to look at the calendar almost every day to reassure myself we are in December. Temperatures have stayed in high 60s and, compared with the monsoons of October, we have stayed fairly dry. With all this great weather, the fish really don’t have a reason to migrate, which leaves fishermen of Brunswick county with another great week of fall fishing.

  • West, North wrestlers compete in quad

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick and North Brunswick wrestling teams competed in a quad Nov. 24 with South View and Purnell Swett.

    West beat South View 49-24  and beat North 55-24. South View beat North 55-18.

    (Results of matches against Purnell Swett were unavailable.)


    West Brunswick 49, South View 24

    (West Brunswick wrestlers)

    182 — Sterlin Fullerton won 12-7.

    195 — Tyler Long lost by fall

    220 — Nathan Gilbert won by fall in 1:43.