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Today's News

  • Shallotte man dies in traffic accident

     A 19-year-old Shallotte man died in a traffic accident Wednesday, Sept. 3, after his vehicle struck a tree near N.C. 130.

    Austin Rowell was traveling east on Empire Road in Supply about 3.5 miles outside of Shallotte when he ran off the road in his 2001 Ford pickup, N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. E.C. Harris said.

  • Touchdown: Former Carolina Panther visits Supply Elementary

     SUPPLY — Think about your typical physical education class in elementary school. Now consider how it pales it comparison to what students at Supply Elementary School experienced Sept. 5 while participating in “Football Friday” with former Carolina Panthers running back Nick Goings. 

  • BLT auditions Sept. 20 in Southport

    Brunswick Little Theatre will hold auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Sept. 20 at its new facility at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The play, written by Barbara Knowles, tells the story of the challenges faced by a couple when they are forced to cast the Herdmans, the most awful kids in the community, in the annual church Christmas play. Hilarity and mayhem rule as the Herdmans and the Christmas story collide. This play has been described as an American classic and is a holiday staple in theaters across the country.

  • Woman's Club quarter auction set for Saturday

    Bid on a bargain for as little as 25 cents to help raise money for scholarships.

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club is having its fifth annual quarter auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, to do just that.

    The event at West Brunswick High School will consist of more than 200 up-for-grab items donated by local businesses and artisans, with prices starting for as little as 25 cents.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Sept. 1-7 2014

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Sept. 2

    Larceny reported on Golf Club Drive at Ocean Harbour.

    Sept. 3

    Warrants issued for Derrick Wesley Shepard, 30, of 607 Magnolia Drive, Sunset Beach, for assault on a female, habitual felon and possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver.

    Sept. 4

  • Trojans beat Cougars in tennis

     West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 5-4 in a conference tennis match Thursday, Sept. 4, at South.

    The Trojans won four of the six singles matches.

    At No. 2, Anna James beat Hannah Pieper 6-3, 6-2. At No. 3, McKenzie Winberg beat Katrina Marchetti 6-3, 6-3. At No. 4, Allie Madison beat Sarah Costa 6-2, 4-6, 10-0. At No. 5, Olivia Rutter beat Eliza Douglass 5-7, 7-5, 10-5.

    In other singles matches, South’s Gabby Beacham beat Katie Barnes 6-0, 6-2 and South’s Kezia Matson beat Bianca Desimone 7-5, 6-3.

  • North Brunswick’s defense stellar in victory

     LELAND — North Brunswick took advantage of East Columbus turnovers in a 48-6 in a non-conference home football game Friday, Sept. 5.

    The Scorpions intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles.

    Junior Jordon Howard intercepted a pass in the first half and senior Dominique Blanks and senior Jerry Andrews intercepted passes in the second half.

    Senior Erick Wheeler forced a fumble that senior Evin Bellamy recovered.

  • Trojans’ Kinlaw, Cougars’ Eichorn win races

     West Brunswick’s Lora Kinlaw won the girls’ cross-country race Thursday, Sept. 4, at Smithville Park.

    In 90-degree temperatures, Kinlaw ran the 3.1-mile course in 23 minutes, 21 seconds. South Brunswick’s Gabbi Hitchcock was second, 14 seconds behind Kinlaw. South’s Logan Horne was two seconds behind in third (23.75). Hannah Phieffer finished fifth (24:19) and Bailey Johnson sixth (24:28). No other county runner broke 25 minutes.

  • Play for Pink continues Lockwood tradition

     Lockwood Folly has been hosting fundraisers for breast cancer since 1997. The Play for Pink ladies golf tournament will take place Oct. 23.  The men’s Play for Pink golf tournament is on Oct. 29. The annual Play for Pink card party and luncheon took place on April 4.

  • Hill, Napolitano named conference players of week in college football

     

    Video of Nick Napolitano: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbSVsxg5-s

    Staff Repor

    Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill ad Nick Napolitano had key plays for their teams in college football over the weekend.

    Hill, a senior defensive end, was one of the top defensive players for Winston-Salem State University in its 38-7 home victory Saturday, Sept. 6, against UNC Pembroke.