Today's News

  • Two North Brunswick softball players make decisions about college

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball players Stacy Fodrie and Preston Ellenberg signed letters of intent Nov. 17 to continue their careers in college.

    Fodrie signed with Appalachian State University and Preston Ellenberg signed with Averett University, an NCAA Division III team in Danville, Va.

    “They’re definitely going to be huge assets for Appalachian State and Averett University,” North head softball coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “They’re good people. The character is there. They work hard.”

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Queens University

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior golfer Cameryn Smith signed a letter of intent Nov. 17 to continue her career at Queens University of Charlotte.

    She is the first West Brunswick female to sign a golf scholarship

    Smith said she contacted Nancy Capps, the associate head women’s golf coach, early in the summer. Capps, a former LPGA Tour player who was the USGA Public Links champion in 1982 and runner-up in 1983, watched Smith golf and that led to a campus visit.

  • General elections winners weren’t all Brunswick’s choices

    Marty Cooke, the Brunswick County Board’s incumbent commissioner for District 2 will serve another term following his victory in the Nov. 4 election over John Holleman.

    Cooke, the republican candidate received 24,229 votes (62.17 percent of voters) to defeat the democrat challenger Holleman, who earned 14,742 votes or 37.83 percent of the vote.

    Brunswick County Board of Education

    Two Brunswick County Board of Education seats were up for re-election and voters decided to keep the incumbents in their seats in both races

  • U.S. 17/74/76 bridge foundation construction will cause traffic delays

    A new piece of the construction project on U.S. 17/74/76 will slow traffic with rolling roadblocks, adding to the congestion factors drivers in the North end of Brunswick County should be aware of.

    Wanda James, assistant resident engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the contractor, S.T. Wooten, is working ahead of schedule on the widening project on U.S. 17/74/76 between Leland and Wilmington.

  • OIB agree to split flood repair cost with property owners

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Ocean Isle Beach officials agreed to help a neighborhood fund a fix for flooding into the streets from backyard retaining ponds.

    At the Nov. 10 council meeting, Town Administrator Daisy Ivey told the board members the staff met with property owners in the Starboard by the Sea development and on the west side of Ashville Street about flooding issues in two retaining ponds around which several homes are built

  • EDC study points to four best spots to push for new retail in Brunswick County

    A Brunswick County Retail Study sponsored by the Economic Development Commission pointed to the best locations in the county to emphasize retail development.

    Jim Bradshaw, Executive Director for the EDC contracted with Retail Strategies of Birmingham. Ala. for the study to identify retail gaps, demographic trends, consumer behavior and attitudes, and opportunities for new retail recruitment.

    Lacy Beasley, Vice President of Business Development at Retail Strategies began the study in May and completed it for release Nov. 3.

  • Community keeps stepping up for Leland boy with brain tumor

    Lathyn Elmer did everything a six year old boy does at a Saturday fall festival – he played all the games, ate more than he should and ran into a friend every time he turned around.

    He did not look like a boy who spent his Friday travelling to Chapel Hill and back for chemotherapy treatment, or who had been sick from the drugs all morning.

    His father, Dusty Elmer and stepmom Stephanie Tatom weren’t sure he would make it to the festival held in his name.

  • Verhoosky and Boob win Tournament of Champions


    On a cold November weekend beset with freezing temperatures, wind and sprinkles of rain, Mona Dye Boob of Brierwood and Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly won the 11th annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

    Boob shot a consistent 165 (82-83) in finishing ahead of Barbara Sauter of St. James, who shot 168 (88-80). Connie Koch of Carolina National finished third with a score of 175 (86-89).

  • Meo remembered for life of service

     Joe Meo, a popular golfer in this area, died Nov. 8 at age 97.

    Meo was born May 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and wife Ann moved to Carolina Shores from New Jersey in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    During the funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 14, Rev. D. Anthony Droze used a phrase from a World War II documentary in describing Meo as “a trophy of God’s grace.”

  • Trojans lose playoff opener 42-14 to Chapel Hill


    SHALLOTTE —  Connor Stough threw four touchdown pass and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA state football playoffs Friday, Nov. 14, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Tigers, 9-3 and the No. 12 seed in the East bracket, advance to play either No. 13 Eastern Guilford or No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Trojans, the No. 5 seed, finish 5-7.