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Today's News

  • Leland man dies after Monday boating accident

    A Leland man died after a boat he was operating in Rices Creek on Monday hit a tree, causing him to be partially ejected.

    Martin Scott McDonald, 58, died as a result of the accident in the Winnabow area, North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Master Officer Scott Pritchard said.

    The emergency call came into dispatchers at 4:43 p.m., Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Active duty service member dies during Oak Island Lighthouse Run

    A 25-year-old man died Saturday during the Oak Island Lighthouse Run on Saturday, according to the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, which held the race.

    His name has not been released, but he was a member of the military on active duty from out of state, Town Manager David Kelly said.

    Oak Island Police Capt. Tony Burke said the man died while participating in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run’s half-marathon event, which began at 8 a.m.

    Burke said the man’s body has been sent for autopsy and his family has been notified.

  • Sheriff’s office: No charges in weekend shooting

    The person who shot a Leland man early Saturday morning will not be charged in the case, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Brunswick County EMS personnel took 27-year-old Seth Leonard, of Black Bear Hollow, to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington where he was listed in stable condition later that day, Flax said.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins two races

    Having come up just a few points shy of a Mazda MX-5 Cup  championship earlier in his career, Patrick Gallagher knows that every point matters.

    That was evident Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. The Ohio native converted an ambitious last-lap pass into his second victory of the day in the No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing entry as the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season opened with two very competitive races.

  • BCC sweeps Patrick Henry in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team Patrick Henry Community College 17-12 in nine innings and 8-7 in nine innings in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, BCC hit four home runs: a solo home run by Joel McDaniel, a solo home run by Zach Johnson and two two-run home runs by Tyler Schneider. Schneider’s second home run was on a 3-0 pitch.

  • Meeting to discuss starting BCC softball program

    Talk may lead to action after a meeting 7 p.m. May 4 at the Odell Williamson Auditorium annex to discuss a BCC softball program.

    “This is for anyone interested in starting softball at Brunswick Community College,” BCC Athletic Director Robbie Allen said.

    “We’ve already had two meetings,” he said. “We want to see the interest level.”

    Apparently, the interest has been building for some time.

  • Cougars beat Trojans 6-3 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The South Brunswick boys’ lacrosse team beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday in Shallotte.

    South is 2-8 in the conference, 2-10 overall. Both of its victories have been against West. The Trojans are 0-10 in the conference, 1-13 overall.

    South led 4-1 after the first quarter. The Trojans scored the first goal when the South goalkeeper flipped the ball into his net as he was trying to clear. Bailey Gentle was credited with the goal.

  • West Brunswick beats South Brunswick 18-1 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat South Brunswick 18-1 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday at West.

    Six Trojans scored, none of them seniors, as West completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

    West is 4-6 in the conference, 6-8 overall. South is 0-14 overall.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits

    All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee have turned in their resignations.

    The resignations of ERC members Richard Hilderman, Jan Harris, Neil Gilbert, Sandy Payne and Gary Merritt came at their last meeting Wednesday, April 19, after a majority of Sunset Beach Town Council approved on April 3 a compromise measure to ban the ERC from discussing dredging on the Sunset Beach island.

  • Trojans finish season sweep of Cougars, win 3-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game at South.

    West junior fullback Mia Adcock scored three goals in the first half as the Trojans improved to 3-5-1 in the conference, 9-5-1 overall. South is 2-5, 5-7-1. The victory gave West the lead over South among the 3A teams in the conference.

    Although Adcock’s primary role is as a defender, she showed she can play just as well at forward.