Today's News

  • Trojans advance to third-round playoffs

    PIKEVILLE—As expected, the rout began early.

    The C.B. Aycock Golden Falcons, 19-1 and ranked among the top-10 high school soccer teams in Class 3-A, scored in the first 34 seconds in the state playoff Oct. 29 against West Brunswick.

    Falcons’ fans, who filled about half of the stadium, had seen this kind of domination all year.

    The Trojans, unranked and winless in their conference… then went on to beat the Falcons 2-1.

  • Shallotte Police arrest one for heroin, marijuana possession

    Shallotte Police officers charged a Supply man with possession of heroin and marijuana on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

    According to Shallotte Police officer Kyle Jones, Anthony Junior Bell, 38, of 1882 Ridge Road, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

    According to Jones, Bell was arrested after police responded to a disturbance at the Microtel in Shallotte.

  • Voters head to the polls

    Rainy weather hasn't stopped people from going to the polls this morning.

    Voters were lining up at the Supply precinct polling place—the Brunswick Educational Transition Center—where Register of Deeds candidate Brenda Mercer Clemmons was doing some last minute campaigning.

    At the old Shallotte fire department building, as a light rain sprinkled outside, poll workers said there were lines throughout the morning, but by around 10:30 a.m., it had slowed to a steady, constant flow.

    Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and will stay open until 7:30 p.m.

  • Lack of food, money threatens Brunswick Family Assistance’s future

    By Stacey S. Manning

    Managing Editor

    Officials with Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) say if they don’t come up with about $50,000 before mid-January, the nonprofit agency may have to close its doors.

    BFA, based in Shallotte, provides crisis services for families and individuals throughout Brunswick County by offering assistance with food, rental and utilities payments, clothing, disaster needs and more.

  • What is Brunswick Family Assistance?

    By Stacey Manning

    Managing Editor

    In 2007, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), a community nonprofit organization, helped 4,500 families—about 15,000 individuals. By the end of 2008, BFA officials estimate they’ll serve 5,500 households or 18,000 clients.

  • Voter turnout steady

    Throughout the day today, local polling places reported steady voter turnout.

    A steady stream of voters and local candidates arrived at Town Creek District Park this morning to cast their votes and, for the candidates, attempt to secure some last-minute votes.

    While the northern precinct was busiest early this morning, candidates arrived mid-morning in hopes of gaining some critical votes needed to capture their seats while voters continued to arrive at a steady pace.

  • Fire department draws debate in Carolina Shores



    CAROLINA SHORES—The future of the Calabash Fire Department was a hot topic at a commissioners’ workshop Monday.

  • ‘Old time pharmacy’ in Calabash provides personal service



    CALABASH—At Calabash Family Pharmacy, owner/pharmacist Brent Tyndall dispenses advice and kind words along with prescriptions.

    He talks to customers about their families, how they’re doing and what they need.

    He makes deliveries on his way home at the end of every day and meets with Medicare patients once a year to discuss their medications and how they can keep costs down.

  • Museum names Learning Center after longtime contributor

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Hayden O’Neil, a longtime contributor to the Museum of Coastal Carolina, was honored by the museum foundation Saturday as they renamed the museum’s lecture hall in his honor.

    The Hayden O’Neil Learning Center was unveiled in at a recognition ceremony this past weekend.

    “I think it’s great,” O’Neil said. “I am honored and very pleased.”

  • West Brunswick Marching Band wins top honors at recent competition

    LORIS, S.C.—It’s the competition they look forward to all year. It’s the one they all want to win, and this year, they did.

    West Brunswick High School Marching Band won the day’s top honor of Grand Champion at Saturday’s 19th Annual Loris Band Day competition. With a score of 93.3 points, the band took home six more awards, including first-place band, first-place percussion, second-place auxiliary, second-place drum major, the W.W. Jacobus Music Award and Class AAAA Superior.