Today's News

  • Calabash Fire Department January 2016

    During the month of January, 2016, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 157 calls: five structure fires, two woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, six fire alarms, five motor vehicle accidents, two investigations, 15 public assistance, an other and 120 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 14-Feb.5, 2016

    Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    Jan. 14

    Kyle R. Goulet, 19, of 537 Magnolia Drive, warrants issued for carry concealed weapon.

    Jan. 30

    Jodie Darlene Dayle, 45, of 1751 Ocean View Drive, charged with larceny of candy.

    Feb. 1

    Larceny of a dog on Live Oak Drive.

    Charles A. Blackwell, 40, of 807 Dogwood Drive, charged with assault on a female.

  • Valentine's events offer 'love'ly ways to celebrate

    ‘Tis the season of love — with Valentine hearts and flowers and chocolate and wine and serenading and hugs and fishes, too.

    Those are just some of the things out there to cherish and cheer loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

    Let us count just some of the myriad ways to celebrate.


    Silver Coast Winery is once again staging a sweet Wine & Chocolate Pairing this Valentine’s weekend, which is perfect, winery officials say, for celebrating with your sweetie or Singles Awareness Day with friends.

  • Leland man charged with killing child in updated indictment

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury handed down an updated indictment Feb. 1 for a Leland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son last year.

    Albert David Morgan, 36, and the baby’s mother, 34-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Jan. 15, 2015, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Jan. 17, 2015.

  • West Brunswick’s Ruppart wins 200 freestyle in regional

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick senior Dustin Ruppart won the 200-yard freestyle Saturday, Feb. 6, in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Eastern Regional swimming championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet, set to begin 1:45 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh. The top eight times qualify for state.

    Ruppart won the race in 1 minute, 48.45 seconds. His winning margin was 1.03 seconds. 

  • Trojan wrestlers reach regional, finish 22-3

    The West Brunswick wrestling team lost 34-33 to unbeaten and eventual state champion Morehead in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional duals tournament Feb. 4 in Asheboro.

    West, coached by Jimmy Caraway, finishes the team season 22-3. (The NCHSAA individual regional is next weekend at Corinth Holders High School and the individual state tournament is the following weekend.)

  • BCC women lose to Louisburg in overtime

    BOLIVIA — Louisburg College beat Brunswick Community College 76-71 in overtime in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 women’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Louisburg, which beat BCC 65-54 Jan. 30, improved to 4-2 in the region, according to the NJCAA website, and 15-4 overall. BCC is 4-4, 11-10.

    Brianna Baham scored 23 points for BCC and teammate Lauren Jenkins 11. A.J. Mays, Daisha Jordan and Jasmine Dixon each scored eight points. Shalexia Pack scored seven points and Myanna Cutherbertson six.

  • West boys basketball photos in victory against South

    By Samone Bland

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The last time the West Brunswick Trojans met up with the South Brunswick Cougars in boys basketball, the Trojans needed a strong second half to come away with an impressive 19-point victory over their county rivals.

    In the time between the two rivals’ second and final meeting of the regular season, the Trojans had a brute of a schedule. The Trojans faced the top two teams in the conference with a chance to either take partial ownership of the No. 1 spot or full possession of the No. 2.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in girls’ basketball

    West Brunswick outscored South Brunswick 16-8 in the second half and beat the Cougars 42-37 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, at South.

    The victory improved West’s record to 8-12, its most victories since 2009-10, when the Trojans finished 15-8. West is 2-8 in the conference with two games left.

    Freshman Breanna Mercer scored 12 points, sophomore Natyra Gore 10 and sophomore Logan Locklear eight. Other West scorers: Jaida Allen five, Emily Long two, Bria Bond two, Gwenna Gentle two and Dyna Jeffries one.

  • Scorpions’ Taylor Perkins scores 30 in victory against Dixon

    Staff Report

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat Dixon 62-50 in an East Central Conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, at North.

    North led 23-17 at the half and outscored Dixon 22-12 in the third quarter on the way to the victory.

    North improved to 5-3 in the conference, 14-6 overall. Dixon dropped to 7-15.

    For the victorious Scorpions, junior Taylor Perkins scored 30 points. She also had nine steals, four assists and four rebounds, according to statistics at MaxPreps.com.