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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach runner finishes Boston Marathon in record time

    A Sunset Beach runner just finished the Boston Marathon in record time.

    Thirty-three-year-old Cari Van Winkle crossed the 119th Boston Marathon finish line at 2:20 p.m. Monday, April 20, completing the renowned 26.26-mile Massachusetts race in three hours, 29 minutes and 28 seconds, according to unofficial results posted Monday afternoon.

  • Heavy rain impedes the spring bite

     

  • Fishing continues to improve with warmer temperatures

     

    Capt. Derek Treffinger

    It seems as if our fish population of Brunswick County has finally crept out of its winter haunts for good. This past week signified fish are around and they are hungry. Water temperatures along the beach climbed to a mild 65 degrees last weekend, providing the fish another reason to come closer to shore. No matter whether you were to fish inshore, nearshore or offshore, the bite has been better than what it was three weeks ago.

  • BCC beats Patrick Henry CC, stays in title hunt

     

    BOLIVIA —  The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 9-3 Sunday, April 19, at Founders Field.

    BCC scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth in taking a 3-2 lead. The Dolphins scored five in the seventh and one in the eighth on the way to the victory.

    BCC finished with 13 hits. Taylor Stephens had a hit, a walk and was hit by a pitch.

  • Holden Beach to get another fiber optic line

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an encroachment agreement during its regular meeting April 14 allowing Time Warner Cable Southeast to place another fiber optic line on the island.

    Time Warner will drop the additional fiber optic line across the bottom of the Intracoastal Waterway and along the bank near the Jordan Boulevard Pavilion, Town manager David Hewett said.

  • Supply couple accused of growing marijuana face charges

    Warrants show a Supply couple tried to dispose of some of the marijuana they grew at their residence by burning it in their fireplace before they were arrested Thursday, April 16, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Man faces drug charges after SBI, Leland police investigation

    A Wilmington man accused of selling drugs in Brunswick County faces several charges following his Wednesday, April 15, arrest.

    An investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit and Leland police detectives led to the arrest of 36-year-old Anthony Antwan Mallette, which is charged with more than 30 counts of various drug violations, SBI spokeswoman Teresa West wrote in a news release.

    “Mallette was charged with conspiring to sell and selling heroin, oxycodone, morphine and crack cocaine,” West said.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Missing teen Antonio "A.J." Joseph Mills of Leland has returned home, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Friday morning.

    Antonio "A.J." Joseph Mills, 15, of Leland was reported missing Thursday morning, April 16, at North Brunswick High School where he is a student.

     

  • Shot put titlist Derrick Wheeler signs with N.C. A&T

     LELAND — Coach Garry Bishop stood next to the table where North Brunswick senior Derrick Wheeler was seated and spoke about the traits that have made Wheeler a three-time state champion in the shot put.

    In North’s gym April 15 before many students and with family present, Wheeler was about to sign a letter of intent to attend N.C. A&T State University. Before Wheeler signed, Bishop read from two pages of notes about why Wheeler has succeeded. Among the traits: coachable, respectful, likable, dedicated.

  • Cook, St. Andrews finish regular season in softball

     Troy Baranik

    St. Andrews SID

    Kim Cook pitched St. Andrews to a 2-0 victory as it swept its final two games of the softball season against conference foe Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) April 13 in Laurinburg.

    With the victories, SAU finished fifth and 12-8 in the AAC. The 12 victories are SAU’s most conference victories since the 2004 team also had 12 (but in Division II).