Today's News

  • West Brunswick homecoming photos
  • Trojans lose to Topsail in soccer

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 2-1 to Topsail in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference soccer game Sept. 29 at West.

    With the loss, West is 1-1 in the 3A part of the conference.

    Topsail is 2-0 in the 3A part of the conference. It beat the Cougars 2-0 Sept. 27.

    South is 0-2 in the 3A part of the conference.

    West has a rematch with South on Oct. 6 and a rematch with Topsail on Oct. 25. The games most likely will determine whether West makes the state playoffs. The top 3A team in the conference is the only team guaranteed a spot.

  • Holden Beach commissioners award Central Reach Project bid

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town commissioners at their Sept. 20 meeting approved four items related to Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project, including the awarding of the project to the lowest bidder.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

    The bid was awarded to Weeks Marine, which is a marine construction and dredging contractor based in Cranford, N.J., in the amount of $14,551,110.

  • West Brunswick beats South Columbus in tennis

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat South Columbus 6-3 in a non-conference tennis match Sept. 26 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    West won four singles matches.

    At No. 3, senior Emily Long won 6-4, 6-2. At No. 4, junior Bianca Desimone won 6-4, 6-2. At No. 5, junior Rylee Jones won 6-7 (9-11), 6-0, 11-9. At No. 6, senior Catherine Cheatham won 6-4, 6-2.

    West won two doubles matches.

    At No. 2, Desimone and senior McKenzie Winberg won 8-4. At No. 3, Cheatham and sophomore Madison Ward won 8-3.

  • Croatan defeats North Brunswick 3-2 in soccer

     LELAND — Croatan scored three first-half goals and went on to beat North Brunswick 3-2 in an East Central Conference soccer game Sept. 28.

    Croatan is 1-1 in the six-team conference, 5-6 overall. North is 0-1-1, 8-2-3 overall.

    The Cougars scored 1 minutes, 47 seconds into the game on a shot into the upper left of the goal.

    Croatan scored twice in the final 6:04 of the half. A low shot rolled inside the left post in giving Croatan a 2-0 lead.

  • Lamb resigns as Communities In Schools executive director

    Nancy Lamb has resigned as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Todd Beane, CIS communications and thrift shop operations coordinator, said in a Wednesday, Sept. 21, news release Lamb left the organization to pursue other professional opportunities. Her resignation was accepted Sept. 16.

  • Detectives seek info on liquor theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information about the person who stole three to four liquor bottles at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, from the ABC Store at 44 River Road in Belville.

    No description of the thief was available, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Charles Liles at 880-5756.     

  • Leland woman helps older foster children ‘find their wings’

    WINNABOW—Tangela Day, a Leland mother of two, was looking into the possibility of adopting an older child in Brunswick County after learning most who explore adoption are looking for babies and toddlers to fit into their family. 

  • EPA still testing Navassa Superfund site before cleanup

    One year into the Navassa Superfund clean-up project, the Environmental Protection Agency continues testing the site to determine a plan of action.

    LaTonya Spencer, an EPA community involvement coordinator, said her agency is still in the remedial investigation phase of the project, which has involved sampling the soil throughout the creosote plant site. She said sampling will continue through the fall.

  • Ocean Isle Beach waiting on November decision for terminal groin permit

    Ocean Isle Beach officials are awaiting a pair of decisions from state and federal authorities that will determine if plans for a terminal groin will proceed.

    The town submitted a Final Environmental Impact Statement to the Army Corps of Engineers to install a terminal groin structure on the east side of the island in April.

    Ocean Isle Beach also submitted an application for a major permit in an Area of Environmental Concern to the Department of Environmental Quality under the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) on June 10.