Today's News

  • Pigott does it all in 16-4 win over Chiefs

     SHALLOTTE – If you’re a pitcher for West Brunswick’s varsity softball team, it’d be easy to be overshadowed by standout Morgan Beeler.

    The junior right-hander was a first-team all-conference performer last season and fired a no-hitter in her 2018 season debut two weeks ago against North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

    Taylor Pigott showed her team and everyone else in attendance that the Trojans have more than just Beeler in the bag.

  • You win some, you lose some and some get rained out

     See the headline?

    That’s what my father used to tell me when I competed in youth sports. If you’re going to lace ‘em up and compete in athletics, you better learn quickly how to handle defeat.

    I’m sure Carolina fans around this area aren’t in the best of moods after this past Sunday’s shellacking at the hands of a remarkably athletic Texas A&M squad.

    Let’s call it what it was.

  • And they’re off! West track and field teams begin season

     West Brunswick’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in a four-team event March 8 at Laney in Wilmington.

    The boys’ squad finished in third place out of four teams, while the girls’ group finished in fourth place.

    Hoggard, Laney, Topsail and West Brunswick competed in the event.

  • Bats power Dolphins to series win over Southeastern

     After struggling out of the gate to an 8-8 start through the season’s first month, the Brunswick Community College baseball squad has rebounded in a big way with victories in six of its last seven games.

    The hot streak continued last weekend when the Dolphins powered their way to a 16-8 series-clinching victory over Southeastern Community College on Sunday, March 18.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn, who started Sunday’s series finale at catcher, clubbed a three-run home run and scored a trio of runs to lead BCC.

  • Sea Notes Choral Society ‘Unforgettable’ March 24 and 25

    The Sea Notes Choral Society is tuning up for spring with “Unforgettable,” this year’s seasonal concert theme to be presented in two matinee performances at 3 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    This year’s concerts will be directed by Dianne Hoffman with accompanist Jane Boberg.

    No tickets are required.

  • Nonprofit Profile: Paws Place Inc. dba Paws Place Dog Rescue


    242 George II Highway, Winnabow


    Open to the public 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays

    Phone: (910) 845-7297 (Leave message. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.)

    Fax: (910) 845-8622

    Go to: pawsplace.org or email info@pawsplace.org

    Paws Place is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs.

  • Hoppy Easter events hatch this weekend and next

    BunnyDayz in Shallotte on Saturday

    BunnyDayz is happening again on Saturday, March 24, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

    There will be prize eggs, sweets and treats and fun for all ages. Plus, the Miss Brunswick County and Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens will be on hand to help dye an Easter egg. Don’t forget to meet the Easter Bunny!

    This event is free to the public.

    Calabash hunts for Easter eggs Saturday

    The great Calabash Easter egg hunt is on for another season.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 14-16 2018

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

    March 14

    Stolen license plate reported on Live Oak Drive.

    March 15

    Willie James McCray, 66, of Williams Circle, Chapel Hill, was charged on outstanding warrant for a probation violation after turning himself in at the police department.

    March 18

    Stolen scooter reported on Clubhouse Drive.

  • ONDBEAT: Changes occur when town leaders change (cabana) seats

    It wasn’t that long ago the town of Carolina Shores pondered banning billboards.

    Just nine years ago, in fact, in February 2009, as the town planning and zoning board was adopting a U.S. 17 corridor plan, members agreed billboards had no place along their pristine three-mile stretch of highway under town jurisdiction.

    It was also agreed the town didn’t want unsightly signs too close to the roadway or in the right-of-way. They also didn’t like roof signs. Well, who does?

  • You decide: Frequently asked national debt questions

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    When I take questions after the scores of presentations I make across the state each year, there is one question I can always count on: What is the country going to do about the national debt? I certainly understand the concern with the national debt now more than $20 trillion, and no end in sight. Indeed, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecasts the national debt will rise to more than $90 trillion by 2047.