Today's News

  • VIDEO: Finish of UNOH Battle at the Beach

    The finish of the UNOH Battle at the Beach on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Myatt Snider was first in the 200-lap race and earned $15,000.

    Valley Star Credit Union 300 winner Tommy Lemons Jr. was second and earned $5,000.

    Lee Pulliam finished third and earned $4,000.

    Myrtle Beach Speedway track champion Sam Yarbrough, No. 20, who started eighth, finished fourth and earned $3,500.

  • VIDEO: Opening laps of UNOH Battle at the Beach
  • West, South swimmers reach regional standards

    BOLIVIA — Thirteen South Brunswick swimmers and four West Brunswick swimmers automatically qualified for regional events in a meet Nov. 18 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The regional is in February and is a qualifier for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state meet. This meet was the first of the season in which swimmers could qualify for the regional.

    These are the qualifiers:

  • Trojans lose lead, game in opener

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team lost its season opener 41-35 to Wilmington Christian in a non-conference game Nov. 17.

    For West, sophomore Logan Locklear scored 10 points. Sophomore Jaida Allen scored 10 points and had eight steals. Sophomore Natyra Gore scored seven points and had seven rebounds. Junior Kaitlyn Bellamy had six rebounds. Senior Myyah Brown and freshman Breanna Mercer each scored four points.

  • Five men charged in Bolivia assault, robbery, kidnapping

     Five people accused of beating, robbing and kidnapping a man Oct. 3 on Easy Street in Bolivia were arrested last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 24-year-old Ali Harris Gardner and 19-year-old Sharone Dionte Chapman, both of Bolivia, 21-year-olds Erik Hunter Manis, Monjharvis Montarion Walls and 18-year-old Antoine Deshon Gore, all of Southport, each on charges of assault to inflict serious bodily injury, common law robbery and second-degree kidnapping.

  • Raleigh man arrested, charged in Leland robbery

     A Raleigh man is accused of robbing a man in Brunswick County last month.

    Raleigh police arrested 24-year-old Dietric Lamont Taylor Jr. on Nov. 4 and took him to Brunswick County, where he was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Taylor is accused of threatening a man with a semi-automatic pistol before stealing his Samsung Galaxy cell phone, valued at $620, and $160 cash Oct. 15, warrants show.

  • BCC’s Yarbrough signs with Campbell

    Brunswick Community College sophomore Nick Yarbrough signed a letter of intent Nov. 18 to attend Campbell University and play baseball.

    In 41 games last season, Yarbrough batted .340, according to NJCAA statistics. He walked 10 times and his OBP was .384. He had 28 RBIs and scored 29 runs. He hit 13 doubles and one home run. He walked 10 times and scored 29 runs.

    A third baseman, Yarbrough had 105 chances and made nine errors, a fielding average of .914.

  • Showing up should count for something

    I was sitting in a meeting last week mulling over how quickly the seasons can change. This had nothing to do with the weather, I was thinking about how the stores made the abrupt switch from all things pumpkin spice to all peppermint.

    It made me wonder if the jump from harvest time to Christmas overlooks other holiday events that could provide the next great new shelf stuffer that can keep the economy growing.

  • Star Party at Ingram Planetarium

    Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach invites the public to a Star Party scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

    Participants will have access to the planetarium’s telescopes to view the moon, constellations and deep-space orbits. Planetarium staff will be on hand to assist. Event-goers can also bring their own telescopes.

    The event begins with a short presentation inside, then will proceed outside to hopefully view the Moon, Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor and other wonders of the night sky.

  • Brunswick Concert Band presents ‘Fall Into Winter’

    The Brunswick Concert Band will present a seasonal concert, “Fall Into Winter,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Hatch Auditorium in Caswell Beach and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support the band and its music students assistance program.

    For more information, go to http://brunswickbands.org.