Today's News

  • Caraway earns Mideastern Conference COY award

     West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway reached the 300-win milestone when his squad knocked off perennial power in early January.

    Caraway guided several Trojan wrestlers to individual conference and regional titles and the team advanced to the 3A East Region finals before falling to Orange in the state semifinals.

    West wrestlers Jacary Bethel and Lincoln Smith placed at the state championships in Greensboro last month.

  • Daniels, Bland cap West Brunswick careers with all-conference nods

     Rasheed Daniels entered his senior season on West Brunswick’s basketball squad with limited experience at the varsity level.

    The senior guard worked tirelessly in the offseason to improve his game and the work paid dividends as Daniels finished off his Trojan career as a second-team Mideastern Conference all-league performer, the league announced in a news release issued March 4.

  • ‘The Heart Behind the Music’ showcases five artists

    Get ready to be inspired.

    Saturday night, March 10, five famous artists are scheduled to grace the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for “The Heart Behind the Music” Songwriters’ Showcase.

    The Brunswick County stop on this touring show features Teddy Gentry of hit country group Alabama, singer-songwriter John Berry, vocalist Linda Davis, musician/songwriter Lenny LeBlanc and comedienne Nadine, the “sassy church lady” of RFD-TV’s “Larry’s Country Diner.”

  • Fraternity Profile: Freemasons



    Grand Lodge of NC

    District 12

    AF&AM Masonic Lodges

    (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons)

    Brunswick County

    Pythagoras Lodge #249

    201 E. Nash St.


    Meets 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays (dinner 6:30 p.m.)

    Shallotte Lodge #727

    5072 Main St.

    Meets 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays

    Oak Island Lodge #758

    2408 E. Oak Island Dr.

    Meets 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson


    I’ve had a long friendship with this tree species.

    My first recollection of it was while still a small boy, seated outside on a summer morning on the porch and crushing its bright green leaves in my hand, and then enjoying a remarkably pleasant, somewhat medicinal fragrance. Once you’ve taken the scent, so to speak, you’ll never forget it.

  • Flood areas mapped in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town engineer Robert Tucker unveiled maps of the town’s flood-prone areas Monday at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop.

    Tucker said in the last two weeks, the state has finally released two flood-plain maps for this area, adding they haven’t changed since August 2014.

    He distributed maps to commissioners, citing residential streets Sunfield Drive and Oakbark Court.

  • Sallie Kapps celebrates 99th birthday

    The administration and staff of McLeod Loris Hospital host a hospital-wide birthday party for Sallie Kapps’ 99th birthday. A volunteer in the hospital gift shop for 34 years, Kapps started volunteering at the hospital soon after her retirement in 1984. Before then, she was a librarian with the Horry County, S.C., school system.

    “Good friends are the secret to a long life well lived,” Kapps said in a news release. “I’m fortunate to be able to still volunteer and help our visitors at the hospital.”

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 27-March 2, 2018

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

    Feb. 27

    Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle on Twin Lakes Drive.

    March 2

    Broken window at on Seaside Road residence.

  • Why are your bad habits so hard to break?

    By Linda Arnold


    There you are again … parked in front of that home shopping channel with a pint of ice cream in one hand and your credit card in the other. Or maybe you’re recuperating from drinking too much last night — again.

    Why can’t you ever be on time? Or slay that procrastination dragon once and for all?

  • All god’s creation is very good

    The theme for World Day of Prayer 2018 is “All God’s creation is very good.” Seven women represented seven different cultures, languages, and heritage in the South American country of Suriname, previously known as Dutch Guiana. Interestingly, seven is the biblical number for perfection. And creation, including the day of rest, is described as a seven-day event. There has to be something mystically providential in the data. At least, I think so.