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Today's News

  • Oak Island Fire Department to begin testing fire hydrants

    Oak Island Fire Department will begin testing fire hydrants Wednesday, April 27. They will begin in two separate areas at the same time.

    First area: Hydrant testing will begin at SW Yacht and West Oak Island drives. Staff will test hydrants up and down all north- and southwest streets working their way east towards Middleton. Once at Middleton, they will continue working their way east up and down all north- and southeast streets until they reach 58th Street.

  • How to run a charity golf event

    Brunswick County is a beehive of charity golf events. During much of the year, two or three charity golf events take place each week at courses from Leland to Calabash.

    Some raise funds for national charities like the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Cancer Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Other charity events are for a local need. Someone’s house burns down; a family experiences a life-changing accident or devastating illness. Sometimes funds are raised for the hungry and the homeless.

  • Great time to try to catch mahi mahi

    Every spring an event occurs that puts offshore anglers of our area into ultimate pandemonium. The chaos begins with just one or two boats that head to the Gulf Stream in search of a tug on the line. Typically, these boats return to the dock with decent success, which also sparks interest of more anglers to venture offshore. Then, before you know it, dozens of boats are returning to the dock with incredible tales all revolving around one thing: the late spring mahi mahi run.

  • Patterson perseveres, leads West to golf title

    LELAND — Landon Patterson led his teammates to a golf championship April 25.

    Teammates and others guided Patterson through the toughest 18 holes of his life.

    Patterson, mourning the recent death of brother Harrison Taylor, shot West’s lowest score as the Trojans won the 3A title of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship golf tournament Monday, April 25, at Magnolia Greens Golf Course.

    “It was tough,” Patterson said. “I thought about Harrison, my brother, and I decided to do it for him.”

  • Vidal’s mother testifies in Vassey trial

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — When Mary Wilsey heard her son, Keith Vidal, call her “John,” she knew she needed to call police.

    It was her husband, Mark Wilsey Sr., who made the call, asking that an officer come to their Boiling Spring Lakes home Jan. 5, 2014, and help them with Vidal, 18, who suffered from schizophrenia.

  • Vidal’s mother testifies in Vassey trial

    BOLIVIA — When Mary Wilsey heard her son, Keith Vidal, call her “John,” she knew she needed to call police.

    It was her husband, Mark Wilsey Sr., who made the call, asking that an officer come to their Boiling Spring Lakes home Jan. 5, 2014, and help them with Vidal, 18, who suffered from schizophrenia.

    Former Southport police Sgt. Bryon Vassey, the last of three law enforcement officers to arrive at the President Driver residence that afternoon, is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the teen’s death.

  • West soccer photos
  • BCC loses three straight walk-off games

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Patrick Henry Community College had three straight walk-off victories against Brunswick Community College in a Region 10 weekend baseball series.

    Patrick Henry beat BCC 12-11 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday.

    BCC had scored six runs in the top of the ninth in taking an 11-8 lead.

    Patrick Henry scored four runs on four straight bases-loaded walks with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in beating BCC. The last two runs scored on balls called on 3-2 pitches.

  • West loses to South in boys’ lacrosse

    SBHS 10, WBHS 2

    South beat West 10-2 in the boys’ lacrosse game Friday at South Brunswick.

    For West, winless this season, St. Andrews University signee Austin Mokma scored two goals in the fourth quarter, the second in the final minute when South was down two players because of penalties.

    For South, Garrett Evans scored three times, Liam Bodnar twice and Caleb Walker twice. Vince Fuller, Justin Keith and Shawn Grisso also scored.

    Jeremiah Baldwin was the winning goalkeeper.

  • Poulin lacrosse photos