Today's News

  • Commissioners respond to what they think salaries include

    The personal sacrifices he makes for county business are why commissioner Scott Phillips says he earns his county commissioners’ salary. 

    “The phone calls, the phone messages, the individuals asking me and discussing county business when I’m out with my family, whether it be a ballgame or a movie, or a restaurant—that’s what I consider my base salary,” Phillips said.

  • Brunswick County Schools to air president's back-to-school speech

    President Barack Obama will give his second annual back-to-school speech at 1 p.m. today, but it will be the first time it will air live in Brunswick County classrooms.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden sent a letter to his staff Thursday, Sept. 9, stating the president's speech would be shown live in the classrooms but recognized there would be people opposed to whatever decision was made.

  • South’s Kjome, Sloup tie for first in conference golf tourney

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup and senior Abby Kjome finished tied for first in the conference-opening golf tournament Monday at Rivers Edge.

    The nine-hole match among the three county high schools was shortened to seven holes. Kjome and Sloup each shot a 34 for seven holes.

    South senior Molly Gore shot a 37 and was the only other golfer to play seven holes in fewer than 40 strokes.

  • South opens soccer conference by beating West

      South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 2-0 in a conference-opening high school soccer match Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “I couldn’t ask for anything better,” South coach Joe Salzler said. “We changed everything as far as defense goes to basically build a steel curtain. I was pretty impressed all the way around. The senior defense was amazing and led us through the game.”

  • Three dead, one injured in weekend wreck

    Three people died in an early-morning wreck Saturday, Sept. 11, in Leland.

    According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.M. Hardee, three people died and one person was injured around 2:24 a.m. Saturday on Malmo Loop Road in Leland.

    Hardee said Michael Johnston, 28, of Leland, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck east on Malmo Loop Road near the intersection of Colin Mintz Road in Leland.

  • South Brunswick improves to 4-0

     The Boys of Fall are now 4-0.

    The South Brunswick Cougars won their fourth straight game Friday night behind the running of Marcus Hankins, who had his fourth game of 100 yards or more. Hankins also scored four touchdowns—three rushing and one on a catch—as the Cougars zipped past visiting North Myrtle 40-10.

    Nejuann Watts, who was 11-18 with two touchdown passes and 214 total passing yards, said, “We made some mistakes, but we never put our heads down and the team came through.”

  • West Brunswick stops Laney on wild final play for victory

     WILMINGTON—The ending to the high school football game Friday night between E.A. Laney and West Brunswick was so exciting it made the game instantly memorable for fans of both teams.

  • Shallotte Middle remembers 9/11

    SHALLOTTE—A larger than life American flag stood raised over the Shallotte Middle School lawn Friday morning as a 9/11 memorial service took place.

    Although Shallotte Middle School students were only a few years old on Sept. 11, 2001, they gathered with teachers, administrators and community members to honor those lost and make sure America never forgets what happened that fateful day.

  • Shallotte men arrested for breaking into vacation homes

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins to vacation homes in the Supply area.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives arrested the two men—Daniel Hugh Hargrove and Max Ray Pinion—on Thursday, Sept. 9.

  • Hospital to revert to county when Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens next summer

    When Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens the doors to its 74-bed, $107 million hospital in summer 2011, ownership of Brunswick Community Hospital will revert to the county.

    At their meeting Wednesday evening, members of the Brunswick County Hospital Authority approved a resolution to revert the hospital and the hospital property to county commissioners.

    The resolution states the hospital is to be transferred to the county “as is.”