Today's News

  • A gardener’s gratitude


    Most of us spend our time racing from one thing to the next in an attempt to keep up with all of life’s demands. But our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving is this week affording most of us the opportunity to eat too much and then fall asleep on the couch watching the Tony Romo-less Cowboys lose another game. More importantly, this is a time to reflect on the good times and people that make our lives richer. With that thought in mind and as a guy who likes to play in the dirt (OK, soil), I wondered, “What am I thankful for as a gardener?”

  • NCDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, be safe in travels

    It is no secret Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays with people visiting their families to enjoy food and fellowship. Increased traffic leads to a greater potential for more danger on the roads. The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding people: Don’t be a turkey, stay safe and buckle up — every seat — every time. It’s the law.

  • New executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County

    After an exhaustive search and many interviews, The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director: Don Hall.

    Hall brings a wealth of experience to the organization. He is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., with a major in education and a minor in human services.

    His father was in the Air Force, and while growing up, Hall lived all over the United States and the world, including Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Southern flounder get protection
  • 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.