Today's News

  • Pruden expects termination by school board Wednesday

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said the school board will have a special called meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12, to consider immediate termination of his employment.

    Pruden issued the following statement by email to local media outlets Monday, Nov. 10:

  • In November, speckled trout are biting

    November is the month that speckled trout are most abundant and usually willing to bite on most days. A backwater school was scheduled last weekend that emphasized targeting trout with soft plastics. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center offers all sorts of classes throughout the year to help anglers hone their fishing skills to target their desired species. Please visit www.oifc.comto see all the fishing schools the center has to offer.

  • Some new golfers in men’s Tournament of Champions

    For the 2014 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions, we have a bunch of new club champions in the ranks of our men. Hooray for the newbies.

    Of the 16 Brunswick County clubs that have played their championships thus far, we have 10 new men’s champions. Some of these guys have won club championships at other clubs before moving here, but several of them are experiencing the kudos and glory for the very first time. Meet the 2014 club champions of Brunswick County.

    Brick Landing, Bob Brown

  • Trojans defeat Ashley 28-8, get set for playoffs


     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick football team beat winless Ashley High School 28-8 Friday, Nov. 7, at Ashley, in the final game of the Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference season.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference. Ashley finishes 0-10.

    The Trojans, 5-6 overall, will play a first-round game in the Class 3AA East state playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, against Chapel Hill. The Tigers finished 4-3 and fourth in the Big Eight Conference and were 8-3 overall. 

  • Alfy Hill invited to Medal of Honor Bowl

     Staff Report

    Former West Brunswick football player Alfy Hill has been invited to play in the second annual Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 10, 2015, at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

    Hill, a senior defensive end at Winston-Salem State University, sent a text message about the invitation to former West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    The bowl will feature players seeking a shot at professional football. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and will air live on NBCSN.

  • Simmons set to play volleyball at BCC

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Katie Simmons has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    “I really wanted to play volleyball,” Simmons said about her decision to sign with BCC. “Plus, I wanted to stay close to home.”

    Simmons was a setter for the Trojans, who finished the 2014 season 4-8 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 7-14 overall.

  • Belville Riverwalk to Battleship could start nature trail loop through Wilmington and Brunswick County

    Belville Commissioner Joe Breault knows not to quit once your on a winning streak.

    The success of the Brunswick Riverwalk trail project emboldened Breault to propose a connection to the USS Battleship North Carolina park in September.

    And now that the first phase of the Riverwalk construction has begun, Breault has an idea that could take the trail full circle – by proposing a 25 mile interconnected nature trail and bicycle loop through Wilmington and Brunswick County.

  • As of Nov. 1 , winter has arrived

    “Aren’t you cold?”

    I heard that question at least twice Saturday, making Nov. 1 the unofficial/official start of winter.

    I went to the Riverwalk Park at Belville to see how the barbecuing was going at the Bikes Boots and BBQ festival.

    Unfortunately, the event was rained out due to the downpours that hit early Saturday morning.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    October 27

    Credit card fraud by someone using victim’s credit cards in different stores.

    October 29

    Virginia Angelique Wallace, 39, 504 Wineyard Landing, Bolivia, arrested on warrants for misdemeanor charges of writing a worthless check, driving while license revoked and driving with a fictitious tag.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    October 25

    Casimiro Bravo Perez, 49, 657 Fox Train Road, Supply, arrested on a warrant from Brunswick County for failure to appear in court.

    Russell Andrew Cook Jr., 24, 67 South Lake Drive, Texarkana, Texas, arrested for driving while impaired, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.