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Today's News

  • Clemmons birth

     Jesse and Kristina Clemmons of Ocean Isle Beach are the proud parents of a daughter, Kinsley Chole Clemmons, born at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 20 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches in length.

    She joins a brother, Bentley, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nanet Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Rose and Dale Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    Great-grandfather is Harvey McDonald.

  • Shallotte jackpot winner claims multi-million-dollar prize

    A single mother from Shallotte has come forward to claim her $188 million Powerball prize, making her the largest jackpot winner in state history.

    Until recently, Marie Holmes of Shallotte supported her four children by working jobs at Wal-Mart, Food Lion, KFC, McDonald’s and Subway. The 26-year-old’s life changed forever when her Powerball ticket matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing, winning her a third of the $564 million jackpot.

  • Schools, BSRI closed as winter weather event forecast for area Monday into Tuesday

    Local crews are preparing for a winter weather event forecast for Monday night, Feb. 23, into Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    Brunswick County Schools will also be closed Tuesday, schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki announced Monday afternoon.

    It was also announced late Monday that Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. Anyone with an emergency food need can call (910) 200-7266, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

  • Lady Dolphins continue second-half resurgence

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team continued its second-half resurgence by beating Spartanburg Methodist College 65-50 Sunday, Feb. 22, in a non-region basketball game at BCC.

    For BCC, Brianna Baham scored 22 points, Courtney Pearsall 13 and Anshonee Addison 11. Other BCC scorers: Baylee Simpson five, Asha Graham two, D’Asya Wilson two, A.J. Mays two, Monica Smalls two, Jasmine Corbett three and Hailey Czigler three.

  • Hoggard beats Trojans in front of SRO crowd at BCC

     BOLIVIA — Playing in front of one of the largest crowds to watch a West Brunswick boys’ basketball game, the Trojans mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter. But the mountain they had to overcome was like Mount Everest, and Hoggard topped West 75-66 for the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference tournament championship Friday night.

    The two teams shared the regular-season title.

  • North Brunswick wrestler Burton second at state

     GREENSBORO — North Brunswick sophomore Patrick Burton finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A wrestling state championships Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Dixon senior Kevin Cagle (32-6) beat Burton (48-7) in a tiebreaker.

    At 145 pounds, Burton opened with a 5-0 victory against junior Reuben Santiago (36-12). Burton then wrestled Wilkes Central senior Cole Susi (48-5) and won 8-0. In a semifinal against junior Trenton Davis (33-12), Burton won 14-2.

  • Video: Patrick Burton and Kevin Cagle wrestle in OT at state
  • State basketball pairings for boys in 3A and 2A

    The first round of the boys’ basketball state playoffs, West Craven at West Brunswick, has been postponed until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. 

    The cost is $6.

     

    NCHSAA REGIONAL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE LISTED

    The schedule has been announced for next week’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional basketball tournaments, set to be played in Fayetteville and Winston-Salem.

  • OIB man faces drug charges after investigation

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on drug charges after an investigation prompted by complaints and tips from the community.

  • Listen Up to blues crooner Ray Bonneville Feb. 27 in Holden Beach

    Blues singer Ray Bonneville will perform at the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the fellowship hall of Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.