Today's News

  • Puppeteer Jeghetto entertains Aug. 16 at Hickmans Crossroads Library

    Come and meet the puppeteer behind the Pharrell puppet in Missy Elliott’s hit music video, “Where They From.”

    Fresh off his experience on “America’s Got Talent,” puppeteer Jeghetto is bring his unique show to Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road at noon Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    It’s a show that’s not just for kids, library branch manager Christi Iffergan said.

  • Ferry float: Board a boat for a Fort Fisher or Bald Head day trip

    SOUTHPORT — Those interested in a different kind of day trip need look no further than the ferries in this historic waterfront town.

    Visitors with vehicles can drive on board the Fort Fisher Ferry, regularly departing throughout the day to cross the the Cape Fear River from the Southport terminal at 1650 Ferry Road.

    The Bald Head Island ferry carries passengers only (no cars) to the lush 12,000-acre Brunswick County island, where bicycles and golf carts are the only means of transportation.


    Southport-Fort Fisher ferries

  • Shallotte River Swamp Park gets third gator
  • Rouzer speaks on election, reform, more in Calabash

    CALABASH — A roomful of residents brought concerns about health care, veterans’ issues and the upcoming presidential election at a Coffee with Congressman Rouzer event Tuesday morning at a local restaurant.

    Rouzer, R-N.C. 7th District, spoke about House Republicans’ “A Better Way” reform plan in six areas at the Aug. 9 gathering at Dockside Seafood House Restaurant.

  • Washington jumps to second straight national title

    Jayhlen Washington remains the best Junior Olympic long jumper in the nation.

    The North Brunswick High School senior won his second straight championship in the long jump as he competed in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 25-31 at California State University in Sacramento, Calif.

    Washington’s winning jump among those 17 to 18 was 24 feet, 7.25 inches. In meters, his jump is 7.5 meters — the Junior Olympics record is 7.6 meters, set in 1991 by Sheddric Fields.

  • South football preview

    (Editor’s note: South Brunswick plays Ashley on Friday, Aug. 12, in the fourth of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)


    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School enters the football season with a new coach, Rocky Lewis, and he faces a challenge in rebuilding the Cougar program.

    South finished 2-9 last year.

  • North football preview

    (Editor’s note: North Brunswick plays South Columbus at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the first scrimmage of the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    LELAND —  The North Brunswick High School football team finished 5-6 in 2015, 2-3 in the East Central Conference, in coach Larry Brock’s first year at North.

    Brock begins his second season with some key players returning, one of them being

  • West football preview

    (Editor’s note: West Brunswick plays Hoggard on Friday, Aug. 12, in the final of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School football team finished 5-7 in 2015, 2-4 in the conference. The Trojans lost five of their last six games in coach Kelly Williamson’s first year at West.

    “We weren’t very physical last year,” Williamson said.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 2

    Julia Anne Showman, 30, was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor driving while impaired.

  • School board approves 2016-17 budget

    BOLIVIA— The Brunswick County Board of Education members unanimously approved the 2016-17 budget resolution presented to them at a budget meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9.

    Total funds for the upcoming school year are $126,502,595, up $1.3 million, or 4 percent, from the previous school year, based on a second-year funding agreement with Brunswick County. Discussion to renew the agreement will begin in early 2017, school district finance officer Freyja Cahill said. Enrollment is also expected to increase by 162 students, or 1 percent, from last school year.