Today's News

  • Convicted sex offender eligible for parole

    A Brunswick County man sentenced to life in prison in 1988 for first-degree sex offense is eligible for parole in 2013, according to the North Carolina Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission.

    According to the commission, David A. Bullard, 59, will be eligible for parole March 17, 2013, through the commission’s Mutual Agreement Parole Program (MAPP).

  • McIntyre, VA official to visit Brunswick County next week

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., will be in Brunswick County next week, joined by VA Deputy Undersecretary for Health Operations and Management William Schoenhard.

    The visit, McIntyre said, is for McIntyre and Schoenhard to tour Brunswick Community Hospital—a site McIntyre supports converting to a future VA facility once Novant Health moves into the new hospital, slated for summer 2011.

  • Gause, Lane strike out 30 in West victories

    Dominating pitching by Gavin Lane and Jay Gause led the West Brunswick baseball team to two conference victories last week.

    On March 23 against East Bladen, Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters in the Trojans’ 2-0 victory. On Friday at Whiteville, Jay Gause struck out 17 batters in a 9-2 victory.

    West is 3-1 in the conference and plays at 6 p.m. April 1 at home against West Bladen.

    Below are summaries of the two victories.



  • West softball teams remain perfect

    The West Brunswick softball team beat Whiteville 3-2 and remained unbeaten this season.

    West finished with six hits. Hannah Stocks was 2-for-3. Kristi Vance tripled. Carly White was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Alyssa Chappell was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

    White, the winning pitcher, gave up five hits and one earned run. She struck out four and walked no one.

    Defensively, Whiteville made two errors; West, three.

    West plays a conference home game April 1 against West Bladen.

    JV Softball



  • Trojans and Knights continue battle for second place in conference

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished a close third behind West Bladen in a conference tournament March 25 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Both teams continue a back-and- forth battle for second place in the Waccamaw Conference standings behind South Brunswick.

    For the tournament, the conference team scores were host South Brunswick 334, West Bladen 344, West Brunswick 346, Whiteville 396, North Brunswick 413, East Bladen 415 and South Columbus 455.

  • General Assembly to decide whether to lift ban on terminal groins

    Previously not allowed in North Carolina, the General Assembly will decide if it will make an exception to the hardened structures ban and allow the construction of terminal groins along the coastline.

    Or elected members may decide to keep the current ban in place.

    The General Assembly enacted Session Law 2009-479 in August, which instructed the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) to conduct a study to determine the feasibility and advisability of terminal groins as erosion control devices and report back its findings by April 1.

  • Carolina Shores sets meetings next week; new Web site


    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will have two special meetings next Monday.

    The board also has changed its regular meeting day from Thursday to next Wednesday for April.

    Monday’s first meeting is a specially called one to inform residents about stormwater and paving information gathered at the board’s annual retreat March 9. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 5, at the Calabash Fire Department.

  • West's boys, South's girls win meet at South Brunswick

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet in a three-team track-and-filed meet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).

    West’s Dylan Bowman was second (107-7).

  • West JV team rallies twice for victories against Whiteville, East Bladen

    The West Brunswick Trojans concentrated on baseball in the last three innings to gain an 8-7 victory in eight innings against Whiteville in a conference junior varsity game Friday evening.

  • Sewage leak cleaned fixed in Sunset Beach



    SUNSET BEACH—A sewer leak that occurred Friday night at a local condominium complex has been cleaned up and fixed.

    Leakage from manholes was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sunset Village condominiums near Sandpiper Bay.

    “We had an overflowing situation and were able to catch it,” Sunset Village POA president Bob Taylor said.