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Today's News

  • Trojans open boys’ soccer season

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ soccer team lost 3-1 to White Oak in a non-conference game Monday, the first game of the season.

  • Military support group launched in Brunswick County

    Military Mama Network (MMN), a nationwide Facebook-based support group for military families, launched a local chapter to help provide support to military families and veterans. Meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the old cafeteria (Firebird Café) at the Brunswick Community College campus in Bolivia.

  • Alfy Hill on Eagles’ roster

    Alfy Hill is on the football roster for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, is so new to the team that Eagles’ website lists him as 6-foot-5 but lists no weight. His jersey number is 77.

    A brief biography states that Hill is a “a 6-foot-3, 283 pound defensive end, Hill began his collegiate career at the University of Alabama but played his final two seasons at Winston-Salem State. In his senior year, he accumulated 29 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Hill practiced with the Arizona Cardinals this spring prior to joining the Eagles.”

  • Photos of the BB&T Cheerleading Showcase
  • VIDEO: West Brunswick cheerleaders at BB&T Cheerleading Showcase
  • Leland teen charged with assault in stabbing

    A Leland teen is accused using a small folding knife to stab a man in the stomach.

    Officers arrested 19-year-old Andrew James Willetts, of Blue Banks Road, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to Leland police reports.

    Willetts is accused of stabbing Anthony Buchymer with the knife’s three-inch blade about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, warrants show.

    Willetts is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $30,000 bail.

  • Man accused of selling pills in Leland parking lot

    A Wilmington man is accused of selling 80 morphine tablets in a Leland parking lot.

    Leland detectives arrested 50-year-old Daniel Harris Glisson, of Shaw Court, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and charged him with trafficking of an opiate and maintaining a vehicle for sale of narcotics, according to a police department news release.

    Detectives said Glisson sold the pills to someone in the Food Lion parking lot at 103 Village Road, where he was arrested without incident, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in the release.

  • Sunset Beach West gets preliminary plat OK

    SUNSET BEACH — The town planning board has given conditional, preliminary plat approval to Sunset Beach West, a 21-home development proposed for location across Mad Inlet west of the Sunset Beach island.

    Approval came at the Aug. 6 planning board meeting, with board chairwoman Carol Santavicca along with board members Noelle Kehrberg, Len Steiner, Greg Jensen and Bob Tone voting in favor. Board member Tom Vincenz abstained, which town planning director Rawls Howard said is counted as a yes vote.

  • Paws Place secures land for indoor/outdoor facility

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — Summer heat and humidity hung thick as a blanket one recent July morning as Tony Durso and the usual Paws Place team toiled and tended to assorted dogs amid the outdoor kennels at Paws Place.

    It was just another typical sweaty dog day for humans and canines alike at the no-kill rescue facility on Boiling Spring Road, but maybe not for long.

  • Mark Roberts Band plays Ocean Isle Beach on Friday, Aug. 14

    Called one of the hottest bands in the Southeast, The Mark Roberts Band specializes in suitable-for-dancing sounds of beach and classic rock.

    The Wilmington-based band is heating up the next Ocean Isle Beach summer concert stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    The band’s don’t-miss style is described as soulful, dynamic and downright magical.

    “Our shows are designed to touch everyone,” says band namesake/front man Mark Roberts, who also serves as lead vocalist.