Today's News

  • Trojan golf team finishes fourth at Whiteville Country Club tournament

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished three spots behind South Brunswick during a conference tournament March 8 at Whiteville Country Club.

    The conference team scores for the nine-hole round were South Brunswick 159, West Bladen 176, North Brunswick 179, West Brunswick 180, Whiteville 185, East Bladen 213, and South Columbus 213.

    Individual scores for the Trojans were Keith Hopkins, 44; Harrison Taylor, 44; Cole Grammen, 45; and Greg Hensley 47.

  • Get ready to catch speckled trout

    As spring arrives, Brunswick County anglers will begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and elusive speckled trout. Right now most folks on the water are chasing redfish in the shallows, as redfish have been the most consistent bite during this unusually harsh winter. That will change soon, however, as trout anglers begin to look for specks to help them shake off the winter doldrums.


    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Ryan Durkin, 21, of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; charged with allowing use of license to buy alcohol.

    •Jonathan Colbert, 18, of Damascus, Minn.; charged with consuming alcohol while less than 21.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street; suspect damaged door casings and locks.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, March 3

    Judge Sherry Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Kwamel Rashaun Alston, contributing to delinquency of juvenile, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • There are too many holes in N.C.’s voter registration system

    There are problems with North Carolina’s voter registration system. In its current form, the process has too many holes, making it far too easy for those who want to take advantage of the system.

    Voter fraud is a very real problem in this country and more needs to be done—especially right here in North Carolina—to make that more difficult to happen.

  • 'An Evening with Ronnie Milsap' set for next Monday, March 22, at OWA


    Ronnie Milsap will bring his trademark country-soul voice to Brunswick County on Monday night, March 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Milsap’s music has earned him 40 No. 1 hits, six Grammy Awards and the industry's highest recognition—the coveted Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award.

  • Spicy Ginger

    Ginger is a lynx point Siamese mix who’s about 8 years old, with beautiful blue eyes and front declawed paws. Her owner died recently, and relatives couldn’t keep her. She is playful and a good companion pet. She needs to be adopted into a home where she is the only pet. To see Ginger, call Cat Tails at 253-1375 or visit its Web site at www.cattails.org. You can visit Ginger, as well as all the other cats and kittens available for adoption, at Cat Tails in the Corner Stone center at 6622 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • 'Extra' special bulletin: The 'glamour' of show business comes to Brunswick County

    So did anyone try out to be an extra in the “untitled” medical drama pilot to be filmed in Winnabow?

    It sounds like it could be fun if you have a few days to kill, want to pick up a few bucks and like being around all the behind-the-scenes action of the moviemaking process.

    Personally, I don’t like anything to kill the magic of my favorite movies, and according to some of the accounts I’ve heard, being an extra sounds like a mild form of torture. My favorite quote comes from a tutorial on being an extra at soyouwanna.com:

  • Early College High School to host Parent Information Meetings

    Brunswick County Early College High School will host two Parent Information Meetings in order to share information and answer questions about the school. Parents of interested students must attend one of the meetings. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 16 and March 18 at the Odell Williamson Event Center, on the BCC campus.

  • BCC wins 2 of 3 against Catawba Valley

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2010 conference season by splitting a doubleheader Saturday with Catawba Valley Community College. BCC won the first game 4-1 but lost the second game 6-0. BCC then beat CVCC 8-5 on Sunday.