Today's News

  • Brunswick County teams win volleyball matches

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team opened its season Aug. 17 by beating host New Hanover in three straight games.

    West won 25-13, 25-17, 25-13. 

    Jasmine Jackson had a team-high 13 kills and eight blocks. She finished with three aces and nine points.

    Paige Ward also had eight blocks.

    Rebecca Howington had 32 assists and finished with 12 points. Katie King had three digs and 10 points.

    Mary Morgan Inions scored 11 points. Kayla Padgett had 10 kills.


  • West’s Hensley to play golf at Pebble Beach



    Greg Hensley, an Ace level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to compete in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Sept. 3-5, a Champions Tour event.

  • West soccer team loses season opener

    The West Brunswick High School soccer team opened its season with a 7-2 loss to Ashley in a nonconference game Aug. 18

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored both of West’s goals.

    West entered the game having graduated 16 seniors from its 2009 conference championship team. 

    The Trojans started five of its seven seniors in this season opener, but Ashley scored in the first five minutes against the new unit, and four minutes later the Screaming Eagles led 2-0.

  • Representative candidate to speak at meeting

     Ilario Pantano, Republican nominee for U. S. House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at the Brunswick County Republican Women’s  Sept. 2 meeting at the Brunswick GOP headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be preceded by an informal social at 5 p.m. 

  • New books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

     The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Quick & Easy Meals” by the American Heart Association. More than 200 healthy recipes plus time-saving tips for shopping, planning and eating well.

    “Heart-broken Open” by Kristine Carlson. This wise little book offers a timeless message of inspiration and courage for anyone who has experienced loss or hardship of any kind.

  • Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center plans seminars

     Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center has announced the following seminars:

  • Civil War round table meetings will begin Sept. 7

     Sept. 7 begins the upcoming series of monthly Civil War round table meetings at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and programs begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

    This year’s meetings will feature an impressive lineup of prominent Civil War historians, authors, college professors and Civil War re-enactors presenting and discussing a variety of subjects relating to this important period in our country’s history.

  • Who is God and is God behind the big blue sky?

      Renowned religious educator Dolores Curran often commented: “We teach too much too soon and too little too late.” 

    She was referring to the ways in which we adults tried to pass on our faith, our beliefs, our denominational creeds to children and, by contrast, the methods we used to teach adults. 

  • Cox

    Webb and Christen Cox of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Emily Price Cox, born at 4:30 a.m. June 2 at Conway Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, .08 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gail and Troy Price. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Ginny Cox.

    Great-grandparents are Paul and Geneva Hardee.

  • Program targets removal of cigarette butts from the environment

     Keep Brunswick County Beautiful (KBCB) has targeted the town of Oak Island with its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).

    In this case, the CLPP program is designed to educate beachgoers of the environmental impacts of tossing their butts to the ground versus disposing of cigarette litter properly. KBCB provided freestanding receptacles and ashtrays for proper cigarette butt disposal.