Today's News

  • Texting while driving is not only dangerous, now it's also illegal



    Wut r u doin?


    O rly?

    Ya rly. Y?

    illgl 2 txt n drive.


    As of Tuesday, text conversations like this one could land you in trouble with the law and with a fine.

    Effective Dec. 1, the state adopted a ban on text messages for drivers in moving vehicles. If you’re caught texting and driving, you could face a $100 fine plus court costs.

  • West basketball teams split home debuts

    The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team established a 32-8 halftime lead and cruised to a 67-21 victory Nov. 24 over Fairmont.

    Sheena Suttlemyre scored 20 points and recorded six steals for West (1-1). Jasmine Jackson recorded a double-double for the Trojans, scoring 19 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. Jackson also added three blocks.

    West quickly imposed its will against Fairmont, racing out to a 10-2 lead to start the game. The pesky Trojan defense forced eight Golden Tornado turnovers in the first quarter.

  • North's boys drub East Columbus; Lady Scorpions lose

    LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions’ boys’ basketball team had an easier time Monday against East Columbus than last week.

    They defeated the East Columbus Gators 64-63 last week, but in their home opener Monday, the Scorpions routed the Gators 70-38. Led by senior center Reggie Cobia, who did everything besides just scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, North has improved dramatically in 12 days.

    Scorpion sophomore guard Jeremy Young led all scorers with 18 points, followed by 15 for Tyshon Walker, a senior guard.

  • McCumbee finishes 11th in season-ending race in his 100th NASCAR start

    Chad McCumbee said he felt the season-ending Ford 200 Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway might break the SS Green Light Racing team’s streak of six straight finishes outside of the top 10 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

    When the checkered flag flew after 136 laps, McCumbee just missed that mark with an 11th-place finish.

  • Golf as an Olympic sport? Great idea

    When I heard golf would be included as an Olympic sport in the Games of 2016, I was thrilled because golf is a game that brings together people of all ages, races and cultures. What better place to showcase it than at the Olympics?

    Golf is a sport that pits men and women against an unforgiving terrain, not against each other. Golfers don’t need to be 7-feet tall or have a 36-inch neck. They don’t need to bench press 400 pounds or know how to do a standing back tuck on a 4-inch wide balance beam.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 19, 20 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Thursday, Nov. 19

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sara Gardner and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • New Americans take oath of allegiance in naturalization ceremony

    SOUTHPORT—The hot summer sun wasn’t having much of an effect on 143 people gathered on the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn on Friday, July 3.

    They were smiling, laughing, watching children play and listening to music. And mostly, they were waiting patiently, along with their proud family members, for an hour-long ceremony that would change their lives yet also allow them to continue living the way they have been for years.

  • Burglary suspect arrested last week charged with assault at Food Lion

    Nelson Alexander Caraballo, who was arrested last Wednesday for second-degree burglary, has also been charged with the assault of a 69-year-old Supply man during an attempted carjacking late last month. The assault happened in a Food Lion parking lot near Holden Beach.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detective Tony Caison said Caraballo has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle stemming from the Nov. 21 attempted carjacking.

  • Calabash adjustment board denies setback variance

    CALABASH—The town board of adjustment on Monday denied a variance request for side and rear setbacks.

    Thomas Glen sought about seven feet of relief from the required 10-foot setback for a small storage shed and a garage at 1025 Meares St.

    The board noted it doesn’t have “unlimited discretion to do what they want to do,” town clerk Kelley Southward said.

    Certain criteria must be met.

    “They felt that there was not a hardship,” Southward said. “The shed had enough room to make it meet the setbacks.”

  • 14th annual tree lighting at 6 p.m. Friday in Calabash

    CALABASH—The seafood capital’s 14th annual tree lighting is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the parking lot of Callahan’s of Calabash at the corner of Beach Drive and River Road.

    As it did last year, the event will kick off with a yuletide parade down Beach Drive.

    Those planning to attend this year’s tree lighting will be feted with entertainment, goodies and a candle lighting in addition to the tree lighting, event organizer Laura Ward said.