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Today's News

  • Shallotte man charged in weekend shooting

    A Shallotte man is accused of shooting into a building with five people inside Saturday, April 30. No one was injured.

    Kelvin Harris Hill, 51, of North Mulberry Road NW, was arrested Saturday and charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    A warrant shows Hill fired a 9mm into a recreational outbuilding on his property just after midnight. It is not clear what prompted the shooting.

    Hill was released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Middle school golf thriving in Brunswick County

    What a difference a few years makes. When I first started writing this column almost 13 years ago, I remember speaking with Marcia Heady. At that time, she was the athletics director for West Brunswick High School.

    “We can’t get enough kids to field a golf team,” she moaned. “We have to beg kids to play. We hardly need tryouts. It’s sad, because we live in the golf capital of the world and our kids just aren’t into golf.”

  • Trojan softball photos
  • BCC baseball photos
  • BCC beats Wake Tech in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Wake Tech 10-4 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

  • BCC sweeps Wake Tech in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Wake Tech 10-4 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

  • Forensic psychiatrist returns to stand in Vassey trial

    By Lindsay Kriz
    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — A forensic psychiatrist returned to the stand Friday morning, April 29, in the trial of a former Southport police sergeant charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a schizophrenic Boiling Spring Lakes teen more than two years ago.

    Defense lawyers called Moira Artigues to provide her expert opinion on 18-year-old Keith Vidal’s mental health before and during the day he was shot and killed by Bryon Vassey on Jan. 5, 2014.

  • Agents arrest four men on drug charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested four men on drug charges in separate incidents, according to a news release.

    · Festes James Lance, 42, of School House Road in Ash, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin, trafficking heroin, maintaining a vehicle used for keeping and selling heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • VIDEO: Jelonnie Smith wins the 100 in MEC 3A meet

    VIDEO: Jelonnie Smith wins the 100 in MEC 3A meet. Anna Shelton is second. Natyra Gore is third.

  • Ashley High School ends West Brunswick’s 19-game winning streak

    The Ashley High School baseball team beat West 3-2 April 28 in Wilmington, ending the Trojans’ 19-game winning streak.

    The Screaming Eagles scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a double, an intentional walk and a single.

    The loss prevented West from clinching a tie for the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference title. West is 9-1 in the conference with two games left. The Trojans are 20-2 overall.

    West pitcher Kevin Powers gave up four hits and one earned run in seven innings. He walked one, hit one and struck out five.