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Today's News

  • Wilmington Hammerheads encourage students to stay drug-free

    Professional soccer player Kenny Bundy knows from personal experience the importance of staying drug free.

    One of his best friends and high school soccer teammates was accidentally shot in the head and killed after an evening of drinking and drugs.

    "Could that have been prevented? Definitely," he said.

  • Property owners file suit against San Rio developers

    More than 50 lot owners at the now-stalled San Rio Ocean and River Club development have filed suit against developers, claiming they breached contracts with owners and misrepresented the community when they failed to install necessary development infrastructure.

    The suit, filed last week in Brunswick County Superior Court, claims breach of contract, breach of implied warranty and “fraudulent misrepresentation” and asks for at least $10,000 in damages for each claim.

  • Oyster Festival brings out shuckers, shaggers and seafood lovers

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Eddie Noles of Gastonia comes to the N.C. Oyster Festival every year to get a bushel of steamed oysters.

    “I don’t miss one,” he said Saturday afternoon, as he stood with other oyster lovers under a tent, shucking and eating one after the other.

    The long lines at the various food tents didn’t deter Noles and his fellow festival-goers from indulging in their favorite festival food or checking out the arts and crafts, music and other activities.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Valerio, West win first-ever cross-country titles

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Roberto Valerio paced the West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team Oct. 20 to its first conference championship in school history.

    Valerio, a junior, finished first and five other Trojan runners finished in the top 10 as West won the Waccamaw Conference championship meet at South Brunswick.

    The Trojans finished with 24 points, South with 56 points and North with 62 points.

  • 'Some pig' comes to life this weekend at OWA

    Theatergoers of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in the classic story of “some pig,” promoted by a web-writing spider, for the next two weekends in Brunswick County.

    Wilbur, Charlotte, Fern and all the lovable characters in E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” will come to life as Stagestruck Players perform a stage version of the award-winning children’s book debuting this weekend.

  • BCC receives federal funding for Southport center renovations

    Brunswick Community College is set to receive $200,000 in federal funds for renovation and improvements of the Southport Continuing Education Center.

    In a press release from U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre’s office, more than $5 million in federal funds have been allocated for improvements to first responder buildings, healthcare investments and education advancement at facilities in four communities in Southeastern North Carolina.

  • Proposed policy conflicts with superintendent's contract

    A portion of a proposed policy regarding assignments, reassignments and transfers conflicts with the superintendent’s contract, Superintendent Katie McGee said during a policy committee meeting Tuesday evening.

    Policy 7440, which was previously five separate policies, requires board approval for all central office assignments, including organization and reorganization, and reassignment and transfer of principals.

  • Peace Mom and Patriot to speak at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will make a stop in Brunswick County next week as part of The Peace Mom and the Patriot, a five-stop North Carolina tour to discuss the peace movement and war issues.

    Sheehan and retired Lt. Col. Bob Bowman are scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sponsored by The N.C. Peace Action and the N.C. Triangle Veterans for Peace, Sheehan and Bowman will speak together for the first time.

  • First Waterford ChowderFest is Saturday

    The area’s first ChowderFest will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Waterford of the Carolinas in Leland.

    Competitors range from local and regional restaurants to individual entries from yet-to-be-discovered chefs at home.

    The winner will be awarded a $500 grand prize. The event will also include live music, a beer garden, additional food and a children’s area.

    There is a $5 admission fee. Kids 12 and younger get in free.

    Chowder competition judging begins at noon and winner to be announced at 4 p.m.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on West Second Street; subject entered storage area and removed a blue beach bicycle.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Union Street; subject broke into three storage areas at three houses on the street and damaged three storage doors and frames.