Today's News

  • WBHS Little Girls’ Cheer Camp

     The WBHS Little Girls’ Cheer Camp had another big turnout, as nearly 170 girls participated in the three-day camp. The aspiring cheerleaders performed for family and friends June 30 in the West gym. Spectators filled one side of the bleachers to watch the performance. 

  • West Junior Legion team loses to Hoggard

     The West Brunswick Junior Legion baseball team lost 6-0 July 1 to Hoggard in the final game of the regular season.

    West, which split a nonconference doubleheader the day before to Durham Post 7, finished the regular season 11-7.

    West finished with five hits, and Ryan Sykes had three of them. He finished 3-for-3 with a single and two doubles. Dustin Darguzas and Andrew Pait had West’s other hits.

  • Brunswick County Schools to receive $1.9 million in federal grant funding

    Brunswick County Schools has been awarded $1.9 million in federal School Improvement Grant funding to be used during the next three school years.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) announced Thursday Brunswick County is receiving part of the $65.4 million fund, which will be distributed to Title I or Title I-eligible schools and alternative schools statewide.

  • West's Simmons, Zio win medals in State Games

    Two West Brunswick High School athletes and a coach participated in June in the XXIV Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

    Jesse Simmons, a rising junior, played for the Region 2 baseball team that won the bronze medal. Julianna Zio, a rising junior, played for the East soccer team that won the silver medal. Tripp Smith, the coach of the Trojans’ boys’ soccer team, coached the East boys’ soccer team that won the gold medal.

  • Deputy’s vehicle hits 14-year-old on bike

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy’s car struck a 14-year-old boy on a bike Wednesday morning.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy Andrew Lentz was driving a county vehicle on duty on Danford Road in Bolivia, when his car struck a 14-year-old boy riding his bike.

  • Calabash Seafood Hut named ‘best’ by Coastal Living Magazine

    Coastal Living Magazine has picked Calabash Seafood Hut as having the best seafood on the East Coast in this month’s magazine.

    “I think the long lines out on the benches speak for itself,” Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said. “It’s the hottest little spot in Calabash.”

    Calabash Seafood Hut is a small restaurant—it can only seat about 65 people in the dining area—but that has not stopped customers from waiting outside.

  • Sunset Beach attorney says town doesn’t owe profits from ABC

    SUNSET BEACH—Town attorney Michael Isenberg said Monday the town has no financial responsibility to Calabash Volunteer EMS for ABC profits.

    Isenberg, speaking at a town council workshop, said there’s been confusion about the procedure required for the town to divert Alcoholic Beverage Control profits.

    Last week, Troy Thorup, board secretary and spokesman for Calabash Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, said Sunset Beach ABC profits may have been improperly diverted from Calabash EMS to the Sunset Beach Fire Department years ago.

  • Greensboro man drowns at Ocean Isle Beach

    A 27-year-old man drowned Wednesday off the coast of Ocean Isle Beach.

    According to information provided by the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department, Carter Stroupe, 27, of Greensboro, drowned near the Starboard Street emergency beach access at about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday. He was transported to Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Police call it an "accidental drowning," and said Stroupe's family was with him at the time of the incident. Police say the family was vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Carolina Shores leader 'not guilty' for e-mail deletion

    BOLIVIA—A judge has agreed with Carolina Shores Town Administrator Linda Herncane’s “not guilty” plea for destruction of public record and said she was free to go following a brief hearing Wednesday.

    Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly found Herncane not guilty after District Attorney Rex Gore said e-mailed messages Herncane had deleted were later retrieved from a hard drive in the town’s computer system.

  • This veterans’ ‘clinic’ isn’t much to celebrate

    Congressman Mike McIntyre, what is it exactly you’re so excited about?

    Last week you touted the new veterans services “clinic” coming to Brunswick County. You called it a “great victory for the many veterans who live in Brunswick County.”

    We’re not sure what battle you’ve been fighting, but from our perspective, we can’t see a contracted primary care physician available only three days a week for local veterans as much of a victory.