Today's News

  • He’s back! Tiger Woods set to return to competitive golf

     It has been more than nine months away from competition as tournament host Tiger Woods is set to make his return to golf. The 14-time major champion has been out with a back injury. Woods is set to compete and host The 2017 Hero World Challenge, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at Albany in the Bahamas. Woods competed in this event last year and finished 15th out of 17 players. His only other tournament in the 2017 season was the Farmers Insurance Open in January and he failed to make the cut. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



    Results from the group’s two low nets tournament at Farmstead on Friday, Nov. 24. The team of Matt Beairsto, Bill Harder, Tom Culverwell and Kevin Brady secured top honors with a 124, while Gene Bellando, Steve Garner, Vic Bryant and a blind draw posted a second-place finish with a 126. Bob Buttaro and Beairsto posted the lowest rounds of the day as each player fired an 81. Bellando was the low net winner with a 65 as he earned golfer of the week accolades.

  • West Brunswick starts 2017-18 season with two wins

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway is 14 wins away from achieving a milestone few coaches in North Carolina have reached.

    Caraway guided his 2017-18 Trojan wrestling team to a pair of victories in a season-opening, four-team match last week in Shallotte and now sits at 286 career wins.

    West Brunswick defeated Lumberton and Hoggard and dropped a contest against Purnell Swett during the Nov. 21 opener in Shallotte.

  • A nervous kicker, a timeout and a game-winner

     I played on the West Brunswick High School varsity football team for two seasons.

    Let me take that back, already.

    I was listed on the roster of the West Brunswick High School varsity football team for two seasons.

    I played soccer growing up, so I continued to play soccer into high school. During my junior season, I asked if I could kick for the football team and it worked out.

    I only kicked extra points, but that allowed me to have at least one claim to fame in my high school career.

  • Dolphins improve to 7-1 with win over Fayetteville Tech

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team improved to 7-1 with an 83-79 victory over Fayetteville Tech on Nov. 21.

    Radford commit Devin Hutchison poured in a game-high 21 points and added seven rebounds for the Dolphins. Hutchison connected on 9-of-13 shots in the contest.

    Khaileel Dailey drained four three-pointers on his way to a 19-point performance, while Antonio Baldwin posted 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Jael Scott was the fourth BCC player in double-digit scoring as he contributed 11 points in the four-point victory.

  • County basketball squads set to begin season

     The 2017-18 high school basketball season is scheduled to tip off this week for a pair Brunswick County high school squads.

    The West Brunswick Trojans were scheduled to travel to Cape Fear Academy for their season opener Tuesday, Nov. 28.

    North Brunswick, which is coming off a 9-15 season last year, will compete in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference for the first time under head coach Tyler Grady.

  • Pelican partners: duo becomes inseparable as they are nursed back to health, released back into wild together

    It was only the second time in Kevin Masser’s career he’d been called to help with an injured bird.

    Making his way to the High Point beach access in Ocean Isle Beach on Sept. 25, Masser, the town’s building maintenance coordinator, found himself face-to-face with a young pelican that appeared to be hurt.

  • Apex man faces first-degree burglary charge in Leland


  • Sheriff’s office seeks Leland convenience store burglars

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for four people in a burglary at a Leland convenience store Monday morning.

    Surveillance video footage shows four people running through a parking lot before two of them kick and smash open the door to Tommy’s Mini Mart at 3280 Mount Misery Road shortly after 2:25 a.m. Nov. 27, setting off an alarm.

  • Shallotte man accused of trafficking cocaine, heroin