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Today's News

  • Trojans defeat Topsail in basketball

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 63-52 in a boys’ basketball game Monday night between 3A teams. West is 3-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 11-3 overall. Topsail is 0-5, 8-7.

    Senior guard Brandyn Parker hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 26 points.

    Bryce Ahrens scored 10 points, Khalil Bland eight and Rasheed Daniels and Josh Woodard six each. Kaleb Hewett, Caleb Gilbert and Tariq Thomas each scored two points. J’vian McCray scored one point.

  • Brunswick County escapes weekend snowfall

    Despite some slight precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures, Brunswick County was spared from last weekend’s snowfall over the Carolinas.

    “Farther inland, mainly Charlotte and north of Raleigh, 8 to 12 inches fell in some places,” said Steven Pfaff, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “That’s why we were concerned people traveling out of the area might be getting impacts. Impacts were expected to be elsewhere for the most part.”

  • County escapes weekend snowfall

    Despite some slight precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures, Brunswick County was spared from last weekend’s snowfall over the Carolinas.

    “Farther inland, mainly Charlotte and north of Raleigh, 8 to 12 inches fell in some places,” said Steven Pfaff, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “That’s why we were concerned people traveling out of the area might be getting impacts. Impacts were expected to be elsewhere for the most part.”

  • SBHS seniors honor Judge Hankins for mentoring

    BOLIVIA — Five years ago, she gave them a trip to the nation’s Capital. What she didn’t realize is that her gift to them had more influence than she knew.

    And to show their appreciation, two of the students Brunswick County District Court Judge Pauline Hankins took to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2011 through her Jubilee Outreach program thanked her by holding a luncheon for her Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Brunswick County Courthouse. 

  • OIB residents complain about eminent domain settlement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Residents complained during Tuesday’s town board meeting about a mediated settlement in the town’s eminent domain lawsuit with OIP Beach NC LLC development company.

    The agreement allows the developer to have a 20,000-square-foot lot along Causeway Drive between Gatha Lane and East Second Street and retain a $1.25 million payment for the property, while the town keeps the rest of the property between Gatha Lane and East Second Street next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Cannon found in Cape Fear near Brunswick Town could be linked to site’s history

    Another piece of Brunswick Town history has come up from the bottom of the Cape Fear River.

    Jim McKee, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site historian, said Norfolk Dredging Co. was working on maintenance along the Cape Fear River channel Dec. 21 when they discovered an eight-foot long, 18th Century cannon.

    “They use one of those clamshell devices that scoops material out of the water. It was in the clamshell,” McKee said. “It was an oops.”

  • It’s a new year, sleep it off

    We’re 12 days into the New Year, so the time for resolutions may have passed.

    Or the time for putting resolutions into practice, getting bored and breaking them may have come and gone.

    Regardless, this is my first chance to speak to many of you in 2017, so I want to pass along my recommendation for a resolution that will benefit you and me.

    I only have the one resolution to propose and you can take it or leave it at any time during the year. Really, it is my New Year’s gift to you, so if you want to re-gift it, feel free.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 28

    Tucker Kimbaugh McGeoy Jr., 19, of Little Beaver Court, was cited on charges of possession of at least one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

    Dec. 29

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle on Nightingale Court.

  • Sunset Beach considers request for summer beach police officer

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has tabled until its next meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 17, a request for a temporary summer beach-patrol police officer.

    Sunset Beach Interim Police Chief Joe Smith submitted a cost analysis for the patrol that was reviewed by council members at their first meeting of the new year Monday, Jan. 9.

    The cost of outfitting one officer working eight hours per day at a rate of $15 an hour for 140 days of the season would be $19,407.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 1-6 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Jan. 1

    Cynthia Powell Boyd, 57, of Harrison, Tenn., was charged with DWI and an open container violation.

    Report of financial card theft on Third Street.

    Jan. 3

    Financial fraud reported at First Citizens Bank.

    Jan. 6

    Harassment reported on the beach strand.