Today's News

  • Breakfast with first responders in OIB

    Enjoy a free breakfast while meeting firefighters and police officers from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, 44 E. First St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn helpful safety tips while getting to know first responders who keep the community safe.

    In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Betty S. Williamson meeting room at 3 W. Third St.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Treats for troops

    Local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the nation in donating their Halloween candy by bringing it to Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.

    The goodies will be shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages to U.S. service members deployed overseas in harm’s way and to first responders serving at home.

  • AARP tax program seeks volunteers

    The AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers to prepare and electronically file federal and state returns for both North Carolina and South Carolina taxpayers. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session at their Oct. 3 meeting:

    • Joyce Beatty to serve as Supply Elementary School interim assistant principal from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2018.

    • The resignation of Ashley Vickery as assistant principal at Town Creek Elementary School, effective Oct. 6.

    • Jennifer Faircloth’s transfer as assistant principal from Union Elementary School to Town Creek Elementary effective Oct. 9.

  • Southport women face cocaine charges in separate cases

    Two Southport women face cocaine charges in separate Brunswick County cases.

    Sarah Elaine Walker, 32, of Fairway Drive is charged with possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues


  • North Brunswick earns first win of season over county rival South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES - North Brunswick’s varsity football team could have rolled over several weeks ago as lopsided losses and injuries have mounted for head coach Darren Willis’ young team.

    Instead, the Scorpions battled through all kinds of adversity and emerged victorious in a rivalry game on Friday, Oct. 13, at Jack Campbell Stadium against South Brunswick.

    The Cougars entered the game with a 3-4 record and 2-1 ledger in conference play, coming into the contest on the heels of two consecutive league victories.

  • Trojans drop final three regular season contests

     The West Brunswick High School varsity volleyball team concluded its regular season with three consecutive losses as it dropped a pair of conference games and a non-league game at South Columbus last week.

    Laney defeated the Trojans in a conference game Oct. 12 in Wilmington. The Buccaneers claimed a victory over West Brunswick in its regular season finale.

    West Brunswick traveled to Wilmington on Oct. 10 for a league game against Ashley, which finished the regular season atop the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference standings.

  • Trojans and Cougars compete in conference golf matches

     The South Brunswick and West Brunswick women’s golf teams competed in a conference match Oct. 3 at Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia.

    The Cougars secured a fifth-place finish, while the Trojans claimed a sixth-place standing in the team event.

    Laney, for the fifth time in as many matches, captured first place.

    Players finished 18 holes on the 4,548-yard, par 72 track.