Today's News

  • McCumbee's good start to season energizes race team

    MOORESVILLE—While NASCAR’s two other top touring series are in Las Vegas, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off this week. The teams are all hard at work preparing their trucks for the American Commercial Lines 200, which will run Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • McCumbee to own car in Myrtle Beach Speedway season; Evans will drive

    NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series driver Chad McCumbee has announced his plans to try ownership in the Whelen All-American Series. McCumbee is a graduate of Late Model Stock cars, racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2003 and 2004.

    Terry Evans from Supply will be the driver of the No. 20 Chad McCumbee Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Evans will compete on a weekly basis at Myrtle Beach Speedway during the 2009 racing season.

    This season will be Evans’ rookie season but also CMR’s rookie season as a new team.

  • North Brunswick's girls bedeviled by Red Springs

    The North Brunswick High School girls basketball won one playoff game by 15 points but lost another by two points in finishing the season 18-8.

    Below are summaries of the games.


    NORTH 52

    RED SPRINGS—Red Springs made just two of nine free throws in the final 1 minute, 44 seconds, but those were enough to give the Red Devils a 54-52 victory over North in the second round of the Class AA state playoffs Feb. 26.

  • East Duplin holds off Scorpions

    BEULAVILLE—East Duplin used a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to break away from North Brunswick and beat the Scorpions 55-52 in the second round of the Class AA state basketball playoffs Feb. 25.

    Junior center Reggie Cobia scored 17 points, junior DeMontez Lennon 14 and senior forward Shawn Sanders 10 as North ends the season 12-13.

    North trailed 33-27 with three minutes left in the third quarter but a rebound by Lennon and six straight points by Cobia—two free throws, a dunk and a basket off a pass from Jeremy Young—gave North a 35-33 lead.

  • Immigration officials won't comment on inmate groom's immigration status

    Although a court order recently allowed a Mexican national inmate at the Brunswick County Detention Center to marry a U.S. citizen, the union does not change Luis Miguel Gamboa-Gomez’s immigration status.

    Citing U.S. Department of Homeland Security privacy laws, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson Ivan Ortiz-Delgado wouldn’t comment on Gamboa-Gomez’s immigration status, but confirmed ICE has lodged a detainer on Gamboa-Gomez.

  • First mental health superior court in the state debuts in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—Mental health services throughout the state continue to suffer budget and program cuts, and many people in need of mental health services are unable to receive the treatment they need.

    A new court program launched this week in Brunswick County Superior Court aims at ensuring people who go through the court system in need of mental health services receive the services they need. On Thursday, March 5, the state’s first-ever Mental Health Superior Court had only one participant, but court organizers hope to see the program expand.

  • Symposium addresses needs, causes of poverty in Brunswick County

    SOUTHPORT—Nonprofit groups dedicated to helping the poor during difficult economic times want to know how to obtain better access to grant funding for a county where demographic statistics are deceiving when it comes to the level of poverty.

    Community residents who see poverty all around them want to know what they can do to help.

    Those were the major points that arose at Saturday’s poverty symposium at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, organized by Roy Tucker of Sacred Heart and Kathy Doyle of St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte.

  • IRS shuts down Calabash hardware store

    CALABASH—It wasn’t business as usual when the Internal Revenue Service descended on a local hardware store one morning last week and shut it down.

    Shortly after opening Calabash Priced Right Everyday Hardware store Thursday morning, March 5, store owner Sammie Leonard was confronted by two IRS agents from Wilmington who said they were seizing the store for nonpayment of overdue taxes.

    Leonard and his employees were forced to leave the premises.

  • Crossing over to the island

    Work on the new $32 million high-rise Intracoastal Waterway bridge in Sunset Beach has crossed over to the island. A platform has been erected near the old island boat launch site as English Construction Co. of Lynchburg, Va., proceeds with construction work on the future 65-foot-tall span, slated for completion by mid 2010.


  • 'The Power Behind the People:' Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation's 'Balanced Solutions'

    In August 2007, North Carolina became one of the first states in the country to pass legislation requiring utilities to generate more electricity from renewable energy sources.

    The goals of the legislation are to diversify the resources used to reliably meet N.C.’s energy needs, provide greater energy security by using indigenous resources available within the state, encourage private investment in renewables and energy efficiency and provide improved air quality.