Today's News

  • Memories of Hurricane Floyd are greater than images

    My dad pulled up outside the Police Station on Oak Island. I was nervous, but I wanted to do it.

    “You want me to go with you?” he asked.

    “No! That would look dorky,” I said. “I am a grown-up now. I’ll be fine.”

    As I said that, I was shaking inside. It was my first real experience working for a newspaper—well, sort of.

  • Bipartisanship: The real myth of healthcare debate

    The biggest myth surrounding healthcare reform isn’t the idea of death panels. It’s not even the idea of an illegal immigrant free-for-all on government-run healthcare services.

    The biggest myth surrounding healthcare reform is there is hope what comes out of the Capitol in the coming months will have any hint of true bipartisanship.

    It’s not for a lack of trying; it’s not even from a lack of substantive bills, one of which was penned from both sides of the aisle.

    It’s a numbers game. Democrats have the numbers, so they win.

  • Fighting Camel football field dedicated to Edward Gore

    BUIES CREEK—On Sept. 5, Campbell football fans cheered not only for the Fighting Camels’ first home game win but also for the dedication of the new football field named in honor of Edward M. Gore.

    Gore is a longtime friend and benefactor of Campbell. The dedication took place during halftime ceremonies at the season-opener against Methodist University.

  • Gators gobble up Scorpions

    LELAND—The Gators of East Columbus used an old-school single-wing formation in beating the North Brunswick Scorpions 27-13 Friday night.

    This formation is rarely used in high school football. This offense really has no quarterback, and all four running backs take direct snaps from center.

  • West volleyball team defeats East Bladen

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.

  • Lady Trojans get first victory of the season

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis won for the first time this season, routing East Bladen 9-0.

    “I am very happy for all the girls,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “They been doing what it takes to win.

    In singles, Gabrial Sanders beat Paige Huggins 6-0, 6-0. Aimee Rourk beat Christen McKiner 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Sanchez beat Emmy Corbett 6-2, 6-1. Taylor Madison beat Monae Newkirk 6-0, 6-0. Lesile Cao beat Haley Baldwin 6-0, 6-0. Katie Fike beat Megan Atkinson 6-0, 6-0.

  • Laney JV uses big plays to hand Trojans first loss

    WILMINGTON—The Laney Buccaneers made several big plays to hold off a feisty West Brunswick squad for a 27-13 victory Thursday night. Laney seized control of the game early in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead.

    For West (2-1), undermanned because of some key injuries and varsity call-ups, the loss was the first of the season.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny on First Street; suspect removed a TV from bedroom.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Old Sound Boulevard; suspect damaged carpet.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wilmington Street; suspect entered storage, damaged the door and took a toolbox, socket set and other tools.

  • Anglers get ready for the big fall spot run

    We’ve had our first showing of spot on the piers, and anglers are poised for the big fall spot run.

    Last year was a disappointment, but there seems to be good signs this season will be better. Fall pier fishing remains a simple and rewarding fishing experience that brings out the kid in all of us.

  • Students would be hurt by funding freeze

    Charles Warren is right, sometimes you have to take drastic actions, but his proposal to freeze school board funding is just plain wrong.

    Last week at the Brunswick County Commissioners meeting, Warren proposed county commissioners freeze school funding until the Brunswick County Board of Education “gets their act together.”