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Today's News

  • Warrior Ride Coastal Carolina Tour scheduled for Oct. 17-21

    The Warrior Ride will have its annual Coastal Carolina Tour from Oct. 17 through 21.

  • Seniors Helping Seniors on Oct. 13

    Brunswick Senior Resources and its sponsors will have the seventh annual Seniors Helping Seniors event from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the ballroom at The Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Road.

    Admission is free and lunch will be provided.

    The opening ceremony by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office launches promptly at 9:30 a.m.

    Highlights include a variety of vendors and valuable information for seniors, their families and caregivers as well as food, prizes, games, speakers, performers, music, art and massage.

  • New Hanover inmates temporarily housed in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County Detention Facility is providing temporary housing for some New Hanover County inmates.

    New Hanover County sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer said inmates are being housed in Brunswick County while improvements are being made to one of New Hanover County’s housing units.

    “We’re putting up fencing up on our second tier for safety and security reasons,” he said. “This is happening in all the units; this just happens to be one of the last ones.”

  • Precautions urged after EEE found in Brunswick County

    The State Laboratory of Public Health identified Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a pool of mosquitoes collected in central Brunswick County on Sept. 19, according to a county news release issued Wednesday.

    The type of mosquitoes collected is responsible for circulating EEE in the wild bird population and are not known to bite humans. County mosquito control officials regularly monitor the mosquito species Culiseta melanura to identify EEE activity and direct mosquito spraying operations to reduce the risk to the human and horse populations.

  • West Brunswick soccer plays to 2-2 draw against Ashley

     The West Brunswick High School varsity soccer team dropped a conference game against New Hanover, 2-1, and tied Ashley, 2-2, last week. 

     

    The Trojans played Topsail on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos of West Brunswick's game against Ashley. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues (Sept. 28 edition)

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Fishing trips yield great results

     Photos from recent fishing action with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster's Outdoors Guide Service. 

  • Fall is the best time to go fishing

     Fall is a special time of year here in Brunswick County. Daytime temperatures decrease to a comfortable 75 degrees while a fall North breeze is just enough to cool spectators sampling food at the North Carolina Oyster Festival. Aside from the Oyster Festival out of Ocean Isle, some will often venture up to Wilmington for the Great Waiters Wine Race or live entertainment at Riverfest during the first weekend of October. However, fall is much more than just a festival-filled season for Brunswick County fishermen.

  • Working around wind, waves and showers

     The weather has been a wild roller coaster the last few weeks with a few hurricanes wrecking offshore islands and Gulf Coast states. Our hearts and prayers go out to those in their paths. We all still have a very close eye on Maria, but it appears that she will stay offshore and not make landfall. Maria will still create some rather large swells, which will make it difficult for small boats to navigate the inlets and fish the beach. It has been a great time to be a surfer, though! Despite working around wind, waves and a few showers, the fishing has been spot on for fall.

  • Trojans drop a pair of conference games

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team rattled off 11 consecutive points against Ashley during a conference match Thursday, Sept. 21, but it wasn’t enough as the Screaming Eagles claimed a 25-15, 27-25, 25-18 victory over the Trojans.

    Senior setter Payton Roberts stepped to the service line with West trailing by nine points in the second set after Ashley had defeated the Trojans in the first set.

    When Roberts was finished serving, West had turned an eight-point deficit into a one-point lead.