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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores approves property buy for stormwater access

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved a contract to acquire property that will enable improved access to stormwater facilities.

    Approval of the $16,000 contract to buy a parcel at 64 Carolina Shores Parkway from F.B. Lee Development Co. came at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Jan. 12.

  • Winnabow woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    A Winnabow woman died in a single-vehicle crash on N.C. 133 on Thursday morning, Jan. 12.

    Kelly Latimer, 47, of Funston Road was driving a silver 2013 Hyundai four-door passenger car south near Little Mallory Creek three miles outside Belville city limits at 8 a.m. when she veered off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned about 50 feet from a marsh, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan McDermott said.

  • Brunswick Community College warns of scam

    Brunswick Community College officials warn local residents to be wary of scam artists pretending to represent the college.

    Reports of an individual asking for donations to help support students in a study abroad trip to Great Britain have occurred among residents and businesses in the North Myrtle Beach, S.C. area, according to a BCC news release issued Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

    Officials with the College have no such arrangement with anyone and encourage residents to contact the BCC Foundation to confirm fundraising efforts by third parties.

  • Donation conserves land along Town Creek

    While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-acre property in Brunswick County.

  • Bluefin tuna action dwindles with rough weather

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    For the past several weeks, fishermen of our area have been blessed with both incredible weather and fishing for January. Typically, this month strictly revolves around fishing for trout inshore and preparing equipment for the busy summer season. However, 2017 had a different plan for us. Moderate temperatures in the mid-60s and light winds have brought local anglers another excuse to go offshore fishing.

  • Mixed report on redfish in January

    Another new year has come upon us and the spring fishing season is quickly approaching. Our January weather has been extremely mild with average high temperatures reaching well into the 60’s most of this month. We did see a quick and extreme cold spell in the second week of January that could have been dangerous. The lows quickly dropped into the teens and highs did not reach above the freezing mark for three days. This kind of sudden extreme temperature change can and did result in a cold stun event for our fish stocks.

  • Beloved Weldon was an inspiration to many

    By Darren deMaille

  • Trojan boys beat Laney; Trojan girls lose

    West Brunswick beat Laney 64-36 in the boys’ basketball game Friday.

    Laney beat West Brunswick 49-35 in the girls’ basketball game Friday.

  • N.C. Rate Bureau withdraws dwelling fire rate filing

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the rate filing made Nov. 30, 2016, which would have seen an increase of 19.6 percent average in North Carolina.

    The rate filing was reviewed by Department of Insurance experts who discovered data issues that needed to be resolved before the filing could move forward. The N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the filing.

  • DECA spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 25

    South Brunswick High School’s DECA Chapter will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at South Brunswick High School to raise money for the State DECA Competition in Greensboro.

    Cost is $7 per plate or $20 for a family-pack of four. Plate includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a choice of assorted desserts. The dinner is open to all members of the community. If you live within Brunswick County and purchase more than 30 meals, DECA members will deliver the plates to you.