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Today's News

  • Is NCIT project still on the state’s ‘to-do’ list?

    Is the proposed N.C. International Terminal project still in Brunswick County’s future?

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre and six Brunswick County municipalities have expressed opposition to the 600-acre, deepwater terminal proposed for Southport, and the state legislature denied any funds to help pay for a feasibility study this year, leaving many to question whether the project has a future.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Kevin Vinson Scott, 22, of 1352 Sweetwater Lane S.W., Supply, with breaking and entering, possession of cocaine and vandalism. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under a $15,000 secured bond.

  • Season looking brighter for McCumbee

     Halfway through the ARCA Racing Series season, there is a brighter outlook for Chad McCumbee.

    McCumbee had a season-best sixth-place finish in an ARCA race Saturday in Mansfield, Ohio. And the next race—July 31 at Pocono Raceway—is where McCumbee has won in ARCA competition and has four top-four finishes in his career.

    McCumbee started 13th out of the 31 drivers who raced Saturday in the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200. McCumbee finished one lap down in the 200-lap race on the one-half mile paved and banked track.

  • Former Calabash administrator makes plea deal

    BOLIVIA—Former Calabash town administrator Jeremy Cribb has been found guilty in a plea deal to one count of misdemeanor misrepresenting and falsifying documents to obtain employment.

    Cribb, 31, was sentenced Monday morning by Superior Court Judge Doug Sasser to 18 months probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine in addition to reimbursing state attorney’s fees of $4,350 for his court-appointed attorney and $256.50 court costs.

  • No-hitter, great catch highlight Brunswick victories Sunday in Dixie Boys tourney

     Gray Cheers and Justin Wittkofsky combined on a no-hitter as Brunswick County routed Duplin County 12-0 Sunday in a second-round game of the N.C. Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament at Smithville Park in Southport.

    Cheers pitched three innings and struck out eight batters. He struck out the side in the second inning. He walked three. Wittkofsky pitched the final two innings and struck out four. He struck out the side in the fifth.

  • Leland Legion team 0-2 in state tourney

     

    The Leland Post 68 Junior American Legion Baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament over the weekend in Durham.

    In the double-elimination tourney, Post 68 made seven errors as it lost 8-6 to Kernersville in a first-round game July 16. Kernersville scored four runs in the first and led 6-2 after five innings.

    Post 68 scored in the sixth, but Kernersville scored twice in the seventh for an 8-3 lead. Post 68 scored three runs in the seventh and had the bases loaded with two outs before the game ended on a groundout.

  • McCumbee has season-best sixth-place finish

     Chad McCumbee had a season-best sixth-place finish in an ARCA race Saturday in Mansfield, Ohio.

    McCumbee started 13th out of the 31 drivers who raced in the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200. McCumbee finished one lap down in the 200-lap race.

    Max Gresham, a 17-year-old from Griffin, Ga., led the final 47 laps in winning in his third career ARCA Racing Series start.

  • Brunswick teams win openers in Dixie Boys state tourney

     SOUTHPORT—Four Brunswick County pitchers gave up three unearned runs as Brunswick beat Hope Mills 4-3 July 17 at Smithville Park in a first-round game of the N.C. Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament. Brunswick plays a second-round game at 5:30 p.m. Sunday

    And Brunswick beat Columbus County 11-1 in the N.C. Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament. Brunswick plays a second-round game at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. (Stories of both games will be online Sunday night.)

  • Water quality swimming alert lifted for Sunset Beach

    The state Division of Environmental Health today lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in Brunswick County.

    Subsequent sampling of the site shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.

  • A moment of silence for the passing of a name that sparked a dance revolution

    You know you’ve done it.

    Nine out of 10 people who hear the classic Village People song “YMCA” at a sporting event, wedding or the local karaoke bar are genetically programmed to start singing along and making the letters with their arms.

    Most of us have come to terms with this predisposition and have stopped fighting it. We’ll start awkwardly flailing our arms the minute we hear the first notes of the song coming over the speakers.