Today's News

  • Bolivia man killed in single-car wreck

    A 24-year-old Bolivia man was killed Saturday night when his car struck a tree on Swain Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. M.L. Collier, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, William Crisco was driving his Ford passenger vehicle west on Swain Road at about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

  • Clemmons' work, talent attains goal

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Michael Holcomb knows why Kaitlin Clemmons was offered the chance to play softball at Barton College.

    “Her work ethic,” Holcomb said.

    He should know. He is the coach of the Carolina Gators, the 18-U travel softball team for which Clemmons is a catcher and a second baseman.

    “She is the first to be there and the last to leave,” he said Nov. 12 after Clemmons had signed her letter of intent at South Brunswick High School.

  • Special Olympian bowlers begin series

    The first Special Olympics adult bowling series of the season took place Nov. 10, at Planet Fun.

    More than 80 special-needs participants from the county participated in the event. Special-needs bowlers will bowl for five weeks in this local series. More than 20 of them will qualify to participate in the North Carolina State Special Olympics in Raleigh next year.

    The Special Olympics adult bowling series is a collaboration between the Brunswick Interagency Program and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. The program is funded by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • South Brunswick's season ends in overtime

    East Rowan halfback Chris Moore scored on a 9-yard run in overtime, ending the season for South Brunswick in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A football playoffs Friday.

    “It was a hard-fought battle,” South coach Roman Kelley said. “We had our chances and did not take advantage of them.

    East Rowan won the coin toss for the start of the overtime and deferred possession. The Cougars faced a fourth-and-goal at the 5 and decided to attempt a field goal. Andrew Bates’ kick was good and it gave South an 11-8 lead.

  • BCC loses home opener

    Johnston Community College hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to clinch an 85-81 victory over Brunswick Community College in the Dolphins’ home opener Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    JCC trailed 49-34 at the half but outscored BCC 51-32 in the second half. BCC played most of the second half without Terneil Rhodes, who injured himself while completing a dunk.

    For BCC, Tyree Graham scored 22 points, Alan-Michael Thompson 13, Marcus Graham 10, Rhodes nine and Chris Smith eight.

    The loss dropped BCC’s record to 2-2.

  • Oyster shell recycling program into its third year

    As a Brunswick County native from a commercial fishing family, Sabrina Varnam said it’s important she does her part to protect and enhance coastal resources.

    As the oyster shell recycling program coordinator with the Division of Marine Fisheries, she wants to ensure everyone does his or her part to protect and enhance coastal recourses—oysters being one of them.

    Oyster shell recycling, which Marine Fisheries has been facilitating since the summer of 2006, is a means to “not only protect, but to manage the resources,” she explained.

  • McCumbee to make 100th start in NASCAR Friday

    This Friday at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, SS Green Light Racing’s Chad McCumbee will reach a milestone in his NASCAR racing career. The Ford 200 will mark his 100th start in NASCAR’s top-three series since making his truck series debut in California in 2006.

  • McCumbee finishes 15th at Phoenix

    The Lucas Oil 150 on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway had plenty of promise for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team. They had a new truck, a great starting position and the support of tiwi and Valvoline promoting the “Fuel Proof Guarantee” on their No. 07 Chevrolet.

    But Friday proved unlucky for McCumbee, as an ill-handling truck resulted in a 15th-place finish. He earned $12,605. In 20 starts this season, he has won $263, 584.

    Kevin Harvick won the NCWTS race for a second straight year at the 1-mile track.

  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' contributor sets book signing at L Bookworm

    Some 118 of the 155 survivors of Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in January were interviewed for new a book chronicling the frightening experience titled “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    One of these “miracle” survivors is Steve O’Brien of Charlotte, who has owned a home on Holden Beach for the past 10 years.

    O’Brien will sign copies of the book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at L Bookworm on Holden Beach Road in Supply.

  • Master site plan for Calabash Town Center gets board approval

    CALABASH—Following a workshop and special meeting Tuesday, the town board of commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a master site plan for Calabash Town Center.

    Approval came following a two-and-a-half-hour-long workshop and hour-long special meeting, during which the board, developer Jim Myers and opposing neighbor Anthony Feilback of The Thistle debated details of the proposed commercial and multi-family venture.