Today's News

  • Good fishing in winter weather

     Most outdoorsmen are putting their coveralls on to go sit in the deer stand or duck blind. Here along our coast you will still see plenty of boats cruising up and down the waterway chasing after some good wintertime fishing. The weather has been mild so far this year, making for more pleasurable fishing conditions. This week is looking chilly with the north winds blowing steadily. Our water temperatures are hovering just a little bit above average, but this next cold front should get us around the 50-degree mark.

  • BCC Classic is Dec. 17-19

     Staff Report

    The BCC Christmas Classic is Dec. 17-19. The BCC men play Caldwell Community College at 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Wallace State Community College (Alabama) at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 and Harcum College (Pennsylvania) at 8 p.m. Dec. 19. The NJCAA ranks Harcum No. 6 in Division I community college teams,

    Cape Fear, Harcum and Wallace played in the NJCAA Division I national tournament last season. Caldwell lost in the NJCAA Division III title game last season.

  • Trojans rout Jones, improve to 6-0

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 6-0 by beating Jones 72-27 Friday, Dec. 5, at West.

    Senior Gray Cheers scored his 1,000 career point and finished with 15 points. Sophomore forward Josh Woodard scored 12 points and senior Saadiq Johnson scored 11.

    Jones, a Class 1A team in Trenton, dropped to 0-6. The only suspense in this game was when Cheers would score his 1,000th career point.

  • Undefeated Lady Trojans rally to beat Jones

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick defeated Jones 74-58 in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Dec. 5, at West.

  • Authorities seek Supply man accused of raping girl

    Investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a 21-year-old Supply man accused of raping a girl in July.

    Detectives are searching for Kody Devin Medford, of Tanglewood Drive SW, who faces charges of statutory rape and crime against nature, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Medford is accused of having sex with the 13-year-old July 21, warrants show.

    Anyone with information regarding Medford’s whereabouts should call Detective Tony Henson at 253-2777 or 911.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers defeat Ashley, Laney

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team beat Laney and Ashley in the Trojans’ first conference matches of the season Wednesday, Dec. 3, at West.

    Laney and Ashley are Class 4A teams. The Trojans, a Class 3A team, won five of the last six matches by fall en route to the 44-29 victory against Laney. West had eight falls in its 69-12 victory against Ashley.

    The key victory was against Laney, and it put West in good position to contend for the regular-season conference title. West has four conference matches left.

  • Park and Ride program to aid U.S. 17 traffic congestion starts in January

    LELAND–A park and ride program proposed by the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization to attempt to cut down on traffic congestion along U.S. 17/74/76 will have three stops instead of one.

    The WMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) created a Transportation Demand Management subcommittee to look at how public transportation could improve traffic during the NCDOT’s construction project on U.S. 17 between Leland and Wilmington, with the intent of planning for the long term.

  • Brunswick County commissioners fete outgoing, incoming officials

    BOLIVIA–During Monday night’s Brunswick County commissioner meeting, outgoing board chairman Phil Norris not only received a warm sendoff – he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.

    The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor to individuals for their extraordinary service to the state of North Carolina through their work in their community, their career or for service to the state.

  • Eagle Scout project could help clear Riverwalk trail

    Belville’s Riverwalk Park plan is meant to promote environmentalism, education and economic development and now it might help a Boy Scout earn his Eagle Scout rank.

    Thomas Wallace, a scout with Boy Scout Troop 13 based out of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, attended the Nov. 17 Belville town board meeting to propose an Eagle Scout project to help clear and add on to the trail the is part of the first phase of the riverwalk.

    “The project would remove a bunch of stumps, roots and trash from the trails,” Wallace said.

  • State unemployment rate a half point above national numbers

    North Carolina’s unemployment rate remains above 6 percent for October while the national unemployment rate stayed below that mark, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

    The NCDC - Labor and Economic Analysis Division, provides the county, state and national numbers on unemployment each month.

    The state seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hit 6.3 percent for October while the national rate was 5.8 percent.