Today's News

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 12, 13, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Thursday, Nov. 12

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sara Gardner and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • No fees for access to public records

    The law in North Carolina is clear. Public records belong to the public.

    We oppose any attempts by any public body to impose fees that would discourage access to public documents.

    We believe if the proposal before the Brunswick County Board of Education moves forward, that’s exactly what will happen.

    Last week, Brunswick County Schools’ Policy Committee discussed adopting fees for “excessive public records requests.” Board members will review this at their Dec. 1 meeting.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojans dominate Chapel Hill in first-round playoff game

    Led by a balanced rushing attack and a tenacious defense, the West Brunswick Trojans dominated Chapel Hill 34-0 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs.

    West scored on its first five possessions Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and cruised to its first playoff victory since 2004. The Trojans had five running backs gain at least 50 yards on the ground, including 87 yards from junior Vann Cobb and 84 from freshman Markel Jones.

    Head coach Jimmy Fletcher praised the running game and the offensive productivity.

  • West dance team wins 110-percent trophy at Wake Forest

    Hed: West dance teams wins 110-percent trophy at Wake Forest

    The West Brunswick High School dance team won the 110-percent trophy during a recent four-day camp at Wake Forest University. The dance team was judged against 13 other teams. In another competition at the camp, West finished fifth.

  • Byrd’s rushing attack ends West’s season



    The West Brunswick Trojans were unable overcome three turnovers and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown in a 28-7 loss Friday night to Douglas Byrd in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA football playoffs.

    Junior quarterback Junior Williams gained 157 yards on 20 carries to lead the Eagles to victory. The Eagles stymied a Trojan rushing attack that gained more than 300 yards of offense last week in its first-round victory.

    West ends the season 8-4.

  • New superintendent to be announced mid-April

    The new superintendent for Brunswick County Schools will be announced by mid-April.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education met with Kathy Boyd of the North Carolina School Boards Association Thursday to discuss the time line of the superintendent search.

  • Pass the turkey and dressing, and let's watch the parade

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a turkey-day tradition since it first kicked off in New York City in 1924.

    According to an online article, the first year it was called the “Macy’s Christmas Parade” and followed a route from 145th Street and Convent Avenue to the Macy’s store at 34th Street and Broadway.

    The first parade was organized by Macy’s employees, many of whom emigrated to America from Europe and wanted to stage a European-style holiday celebration.

  • Swearing-in session for new Carolina Shores commissioners set for Dec. 1

    CAROLINA SHORES—Two special meetings have been called for Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 1, including an organizational session to swear in two newly elected town commissioners.

    During the first meeting at 2 p.m., the town board of commissioners is to consider approving a resolution accepting referendum petition results and an ordinance to return the town to a mayor-council form of government.

  • County's purchase of used animal gas chamber questioned

    A refurbished gas chamber purchased for use at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter may have had leaks that caused employees to get sick in Reidsville, a local animal activist claims.

    Peter MacQueen of Southport, president of The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina, last week took issue with the county’s recent purchase of the refurbished metal carbon monoxide chamber to euthanize animals at the shelter on Green Swamp Road.

    MacQueen said the unit was previously used in Reidsville, which had a chamber with “serious carbon monoxide gas leaks.”

  • World War II veteran seeks rightful owner of Japanese medal

    SUPPLY—Alex Moskowitz has collected more than 80 years worth of memories, among them numerous swimming medals; his U.S. Army induction and discharge papers; photos of his time in Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines and Okinawa; news clippings of important days in history and family snapshots.

    But he says one such memory he’s held on to for 65 years doesn’t properly belong to him.