Today's News

  • Prophets are found in the most unlikely places

    When most folks hear the word prophet, they think of major figures in history that have stirred the world, upset the status quo, and lived dangerously as a result. Names like Martin Luther, Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammed, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Dorothy Day, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Joan of Arc, Bishop Oscar Romero Sr., Dorothy Stang, John the Baptizer and Jesus, the Christ—Son of God and prophet beyond all prophets—emerge from our memories as heroic men and women who sought to save the world from its own bondage.

  • West splits conference duals; South wins first two

    West Brunswick split its first two conference tennis duals and South Brunswick won its first two conference duals. Summaries are below.



    LELAND—West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 8-1 in a conference dual March 10. West swept the singles matches. Alex Humbert, Neil Mintz, John Harmon and Daniel Hernandez each won two matches.

  • N.C. Open Meetings Law: Shining the light on public business

    All public bodies in North Carolina are subject to the N.C. Open Meetings Law, N.C. General Statute 143-318.11.

    A public body is defined by N.C. General Statute as “any elected or appointed body, committee, commission, board or other group that is composed of two or more members who are authorized to exercise legislative, policy-making, quasi-judicial, administrative or advisory functions.”

  • South Brunswick loses rematch with Ashley

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick lost 12-3 Friday to Ashley in a nonconference softball game.

    South used three pitchers but they could not stop the hitting stroke of the Ashley players. The Cougars had previously defeated Ashley 8-2.

    The Eagles scored in the first and three runs off six hits in the second inning.

  • Seven Brunswick county swimmers achieve notable times at 'Y' meet

    Brunswick County swimmers helped the Cape Fear Aquatic Club finish a best-ever fifth in the Greater “Y” Sunbelt Swimming Association Championships March 5-7 at the Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough.

    Seven county swimmers had notable accomplishments in the 14-team event.

    Teddy Johnson, competing in the 9-10 age group, achieved national age-group standards in the 50-yard breaststroke (sixth in 46.16 seconds) and the 100-yard breaststroke (seventh in 1:42.89). He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (2:38.31) and the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:47.07).

  • West Brunswick wins N.C. Showcase game at Pitt Community College

    West Brunswick beat Millbrook 7-4 in an N.C. Showcase game Saturday at Pitt Community College.

    Winning pitcher Jay Gause struck out 10 batters in five innings. He gave up five hits and four runs. He walked three. Reliever Lorenzo Pigott pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

    Markel Jones, the No. 8 batter in the lineup for West, finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs.

  • Volunteers once again coming to aid of Brunswick County Animal Shelter



    Brunswick County Animal Services is reviving a volunteer program, this time to assist with follow-up of its spay-neuter program.

    David Swain, director at the county animal shelter on Green Swamp Road (N.C. 211) said about 20 people have offered to help.

    “So I’ve got plenty right now for what we have,” he said.

    March 8 was the cutoff date for people interested in participating to submit names.

    Swain is compiling a list he hopes to have in place this week.

  • Calabash Fire Department gets $132,335 federal grant to buy equipment



    CALABASH—Fire Chief Randy Bork has a list of items a recently bestowed grant will be used to buy for the Calabash Fire Department.

    That’s because the $132,335 U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant has a built-in earmark for how it’s to be spent.

  • County to aid effort supporting commercial fishing site



    Brunswick County commissioners have informally agreed to help move forward efforts to secure a commercial fishing resource site next to the new Oak Island bridge.

    The approval comes with a stipulation local fishermen will need to form their own nonprofit organization, because the county doesn’t want to get involved in the commercial fishing industry.

    A majority of fishermen voting at a recent meeting in Bolivia indicated they favor establishing the site next to the new Oak Island bridge.

  • Commissioners appoint committee to meet with New Hanover about Southeastern Center

    BOVLIA—Two county commissioners and two county administrators will meet with officials from Southeastern Center for Mental Health and New Hanover County to discuss a funding agreement for Southeastern’s proposed new administrative building.

    Commissioners on Monday appointed commissioners Phil Norris and Charles Warren to join county manager Marty Lawing and assistant county manager Steve Stone to discuss with New Hanover and Southeastern officials Brunswick County’s future share of the news 25,000-square-foot facility proposed by Southeastern.