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Today's News

  • Operation Bad Candy nets 27 arrests, more than 60 related drug charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office launched its fifth countywide drug roundup in the Sheriff John Ingram administration Monday morning, this one dubbed Operation Bad Candy.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Ocean Isle Beach Police officers searched for more than 50 suspects wanted for various violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act beginning around 6 a.m. Monday.

  • Lancaster, S.C., teen defends title in Carolina Oyster Festival 10K

     A Lancaster, S.C., teen defended his title in the Carolina Oyster Festival 10K race Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Wylie Penegar, 17, ran the course on the cool morning in 35 minutes, 45 seconds, finishing nearly three minutes ahead of 86 other runners. He won last year in 35:56.

    The top female finisher was Shannon Luper, 28, of Lumberton, who finished sixth overall in 44:30.

  • West Brunswick gets homecoming victory over Whiteville

    The West Brunswick High School football team beat Whiteville 41-21 on homecoming Friday night.

    West is now 2-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall, as it enters a bye week.

    Playing with an offensive line that as a group started its first game together, the Trojans scored 35 straight points on the Wolfpack.

  • Video included: '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' spells F-U-N

    Looking for frolicking fun this weekend? Let Brunswick Little Theatre spell it out for you.

     “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is playing this weekend and next at the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    The Tony Award-winning musical follows a group of six students as they compete for the title of county spelling bee champion. The comedic show is suggested for adult audiences only, as some mature situations are addressed.

  • Ground breaks on Brunswick County Hospice Care Center

    BOLIVIA—“I wish I would have called Hospice sooner,” is the most frequently heard comment from patients and their families, Laurie Bystrom, president and CEO of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, said.

    Hospice helps patients stay in their homes as long as possible, Bystrom explained. When this is no longer feasible, LifeCare Centers are designed to make patients feel cared for until their last moments. In addition to patient care, Hospice services help family members beyond the passing of their loved ones.

  • South Brunswick shuts out North in soccer

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick scored four goals in the second half in beating North Brunswick 4-0 in a high school conference soccer game Oct. 14.

    The shutout was the third this week by junior goalkeeper Brian Atack as the Cougars’ improved to 8-0 in the conference. Four games are left in the conference season.

    South coach Joe Salzler knew his team was in for a tight game when the first half ended 0-0.

  • Republican seeks to unseat longtime incumbent Hill in House District 20 race

    Republican Tristan Patterson is seeking to unseat longtime Democratic incumbent Dewey Hill in the N.C. House District 20 race.

    District 20 is composed of Columbus County and a portion of Brunswick County.

    Patterson claimed his opponent didn’t attend Monday night’s candidates’ forum at Brunswick Community College as “strictly a political move.”

    Hill, however, said he had to attend a previously scheduled speaking engagement at the same time as Monday night’s forum.

  • Sports briefs

    Sloup wins non-league match

    In a three-team nonconference golf match among the South Brunswick, Ashley and Hoggard high schools Oct. 7 at the St. James Plantation Founder Club, South’s Ashley Sloup was the winner, shooting a 49.

    The golfers played the back nine, a par-36 of 2,600 yards.

    South’s Stefanie Zapf shot a 51 and Madison Brendle and Abby Kjome 53s in leading the Cougars to the team victory over Ashley, 153-179. Molly Gore shot a 55.

  • Golf tournament briefs

    PLAY FOR PINK TOURNEY OCT. 19

    The Play for Pink Golf Tournament at Magnolia Greens will be Oct 19. The fee per golfer for is $85, which also includes dinner. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the flighted scramble is noon. The rain date is Oct. 20. 

  • A grand wedding, a sad goodbye

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    On Oct. 2, Kaitlyn Johnston married Chris Jarman, in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. Parents and grandparents were decked in their finest; the bridal party looked like something right out of Bride Magazine.

    The board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County was there, with spouses in tow.