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Today's News

  • Emergency responders battle large brush fire Saturday afternoon

    Several area fire departments are on the scene of a fast moving, large brush fire near Old Georgetown Road and N.C. 904 Saturday afternoon.

    The video below, taken from a mobile phone, shows the smoke moving across portions of Old Georgetown Road, which was shut down for some time Saturday.

    Check back for more details later.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North’s Tylan Kelly signs with SCC

     LELAND—North Brunswick High School senior baseball player Tylan Kelly signed a letter of intent Feb. 18 with Southeastern Community College.

  • North’s girls finish second in conference tourney

     The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team fell behind 17-0 and never recovered in a 61-41 loss to East Bladen on Feb. 18 in the championship game of the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference basketball tournament.

    For North (18-6), Tyera Fisher finished as the high scorer (24 points) in the game on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • 'Showtime at the Apollo' takes stage next weekend at WBHS

    It’s “Showtime at the Apollo” at West Brunswick High School.

    The theater department’s third annual Black History month production showcases a performance timeline of headlining acts of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y. The production includes singing, comedy, dancing and visual history of the theater and popular events in American history throughout the decades.

    “We like to do different things every year,” Jennifer Negron, theater arts instructor, said.

  • Woman charged in wreck involving state trooper

    SUPPLY—A Sunset Beach woman has been charged with failure to yield in a wreck that closed portions of U.S. 17 last Friday morning.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. T.W. Pope, around 7:49 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Virginia Coats, 65, of Sunset Beach, was entering U.S. 17 from Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Pope said Coats, who was driving a 2005 GMC pickup truck, failed to yield to highway patrol trooper J.M. King, who was traveling north in a 2010 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle.

  • Five-year-old dialysis patient dies of cardiac arrest

    Last Tuesday night, Billy Joe Lawson Jr. made a promise to his mother.

    “That night, I said, ‘Bill Bill, you promise me you won’t ever leave home. You promise you never leave me,’” Myra Lawson said. “He said, ‘I promise.’”

    That night, the 5-year-old who was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) several months ago when his kidneys failed, unexpectedly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED State shot put champion Ryan Minor to attend ASU

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School senior Ryan Minor, a three-time state champion in the shot put, signed a letter of intent Feb. 16 to attend Appalachian State University.

    “As soon as I stepped on the campus,” Minor said, “I said, ‘This is the place where I want to go to college.’”

    Minor was already familiar with ASU. He had attended a throwers camp in which one of the ASU coaches, April Smith, was an instructor.

  • Bowling news

    Planet Fun

    Planet Fun Classic: Lee Olson 269-268-247-784, Chris Arcaro 246-241-234-721, Avery Brewer 258-227-225-710, Jonathan Lowery 239-234-671, Rick LaChance 278-667, Gary Armistead 227-223-204-654, Terry Decker 258-213-652, Samuel Champion 235-214-648, Mike Workman 247-210-644, Michael Ward 246-637, Jeffrey Evans 238-233-636, Sam Harris 246-609, Kelly Mintz 233, Dennis Nichols 219, Don Ruth 216-201, George Jacobs 213, Dick Lehrer 211, Frank Paolicelli 203, Joseph Johnson 202, Jeff Harrelson 202, Len Mishue 200.

  • Redfish continue to bite in creeks

    The only game in town remains the solid redfish action going on in Brunswick County and northern South Carolina. Red drum have hit all year through any kind of weather, and the latest dusting of snow shouldn’t put them off at all.

    Despite water temps hitting 39 degrees consistently, the redfish bite has continued uninterrupted in the backwater creeks.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game Feb. 3 was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -13 were Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dave Harper. In second at -3 was the team of Paul Salerno, Jim Pope and Bob Janovic.

    The game Feb. 7 was individual net scores. The winner at -1 was Dave Harper. In second at even par was Tom Kronyak.

    CFAG

    On Feb. 7 at Oyster Bay, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton and Joe Meo placed first with an 84. The three-man teams scored one net on the par 4s and par 5s and two nets on the par 3s.