Today's News

  • Superintendent resigns from position

    First reported at 7:26 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Updated 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Katie McGee voluntarily resigned from her position Thursday night.

    At a specially called meeting, board chairperson Bud Thorsen announced McGee and the board came to a "mutual agreement," and McGee's resignation would be effective Jan. 31.

  • South’s boys beat West

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick guard Edward McNeil directed the plays as Montez Loman scored 19 points and Terrell Stanley 15 in a 54-36 victory Jan. 21 over West Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory gives South a sweep of West in the regular season and the top seed from the conference for the Class 3A state playoffs.

    West lost its 10th straight game and is 1-12 overall. Roman Smyth (10 points) was the top scorer for West, winless in the conference.

  • Children's entertainer Roger Day performs Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Back by popular demand, entertainer Roger Day will perform in a concert presented by Smart Start of Brunswick County at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Admission is free with donation of nonperishable food items. Proceeds will be donated to Brunswick Family Assistance.

    Day is renowned for writing and singing award-winning children’s music, taking inspiration from The Beatles, U2 and even The Clash.

  • BCC’s defense sparks victory over Aiken Tech

     Brunswick Community College scored off three straight turnovers to take a 52-48 lead and then hit three free throws in the final 9.6 seconds to beat Aiken Tech 57-55 in a Region 10 Conference basketball game Saturday afternoon.

  • South swimmers win dual in final home meet

     In their final home meet of the season, the South Brunswick swim teams swept Swansboro and swam automatic qualifying times for the regional next week.

    South’s girls won 168-24 and South’s boys won 148-41 in the dual Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Lady Trojans sweep Cougars, clinch a top seed for playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Applying their press and working the ball inside, the West Brunswick Lady Trojans beat South Brunswick 55-17 Jan. 21 in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep for the Lady Trojans, 4-2 in the conference, 9-4 overall, and gives them the top seed from the conference for the 3A playoffs.

    South remains winless in the conference. Freshman guard Kacy O’Connor scored 10 points.

  • North Brunswick boys improve to 7-0 in conference

    The North Brunswick boys’ basketball team won two conference games and remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference.

    North’s girls lost for the first time in the conference, on Jan. 21 against unbeaten East Bladen, but beat Whiteville the next night.

    Below are summaries of the games.




  • Simmons leaves NBA D-League for China
  • Report on fatal parasail incident to be complete in March

    The U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation into the August parasailing incident on Ocean Isle Beach that resulted in the deaths of two women is scheduled to be complete in March, the lead investigator reports.

    Lt. Chester Warren of the U.S. Coast Guard stated recently once his report is complete, he will forward it to the USCG’s Fifth District Commander for “additional review, analysis and endorsement to ensure my findings are accurate and complete.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Celebrating MLK: Brunswick County remembers the dream

    BOLIVIA—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the same age as local TV reporter Tim Pulliam when King ignited the civil rights movement, the 26-year-old keynote speaker of last week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration said.

    “We have to see his vision through,” Pulliam said. “We have to do the same thing with our goals.”