Today's News

  • Bay Creek Classic fishing tourney Sept. 11

    If you are looking for a tournament to fish and a great cause to back, look no further than the Sept. 11 Bay Creek Classic flounder tourney, a one-day event that benefits an amazing local resident and fisherman with an incredible story.

    Brandon Matthews is a Southport sportsman who was working on his deer stand in 2006 and fell 30 feet from a magnolia tree, an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Brandon faced a tremendous and painful ordeal rehabbing at the hospital, and over time he regained the movement in his arms but no use of his hands or legs.

  • Early accident ends McCumbee’s ARCA race

    An accident a few laps after the green flag waved ended Chad McCumbee’s race Friday in the ARCA Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

    McCumbee started seventh out of 39 drivers. It was his best start of the season. He was credited with six laps and a 33rd-place finish.

    The accident occurred when Casey Roderick, who started third, hit the wall. This caused a chain reaction that led to Mikey Kile turning into McCumbee. McCumbee suffered heavy front-end damage and was forced to retire.

  • Adam Fulford wins for sixth time this season

    After taking a weekend off, drivers at Myrtle Beach Speedway were back and ready for racing Saturday.

  • Defense leads Cougars to victory over Ashley

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars proved the rout last week over Midway was not a fluke.

    The defense manhandled the Ashley Eagles as the Cougars won 26-14 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game before a partisan crowd at the Brunswick campus. 

    The offense almost gave the game away early, as the running backs had trouble holding onto the football. The Cougars fumbled five times, allowing the Eagles to score from close in.

  • West wins opener; South beats East Bladen

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis team opened its season by beating host West Bladen 9-0 Aug. 26  but losing 9-0 Monday to North Myrtle Beach at the Ocean Isle Beach Tennis Center.

    “I am very happy with the progress of the team,” coach Scott Mehalick said. “We have 24 girls, which is fantastic.

    “The first match against West Bladen was very solid all the way through the lineup.

  • West’s soccer team wins in Brittany Invitational

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team won for the first time this season, beating Northern Nash 1-0 in the Brittany Invitational.

    West sophomore Scottie Melvin scored the only goal at 63:20. Sophomore midfielder Jonathan Newhouse had the assist.

    West junior goalkeeper Josh Upchurch had four saves in the shutout.

  • Longwood man arrested for Sunset Beach armed robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect for an armed robbery Tuesday night in Sunset Beach.

    According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, a black male suspect entered the Kangaroo on Seaside Road in Sunset Beach. The suspect, later identified as Curtis James Robinson, threatened the store clerk with a knife and ordered the clerk to the floor.

  • North beats East Columbus in five games

     LELAND—North Brunswick rallied numerous times in beating East Columbus in a five-game volleyball match Aug 31.

    North won 14-25, 26-24, 25-15, 22-25, 15-10.

    Coach Ericka Riddle said what most impressed her about the victory was the team’s perseverance.

    “They ended up fighting back after that first loss,” she said, “and kept fighting back no matter what was going on on the court or on the bench.”

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Aug. 18

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • It’s all fun and games right until someone gets stung by wasps

    My great-grandmother made it clear. My cousin and I were to stay far away from the old pickup truck she had parked near some trees in a clearing.

    Seems the truck had been there some time, not running, and wasps had decided it was as good a place as any to call home.

    “If you don’t want to get stung, stay away from it,” she said.

    My cousin and cohort in crime smiled with his back turned toward her and nodded in my direction. We headed outside.