Today's News

  • Insurer has no N.C. license

    The company N.C. Watersports reportedly uses for insurance is not licensed to operate in North Carolina and could face fines from the state.

    N.C. Watersports president Barrett McMullan testified last week the Ocean Isle Beach parasailing company is insured by Marine Specialty Management, an insurer based in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

    According to the N.C. Department of Insurance, however, Marine Specialty Management does not appear to be licensed in the state, meaning there is nothing stopping the company from not paying claims.

  • West sweeps season series with South

    West Brunswick scored two touchdowns in the final 2 minutes, 18 seconds of the first half—including a 45-yard pass from Quan Bates to Thomas Reaves on the last play of the first half—and went on to beat South Brunswick 41-16 in the opening game of the Waccamaw Conference football season Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • Wolfpack defeat Scorpions in conference game

    WHITEVILLE—On another rainy Friday night, when some high school football games were postponed, the Whiteville Wolfpack had no problem handling the Scorpions of North Brunswick in a 30-20 victory.

    The game was the start of conference play in a stadium filled with tradition, dating back to World War II.

  • South avenges early-season loss to West JV with 45-point outburst

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—When the West Brunswick Trojan and South Brunswick Cougar junior varsity football teams played Sept. 3, the Trojans held off a Cougar comeback for a 26-22 victory. That meeting seemed like a defensive struggle compared to what happened Sept. 24 in Boiling Spring Lakes. In a game that featured more than 600 yards of total offense, South scored early and often en route to a 45-27 victory.

  • West's boys dominate cross-country meet

    West’s top-five runners finished in the top six in winning a three-team boys’ cross-country meet Sept. 23 at North Brunswick.

    Roberto Valerio was first and Juan Gonzalez second in pacing West to a team score of 18 points—15 points are perfect finish.

    North was second with 42 points and West Bladen third with 81 points.

    West’s Ronnie Dellinger was fourth, Jason Huff fifth and John Frink sixth, completing the team scoring.

    Other West finishers: Bryan Murdaugh, ninth; Dylan Bernier, 12th; James Hall, 15th.

  • Lower-seeds help South remain unbeaten

    Getting continued good play from lower-seeded players, the South Brunswick girls tennis team routed Whiteville 9-0 Sept. 24 at South.

    South improved to 5-0 in the conference, 7-0 overall.

    The Cougars’ No. 4-6 singles players lost four games in six sets.

    At No. 4. Sarah Brock beat Allison Royal 6-0, 6-0. At No. 5, Hilary Walker beat Jacq Rapely 6-0, 6-0. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Emily Maultsby 6-2, 6-2.

  • Jones scores four goals in South victory

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Robert Jones scored four goals and Tyler Evans two as South Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-3 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Sept. 23 at Jack Campbell Stadium.

    Jones scored the first goal six minutes into the game off a corner kick from Tyler Fisher. Eight minutes later, another goal by Jones put South ahead 2-0.

    North cut the lead to 2-1 when Eric Spafford scored on a penalty kick. But South took a 3-1 lead when Jones scored off a deflection.

  • McCumbee finishes 16th in Las Vegas race

    What looked to be a promising finish in the Las Vegas 350 for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team ended with a disappointing 16th-place finish.

    McCumbee won $11,430 and has won $225,719 this season.

    McCumbee was quick during the heat of the day in both of Saturday’s practice sessions, running in the top 10. He qualified TheGPSstore.com No. 07 in the seventh position and things looked good for the SS Green Light team.

  • Recycling centers for landfill-banned plastic bottles

    Brunswick County has several sites where people can recycle items recently banned from the state’s landfills.

    Effective Oct. 1, plastic bottles, oil filters and wooden pallets can no longer go to the state’s solid waste landfills.

    Brunswick County Operations Services Director Stephanie Lewis said plastic bottles could be recycled at the county’s landfill, drop-off recycling centers or convenient sites throughout the county. The county landfill will accept used motor oil, antifreeze and oil filters to recycle for free only from residents.

  • Drug court receives grant funding for its second year

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court has received a grant to help fund its second year of operations.

    Started in July 2008, drug treatment court has graduated three people from, and currently has, 25 people enrolled in the program.

    The $86,666 grant is the primary source of funding for the court’s operations. County commissioners also earmark funds for drug treatment court.