Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North beats West in 2 OTs in tourney opener

    LELAND—North Brunswick was supposed to win this basketball game against West Brunswick.

    But in regulation—not in double overtime.

    North was supposed to win this game by double digits—as it did in December when it crushed West 80-49—not by three points, 75-72, as it did Tuesday night in a first-round game of the Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball tournament.

  • West’s Tippett to continue volleyball career at BCC

    Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Stephanie McMullan has signed a key player for the 2010 season. West Brunswick’s Mattie Tippett will play the next two years for the Dolphins.

  • Man dies, child seriously injured in Shallotte Point wreck

    A Shallotte man was killed and his 2-year-old daughter severely injured after a two-car wreck Saturday on Pigott Road in the Shallotte Point area.

    The other driver involved in the crash was not injured and is facing several charges including felony hit and run and driving while impaired, according to 1st Sgt. A.E. Morris of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

    Jorge Velasquez Sotomayor, 1510 Phelps St., Shallotte, died in New Hanover Regional Medical Center a day after the wreck occurred.

  • No need to track down the 'Antiques Roadshow' this weekend; just go to Southport

    Ever watch one of those antique appraisal shows and wonder if the stuff in your attic, trunk or cluttered spare room is actually worth something?

    The most popular of the bunch is “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS, where people from all walks of life put themselves and their prized possessions in front of a national audience and a tough appraiser to find out if their “treasure” is the real thing, a forgery or a very good (even valuable) reproduction.

  • 21-0 streak propels West to playoff victory

    West Brunswick scored 21 straight points in the first half and went on to beat Washington 68-60 in a first-round game Monday of the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls’ Class 3A basketball playoffs.

    The victory advanced the Lady Trojans to a second-round home game at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 against Rocky Mount (17-5).

  • Eastern Wayne rallies, ends West Brunswick’s season

    The visiting Eastern Wayne Warriors overcame a 15-point second-half deficit and defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 65-59 in the first round of the NCHSAA boys’ Class 3A basketball playoffs Monday night.

  • Hughes pushes for more board interaction, communication with public

    In the midst of construction crews building additions to town hall, Shallotte’s town administrator settles into his new office and prepares for an upcoming board retreat. His desk is piled high with plans, notes and blueprints.

    The March 10 board of aldermen is where Albert Hughes hopes to establish his goals as administrator and get aldermen more involved in planning the town’s future, he said recently.

  • U.S. 17 wrecks

    Two people were charged following two wrecks that occurred within minutes of each other in the northbound lanes of U.S. 17 near Smith Avenue last Wednesday, Feb. 17. In the first single-vehicle wreck called in at 12:46 p.m., the driver of a 1995 Chevrolet SUV ran off the road to the left, then went back across the highway to the right, struck a ditch, overturned and came to rest facing west in the ditch. In the second wreck reported at 12:58 p.m., the driver of a 2006 Nissan Xterra passing by the first wreck failed to reduce speed and rear-ended another vehicle.

  • Calabash commissioners start doing the math at first budget workshop



    CALABASH—Town services requests were part of an initial discussion at a preliminary budget workshop Monday afternoon at town hall.

    Town administrator Marzy Marziano, town clerk Kelley Southward, Mayor Anthony Clemmons and three town commissioners took part in the hour-long session to start reviewing numbers for the upcoming fiscal 2010-2011 budget that takes effect July 1.

    The current fiscal 2009-2010 budget is $1,085,000.

  • Gas pumps fixed after weekend problems, owner says

    The gasoline at Quick-n-Easy Citgo gas station on Holden Beach Road is back to normal, the owner says, after several people complained last weekend about breakdowns.

    Station owner Verne Majors said this week the first incident happened Saturday night. Someone contacted him Sunday morning, and he immediately shut the station down.

    On Monday, he drained out all the gas in the pumps and replaced it with new gasoline.

    Majors said he sent customers who complained of breakdowns to local mechanics for assistance.