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Today's News

  • North Brunswick’s Speary to play soccer at Chowan

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior soccer player Marissa Speary signed a letter of intent Feb. 27 to attend Chowan University.

    For Speary, Chowan is a perfect fit.

    “When I first walked onto the campus, I absolutely loved the environment,” she said. “It felt like home. All the teammates were really friendly.”

    North coach Jonathan John said Speary “loves the game.”

  • Help needed after storm damages First Tee complex

    By Darren deMaille

    Severe storms moved through the area last week, storms that unofficially produced a tornado that ripped through Cinghiale Creek Golf Park, a facility that is home to the First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Spring is here, but where are the fish?

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Throughout this past week, many of us probably had to remind ourselves that we do in fact live in North Carolina and not South Florida. One could expect these temperatures in March and April, but 82 degrees in the middle of February is incredible. With how warm the weather has been, many Brunswick County fishermen ventured out on the water to try to shake off some cabin fever.

  • Flounder creel limits reduced

    This winter has been extremely mild with beautiful weather and well above average temperatures with the exception of a few cold days in December. The fishing world has been relative quiet in the backwater, but the offshore fishery continues to make headlines with huge bluefin tuna being caught close to shore and a good wahoo bite in the Gulf Stream.

  • Library features Leotta at Lunch with the Author on Feb. 28

    Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road will welcome local writer Joan Leotta to Lunch with the Author at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28.

    Leotta’s latest book, “Summer in a Bowl,” introduces the joys of gardening to Rosa as she helps Aunt Mary tend her garden and create a soup that will preserve their summer fun.

    Lunch will be served, including Leotta’s soup recipe included in her book.

    For more information, call the library at (910) 575-0173.

  • Blue Alert system for law enforcement agencies implemented across state

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, has announced the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a suspect is being sought.

  • USDA announces availability of affordable housing funds

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced federal funding is still available through its Single Family Housing Direct Loan program for eligible low-income rural residents who want to purchase or build a home. No down payment is required.

    “The Single Family Housing Direct Loan program helps improve quality of life in rural North Carolina serving low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities,” Mel Ellis, acting state director, said in a news release.

  • Scorpions lose in third round of state basketball playoffs

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team reached the third round of the Class 2A basketball playoffs before losing 76-52 Saturday to Northside-Jacksonville.

    Northside led 25-6 after the first quarter and clinched the victory in the second quarter, when it outscored North 25-10 for a 50-16 halftime lead. Northside led 61-24 after three quarters.

    North ends the season 23-4. Northside is 24-5.

    This was the fourth game this season between these teams.

  • WBHS production showcases Black History Month

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School theater students are coming together to show Black History Month is the history of America in their production of “Freedom Riders,” by Tom Quinn.

    Pastor Bill Negron, who’s co-directing with WBHS theater arts teacher Jennifer Creighton-Negron, said this has been the message for the last nine years WBHS has performed Black History Month pieces.

  • My view on the Hill during the Bowling Green Massacre

    It’s still vivid in my mind despite it being nearly six years later. Memories like that just sear in your mind, no matter how hard you try to forget.

    But as a former Western Kentucky University student who resided in Bowling Green, Ky., for nearly five years from fall 2009 to spring 2014, it’s time to for me to finally talk about what happened in May 2011 on the Hill.