Today's News

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick captures 2018 Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational crown

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photographs from last week's Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament in Shallotte. West Brunswick defeated Richmond Senior 3-2 in the April 4 championship game. Junior Taylor Pigott broke a 2-2 tie with a game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Trojans to the tournament crown. 

  • Patrick Reed etches his name in Masters lore

    I have to eat a large plate of crow this morning.

    I didn’t think Patrick Reed had it in him. We’ve seen countless players, including Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, enter the final round of the Masters with a lead only to succumb to intense Sunday pressure and fall short.

  • Pigott’s eighth-inning single lifts Trojans to tourney title

     SHALLOTTE – Taylor Pigott stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning against Richmond Senior High School in the championship game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on April 4 with the winning run on third base and two outs.

    In the seventh inning, the junior right-handed hitter approached West Brunswick softball assistant coach Amanda Fields and told her, “I want to hit again. I want to get up again so bad.”

  • Babson pitches and hits Trojans to victory in tournament finale

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team capped an up-and-down week with a 12-0 victory over Kings Academy (S.C.) in the final game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament on April 4 in Shallotte.

    Senior Owen McDowell ripped a two-run triple and sophomore Tanner Babson smoked a two-run home run in a six-run bottom of the fourth inning to lift the Trojans to a lopsided win.

    Babson started on the mound for West Brunswick and fired three perfect innings that included no baserunners and seven strikeouts.

  • 100! Mother and daughter celebrate milestone goal together

     SHALLOTTE – Gwenna Gentle had nine goals and a measley four assists during her freshman year on West Brunswick’s women’s lacrosse team.

    That makes her accomplishment two weeks ago at M.H. Rourk Stadium even Shallotte all the more remarkable.

    Gentle poured a shot into the back of the net in the second half of a big victory over county rival South Brunswick for her 100th career goal.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:27 p.m. April 10, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Warrants allege woman stole money after two break-ins in Shallotte

    A Shallotte woman is accused of stealing another woman’s money after two break-ins last moth.

    Melissa Ann Suggs, 29, of High Meadows Drive was arrested April 2 and charged with breaking or entering, larceny after breaking or entering, breaking or entering a motor vehicle, financial card theft and financial card fraud.

    Warrants show Suggs on March 11 broke into a Shallotte woman’s home and stole a coin jar containing $500 and broke into the woman’s car and stole a debit card, using it to get an undetermined amount of cash later that day.

  • Bolivia man accused of possessing illegal drugs, including mushrooms

    A Bolivia man is accused of possessing a variety of illegal drugs, including mushrooms.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Bobby Wayne McFarland, 24, of Green Lewis Road SE, on April 2 and charged him with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Police arrest Southport man after meth lab discovery

    Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested a Southport man Saturday after being called to investigate a possible methamphetamine lab in the woods near a residence.

    Christopher Michael Vallee, 33, of Robin Road is charged with possession of precursor chemicals, possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Officers responded to the call about 10 a.m. at a home in the 1800 block of Beech Road, according to a police department news release.

  • County deputies charge Shallotte man with more than 20 felony sex crimes

    A Shallotte man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman, taking explicit photographs of her without her consent and sending those photos to her via text message and Facebook.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 42-year-old Juan Roberto Cruz of Copas Road on April 4 and charged him with disclosing private images of an adult, second-degree forced sex offense, and 20 counts of disseminating obscenities.

    Warrants show Cruz committed the crimes between April 1 and 3.