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Today's News

  • Weather improves, spring fishing is here

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I stated in my column last week, all our fishery needed was light winds and a little warm weather, and last week gave us just that.

    The near shore bite has improved with the arrival of Atlantic bonito and big chopper bluefish. Farther offshore, the Gulf Stream bite has picked up significantly as well. The telltale signs of spring are finally among us, and with spring break and Easter upon us it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • Amen! Garcia surges to Masters victory

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    Up here in the Northeast Kingdom, Palm Sunday finds thick patches of unmelted "corn" snow and muddy roads around my house. Sap buckets hang from the maple trees, which won't leaf out for another three-four weeks. My cross-country skis stand next to my golf bag. Can't use either of them today. So today, after Palm Sunday Mass, there is only one thing to do: roast a chicken, mash potatoes and watch the final round of the Masters.

  • Exciting finish to the Masters

    By Darren deMaille

  • Scorpions defeat New Hanover 12-2

    Photos of North Brunswick’s 12-2 victory against New Hanover.

  • Leland man arrested in September shooting

    Leland police arrested a man Wednesday, April 5, who they say shot into a residence last September.

    No one was injured in the shooting.

    Joshua Delynn Dial, 24, of Green Loop Road in Leland, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Police were called to a home on Manchester Lane about the Sept. 2 shooting, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release issued Thursday, April 6.

    During the course of the investigation, he said, detectives were able to obtain enough information for a warrant.

  • Spring free dump week April 10-15

    Brunswick County will host its spring free dump week April 10-15 at the Brunswick County Landfill.

    Brunswick County residents and property owners may dispose of all materials, except for regular household trash or new construction debris, free of charge. Proof of Brunswick County residency or property ownership is required and will be checked at the landfill entrance.

    The landfill’s hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • UPDATE: Shallotte bridge work postponed

    Scheduled closure of the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte has been postponed because of utility conflicts, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Friday, April 7.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation previously planned to close the bridge beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 10, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, for a bridge replacement.

  • Five men charged in county drug investigations

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five men as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

    Rodney Wayne Suggs Jr., 48, of Jolly Roger Drive SW in Supply, was arrested March 28 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, three counts of trafficking heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • McCray, Vereen selected for all-star football game

    West Brunswick seniors Anthony McCray and Taye Vereen have been selected to play in the N. C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game.

    The game will be played July 19 at Jamieson Stadium at Grimsley High School.

    The game features some of the best football senior football players of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2017 season. The East roster lists 36 players.

    McCray is a 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back. He is the offensive player of the year in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

  • School bus involved in collision with three other vehicles

    No students were injured after a vehicle struck a school bus on U.S. 17 near Ocean Isle Beach around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Brunswick County Schools.

    The incident in front of Beach Assembly of God at 6730 Ocean Hwy. involved three other vehicles, with emergency crews responding to assist and transport people in the other vehicles.

    Traffic backed up along the highway as emergency personnel assisted at the scene.