Today's News

  • Lessons from Grandpa still ringing true today

     It has been an extremely busy season for me this year. I can’t express enough gratitude for those who have chosen to go fishing with me, read my articles and keep up with me on Facebook. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center has also been a great partner in attracting a great customer base, great office space and a well-maintained dock to attract those customers.

  • South Brunswick knocks off Trojans in rivalry match

     BOILING SPRING LAKES - The West Brunswick High School volleyball team visited South Brunswick High School for a rivalry matchup on Thursday, Sept 7.

    The Cougars (5-2, 2-2 conference) emerged victorious in a closely contested game featuring two of the Mideastern Conference’s 3A squads.  

  • Lumberton hands West Brunswick fourth straight loss

     The West Brunswick varsity football team lost its second game of the season by one possession, this time a 21-14 setback on the road against the 4A Lumberton Pirates.

    The Trojans seized an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Owen McDowell found wide receiver Noah Johnson for a 46-yard scoring strike.

    Lumberton got within one point of the Trojans with less than a minute remaining in the first half as Braylan Grice scored on a five-yard touchdown run.

    The Pirates took the lead, 14-7, on a 62-yard scoring strike from Grice to Kwashek Breeden.

  • Feeling sorry, thankful and anxious about Hurricane Irma

     Last week was a tough one. I’ve lived in Brunswick County for 22 years now and I know to take approaching hurricanes seriously.

    A hurricane is one thing. A storm of Irma’s caliber is nothing to scoff at, folks.

  • North Brunswick drops heartbreaker to Panthers, 25-22

     LELAND - The North Johnston Panthers scored the winning touchdown with one minute left in the fourth quarter to hand the North Brunswick Scorpions a heartbreaking loss on Friday, Sept. 8 in Leland. The Scorpions played an excellent game but fell to 0-4 for the season.

    North Johnston quarterback Trey Whitley hit Kenneth Lee with a 32-yard touchdown pass with a minute left in the game to give the visiting Panthers a 25-22 victory over North Brunswick.

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

    A pickup rear-ended a school bus early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.

    No children were on board the bus and no one was injured.

    Odell Williamson Jr., 33, of Sunset Beach was driving north on U.S. 17 in Shallotte in a GMC pickup when he rear-ended a school bus driven by Teresa Walker, 46, of Longwood at 6:43 a.m. near Black’s Tire and Auto Service, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. H.A. Cannady said.

    After hitting the bus, the pickup ran off the road to the right. Walker was able to pull the bus over to the right.

  • Man charged in Supply break-in, assault

    A Southport man is accused of breaking into a Supply home, stealing items and assaulting a woman there.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ronnie Daniel Suggs, 39, of Pine Lake Road on Sept. 4 and charged him with breaking or entering, larceny from the person, assault by strangulation and second-degree kidnapping.

    Warrants show Suggs broke into a home in the 2000 block of Kirby Road, stole cologne, two EA cell phones, pens, pencils, clothing, cash, a motor vehicle key, a knife and three EA cigarette lighters and strangled the woman Sept. 3.

  • Couple accused of selling marijuana from home in Winnabow

    A Winnabow couple is accused of selling marijuana from their home.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 36-year-old Ronald Thomas Sessions and his wife, 38-year-old Holly Lane Sessions, of Bell Swamp Road on Sept. 4 and charged each with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, misdemeanor marijuana paraphernalia and child abuse.

  • READY results show high schools exceed growth

    All four Brunswick County district high schools continue to thrive, according to state data released Thursday.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction presented the READY accountability results during Thursday’s State Board of Education meeting.

  • Fire destroys vacant Bolivia home

    An early morning fire destroyed a vacant Bolivia home Thursday, Sept. 7.

    No one was injured.

    Fire crews arrived at a fire at 1221 Zack St. at 2 a.m. and cleared the scene about 6:30 a.m., Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    Garner said the cause of the fire was ruled undetermined.

    Sunset Harbor & Zion Hill, Supply Volunteer and St. James fire personnel also responded.