Today's News

  • What fishing boat power do you want for spring?

    What in the world can a fisherman write about in this kind of weather? The possibility of a nasty winter storm just squeaked by our coastline last weekend. Several areas north of us recorded the second worst snow storm in their history. I expect we will see a few more opportunities for a nasty winter storm along our coastline before April. The good news is that the forecast for Feb. 1 shows highs in the mid-60s. Those kinds of temperatures just might put a few people on the water. What can you expect to encounter out there?


    Brianna Baham sinks two free throws and puts BCC ahead 57-53 with 43.4 seconds left against Catawba Valley Community College. BCC went on to win 58-53.

  • World Golf Hall of Fame: Lots of fun and facts

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    On a recent trip to Florida, my husband, Gene, and I took an extra day and visited the World Golf Hall of Fame, part of the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Fla.

  • BCC beats CVCC in women’s basketball

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Catawba Valley Community College 58-53 in a Region 10 game Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC, which lost the previous day 90-52 at No. 14 Cape Fear Community College, is 4-2, 10-6. CVCC is 2-5, 7-8.

    Briana Baham scored 33 points for the Dolphins. She scored 13 of BCC’s final 17 points.

    A.J. Mays scored 14 points. Jasmine Dixon scored eight points, all in the first half. Daisha Jordan scored three points.

  • County swimmers compete in final home meet

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick’s teams won the final regular season swim meet of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the three-team girls’ meet, South won the final event and scored enough points to beat New Hanover 103-101. West scored 20 points.

    In the boys’ meet, South also scored 103 points. New Hanover scored 61 and West 59.

  • Weekend weather advisory

    As Winter Storm Jonas closes in on the East Coast, inland Brunswick County is included in a freezing rain advisory issued for the region by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

    Elsewhere the area can expect a 100 percent chance of rain Friday with a high near 51 and new precipitation amounts possibly between a half and three quarters of an inch.

    The extended forecast for south Brunswick County for Friday night calls for a low around 38 and 90 percent chance of precipitation.

  • Men facing drug charges accused of sex crimes involving child

    Brunswick County sheriff’s investigators charged two Southport men, who were already in the county jail on drug charges, with sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of a minor, Thursday night.

  • Trojans beat Cougars for first MEC victory

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 59-48 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 20 at West.

    Each team entered the game winless in the conference. South had one senior on its roster; West, none.

    For West (1-4, 7-8 overall) freshman Breanna Mercer scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds. Sophomore Natyra Gore scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five steals.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 8

    Embezzlement and larceny by employee manipulating accounting and taking insurance premiums totaling $12,892.71.

    Jan. 12

    Communicating threats in Sears on Main Street.

    Jan. 13

    Stalking; someone followed victim at Food Lion on South Willis Drive.

  • Boat maintenance begins with cold, rough conditions