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Today's News

  • Calabash man charged in Ash shooting

     A Calabash man faces a slew of charges after being arrested New Year’s Day in a shooting-related incident in Ash.

    Investigators arrested 38-year-old Terrance Antwan Williams on Jan. 1 and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female, discharging a weapon into an occupied property, and injury to personal property after a shooting incident in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Man accused of robbing Calabash bank charged in Shallotte bank robbery

    A South Carolina man accused of robbing a Calabash bank Jan. 5 has been charged in the robbery of a Shallotte bank Sept. 17.

    Grover Marcell Springs, 37, of 191 Deer Run Ave. in Georgetown, S.C., was arrested at his residence Jan. 6, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    On Thursday, Jan. 8, Springs was charged with common-law robbery in the Shallotte case.

  • Trojan wrestlers defeat Cougars, improve to 17-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES —  The West Brunswick wrestling team beat South Brunswick 65-12 in a conference match Wednesday, Jan. 7, and improved to 17-0 for the season.

    The Trojans won five matches by fall and two by technical fall.

    West has one Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match left, Jan. 28 at New Hanover.

    The Trojans wrestle in the conference championship tournament Jan 31 (site to be determined). The state dual playoffs are the first week in February. The individual state championships are Feb. 20-21 in Greensboro.

  • Trojans defeat New Hanover, improve to 14-0

     WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat host New Hanover 72-70 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 6 and improved to 14-0 this season.

    Saadiq Johnson (28 points, seven 3-pointers) and Gray Cheers (31 points, 12 of 12 free throws) scored 59 of West’s 72 points.

    The first quarter ended 13-13. Johnson scored 11 of West’s 13 first-quarter points. He hit one field goal, two 3-pointers and three of three free throws.

  • You decide: How do we pay for infrastructure?

    By Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

     

    My wife recently bought a new car. Well, not exactly “new new,” but “newly used.” Some experts say this is the best way to purchase vehicles because you get an almost-new car without paying for the excessive depreciation that occurs when a brand-new car is driven off the lot.

  • True friendship withstands losses

    Despite the fact that I got up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday to hitch a ride with my kid brother to Charlotte expressly to see my beloved Cleveland Browns, the strong showing of Toroks at Bank of America Stadium wasn’t enough to seal a victory against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 21.

  • Programs, tips help residents brave cold

    Brunswick County is looking at its first major cold snap of the year this week, with nighttime temperatures expected to drop to as low as 17 degrees.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we are unlikely to experience a repeat of the early 2014 deep freeze that coated our area with a thick layer of ice. One caveat: The winter forecast favors below-average temperatures in southeastern states.

  • Iler outlines educational goals, opportunities for 2015 legislative session

    BOLIVIA — Teacher compensation, scholarships and adopt-a-school “fun days” are on state Rep. Frank Iler’s priority list for the 2015 state legislative session.

    Iler outlined his list of educational goals and opportunities at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Since 2013, Iler said he has visited all local schools and sat in classrooms.

  • Jaguar's Lair negotiations at impasse in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — After years of negotiating, the town of Sunset Beach and developer of Jaguar’s Lair are at an impasse, and the town has requested mediation.

    Announcement of the deadlock over completion of infrastructure work in the unfinished subdivision was made during Sunset Beach Town Council’s first monthly meeting of the new year Monday, Jan. 5.

  • New year brings wahoo action

     The new year is officially upon us and with it came dreary, wet weather. However, the fish off our coast are biting as if it’s sunny and 75 degrees. Thankfully, anglers got the opportunity to venture offshore on Friday, Jan. 2, and brought back exciting fish stories for the new year.