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Today's News

  • Brandon Rankin finishes second IFL season

    Defensive lineman Brandon Rankin had three tackles in the Tri-Cities Fever’s 47-33 victory against the Colorado Ice in an Indoor Football League game June 14. Rankin, a West Brunswick graduate, assisted on a sack for a 2-yard loss.

    The Fever, based in Kennewick, Wash., finished the season 8-6 and third in the four-team Intense Conference. The Fever began the season 1-5 but won seven of its last eight games.

    For the year, Rankin (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) averaged 5.5 sacks per game, 10th best in the league.

  • Did you hear about this fishing story?
  • Footgolf: New and growing sport

     Until last month, I had never heard of footgolf, a new game that combines golf and soccer.

    What? Is that possible? Why would anyone want to combine golf and soccer?

    For a million good reasons, and now footgolf has come to Brunswick County. The first nine holes of Meadowlands will open on July 12 as an accredited 18-hole FootGolf Course.   

  • Teens arrested, charged with murder of Shallotte man

    Two 18-year-olds from Chester, S.C., have been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a Shallotte man last week in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., parking lot.

    Myrtle Beach police found Alton Antonio “Sugar Daddy” Daniels, 34, dead June 16 of an apparent gunshot wound to his chest.

    Broderick Lamar Roscoe and Meleke Dashawn Stewart were each charged with murder Thursday, June 19. Stewart also was charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. No bail has been set for either teen.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives issued a press release Tuesday morning stating missing teen Orio Woodard of Sunset Beach has been safely located.

    Woodard, 15, was last seen at his residence on Ocean Highway West at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22. 

  • Flounder tourney at Shallotte Point

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Last minute meant first place.

    But not without all the hurrying hassle and frantic worry of meeting deadline.

    When Larry Lefler caught his whopping 10.29-pound flounder, he knew it had a great chance of winning the 31st annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament.

    But it was 3:30 Saturday afternoon, the fishing tournament ended at 5 p.m., and it was quite a haul by boat from the Lockwood Folly River to the official weigh-in at what used to be Tripp’s Marina just past the Shallotte River.

  • Leland woman wins $150K in lottery

    Amy Franke, a sales representative from Leland, plans to save for her children’s college education after scratching off the $150,000 top prize in the Green & Gold game. She learned of her win after purchasing her lucky $5 ticket at the Buy and Go located on Ploof Road in Leland.

  • UPDATE: Southport woman arrested in vehicle larceny

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a Southport woman in a vehicle larceny that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13.

    Betty Jo Randolph, 48, of River Road was arrested Thursday, June 19, on charges of breaking or entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property under false pretense, according to a sheriff's office news release.

    Warrants accuse her of stealing a wallet containing a BB&T debit card and $120 in cash from a 2000 Subaru Legacy and using the card at a local gas station.

  • Pet deaths put residents on alert

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents of a local community are being alerted about the suspicious deaths of pets in their neighborhood in the past week.

    Late last week and over the past weekend, three cats and a duck were found dead in the area of Clubview Lane and near Putting and Waterview Lanes in the Village at Calabash off Thomasboro Road.

    Betty Towell, president of the Village at Calabash Property Owners Association, sent out a notice June 16 alerting residents to keep their pets close to home and asking them to report any suspicious behavior.

  • Larceny suspect sought

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a female larceny suspect.

    The woman is a suspect in a larceny from a vehicle that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13. She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier with a second person inside described as a white female, possibly between 5 feet to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and wearing a white tank top and short jean shorts.