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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    It got REALLY cold (by my standards) here in central South Carolina last week and a lot of leaves fell. It’s the time of the year when you realize, once again, how open your backyard is without all that foliage. And of course, they are perfect for the compost pile.

    Our little Mystery Plant has pretty much lost all of its leaves by now, and of course there aren’t any flowers to see. (Now.) But there are these very odd structures.

  • After bird day, it might be time to think about Christmas cookies

     If you’ve been to our local Walmart or Belk’s (who hasn’t?), you’ll know that the holiday season is in full swing and that means it’s time for baking cookies! So many recipes, so little time…

  • O'Dell graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman Zachary R. O’Dell, son of Stacy G. and Robert M. O’Dell of Supply and brother of Jeremy M. O’Dell of Hurlburt Field, Fla., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    O’Dell completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Arahill graduates from basic

     Army Pvt. Justin M. Arahill has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • NCDOT plans bridge work throughout county

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be working on three different bridges in Brunswick County beginning Monday, Dec. 15.

    Crews will implement intermittent north- and southbound lane closures on Sunset Boulevard South over the Intracoastal Waterway to inspect Mannon C. Gore Bridge, which links inland Sunset Beach with Sunset Beach island.

    They will do the same on Midway Road Southeast over the Intracoastal Waterway to inspect Swain’s Cut Bridge, which links Bolivia to Oak Island.

  • Autopsy report confirms former sheriff’s cause of death

     An autopsy report released Tuesday, Dec. 2, by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett died of a heart condition inside the New Hanover County jail in July.

    Hewett, 51, had been awaiting a hearing on a possession of a firearm by a felon charge July 12 after an altercation with New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies inside the jail.

    The report confirms Hewett did not die as a result of the Taser deployment used to subdue him during the altercation.

  • Trojans win basketball tourney in Charlotte

     Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team won the Larry Holden Thanksgiving tournament Nov. 29 at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.

    The Trojans played the Community School of Davidson Nov. 28 and won 63-45. 

    Saadiq Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points. Gray Cheers added 11 points and Alex Clarida seven.

    West      19-18-13-13 — 63

    Davidson 7-6-14-18 — 45

  • Cold brings on the bite

     The boat had nearly an eighth of an inch of frost on its surface, creating an ice-skating rink. The north winds were blowing just hard enough to make your face feel as if someone was throwing needles at you. The air temperature was in the low 30s, making things a bit uncomfortable. However, the water temperature was still hovering just above the 50-degree mark, which is perfectly comfortable for speckled trout, black drum and redfish.

  • Great fishing over Thanksgiving weekend
  • Pressure defense leads to BCC victory

     BOLIVIA — A loose strand of nylon net dangled from the hoop on the Brunswick Community College end of the court.

    But there wasn’t anything loose about BCC’s pressure defense as the Dolphins beat Wake Tech 77-62 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym Nov. 25.