Today's News

  • West vs. North Myrtle Beach football photos
  • Laney defeats Trojans in three sets

    The West Brunswick volleyball team lost three matches last week.

    Topsail beat West Brunswick 25-9, 21-25, 25-20, 25-13 in a conference match Sept. 6 at Topsail. The Pirates also won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

    In a non-conference match Sept. 7 at West, North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) beat the Trojans 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.

    Laney beat West in three sets in a conference match Sept. 8 at West.

    Laney led the first set 18-16 and outscored the Trojans 7-2 on the way to a 25-18 victory.

  • NHRMC medication disposal event Sept. 17

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center is scheduled to have a free medication disposal event Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., beside the main hospital campus.

    NHRMC has partnered with law enforcement agencies, Cape Fear Community College, Safe Kids NC, Cape Fear Clinic, Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow and New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District to collect unneeded and expired medications to be disposed of in a safe, convenient and environmentally sound manner.

  • ATMC issues $3.1M in capital credit refunds

    ATMC Board of Directors president Doug Hawes recently announced the cooperative has issued $3.1 million in capital credit refunds to current and former cooperative members who had telephone and/or cable TV service in 1997.

    “This is one of the largest capital disbursements ATMC has ever issued,” Hawes said in a news release. “We are pleased to give such a large sum back to our community. It is through the patronage of our members that our cooperative is so successful today, and we thank them for their continued support.”

  • Cross-country race at West Brunswick
  • Jones, Linkous finish first season of pro baseball

      Two county baseball players have finished their first season of professional baseball.

    The Colorado Rockies selected Steven Linkous in the 22nd round, 650th overall, of the draft in June. Linkous, a North Brunswick High School graduate, finished his senior season at UNC Wilmington.

    The Baltimore Orioles selected Markel Jones in the 33rd round. He was the 991st player selected. Jones, a West Brunswick High School graduate, finished his sophomore season at Brunswick Community College.

  • Master Food program trains volunteers to teach community

    BOLIVIA — The first class of Brunswick County’s Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer Program is learning to bring food and nutrition education to the community.

    The Master Food volunteer program trains volunteers to support food and nutrition programs and promote local food initiatives to expand the reach of N.C. Cooperative Extension.

  • BSRI approved to begin food preparation

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will begin providing meals in-house in the next three months after receiving the approval from county commissioners at their Sept. 6 meeting.

    Commissioners agreed to BSRI’s request to send a 90-day termination notice to Trinity Corp., the county’s current senior meals provider, by a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night.

    BSRI president/CEO Jim Fish told the board members BSRI can provide better quality by preparing meals at each full-service senior center in Shallotte, Leland and Southport.

  • A proud pirate remembered; wife, mother remember missing Oak Island diver

    Family members remember Sgt. 1st Class Robert George “Waveman” Ferguson as a pirate who was proud of his accomplishments, including his love of diving, his family and his military career.

    “He always loved diving, always loved the beach, always, when he had the opportunity to come out here and do diving for a living he was really excited,” Ferguson’s wife, Stacey A. Tirpak-Ferguson said.

  • Leland partially opts out of Adopt-A-Cop

    Since July 20, the Adopt-A-Cop Eastern NC initiative has reached thousands of officers in southeastern North Carolina, including officers in Brunswick County, with the exception of one agency.

    Leland Town Manager David Hollis said Friday, Sept. 2, the town and its officers have opted out of receiving gifts and money from Adopt-A-Cop because of North Carolina General Statutes 133-32 and 14-234, which do not allow state employees to receive gifts from anyone with whom they may contract in the future.