Today's News

  • Fledging group pursues animal rights legislation

    A newly forming animal-rights group convened in Shallotte last week to address legislative issues it hopes to pursue at the state level.

    Kimberly Sherwood, volunteer coordinator for the fledgling local chapter of Advocates for Animal Rights (AFAR), led discussion on puppy mill legislation introduced in Raleigh during the Jan. 23 session at Golden Corral in Shallotte.

  • BAC swimmers win 16 races in annual meet

    Brunswick Aquatic Club swimmers had 16 first-place finishes in its annual Battle at the Beach meet Jan. 27-29 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Tyler Bowersox had six first-place finishes and McKenzie White four.

    These are the top-three finishes by BAC Gators:


    Tyler Bowersox, 17: First in 500-yard freestyle, 5:07.49; first in 200 breaststroke, 2:17.67; first in 50 freestyle, 22.68; first in 200 IM, 2:05.32; first in 100 freestyle, 49.71; first in 100 breaststroke, 1:01.05; second in 100 butterfly.


  • Line break prompts boil water advisory

    Brunswick County Public Utilities issued a boil water advisory Monday, Jan. 30, for customers on the N.C. 211 corridor between Midway and Long Beach roads including, but not limited to, the town of St. James, The Regency, Arbor Creek, Abbington Oaks and West Trace.

    The areas experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system because of a main line rupture caused by construction work. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

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  • Brunswick County bluefin tuna are back

    Winter showed back up for Brunswick County fishermen last week with temperatures dropping into the 30s with stiff northeast winds. Unfortunately, these winds prevented anglers to get offshore to go wahoo fishing yet didn’t stop most anglers from chasing after giant bluefin tuna.

  • It’s the same old fish story


  • My voicemail this week


    By Darren deMaille

  • Five county wrestlers win conference titles

    West Brunswick wrestlers won three titles in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championships Saturday at Hoggard High School. Two North Brunswick wrestlers won titles in the East Central Conference championships at Northside.

    Summaries are below.


    Three Trojans

    MEC champions

    Junior Gavin Bipes won at 126 pounds, beating his Ashley foe by fall in 29 seconds.

    Junior Brandon Reisen won at 132 pounds, beating his New Hanover foe by fall with 20.3 seconds left in the match.

  • Scorpions unbeaten in ECC, 16-2 overall

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 6-0 in the East Central Conference by beating Croatan 57-35 in Friday at North.

    For North, senior Taylor Perkins scored 15 points and senior Jada Bellamy 14.

    North is 16-2 overall. Croatan is 2-4 in the ECC, 2-14 overall.

    North had beaten Croatan 53-29 on Jan. 3.

  • NHRMC restricts visitation to protect against flu spread

    With an increase in flu cases being reported in the region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is taking steps to limit its spread within hospital facilities and the community. In addition to restricting those with flu symptoms from visiting patients, NHRMC is asking community members to refrain from taking children to any NHRMC hospital facility unless it’s for the child’s treatment.