Today's News

  • Upcoming events: This week in high school sports

     The following games are scheduled from Wednesday, March 7, through Wednesday, March 14.


    March 7

    West Brunswick baseball vs. Norfolk Christian Academy (Va.)

    West Brunswick softball at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.)

    North Brunswick track and field at Trask


    March 8

    West Brunswick men’s tennis at South Brunswick

    West Brunswick track and field at Laney

    North Brunswick softball at Trask

    North Brunswick track and field at home

  • Feeling especially thankful after a scary car crash

     Last Thursday was not one of the better days of my life.

    I left the office Thursday afternoon and was heading down to South Carolina to cover West Brunswick’s first baseball game of the season against Carolina Forest (S.C.). I had to go home first to take my dog out so he wouldn’t be up in the house from 10 a.m. (when I had left that morning) until 9 p.m. when I returned home after the game.

  • Trojans split four games in Carolina Border Battle

     After a trip to the fourth-round of the state playoffs a year ago, there are great expectations for West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team in 2018.

    The Trojans were able to shake off the offseason hype and play their first four games of the campaign last weekend at Carolina Forest High School in South Carolina as part of the Carolina Border Battle.

    After dropping its first two games of the season, West Brunswick rallied to even its record at 2-2 with a pair of wins Saturday, March 4.

  • Chicken tastes better with a little marsala mushroom sauce

    One of my favorite weeknight dinners is chicken marsala. Made with sautéed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce, this dinner is incredibly easy to make with simple ingredients.

    Similar to veal marsala, this dish can be made with chicken breasts or thighs (boneless and skinless or bone-in). They can be sautéed, baked, grilled or even braised. The classic marsala sauce made with shallots, mushrooms and wine can be fortified with garlic, cheese, tomatoes, spinach and heavy cream.

  • Caraway earns Mideastern Conference COY award

     West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway reached the 300-win milestone when his squad knocked off perennial power in early January.

    Caraway guided several Trojan wrestlers to individual conference and regional titles and the team advanced to the 3A East Region finals before falling to Orange in the state semifinals.

    West wrestlers Jacary Bethel and Lincoln Smith placed at the state championships in Greensboro last month.

  • Daniels, Bland cap West Brunswick careers with all-conference nods

     Rasheed Daniels entered his senior season on West Brunswick’s basketball squad with limited experience at the varsity level.

    The senior guard worked tirelessly in the offseason to improve his game and the work paid dividends as Daniels finished off his Trojan career as a second-team Mideastern Conference all-league performer, the league announced in a news release issued March 4.

  • ‘The Heart Behind the Music’ showcases five artists

    Get ready to be inspired.

    Saturday night, March 10, five famous artists are scheduled to grace the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for “The Heart Behind the Music” Songwriters’ Showcase.

    The Brunswick County stop on this touring show features Teddy Gentry of hit country group Alabama, singer-songwriter John Berry, vocalist Linda Davis, musician/songwriter Lenny LeBlanc and comedienne Nadine, the “sassy church lady” of RFD-TV’s “Larry’s Country Diner.”

  • Fraternity Profile: Freemasons



    Grand Lodge of NC

    District 12

    AF&AM Masonic Lodges

    (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons)

    Brunswick County

    Pythagoras Lodge #249

    201 E. Nash St.


    Meets 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays (dinner 6:30 p.m.)

    Shallotte Lodge #727

    5072 Main St.

    Meets 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays

    Oak Island Lodge #758

    2408 E. Oak Island Dr.

    Meets 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson


    I’ve had a long friendship with this tree species.

    My first recollection of it was while still a small boy, seated outside on a summer morning on the porch and crushing its bright green leaves in my hand, and then enjoying a remarkably pleasant, somewhat medicinal fragrance. Once you’ve taken the scent, so to speak, you’ll never forget it.

  • Flood areas mapped in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town engineer Robert Tucker unveiled maps of the town’s flood-prone areas Monday at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop.

    Tucker said in the last two weeks, the state has finally released two flood-plain maps for this area, adding they haven’t changed since August 2014.

    He distributed maps to commissioners, citing residential streets Sunfield Drive and Oakbark Court.