Today's News

  • Brunswick Interagency Program to receive $200,000 in grant funding

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick Interagency Program (BIP) of Brunswick Community College is set to receive $200,000 of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

    Greg Bland, program director, said the funding was approved through the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and will be used for BIP participants to partake in employment training opportunities and paid employment opportunities.

  • Defense, bunts lead West Brunswick to 3-2 victory in playoffs

     West got spectacular defense in the first five innings and then used three bunts to take the lead in the sixth to beat Havelock 3-2 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs May 13 at West.

    West, 18-4, will play a second-round game on Tuesday at home (foe not yet determined).

  • South loses in first round of soccer playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Lady Cougars’ soccer team lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to West Carteret Wednesday evening in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South freshman Caitlin Vereen scored the first goal of the game at 35 minutes, 45 seconds.

    The West Carteret team, who usually scores a lot of goals, managed two in the first half for a 2-1 lead.

  • Gause’s persistence rewarded with N.C. A&T volleyball offer

     Breana Gause is proof that if you put your mind to doing well in something, success will follow.

    Gause, who admitted she was “horrible” the first time she played volleyball, signed a letter of intent May 13 to play volleyball at North Carolina A&T University.

    Gause, who also excels in track and basketball, had others offers, but the inspiration for her decision to choose A&T was her mom, Terressa Gause.

  • BCC hires new volleyball coach

     Melissa Everitt, a former junior college volleyball player with local and national connections, is the new volleyball coach at Brunswick Community College.

    She takes over from Stephanie McMullan, who coached the team the first two seasons of its existence.

     “I went to a community college, so I know all about what a community college stands for,” Everitt said. “So it’s really neat for me to be here.”

    Everitt attended a community college in North Platte, Neb.

  • North’s Lemanski accepts job at St. Pauls



    A new challenge and the opportunity to be closer to family have led Travis Lemanski to resign as the boys’ basketball coach at North Brunswick High School and accept the same job at St. Pauls High School.

    “It’s time for me to move on,” Lemanski said. “I have been here 10 years. My wife is a native of Robeson County, so we’re trying to relocate closer to her family.”

    Lemanski was officially hired by the school board May 11.

  • West’s girls win in soccer playoffs


     Julianna Zio scored twice in the first half and set a season scoring record as the West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat Triton 2-0 May 12 in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    Zio, a sophomore, now has 18 goals this season.

    The playoff victory also was the first for the girls’ soccer program

     “They are all very excited,” West coach Laura Hickman said. “We’re just so proud. They have really exceeded our expectations this year.

  • Holden Beach board talks about sand

    Hoping not to have to change course in mid-stream, Holden Beach commissioners authorized Mayor Alan Holden at their meeting Tuesday night to send a letter supporting the local district risk/analysis model for acquiring sources of sand.

    Holden Beach is not on the federal 50-year plan but has been working to get on it.

    Town manager David Hewett said representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Storm Damage Center of Expertise out of New Jersey recently met with officials from the Wilmington District Corps, Caswell Beach, Oak Island and Holden Beach.

  • Dredging project finished at Holden Beach; more beach access created

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just completed an $800,000 dredging, navigation and beach renourishment project on Holden Beach.

    The project removed sand from the last sand bar in the Lockwood Folly Inlet (close to the waterway) and transported the sand to the east end of the beach.

    Officially called Lockwood Folly Inlet Crossing Navigation Maintenance, the project added sand from in front of the last house on the east end to in front of Winding River’s clubhouse, also on the oceanfront.

  • Another life cut too short by drunk driving in Brunswick

    Last Friday night, one woman’s life ended much too early. Her life was full of promise and talent. A bright, friendly person, she touched the lives of many.
    Now Satu Harris’s life has been cut short—the result of an inexcusable act. Satu was killed by a drunk driver.
    I first met Satu when she was a student, working nights at Bogey’s restaurant on Oak Island. I had dinner with my family at Bogey’s several times a month.