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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary and vandalism on Highfield Court in Shallotte; suspect damaged victim’s door.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Blackwell Road in Leland; suspect pried open victim’s office door and stole a tool set, seven-piece wrench set, impact sockets, air ratchet, an electric impact air gun and a torque socket set.

  • A heartfelt thanks for Thanksgiving and a community challenge for Christmas

    With super committees and debt ceiling debates, presidential primary politics and economic woes, it’s easy to get caught up (and fired up) with today’s political and economic climate.

    It’s easy to get frustrated, wishing your hard-earned portfolio didn’t take a nosedive every time someone in Europe sneezed. Perhaps it’s pushed back your retirement another few years. Maybe you can’t sell your house to get out from under an upside-down mortgage.

  • Trojans open basketball season with victory over West Columbus

     The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team opened its season by beating West Columbus 63-52 Nov. 21.

    Taylor Buffkin scored 17 points and junior Markel Jones hit three 3-pointers in scoring 12 points in the victory. Jawon McNeil eight rebounds and nine points. Buffkin also had six rebounds. Altrey Frink had five assists.

    Three scoring runs midway in the game led to West’s victory, but West Brunswick coach Eric Davis said the team had too many turnovers.

  • Lady Trojans open basketball season with a rout

     The West Brunswick Lady Trojans built a 16-0 lead and went on to beat West Columbus 52-25 in its season-opening basketball game Nov. 21.

    Senior Jasmine Jackson scored 26 points and  had 18 rebounds. She also blocked three shots and made three steals as Mark Jones got his first victory as varsity coach.

    “They played wonderfully,” Jones said. “They did everything that we told them to do. The press worked really well. We got a lot of points off of that.

  • Break-ins, DWIs reported in Sunset Beach

    Town police investigated seven incidents of breaking-and-entering reported along Main Street on the Sunset Beach island in the past week.

    Police also charged two men with driving while intoxicated in separate incidents.

    Reported break-ins include:

    •A CD player, a 26-inch Sanyo flatscreen TV and a 19-inch Dynex flatscreen TV were reported stolen in Nov. 15 incidents involving three separate addresses on East Main Street.

  • New leaders in Carolina Shores get a swearing-in

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town’s new mayor, its newest commissioner and two recently re-elected town commissioners were sworn in during ceremonies Monday.

    New Mayor Walter Goodenough, newly elected town commissioner Bill Brennan and board and re-elected town commissioners Joseph Przywara and John Russo were sworn in by outgoing Mayor Stephen Selby.

    The board also voted to re-appoint Przywara mayor pro tem for the town.

  • Goodenough to be mayor: New leader wants to keep Carolina Shores moving forward

    CAROLINA SHORES—More than six years ago, Walter Goodenough sat in the middle of his street in the Village at Calabash and posed for a newspaper photograph to illustrate his concerns about roads sorely in need of paving.

    Goodenough definitely made a statement.

    Looking back on that day, the newly elected mayor of Carolina Shores had no idea he’d someday become mayor of the town he once took issue with.

    “Absolutely, 100 percent not,” Goodenough said in an interview last week.

  • Grand opening Dec. 1 for BCC's new south-end facility

    Brunswick Community College’s new south-end facility is finally ready for its official opening.

    Grand opening festivities, including a ribbon-cutting and open house, are slated for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 1, at the new facility in a converted building on U.S. 17 that previously housed an adult-entertainment club near Carolina Shores.

    The 7,800-square-foot facility, BCC’s newest addition, is described as an ideal site for receptions, banquets, small conferences, lectures, dances and small concerts.

  • Food collections, distribution 'overwhelming' this season

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, local food contributions and subsequent distribution this year are both at an all-time high.

    Mary Pritchard, coordinator of the food pantry for the South Brunswick Interchurch Council, said donations for the annual Thanksgiving distribution have been overwhelming.

    Volunteers with the SBIC pantry, based at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte, are grateful for food collected at Union Elementary School.

  • County considers options for old Brunswick Community Hospital facility

    SUPPLY—Brunswick County officials are considering their options for what was once Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply.

    When Novant Health opened Brunswick Novant Medical Center in July, Brunswick Community Hospital closed its doors.

    Then, in September, the former hospital on U.S. 17 in Supply reverted back to county ownership.

    Brunswick County commissioners, however, made it clear they did not want an aging and expensive hospital facility on their balance sheet, and Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing opened the hospital up for bid.