Today's News

  • Former DSS director files suit against accusers

    Former Brunswick County DSS Director Jamie Orrock has filed a lawsuit against the three women who had previously made sexual harassment claims against him.

    On Monday, Dec. 20, Orrock filed suit for defamation, libel and slander. He is seeking punitive damages for more than $10,000.

  • Commissioners to host workshop Monday afternoon

    Brunswick County Commissioners will have a workshop at 3 p.m. today (Monday) to discuss the proposed landfill expansion and recycling options in Brunswick County.

    The meeting will be at the county commissioners chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners’ regular meeting will follow with a closed session at 6 p.m., and regular session at 6:30 p.m.

    The meeting will include a public hearing on affordable housing incentives in Brunswick County.


  • Photos of BCC victory over Central Carolina Community College

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Central Carolina Community College in a first-round game of the Whiteville Urgent Care tournament. Here are photos of some of the action. BCC plays another game at 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 19) on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics and Fitness Center.

  • West Brunswick boys get first victory of season

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat East Bladen 72-57 Friday, West’s first victory of the season.

    Quan Bates scored 19 points, Taylor Buffkin 17, Geoff Gore 13 and Roman Smyth 11—all season highs—as new coach coach Eric Davis got his first victory with the Trojan program.

    Markel Jones scored a season-high 8 points, Jamal Jacobs 3 and Marquis Johnson 2 for West (1-2 in the conference 1-8).

  • West Brunswick band ends a successful season

    SHALLOTTE—The West Brunswick High School Band capped off a successful season Tuesday night with its annual holiday concert.

    The holiday concert combined bands from both West Brunswick and South Brunswick High Schools. Jason Seip, director of the West Brunswick band, said Tuesday’s event at Odell Williamson Auditorium was the first time the schools played a joint concert.

  • West Bladen sweeps South Brunswick


    BOILING SPRING LAKES—D.J. Mason had five rebounds in the first quarter, a blocked shot and 4 of his 16 points to lead West Bladen to a 41-33 victory over South Brunswick on Dec. 14 at the Cougars’ home court.

    The Knights took an early first quarter lead, 15-5, and never looked back in this conference game.

  • Simmons leads in rebounds in Greece

    Early in the professional basketball season of the Greece AI Division, Cedric Simmons leads in rebounds and is a close second in blocked shots.

    Simmons is averaging 11.3 rebounds a game. The next highest average is 9.5.

    Simmons is second in blocked shots, averaging 2.4 a game. The leader is averaging 2.5.

    In an 89-86 victory Dec. 12, Simmons scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds. He played 35 minutes and blocked three shots.

    Kavala is 5-3 and tied for third place in the 14-team league.

  • BCTA plans youth tennis events

    The new youth tennis committee of the BCTA met Friday at Jumpin’ Java in Shallotte. It agreed the purpose would be to provide lots of opportunities for youth 18 and under to play tennis in Brunswick County. 

    “There are several ways that we are going to do this,” said Karen Holbrook.

    “First, we will sponsor four tournaments annually. 

  • Dance 4 Life going to Disney

    Oak Island’s Dance 4 Life Inc. performed recently at the Oak Island Christmas tree lighting for the third year in a row. That was followed by a fun day in the Oak Island Christmas parade and the  annual studio Christmas party. While finishing up, owner Darcy Deal received a phone call from Walt Disney World informing her the studio had been accepted to perform at Walt Disney World in May 2011.

    Deal, a 25-year dance veteran, opened her dance studio four years ago, following her dream of showing local children the world. 

  • Piperettes present year-end awards

    The Piperettes had their year-end awards luncheon Dec. 7 at the Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club. The following awards were presented:

    Most birdies: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 23; 2. Penny Doss, 7; 3. Joanne Clements, 5.

    Lowest net for 2010: 1. Ann Pollock, 60; 2. Bonnie Whitaker, 64; T-3. Kathy Manning, Mary Stern and Jane Duvall, 65.

    Lowest gross for 2010: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 76; T-2. Karen Kennedy and Joanne Clements, 80.

    Most improved: Diane Rauch, who reduced her handicap during the season to 27.7 from 33.7.