Today's News

  • Teen charged with Leland break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Leland teen for a string of break-ins in the Town Creek Road and Palmer’s Branch area of Leland.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives Mike Murray and Justin Stadler charged Damian Michael Swan with multiple felony charges for a string of break-ins between April 21 and April 28.

  • West Brunswick baseball team beats West Bladen



    BLADENBORO—The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat West Bladen 11-2 May 4 in a conference game.

    Gavin Lane (7-1) was the winning pitcher, giving up no earned runs and four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out nine.

    Reliever Lorenzo Pigott gave up one hit in two innings and one earned run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • West Brunswick JV softball team finishes 12-0 in conference

    The West Brunswick High School junior varsity softball team completed a perfect JV season by beating South Columbus 13-2 Friday in Tabor City.

    The victory gave West a 12-0 record in the Waccamaw 2A/3AConference, 16-0 overall for the season in JV games.

    “Coach Davis and I are so proud of these young ladies,” coach Mark Jones said. “They had a fantastic season.

  • GOLDEN SANDS: Getting ready for delivery

    SUNSET BEACH—Monday mornings, the Sea Trail Grandmas gather at the Pink Palace meeting room with bagfuls of pastel-hued cloth and yarn.
    Before you know it, they’re in stitches as they work on an array of hand-knit hats and blankets and cloth “coddlers” for newborn preemies.
    That’s the mission of this club, which is in an infancy of its own.
    Michele Lupien is their leader, club member Peg Jones says, and the one who put it together.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Shallotte icon, 71, keeps fit with regular walks, visits with locals

    Isaac Hardy is a familiar sight around downtown Shallotte.

    Just ask local real estate agent Doug Terhune, who struck up a friendship with the 71-year-old resident of Shallotte Assisted Living about four years ago.

    Terhune, who regularly eats breakfast at the Purple Onion Café on Main Street, started noticing the fit, elderly man who would stop in at the Shallotte eatery during his routine walks through town.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 21

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Basketball group donates to Supply Elementary

    The Brunswick County Senior Basketball League uses the Supply Elementary School  gymnasium twice each week after school is dismissed. Bill Davis, from Boiling Spring Lakes, collected funds from the players and made a donation to Dwight Willis, the  school’s principal and asked him to select where the money was needed.
    “We appreciate the basketball players’ generosity and be assured the donation will be  applied to a good cause,” Willis said. “We expect to identify a home for the donation soon.”

  • CGA golf rules clinic May 17 at Cinghiale Creek

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has some exciting news for all middle school and high school golfers in the area. Jason Cox, Carolinas Golf Association director of junior golf, will be at Cinghiale Creek on May 17 to conduct a golf rules seminar at 4:30 p.m. He will also have the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) junior golf tournament schedules for 2010. So come on out and sharpen up on your golf rules.

  • ORLGA plays annual spring member-member tournament

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association (ORLGA) played its annual spring member- member tournament April 21 at Lion’s Paw and April 26 at Panther’s Run. Twenty six two-member teams competed over the two days in four different nine-hole formats.
    The formats the first day were net of partners and better-ball of partners. Alternate shot and scramble were the formats for the second day. Prizes were awarded to the top eight teams with the lowest total net scores for all the formats.  

  • Golf action: Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played at Lockwood Folly. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 84, Stu Cleveland 85. Low net: Cogdill, Reggie Auten 71. Team (four-man total net): Auten, Ed Kinney, Bill Cameron, Paul Michal.
    The Beachcombers’ golfer of the week was Dick Conley, who made a hole-in-one on the 135-yard second hole at Lockwood Folly. He used a 6-iron.