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Today's News

  • DA refers Soles' shooting case to special prosecutor

    District Attorney Rex Gore has announced he referred the investigation into the Aug. 23 shooting at the home of state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr.  to the special prosecution unit of the N.C. Attorney General’s Office.

    Gore released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

  • CIS to to open thrift shop in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Adding to its original location in Southport, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) is preparing its second location at the Village at Sunset Beach behind the Food Lion store.

  • 'Ponyo' is a feast for the eyes--of young and old alike

    There was something so beautiful about the movie “Ponyo,” something I can’t adequately describe in words, but I’ll try my best.

    The best way to sum up this take on The Little Mermaid and other such children’s tales is to call it a painting brought to life. It’s a moving work of art from master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, known for other animated masterpieces, such as “Spirited Away,” that also wowed American film lovers.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Gore waltzes to second Dancing with the Brunswick Stars Victory

    SUNSET BEACH—Reigning “Dancing with the Brunswick County Stars” champion Dinah Gore waltzed her way to a second victory Friday night, as the annual fundraiser brought in more than $330,000 for the Brunswick Community College Foundation.

    Gore and her professional partner, Paul McTaggart, raised the most amount of money for their Viennese Waltz, followed by stars Jan Williamson and her professional partner Chris Madray, and Courtney Babson and her professional partner Christopher Robbins.

  • Lady Trojans improve to 6-0

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team will enter the conference season Thursday with a 6-0 record.

    The Lady Trojans remained perfect by beating North Myrtle Beach 25-15, 25-21, 25-23 Monday. The match was the first of the season for the Chiefs. West plays host to South Brunswick on Thursday.

    For West, Kenzie McDuffie scored nine points and had 25 assists. Keri Nolan scored nine points and had seven aces and nine kills. Mattie Tippett scored seven points. Sheena Suttlemyre and Miriah Milliken each scored five points. Carly White had 11 kills.

  • Brunswick County Stars dance tonight

    “Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars” will take center stage at 6 p.m. tonight at the Sea Trail Resort & Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    Five hundred seats for the event were available but have sold out. Tickets were $100 each.

    The event is an annual fundraiser for Brunswick Community College Foundation. The proceeds will be used to give scholarships to future BCC students.

    Last year’s event was a first for the foundation, and it raised more than $200,000.

  • DA: No charges filed yet in shooting at senator's home

    It’s been more than a week since N.C. Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. allegedly shot a man at his Tabor City home, but no charges have been filed.

    District Attorney Rex Gore on Monday said investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation, the agency leading the shooting investigation at the request of Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless, were still collecting material for their investigation, and no charges have been filed.

    Gore said SBI agents were “still in a very preliminary stage and not nearly complete.”

  • Two killed in parasailing incident; blunt trauma the cause of death

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A parasailing incident here Friday afternoon has left two visiting women dead. Medical examiners have determined blunt trauma caused both deaths.

    Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60, of Kernersville, and Lorrie D. Shoup, 56, of Granby, Colo., were killed Friday afternoon when a rope connecting the parasailers and the boat “parted,” according to the initial report from U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit.

    The two women died near the Ocean Isle Beach Pier.

  • Three candidates bow out in Carolina Shores commissioners election

    CAROLINA SHORES—Three candidates have withdrawn from the race for two commissioners seats in Carolina Shores.

    Bob Breen withdrew from the upcoming Nov. 3 election on Aug. 25. Fellow residents Dave Jones and Leon Paulikas each bowed out on Aug. 26.

    That leaves three candidates vying for two available seats in the at-large race—incumbent Gere Dale and newcomers Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough. Both seats are for four-year terms on the town’s six-member board of commissioners (including the mayor).

  • Trojans avenge playoff loss against White Oak

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team avenged a 2008 season-ending playoff loss by beating White Oak 3-2 Friday.

    “We’ve had the date circled on our calendar for quite some time,” West soccer coach Tripp Smith said. “That game got scheduled in June, and the boys have talked about it all summer.”

    West, unranked and unnoticed, had stunned many by reaching the third round of the playoffs before losing at White Oak in the 3A playoffs.