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Today's News

  • Oyster Festival Road Race

     Oyster Festival Road Race photos

  • BCC host to Coastal Classic

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team was host to some of the top community college teams in the country in the BCC Coastal Classic over the weekend.

    In its first match, BCC played conference rival Cape Fear and lost 21-25, 25-19, 22-25, 16-25.

    BCC began strongly in the first set, taking a 7-1 lead behind the serving of Danielle Ellis. She had an ace in a 4-0 run, and Samantha Montgomery and Holly Brisson had kills.

  • Trojans beat North 3-0 in soccer

     West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 3-0 in a conference soccer game Oct. 13 at West.

    West scored in the 30th minute on an own goal and Luis Espinoza scored twice in the second half. His first goal came in the 53rd minute and the second in the 60th minute. Melvin had the first assist and Connor Johnston had the second assist.

    Josh Upchurch had five saves and was the winning goalkeeper.

  • South sweeps conference titles in tennis

     

    Three games from a defeat in two sets, South Brunswick’s doubles team rallied for a three-set victory and won the Waccamaw Conference tennis championship Oct. 13 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    Cali Hitt and Brooke Munroe beat Mary Britt Nelson and Penny Watts 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

    The victory completed a sweep on the conference titles for the Cougars, as Summer Phillips beat Jordan Sanchez in straight sets to win the singles title.

  • South volleyball team wins conference

      The South Brunswick High School volleyball team won the Waccamaw Conference championship Oct. 13 by beating county rival West Brunswick before a full house on its home court 28-26, 25-20, 25-17.

    South gained the No. 1 seed from the conference for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs, which begin Oct. 22. Pairings will be posted at the NCHSAA website.

    West finished 10-2 in the conference and will be the No. 2 seed. It will play a home game on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs (TBA).

  • A well-kept secret of beauty in Brunswick County

     WACCAMAW RIVER—Life on the Waccamaw River and in the swamp is one of solitude, peace, tranquility and an oneness with nature.

    It’s almost indescribable to those who have never been there. People who know it, say there is no place quite like it.

    It is a place where time does not matter. You rise by the glow of the sun and sleep by the shimmer of the moon.

  • N.C. Supreme Court justices to hear David v. Jolly matter Traffic court up and running despite legal battle

     The legal battle between District Attorney Jon David and Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly is scheduled to be heard in the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    What began as a dispute over administrative traffic court has now become a battle over the legality of Jolly’s actions.

    Traffic court resumed last month.

    The disagreement goes back to April, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting traffic court.

  • Shallotte takes steps to lure business

     SHALLOTTE—Shallotte now has its own economic development committee—the Shallotte Economic Development Committee.

    The idea for the committee was presented to the board earlier this year, and Mayor Alan Lewis played a crucial role in developing the committee’s mission statement. Alderman approved the committee’s formation at meeting earlier this month. Lewis described the committee as an advisory board specific to retail.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Nicole Michelle Heape, 27, of 5139 Nesting Lane SW, Supply, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the Kangaroo parking lot. Heape was a passenger in a vehicle, which was being searched.

  • Free seminar and information fair for caregivers, volunteers and seniors

     SOUTHPORT—The first Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Brunswick Center in Southport.

    There will be three presentations geared toward the needs of seniors and caregivers.

    “Months of planning have gone into this event, in hopes that the community will come together to find creative solutions to the problems encountered by the elderly,” said Carolyn Pryor, event planner.