Today's News

  • West Brunswick routs East Bladen 8-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team rebounded from two shutout defeats in The Brittney over the weekend by routing East Bladen 8-1 Monday in the first game of the conference season.

    West scored its first goal three minutes into the game. A pass from freshman Karson Lewis set up a goal by Sheena Suttlemyre.

    Four minutes later, Nicole Turner scored on a shot from outside the box.

  • Final public hearing on terminal groins this week

    The public will have one last chance to voice its opinion regarding terminal groins before the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will present a report and recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission and the General Assembly.

    The CRC will meet Wednesday, March 24, at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach. The terminal groin study and presentation and public hearing will begin at 5 p.m. This is the last of five public hearings on the study that have taken place throughout the state.

  • Can officials now pick and choose which Constitutional rights apply to the public?

    A decision made Monday by the United States Supreme Court has left many wondering if First Amendment rights apply to only certain people in certain places.

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday a former high school student could not sue school officials for prohibiting her and her school’s wind ensemble from playing an instrumental version of “Ave Maria” at the school’s 2006 graduation.

  • Lawns celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little late

    St. Patrick’s Day was last week and some of our lawns are already “wearin’ a bit ‘o the green” because of some warm days. This move out of dormancy means that right now is the wrong time to stress your lawn with fertilizers or weed control products.

    Even though it seems illogical on the surface, one of the worst things you can do right now is apply nitrogen fertilizer to centipede, Bermuda, zoysia or St. Augustine lawns.

  • Cherish those winter blooms; spring and its blooms are here

    We are finally getting some warm and sunny weather and spring is here at last. This past winter had especially long periods of grey and chilly days; but the large variety of plants that bloom during the winter here in Zone 8 kept my spirit up. I enjoyed their colors and fragrance so much during the dreary days of winter that I vowed to spend more time this year adding more winter bloomers to my gardens.

  • Caison birth

    Bradley and Becky Caison of Ash are the parents of a daughter, Addyson Nadine Caison, born at 6:24 p.m. Feb. 9 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Dean Carroll of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Miller and Mamie Caison of Ash and the late Debbie Caison.

    Great-grandmother is Mable Hewett of Shallotte.


  • Haiglers celebrate 50 years

    Don and Donnie Haigler of Sunset Beach celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends and family Saturday, March 13, in the fellowship hall of Seaside United Methodist Church. They were married March 12, 1960, in South Carolina, and lived in Monroe before moving to Sunset Beach in 1998. The celebration occasion was hosted by the Haiglers' children, Scott and Jeanette Haigler, and their grandchildren, Jason Haigler, Lauren Mullis and Ashley Haigler.


  • Benton-Fulwood

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kristy Yvonne Benton of Shallotte and Brandon Fulwood of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of William M. Benton and Ann F. Benton of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Dale Fulwood and Audria Fulwood of Shallotte. A May 1 wedding is planned at the Ocean Isle Beach Chapel.

  • Lent is the process in which we learn to live as Christ lived

    We are approaching the end of our 40-day Lenten journey. The shadow of the cross looms large on an ever-approaching horizon. We know too well the pain of Christianity, the pain of Christian living. We may well have cringed with that pain, moved to avoid it, missed its mark and sinned. But, even our sin should not disturb us and keep us from recognizing God’s love for us. That’s the real message Lenten message. Even our sin can be a catalyst to recognizing God’s love for us. It may be the greatest catalyst.

  • Underclassmen help West beat Whiteville; South Brunswick wins two duals

     WHITEVILLE—West Brunswick beat Whiteville 6-3 in a conference dual March 17.

    “Our underclassmen, behind Jason Huff, Jason Watts and Justin Davis, led the way in our win,” West coach Bob Bell said.

    “We fell behind 3-1 after the first matches were played, with the lone win a tiebreak victory by No. 3-seed freshman Jason Watts,” Bell said.

    Huff and Davis won the fifth- and sixth-position matches, and West entered into doubles tied 3-3 with three matches left.