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Today's News

  • Help to Haiti comes in many forms in Brunswick County

    When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, thousands of people were killed and even more were injured.

    With little sound infrastructure in place, it was immediately clear rescue and relief efforts originating beyond Haiti’s borders would be key in survival for a country devastated by this natural disaster.

    Here in Brunswick County, many residents wanted to know how they could help. Some took to aiding national organizations, like the American Red Cross, with fundraising efforts aimed at assisting those in need.

  • Trojans’ Logan Tripp honored at Leland baseball banquet

     LELAND—More than 450 baseball fans attended the sixth annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet, where it was announced the 2009 American Legion Player of the Year is former West Brunswick first baseman Logan Tripp.

    Logan was all-conference player for the Trojans and hit .414 with nine doubles his senior year. The superior defensive first baseman reminds one of Gil Hodges for his work around the bag.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cobia leads league-leading Scorpions to victory over South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars had no answer for Reggie Cobia Monday night, as the senior scored 24 points to lead his North Brunswick Scorpions team to a 46-42 victory in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game and kept North perfect in the conference (4-0).

    The 6-foot-6, 225-pound center, who will play college basketball for UNC Pembroke, had nothing but praise for his teammates, calling the victory a team effort.

  • West Brunswick girls rout West Bladen

    West Brunswick built a 15-point lead in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 48-30 in a Waccamaw Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night at West Brunswick.

     

    Sheena Suttlemyre hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the Lady Trojans, 3-2 in the conference, 8-4 overall.

     

    Kayla Padgett scored eight points. Jasmine Daniels, Jasmine Jackson and Breana Gause each scored six points. Rebecca Sidelinger scored five points. Nicole Turner scored four points and Taylor Ambrose scored a point.

     

  • Hewett’s active sentence ends; begins two-year probation

    On Tuesday, Jan. 12, former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett became a step closer to being a free man.

    According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hewett’s active sentence was set to end Jan. 12, beginning two years of supervised probation for his federal obstruction of justice conviction.

  • Four Brunswick skiers win events in Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games

     Four Brunswick County skiers won their divisions in Alpine skiing in the 2010 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games Jan. 10-11.

    Derrick Green, Chris Robinson, Dion Smith and Juan Velez finished first in their events.

    Joseph Allen and Adrianne Tribble were second in their divisions. Cameron Cline Harlee was third in his division.

  • Hill, Stanley showcase their skills

     With National Signing Day a few weeks away, two county football players recently tested their skills with other outstanding high school players.

    West Brunswick senior Alfy Hill and South Brunswick junior Terrell Stanley participated in all-star events.

  • 'Playhouse 211' a new home for theater in Brunswick County

    When Pete and Linda Sundman, married and business partners for the past 20 years, moved from Atlanta to Brunswick County, they wanted to find a way to put their entrepreneurial skills to use.

    They’ve finally found their niche in a unique little drama venue on N.C. 211, and local theater fans are celebrating.

    The two, who have lived in Oak Island, St. James and now Winding River Plantation, tried retirement but found it wasn’t for them.

  • Labor department finds Brick Landing in violation of labor laws

    The N.C. Department of Labor has determined Brick Landing Plantation Golf and Country Club violated two provisions of the state Wage and Hour Act last fall.

    The action came in response to complaints from five Brick Landing employees claiming their employer failed to pay earned wages during the last part of September and October.

    When the department investigator contacted Dan Maples Design, the company that operates Brick Landing, officials responded that employees had later received payment. The investigator found they were still owed for other weeks later in October.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Emergency management unveils its disaster recovery plan

    BOLIVIA—Only a handful of emergency management agencies across the country have a disaster recovery plan, and last week, Brunswick County unveiled its own.

    The plan, intended to be used as a model for future disaster recovery plans across the state, would be implemented after an incident such as a hurricane, tornado, large-scale fire or other disaster, with the intent to bring the county back to a pre-disaster state, Scott Garner, Brunswick County Deputy Director of Emergency Management, said.