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Today's News

  • Shallotte Main Street intersection to close temporarily

    The intersection of Main Street and Smith Avenue in Shallotte will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, through 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, for work associated with the widening and extension of Smith Avenue.

    Traffic will be detoured around the closure via U.S. 17 Bypass.

    NCDOT encourages driver to stay alert and use caution when traveling through the work zone and detour.

  • UPDATE: Sheriff’s detectives find missing woman at Leland home

    UPDATE: Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives found Byrd unharmed at a Leland home Monday afternoon.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a woman who has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 30.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, detectives are searching for Kimberly Denise Byrd, 24.

    Byrd was last seen between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, leaving her home at 6275 Sawdust Lane in Winnbaow. She was headed toward N.C. 87.

  • McCumbee to start 22nd at Talladega

     Chad McCumbee on Saturday qualified the TRG Motorsports No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS in the 22nd position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy Juice 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

    McCumbee will start from the 11th row when the green drops at 1 p.m. Going off 18th for the qualifying session, the Supply resident posted a time of 52.374 and a speed of 183 mph.

  • Trojans force five turnovers in 47-21 victory over West Bladen

     West Brunswick forced three turnovers in the second half in beating West Bladen 47-21 Friday night in a high school conference football game.

    Van Cobb scored off a blocked punt and Altrey Frink returned an interception for a touchdown as the Trojans improved to 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall, and qualified for the NCHSAA Class 3AA playoffs, which begin Nov. 12. Taylor Buffkin, who got credit for blocking the punt, also intercepted a pass. Quan Bates intercepted a two-point conversion pass. Markel Jones recovered a fumble.

  • Sunset Beach bridge walk draws hundreds

    SUNSET BEACH—Hundreds of walkers, bicyclists, baby stroller-pushers and dog-walkers converged to cross the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge Monday afternoon.

    Participants met at the base of the new bridge on the mainland side to walk up the new $32 million Intracoastal Waterway span during the four-hour period the bridge was open to foot and bicycle traffic.

    The walk was limited to the new bridge area only. 

    Participants were invited to bring cameras and recorders to snap views from atop the 65-foot span. 

  • BCC men's basketball team visits Cedar Grove Middle in support of Red Ribbon Week

    SUPPLY—Walter Shaw stressed the importance of being drug free Friday morning at Cedar Grove Middle School.

    The Brunswick Community College (BCC) men's basketball coach told students drugs prohibit people from pursuing their dreams. Dreams of becoming a doctor, a teacher, or even an athlete can be taken away by illegal drug activity.

    "If you don't have a solid mind, these things cannot happen," Shaw told the students. "Illegal drugs will not get you where you would like to go."

  • Mary Dorn named to academic all-conference team

    Lees-McRae College placed five student-athletes on the 2010 Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, announced league officials Wednesday.

    Mary Dorn (Shallote), Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.), Jessica O’Leary (Milbury, Mass.), Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.), and Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) were each named to the team in recognition of their outstanding academic work. This is the first time ach of these student-athletes has received this honor.

  • Carly White nominated for college volleyball Play of Week

     MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - A play during Mount Olive's win over Fayetteville State Saturday is among five national finalists for this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Women's Volleyball Play of the Week. Fans can go tohttp://www.avca.org/awards/play-of-the-week/ to watch the plays and cast their vote. Mount Olive's play is Play 4.

  • Five students arrested in connection with Thursday's bomb threat at Brunswick County Academy

    BOLIVIA—Five students have been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made Thursday morning at Brunswick County Academy in Bolivia.

    According to a press release from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, five students were arrested after an investigation and information from surveillance cameras. Each was charged with one misdemeanor count of disrupt/disturb/interfere with students and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy.

  • West Brunswick finishes conference soccer season with victory

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team finished the regular season by beating South Columbus 6-0 Oct. 27 on Senior Night.

    Seniors Jack Donoghue and Matthew Volpe each scored two goals in the first half. West coach Tripp Smith started his seniors on the front line, including Rafael Dominguez, hobbled by a knee injury but getting into position to take passes from teammates as they tried to set him up for a goal. In the second half, sophomore Scottie Melvin assisted on two goals by junior Jacob Ferguson.