Today's News

  • Holden Beach settles with former officer in discrimination case

    BOLIVIA—Former Holden Beach Police officer Terri Oxford has settled her wrongful termination and gender discrimination lawsuit with the town of Holden Beach.

    Norwood Blanchard, plaintiff’s counsel for the town, said Oxford and the town settled Monday, Dec. 6, in Brunswick County Civil Superior Court.

    Blanchard said the final terms of the settlement were not complete but Oxford would likely receive a $70,000 settlement payment as well as reimbursement for litigation expenses and attorneys fees not to exceed $67,500.

  • Record lows may be possible this week

    Brunswick County is experiencing some colder-than-usual temperatures this week as a cold system has settled into the area.

    By about 10 a.m. Tuesday, temperatures had reached only about 27 degrees but with the wind chill it felt more like 17 degrees outside.

    Throughout Tuesday, temperatures are only expected to climb into the low 40s. Normal for this time of year is about 62 degrees, with a record high of 82 set in 1998 and a record low of 20 set in 1954, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington.

  • BCC men upset No. 3 Northwest Florida 73-72

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team defeated previously unbeaten No. 3 Northwest Florida State College 73-72 Dec. 3 in the Panhandle Classic in Marianna, Fla.

    “It is the highest rated team we have ever beaten,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said. “And it is probably the biggest win in the history of the school outside of winning the region tournament championship (last season) and going to (the national tournament) in Hutchinson.

    “We made a name for ourselves.”

  • Four-year-old killed in weekend wreck

    A four-year-old boy was killed crossing Empire Road in Supply on Saturday.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. T.W. Pope said Jalen Williams Jones, 4, of Garner, was killed when he was struck by a car on Empire Road in Supply, about 3.5 miles east of Shallotte, just before 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

    Pope said Jones left a private yard and attempted to cross Empire Road, when he crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

  • Supply man arrested for weekend shooting

    A Supply man has been arrested for shooting a Wilmington woman in the foot Sunday evening.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Sgt. April Stanley, deputies arrived at a home at 1530 Ocean Highway in Supply around 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, to find a woman with a gunshot wound to her left foot.

    Atlee Carnell Gore, 60, of 1530 Ocean Highway West, Supply, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Stanley said.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick swimmers continue to improve times

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams continued their early season success by winning meets Friday against Clinton and Topsail at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The South girls won 10 of 11 events and had four times that were automatic qualifiers for the regional in February. South’s boys were even more impressive: They won nine events and nine times were automatic qualifiers for the regional.

    South’s girls beat Clinton 98-50 and beat Topsail 98-21. South’s boys beat Clinton 85-26 and beat Topsail 85-47.

  • VA begins transportation assistance program

    A Veterans Affairs transportation assistance program for veterans began this week.

    Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said the VA Transportation Assistance program for veterans began in Brunswick County on Monday, Dec. 6.

    VA vans will take veterans to the VA medical clinic in Wilmington from the Hardee’s Restaurant at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply, Hartsell said.

    Pick-up times are at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Greiner resigns from BCC; accepts president position at Kentucky community college

    BOLIVIA—Stephen Greiner, president of Brunswick Community College, has announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

    In an exclusive interview Friday afternoon, Greiner confirmed he signed a three-year contract last week with Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Hazard, Ky. He will serve as the college’s president/CEO.

  • Ballet Opera Alliance makes holiday debut this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Premier holiday performances of “Les Patineurs” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Ballet Opera Alliance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    BOA is an organization formed in 2009 in Brunswick County, dedicated to providing a unique blend of professional community theater.

    BOA is an outgrowth of Amahl Productions, which performed throughout Brunswick County in several different churches for three consecutive years.

  • Christmas events are here and so is a chance for snow

    Towns across Brunswick County are welcoming the holiday season, just in time for cooler weather that is settling into the area.

    On Friday, highs are expected to reach only the lower 50s, with temperatures dropping near freezing Friday night.

    Cold temperatures will persist through the weekend. Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of rain before 2 a.m. with the possibility it will change over to a light snow. No accumulation is expected.