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Today's News

  • Bonds form over small things, but they can last a lifetime

    Last week, I begrudgingly said a final goodbye to a friend from my younger days who knew how to make me smile no matter what was going on in my life.

    I’d known Konji Harrison since we started sixth grade at South Brunswick Middle School, where I became used to seeing his infectious grin every day. I marveled at the number of friends he made on a regular basis—black, white, male, female, it didn’t matter.

  • Re-enactments and panel discussion highlight 145th anniversary of fight for Fort Anderson and Town Creek

    STAFF REPORT

    WINNABOW—Just as they did in 1865, Union and Confederate forces will clash in battles over Fort Anderson and Town Creek on Feb. 20-21, as the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site commemorates the 145th anniversary of Confederates’ final attempt to prevent Union soldiers from taking Fort Anderson and ultimately Wilmington.

  • Sadie needs new home

    Sadie (ID No. A021391) is a yellow Lab/hound mix found running loose at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach the first week in January. She was wearing a red collar and had fleas. A resident took her home and cared for her but has been unable to find Sadie’s owner. The resident also was unable to keep Sadie and last week took her to Brunswick County Animal Control. Sadie weighs 41 pounds and is about a year old. She is described as well-behaved and housebroken, patient with children and plays well with other dogs and cats. Her rescuers would like to help Sadie get adopted.

  • New dog park open in Shallotte

    The new Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Dog Park at Shallotte Park is now open to the public and pets, according to Melinda Johnson, marketing and community events coordinator.

    This project is the first of its kind in Brunswick County and is the result of collaboration between Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and a local organization named BARK.

    BARK, which stands for Brunswick Area Responsible K-9 owners, was formed by dog lovers in Brunswick County who set out to do positive work for dog owners in the community.

  • Waccamaw Conference basketball tourney schedule

    The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team will open the Waccamaw Conference championship tournament at 6 p.m. Monday at home against Whiteville.

  • Snow in Brunswick County

    Just before 8 p.m. Friday, Brunswick County residents began reporting snow falling in the county. Reports indicate snow could be seen in Shallotte, Leland, Maco, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Supply, Sunset Beach and Shell point.

    By 8:30 readers reported snow coming down in the Longwood and Calabash areas as well. As many as 4 inches could fall tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

    Because of the weather, Brunswick County Schools has canceled all Friday evening activities and Saturday events due to the possible inclement weather.

  • McCumbee 33rd in truck opener at Daytona

     Chad McCumbee finished 33rd out of 36 racers in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee started 26th in the first race of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. But nine laps into the race, his ignition failed.

    McCumbee, racing a Chevrolet and sponsored by FT-11 Degreaser and Rockingham Speedway, won $9,675.

  • Lady Trojans’ defense stifles South Columbus

     TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team won its second road game in two nights by beating South Columbus 55-23 Feb. 10.

  • Snow forecast for Brunswick this weekend

    Could Brunswick Countians wake up to snow Saturday morning? It's possible.

    On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Brunswick County. Around 4 p.m. Friday the watch will become a warning as a possible snow-producing weather system moves into the area.

  • Shallotte appoints Hughes as new town administrator

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen has appointed longtime public works director Albert Hughes as the town’s new full-time administrator.

    Hughes had been serving in the position on an interim basis since former administrator Paul Sabiston resigned last summer.

    The aldermen met Thursday night and, after about 20 minutes in closed session, returned to open session and voted to appoint Hughes to the position. Alderman Walt Eccard abstained from voting, saying he had no problem with Hughes but wanted to go through the interview process before making a decision.