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Today's News

  • South finishes season 15-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The unbeaten regular season by the South Brunswick girls’ tennis team is a great example of individuals playing hard to achieve to a common goal.

    Five seniors helped lead the way: starters Sarah Brock, Tiffany Capps and Hilary Walker, along with Meagan Barnes and Danielle Jones.

    “All five have made a big contribution,” coach Debbie Adams said, whose Cougars won a conference championship for the third straight year. They finished 10-0 in the conference.

  • Climb aboard the Ghost Ship this weekend

    The U.S.S. Battleship North Carolina will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, for the Ghost Ship--a haunted battleship.

    Ghost Ship opened on Oct. 16 and 942 people attended opening night.

  • BCC honors three volleyball players

    Three players on BCC’s first volleyball team were honored during sophomore night Oct. 23 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    Hannah Ennis, Kelly Garry and Jordan Clear helped the Dolphins last year win the NJCAA Region 10 Division II regular-season title and region championship tournament. The tournament title qualified BCC for the NJCAA national tournament.

    “They are very, very special to me and very dear to my heart,” coach Stephanie Beach said in a pregame ceremony. “I will miss these girls terribly.”

  • Wilmington Hammerheads encourage students to stay drug-free

    Professional soccer player Kenny Bundy knows from personal experience the importance of staying drug free.

    One of his best friends and high school soccer teammates was accidentally shot in the head and killed after an evening of drinking and drugs.

    "Could that have been prevented? Definitely," he said.

  • Property owners file suit against San Rio developers

    More than 50 lot owners at the now-stalled San Rio Ocean and River Club development have filed suit against developers, claiming they breached contracts with owners and misrepresented the community when they failed to install necessary development infrastructure.

    The suit, filed last week in Brunswick County Superior Court, claims breach of contract, breach of implied warranty and “fraudulent misrepresentation” and asks for at least $10,000 in damages for each claim.

  • Oyster Festival brings out shuckers, shaggers and seafood lovers

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Eddie Noles of Gastonia comes to the N.C. Oyster Festival every year to get a bushel of steamed oysters.

    “I don’t miss one,” he said Saturday afternoon, as he stood with other oyster lovers under a tent, shucking and eating one after the other.

    The long lines at the various food tents didn’t deter Noles and his fellow festival-goers from indulging in their favorite festival food or checking out the arts and crafts, music and other activities.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Valerio, West win first-ever cross-country titles

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Roberto Valerio paced the West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team Oct. 20 to its first conference championship in school history.

    Valerio, a junior, finished first and five other Trojan runners finished in the top 10 as West won the Waccamaw Conference championship meet at South Brunswick.

    The Trojans finished with 24 points, South with 56 points and North with 62 points.

  • 'Some pig' comes to life this weekend at OWA

    Theatergoers of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in the classic story of “some pig,” promoted by a web-writing spider, for the next two weekends in Brunswick County.

    Wilbur, Charlotte, Fern and all the lovable characters in E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” will come to life as Stagestruck Players perform a stage version of the award-winning children’s book debuting this weekend.

  • BCC receives federal funding for Southport center renovations

    Brunswick Community College is set to receive $200,000 in federal funds for renovation and improvements of the Southport Continuing Education Center.

    In a press release from U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre’s office, more than $5 million in federal funds have been allocated for improvements to first responder buildings, healthcare investments and education advancement at facilities in four communities in Southeastern North Carolina.

  • Proposed policy conflicts with superintendent's contract

    A portion of a proposed policy regarding assignments, reassignments and transfers conflicts with the superintendent’s contract, Superintendent Katie McGee said during a policy committee meeting Tuesday evening.

    Policy 7440, which was previously five separate policies, requires board approval for all central office assignments, including organization and reorganization, and reassignment and transfer of principals.