.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Dressing for business

    Last week one Shallotte auto parts store manager wore a dress on his day off to deliver auto parts and greet customers.

    He lost a challenge with his employees, and Wednesday was collection day.

    During a tough economy, store managers are seeking ways to increase company morale and sales. One business in Shallotte did just that during December and in early January, the boss had to pay up.

    Justin Garrett, Advance Auto Parts store manager, wanted to find a way to motivate his employees and challenged his sales team.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Lajuan Daniels, 28, of 3166 Rutland Road, Bolivia, was arrested on outstanding warrants from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on two misdemeanor counts.

    •Jesse Lee Campbell, 31, of 2695 Sea Vista Drive, Supply, was charged with trespassing at Walmart.

  • Brunswick County Schools on a two-hour delay Wednesday; Board of Education meeting cancelled

    Updated at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11

    Brunswick County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday, Jan. 12, according to Superintendent Edward Pruden.

    The Brunswick County Schools Board of Education meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, has been cancelled. No word yet on when the rescheduled meeting will be.

    ---

    Brunswick County schools were closed Tuesday, Jan. 11, according to a Connect-Ed call from Superintendent Edward Pruden.

  • Winter weather closings, delays

    TUESDAY
    Brunswick County Schools are closed Tuesday.

    As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Holden Beach bridge is closed due to icy conditions. Officials are awaiting NCDOT to re-salt and re-sand the bridge. The bridge reopened at 12:30 p.m.

    Brunswick Community College will open at 11 a.m.

    MONDAY
    Brunswick County Schools and offices will be closed Monday in anticipation of wintry weather.

    Brunswick County Governement Complex will be closed Monday due to winter weather.

  • Brunswick County Schools closed Monday

    In anticipation of Monday's projected wintry weather Brunswick County Schools and offices will be closed.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden said although snowfall is not expected to start until later in the morning, the decision was made to close schools because of possible difficulties getting children home safely at the end of the day. The make-up day has been set for Tuesday, Jan. 25.

  • Winter storm warning update: Snow, sleet expected Monday

    A winter storm warning will be in effect for Brunswick County from 6 a.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    Snow and sleet is expected to fall in the area beginning Monday morning through daybreak Tuesday.

    According to the National Weather Service, precipitation will begin as snow early Monday morning, but it is expected to change to sleet before becoming rain.

    Snow and sleet could accumulate up to about an inch.

    Dangerous travel conditions are expected to develop Monday and linger into Tuesday.

  • Six Trojan wrestlers win Scorpion Invitational titles

     LELAND—Six West Brunswick wrestlers and six South Brunswick wrestlers finished first in the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    At 103 pounds, Ronnie Dellinger beat South’s Steven Von Voight by fall to win the championship.

    At 119 pounds, Dillon Aubrey finished first with an 8-6 decision.

    At 135 pounds, James Hall finished first.

    At 160 pounds, Will Edwards finished first by fall.

    At 189 pounds, Mike McCrimmon beat South’s Brian Capps 11-4 to win the title.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED 2010 champions repeat as winners in Run for Food half marathon

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Tom Clifford repeated as champion of the Run for Food half marathon Saturday.

    Clifford, a 27-year-old Wilmington resident, ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds, pace of 5:37 a mile. Clifford won the race last year in 1:11:45.

    The weather was not at severe as it was last year, when 168 runners competed in wind-chill temperatures in the teens. This year, a brisk wind made the wind-chill temperature in the 30s—but that was comfortable enough for 232 runners in the seventh annual race.

  • Lady Dolphins unable to overtake Louisburg

     SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team lost 68-58 to Louisburg Community College on Jan. 7 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    For BCC (4-7), Shaquita Jones scored 11 points, Danielle Blunt and Chelsea McGowan 10, Julia Crews 9 and Kiandra Long 8. Tequila Jones scored 5 points, Sheena Suttlemyre 2 and Emily Schweer 1.

    Louisburg led 44-35 in the second half but BCC outscored LCC in cutting the lead to 48-47.

  • Alfy Hill, three other ex-Trojans make college commitments

     Four former West Brunswick High School football players have made commitments to junior colleges and colleges to continue their careers.

    Alfy Hill and Tyquan Ash will attend Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Miss.

    “They left (Jan. 6),” West football coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “Several schools were talking to (Alfy). I think the academic part he really liked, how they can get him graduated. He felt like that was the way to go.”