Today's News

  • Trojans and Knights continue battle for second place in conference

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished a close third behind West Bladen in a conference tournament March 25 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Both teams continue a back-and- forth battle for second place in the Waccamaw Conference standings behind South Brunswick.

    For the tournament, the conference team scores were host South Brunswick 334, West Bladen 344, West Brunswick 346, Whiteville 396, North Brunswick 413, East Bladen 415 and South Columbus 455.

  • General Assembly to decide whether to lift ban on terminal groins

    Previously not allowed in North Carolina, the General Assembly will decide if it will make an exception to the hardened structures ban and allow the construction of terminal groins along the coastline.

    Or elected members may decide to keep the current ban in place.

    The General Assembly enacted Session Law 2009-479 in August, which instructed the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) to conduct a study to determine the feasibility and advisability of terminal groins as erosion control devices and report back its findings by April 1.

  • Carolina Shores sets meetings next week; new Web site


    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will have two special meetings next Monday.

    The board also has changed its regular meeting day from Thursday to next Wednesday for April.

    Monday’s first meeting is a specially called one to inform residents about stormwater and paving information gathered at the board’s annual retreat March 9. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 5, at the Calabash Fire Department.

  • West's boys, South's girls win meet at South Brunswick

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet in a three-team track-and-filed meet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).

    West’s Dylan Bowman was second (107-7).

  • West JV team rallies twice for victories against Whiteville, East Bladen

    The West Brunswick Trojans concentrated on baseball in the last three innings to gain an 8-7 victory in eight innings against Whiteville in a conference junior varsity game Friday evening.

  • Sewage leak cleaned fixed in Sunset Beach



    SUNSET BEACH—A sewer leak that occurred Friday night at a local condominium complex has been cleaned up and fixed.

    Leakage from manholes was reported shortly after 9 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sunset Village condominiums near Sandpiper Bay.

    “We had an overflowing situation and were able to catch it,” Sunset Village POA president Bob Taylor said.

  • BCC beats Albemarle; now 7-1 in Region X conference

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team rallied for two conference victories over the weekend at the College of The Albemarle.

    BCC won 9-7 and 14-6 Sunday in the games played at Pasquotank High School. The conference losses were the first of the season for Albemarle (6-2).

    In the first game, Albemarle led 6-1 after two innings. BCC tied the scored 6-6 and then scored three runs in the seventh in the nine-inning game.

  • Preliminary plans unveiled for second fire station in Sunset Beach



    SUNSET BEACH—Initial design for a second fire station was outlined at a specially called town council meeting March 26.

    Preliminary details for the future 7,297-square-foot station on Old Georgetown Road were presented by architect Scott Garner and engineer Michael Norton.

    The town has been awarded a $1,494,103 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to build the station on a 1.6-acre site behind the Sunset Commons center. The town paid $275,000 for the property.

  • Sunset Beach meetings, Good Friday closing set at town hall


    The Sunset Beach Planning Board will meet in regular session 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, to discuss proposed open-space requirements in residential zones.

    At a March 18 work session, the board reviewed a possible ordinance provision to allow developers to present plans to the board for approval if there is a unique or special circumstance. Examples of that would be wetlands, large stormwater facilities and buffers.

  • Twenty-six-year fugitive has Brunswick County ties



    A fugitive from justice arrested in Wilmington last week on identity-theft charges provided authorities with a Calabash address.

    However, a manager at the address said this week the man didn’t live there, while a manager at a Little River, S.C., marina confirmed he had lived on a boat there.