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Today's News

  • West Brunswick wins conference soccer championship

     On an emotional night for coach Tripp Smith, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat South Brunswick 4-2 Monday at M.H. Rourk Stadium and won the Waccamaw Conference championship.

    West finished the season 10-1-1 in the conference. For South, the loss was just the second this season in the conference. It had two more conference games to play this week.

  • Update: Missing teens found safe in Tennessee

    Update: The missing teens were found safe in Tennesee on Monday. They were expected to be reunited with their parents shortly after they were found.

    Detectives are searching for five missing area teenagers believed to be headed to Tennessee.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said five area teens—two from Brunswick County and three from Columbus County—have been reported missing.

    Matthew Brett Miles, 14, of Leland, and Katlin Marie Tennant, 14, of Leland, were reported missing on Oct. 24.

  • Third suspect arrested in ammonia theft

    A third suspect has been arrested following a three-month investigation into the theft of anhydrous ammonia from a local ice production facility.

    Anhydrous ammonia, used at the ice production facility as a cooling agent, is a precursor chemical in the production of methamphetamine, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Detective Sgt. Israel West said.

    Possessing a precursor chemical in the production of methamphetamine in North Carolina is a Class E felony.

  • Teens finish second in Fall Brawl King Classic, win $16,000

     

    Ryan Bright, Scott Smith and Keith Logan aboard Team Instigator won the Fall Brawl King Classic, landing a 35.50-pound king mackerel Sunday, the second day of the two-day tourney.

    The team used a Pink Pirate Plug from South Chatham Tackle with a cigar minnow and fished in 102 feet of water out of Little River, S.C. The team earned $15,000.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the annual tournament.

    The second- and third-place team also caught their king mackerels on Sunday.

  • In pink-adorned car, McCumbee fourth in Pro Cup 200

      Chad McCumbee finished fourth in the CARS Pro Cup 200 Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    McCumbee’s No. 11 car had touches of pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In particular, he honored West Brunswick High School guidance counselor Gloria Childress. Her name was written in pink script on a rear quarter panel. She is being treated for cancer, and McCumbee hoped to bring recognition to her battle and all those who face cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Overhills beats Trojans in volleyball playoffs

     In a state volleyball playoff match Saturday afternoon as good as the teams’ records indicated, Spring Lake Overhills beat West Brunswick 27-25, 19-25, 27-25, 25-19.

    Overhills, 18-4, fought off two set points in first set and two set points in the third set en route to the victory. The Jaguars advance to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs. West Brunswick finishes 17-6.

  • Trojans rout West Bladen 42-0

     West Brunswick scored six times in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 42-0 in the Trojans’ final home football game of the regular season Friday night.

    West Brunswick improved to 3-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall. West Bladen, which gave up 63 points in its previous game, is 0-6, 1-9.

    On Senior night, Taylor Buffkin threw two touchdown passes and Justin Bland scored on runs of 10 and 55 yards. Darius Williams forced a safety. Altrey Frink had an interception. Cameron Smith kicked four extra points.

  • Leland Police search for bank robbery suspect

    LELAND—Leland Police are searching for a suspect wanted in an armed bank robbery Friday morning.

    Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne said around 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, the Leland Police Department received a call that the Cape Fear Credit Union at 1109 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland was robbed at gunpoint.

    Jayne said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue scaring up haunted trail for another year

    Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s time to try, with the popular trail, which won a “best haunted attraction” competition last year on a Wilmington TV station, continuing this weekend.

    Dates and time for the trail, set up behind the station at 758 Longwood Road, are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29 and Halloween Monday, Oct. 31.

    Admission to this annual fundraiser is $7 per person.

  • ELECTION 2011: Ocean Isle Beach Commissioner Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Ocean Isle Beach candidates for Commissioner: Dean Walters, Cherri Cheek, Bob Williams and Betty Williamson.

     

    Dean Walters

     

    What do you feel are the three biggest issues facing the Town of

    Ocean Isle Beach?

    1. The Economy- Protect the beach and maintain services for our property owners through conservative financial leadership.

    2. Maintain density limits and height restrictions.

    3. Maintenance of natural and concrete canals