Today's News

  • 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.

  • West Brunswick performs play in honor of Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month, West Brunswick High School will perform "Color'd Television," featuring episodes of "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," and "A Different World."

    Director Bill Negron said the show serves as a snapshot of the past, and although on television, depicts how society has changed and grown to become more accepting of different races throughout the past several decades.

    "It's the best kind of measurement on social developments," he said.

  • Board narrows superintendent applications to 10 candidates

    The Brunswick County Board of Education has narrowed the search for the next superintendent to 10 candidates from the pool of 34 applications they received earlier this month.

    Board members met Thursday afternoon and selected the top 10 applicants for the position. Chairperson Bud Thorsen said the 10 will be interviewed over the course of three days beginning March 12.

  • South relay seventh in state swim meet



    The South Brunswick 200-yard freestyle relay of senior Cody Spencer, junior Brian Teemsma, Stephen Seeber and sophomore Myles Williams finished seventh in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The Cougar team swam the race in 1 minute, 37.02 seconds. The winning time was 1:31.30.

  • Brinsfield is Brunswick County Bassmasters’ 2009 Angler of the Year


    Michael Brinsfield is the Brunswick County Bassmasters’ 2009 Angler of the Year.

    Brinsfield, the club president, scored the most points during the 12-tournament season.

    The award states he was recognized “for outstanding performance in the field of bass fishing as the club’s number one fisherman.”

    The club also recognized Ed Nelson with the Lunker of the Year award. Nelson caught a 5.55-pound bass March 28 at Cooper River in South Carolina.

  • Finances, capital improvements on Sunset Beach retreat agenda next Tuesday



    SUNSET BEACH—A five-year financial forecast and capital improvements discussion are among agenda items scheduled at Sunset Beach Town Council’s budget retreat set for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Sea Trail.

    The six-member council, along with town staff led by town administrator Gary Parker, is also slated to discuss budget preparation, beach parking and restrooms, street paving, a bike and pedestrian plan and hiring additional police officers.

    The daylong session is open to the public.

  • Election 2010: Redwine files for state Senate

    Who will replace State Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. to represent District 8 in the North Carolina Senate?

    Since Soles, the state’s longest serving legislator, announced he planned to end his 35-year run in Raleigh at the end of the term amid a criminal trial and at least one other pending investigation, all eyes have been on who will succeed Soles to represent Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties.

    Republican Bettie Fennell, who lost to Soles when she challenged him in 2008, announced she planned to run for his seat once again.