Today's News

  • Lady Trojans’ rally falls short

     WHITEVILLE—West Brunswick fell behind 3-0 and then rallied for two goals before losing 3-2 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game March 24.

    Whiteville took a 3-0 lead with 21 minutes, 26 seconds left in the game, but the Trojans dominated thereafter.

    About two minutes after Whiteville score, West sophomore Julianna Zio scored on a penalty kick. She lined a low shot through the left side of the goal.

  • Unemployment reaches peak in January; tourist businesses begin hiring from large pool

    Local business owners say they’re seeing a lot of qualified applicants for seasonal jobs due to the large number of jobseekers in the area.

    The unemployment rate in Brunswick County reached 13.7 percent in January, and local officials say the rate is likely decreasing now that local tourism-based businesses are hiring.

  • Milsap returns to Tarheel roots during N.C. tour that includes stop in Brunswick



    BOLIVIA—Ronnie Milsap was in his comfort zone Monday night.

    As the legendary recording star entertained a crowd at Brunswick Community College, he felt right at home.

    “I’m a Tarheel—a native North Carolinian,” the longtime entertainer reminded the audience during the concert in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • College changing former strip club into new south-end facility



    CAROLINA SHORES—Brunswick Community College is converting a former adult entertainment business into a new campus center for the South Brunswick Islands.

    About two weeks ago, BCC president Stephen Greiner said the college paid $1 million in bond-referendum funding for a 15,300-square-foot building that previously housed the Close Encounters strip club, along with 4.35 acres of property, off U.S. 17.

  • Sheriff's office searching for breaking and entering suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an 18-year-old Supply man wanted for multiple car break-ins.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, detectives are searching for Daniel Adam Orlick, 18, of Supply. Orlick is wanted for multiple counts of breaking and entering to motor vehicles in the Oyster Harbor and Shell Point areas of Supply.

    The break-ins were reported between March 16 and March 18.

    Anyone with information about Orlick or his whereabouts is asked to contact detective Tony Caison at 253-2777.

  • West Brunswick opens conference softball season by beating South

     West scored four runs in the first inning and went on to beat South Brunswick 8-0 March 16 in the first conference softball game of the season.

    Carly White gave up six hits in the shutout. She walked four and struck out eight in the seven-inning game.

    Kristi Vance, the No, 8 hitter in the lineup, was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run and one RBI in the game between the only Class 3A teams in the conference.

  • Two suspects arrested for large marijuana growing operation

    Two suspects have been arrested after agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit dismantled a large indoor marijuana growing operation in Shallotte.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, around 4 p.m. Friday, drug agents executed a search warrant at 5801 Washington Road, Shallotte, where they found 59 marijuana plants inside the residence.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Steve Lanier said drug agents have been investigating the operation for a month.

  • West Brunswick routs East Bladen 8-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team rebounded from two shutout defeats in The Brittney over the weekend by routing East Bladen 8-1 Monday in the first game of the conference season.

    West scored its first goal three minutes into the game. A pass from freshman Karson Lewis set up a goal by Sheena Suttlemyre.

    Four minutes later, Nicole Turner scored on a shot from outside the box.

  • Final public hearing on terminal groins this week

    The public will have one last chance to voice its opinion regarding terminal groins before the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will present a report and recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission and the General Assembly.

    The CRC will meet Wednesday, March 24, at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach. The terminal groin study and presentation and public hearing will begin at 5 p.m. This is the last of five public hearings on the study that have taken place throughout the state.

  • Can officials now pick and choose which Constitutional rights apply to the public?

    A decision made Monday by the United States Supreme Court has left many wondering if First Amendment rights apply to only certain people in certain places.

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday a former high school student could not sue school officials for prohibiting her and her school’s wind ensemble from playing an instrumental version of “Ave Maria” at the school’s 2006 graduation.