Today's News

  • Basketball games March 18 to raise funds for kidney transplant

    Kidney transplant

    benefit March 18

    A basketball tournament to raise money for a kidney transplant for Christa Daniels will begin at 12:30 p.m. March 18 at the West Brunswick High School gym. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department will be one of the team. A youth basketball tournament between Brunswick and Columbus counties will also take place before the championship round. Admission is $5; those 13 or younger admitted free. There will be music, 50-50 raffle and concession stand. Other donations will be accepted.


    Relay for Life

  • Brunswick County to re-open Section 8 waiting list

    By approval of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, the Brunswick County Public Housing Agency will re-open the Section 8 waiting list effective March 23 to the first 250 applicants.

    Families who apply must meet income eligibility requirements.

    A preliminary application can be completed at the Brunswick County Public Housing office in Building B of the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia, or request an application by mail by calling 253-2222. Applications will be accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Rouzer to host town hall March 6 in Bolivia

    Congressman David Rouzer will host a 7th District Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 6, to hear constituent concerns and discuss the priorities of the 115th Congress.

    It will take place at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road NE, Bolivia.

    Constituents will have the opportunity to ask Rouzer questions on legislation, current events and potential casework.

    All are invited.

  • West Brunswick beats North Brunswick in softball

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-4 in a non-conference softball game Feb. 28 at West.

    The game was the season opener for each team.

    Winning pitcher Morgan Beeler gave up two hits and four runs in five innings. She walked eight, hit two and struck out 11.

    The four runs Beeler gave up were a grand slam to opposing pitcher Jessica Williams.

    West reliever Taylor Pigott struck out two and hit one in two scoreless innings.

    The Trojans finished with 11 hits and six walks.

  • New coach for West Brunswick boys basketball in 2017-18

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick will have a new boys’ basketball coach for the 2017-18 season.

    Eric Davis resigned Feb. 28, West athletics director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    “He wants to be a principal,” Fletcher said. “It is something we talked about before. He just wants to get into administration.

    “So, we’ll start searching immediately.”

    Davis revived the Trojan boys’ basketball program.

    “We had won like three games in three years, maybe not that bad,” Fletcher said.

  • A Nomad's Notes: My view on the Hill during the Bowling Green Massacre

    It’s still vivid in my mind despite it being nearly six years later. Memories like that just sear in your mind, no matter how hard you try to forget.

    But as a former Western Kentucky University student who resided in Bowling Green, Ky., for nearly five years from fall 2009 to spring 2014, it’s time to for me to finally talk about what happened in May 2011 on the Hill.

  • H2GO board approves start of RO plant bidding

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board continues to proceed with efforts to build a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant, one 3-2 vote at a time.

    Comissioners who support the RO plant — Carl Antos, Bill Browning and Ronnie Jenkins — won approval of hiring two contractors at their Feb. 21 meeting despite the efforts of RO plant opposition members Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley.

  • County commissioners to review fire study Friday

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners will hear the results of a fire study at a special meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, March 3, in the David R. Sandifer Building, 30 Government Center Drive NE in Bolivia.

    Municipal managers, fire chiefs and county administration officers received a preview of the study report Monday, Feb. 27, from Greg Grayson of FACETS Consulting at the county emergency operations center.

  • Man accused of taking indecent liberties with child

    A Leland man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child last weekend.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Wells of Maco Road on Saturday.

    Warrants show the incident happened Feb. 25 and involved a child younger than 16.

     Wells was released Feb. 26 from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $30,000 bail.    

  • Commissioners OK resolution urging action on FEMA flood maps

    HOLDEN BEACH — There is a potential for significant savings for many Holden Beach homeowners with preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps — if they’re ever approved.

    This is the message Mike Sullivan of the Holden Beach Property Owners Association brought to the town commissioners’ meeting Feb. 21