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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Final seconds of New Hanover’s 62-60 victory over West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE — New Hanover beat West Brunswick 62-60 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference boys’ basketball game Friday, Feb. 6.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Class 3A Trojans (9-1, 20-1). New Hanover, a Class 4A team, is 7-3, 14-7.

    “Just because we lost doesn’t change who we are,” West coach Eric Davis said. “We’re a tough team. To be down 10-0 and down eight at the half — we were tough to get back and have a chance.

  • Residents continue speaking out on $3.5 million land purchase

    Brunswick County’s purchase of land along the Intracoastal Waterway near Holden Beach for $3.5 million in December continued to stir residents to share their opinions of the county commissioners decision.

    The county bought nearly 35 acres of land on three parcels that stretch from Holden Beach Road SW to the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of the Holden Beach Bridge. The properties, being sold by Sweetwater Investments LLC, are undeveloped.

  • Brunswick Economic Development funded by foundation through 2018

    The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission announced it has been funded $70,000 per year through 2018 from the Brunswick County Economic Development Foundation.

    The EDC set up a nonprofit foundation in March 2012. The Foundation funded the EDC for its first three-year term from 2012-14.

    EDC Executive Director Jim Bradshaw said there are 13 businesses or industries funding and participating in the foundation.

    Bankers, builders, the hospital and utility companies are among the foundation contributors, Bradshaw said.

  • North Brunswick service groups create council to coordinate efforts

    Service organizations in North Brunswick County are partnering to assist local residents in need and will organize a community service board at a Feb. 12 meeting at Leland’s town hall.

    The community partnership resulted from a community service organization meeting hosted by the town on Oct. 30, 2014, which was held to assist North Brunswick’s population of unemployed, underemployed, and poverty stricken families.

    The group first met to discuss community assistance efforts and out of that meeting they organized a clothing drive.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 23

    Larceny of a ring taken from a Parkmore Court residence.

    Traffic crash on Ocean Gate Plaza, two vehicles were involved in a traffic crash resulting in property damage.

    Jan. 25

    Traffic crash on Highland Hills, one vehicle was involved in a traffic crash resulting in property damage.

  • Leland neighborhood HOA asks town to help with storm drainage clearing

    LELAND–Heavy rains on Christmas Eve brought a Leland neighborhood’s flooding concerns to a head and brought a dozen residents to the town board meeting Jan. 15.

    Patrick Cummings of the Hearthstone subdivision off Lanvale Road spoke for about a dozen people who attended the Leland town board meeting.

    According to Cummings the neighborhood received five- to six-inches of rain on Christmas Eve.

    “Every street in the community had up to one foot of water in every single road,” Cummings said.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 27

    Larceny by someone taking items from Walmart without paying.

    Larceny by someone taking items, valued at $1,125, from Walmart by throwing objects over the garden center fence.

    Jan. 28

    Animal cruelty by someone keeping animals in unfit conditions on Pine Street.

  • Trojans’ McRainey signs with Wingate University

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior football player Daniel McRainey has signed a letter of intent to attend Wingate University.

    “I visited it, I really liked the campus, the academics are good — and I wanted to play football,” he said.

    McRainey said three other colleges showed interest in him, but Wingate became his top choice.

  • BCC men lose to D-2 No. 4 Richard Bland

     BOLIVIA —  Richard Bland College, ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II men’s basketball, beat Brunswick Community College 88-65 in a non-region game Wednesday, Feb. 4.

    The Statesmen improved to 21-3. BCC dropped to 10-14.

    For BCC, JacQues Chambers scored 13 points and Robin Moore 12.

    Other BCC scorers: Jaquan Grissett seven, Carson Smith seven, Kevin Rowell seven,

    Cortell Busby four, Taylor Buffkin seven, Najee Pritchett eight.

  • Shooting near North Brunswick High leaves student injured

    LELAND — A North Brunswick High School student is being treated for injuries at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington after being shot just yards away from the school’s campus in Leland.

    Officials with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington contacted the Leland Police Department just before noon Wednesday to report someone was being treated there for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release.