Today's News

  • Lady Trojans sweep Cougars, clinch a top seed for playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Applying their press and working the ball inside, the West Brunswick Lady Trojans beat South Brunswick 55-17 Jan. 21 in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep for the Lady Trojans, 4-2 in the conference, 9-4 overall, and gives them the top seed from the conference for the 3A playoffs.

    South remains winless in the conference. Freshman guard Kacy O’Connor scored 10 points.

  • North Brunswick boys improve to 7-0 in conference

    The North Brunswick boys’ basketball team won two conference games and remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference.

    North’s girls lost for the first time in the conference, on Jan. 21 against unbeaten East Bladen, but beat Whiteville the next night.

    Below are summaries of the games.




  • Simmons leaves NBA D-League for China
  • Report on fatal parasail incident to be complete in March

    The U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation into the August parasailing incident on Ocean Isle Beach that resulted in the deaths of two women is scheduled to be complete in March, the lead investigator reports.

    Lt. Chester Warren of the U.S. Coast Guard stated recently once his report is complete, he will forward it to the USCG’s Fifth District Commander for “additional review, analysis and endorsement to ensure my findings are accurate and complete.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Celebrating MLK: Brunswick County remembers the dream

    BOLIVIA—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the same age as local TV reporter Tim Pulliam when King ignited the civil rights movement, the 26-year-old keynote speaker of last week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration said.

    “We have to see his vision through,” Pulliam said. “We have to do the same thing with our goals.”

  • Local organizations collecting donations for Haiti relief efforts

    The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, took down Hope Orphanage in the Fontmara Area between Port-au-Prince and Carrefour. Extensive damage to the building left about 60 children homeless.

    “Just shock,” Deborah Blythe, pastor of Liberty Tabernacle in Shallotte, said of the earthquake. “And just I knew it would be devastating to the people over there because the conditions are so bad anyway that this has to be just horrific.”

  • Brown to speak Jan. 28 at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    He’s been a teacher, counselor, freelance writer, Realtor, business coach and small business owner. In fact, there probably aren't many hats Bruce Brown hasn’t worn in his more than 40 years in the working world.

    These days, Brown, a resident of Brunswick Forest, is a broker with Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty in Leland and and the owner of Quantum Business Coaching.

  • There are calendar girls in Brunswick County

    I met a calendar girl this past weekend, and she wasn’t anything like I expected. She was friendly, down-to-earth and approachable.

    She also is a Brunswick County resident—along with more than a dozen other calendar girls.

    These ladies are all members of the Cape Fear Yacht Club in Southport. They recently collaborated to produce a calendar featuring themed photos of them for each of the 12 months.

  • Commissioners hold off on recycling decision

    BOLIVIA—It’s back to the drawing board for bringing countywide recycling to Brunswick County.

    After hearing a cost analysis from about proposed countywide recycling with Waste Industries, county commissioners instructed county manager Marty Lawing to solicit more bids.

    “There’s a lot of interest, as you heard tonight. It’s the right thing to do environmentally, but financially, if there’s no incentive to reduce your [Municipal Solid Waste] costs, it’s tough,” Lawing said.

  • Commissioners OK resolution in support of VA clinic in Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—With Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue calling it a “no-brainer,” county commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to a previous resolution in support of converting Brunswick Community Hospital to a Veterans Affairs clinic once the new hospital is built.

    County commissioners approved a similar resolution at their Oct. 5, 2009, meeting, but felt the need to amend the resolution after the announcement by U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., that the VA would spend up to $95 million to build a new VA clinic in the Wilmington area.