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Today's News

  • McRoberts-Otto

    Mr. and Mrs. Jack McRoberts of Ocean Isle Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Helene McRoberts, to Darren Michael Otto, both of Charlotte. A May wedding is planned.

  • Does religion 'sell' itself to generation Y?

    I was in a gloomy mood, alerting my husband to the fact I really did not want to view anything that engaged my brain and ready to succumb only to mind-numbing television programs. But the set was tuned to Book TV and I got hooked on a program featuring Dr. Kit Yarrow and her recently published book, “GenBuy.” What I learned gave me pause, to say the least.

  • Shallotte Park going to the dogs; commissioners OK Bark Park at Shallotte Park

    If you build it, the dogs will come.

    At least that’s what Brunswick County Parks and Recreation officials and local canine organizations say about the future Bark Park at Shallotte Park.

    At their Nov. 2 meeting, county commissioners OK’d moving forward with converting a section of the county-run Shallotte Park to a dog park.

  • Commissioners approve Lockwood Folly no wake zone

    BOLIVIA—Boaters along the Lockwood Folly River may soon have to slow down.

    At their Nov. 2 meeting, Brunswick County Commissioners approved four no wake zones along the Lockwood Folly River.

    The commissioners’ request now goes to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for final approval, county attorney Huey Marshall said. Commissioners were petitioned by residents along the Lockwood Folly River, mainly waterfront property owners in Winding River.

  • Sign theft continues struggles between St. James, neighbors

    ST. JAMES—Last month, the town clerk took down signs protesting St. James’ decision to annex property along Midway Road.

    Now the protestors who put the signs up—property owners in the area to be annexed—have pressed charges as they continue their legal battle over what they say is “taking away our private property rights.”

    According to a sheriff’s office report, three signs belonging to Midway Corner Group were found at town hall in clerk Josann Campanello’s possession.

  • Substitutes play well in victory

    Just about everything that could go wrong before a football game did go wrong for West Brunswick coach Jimmy Fletcher on Friday.

    Hours before his team was to leave Shallotte to travel to Tabor City to play South Columbus in the final game of the regular season—and with playoff seedings at stake—Fletcher was scrambling to fill gaps in his offensive line.

    Three starters on the five-man front were unable to play because of illness or injury.

  • Trojans lose in first round of playoffs

    White Oak scored three second-half goals in beating West Brunswick 4-1 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs Nov. 3 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The loss ended the season for the Trojans (10-8-2), the Waccamaw Conference and county champions.

  • North Brunswick loses close game

    LELAND—At first glance, one would think this would be a runaway, with the East Bladen Eagles football team coming into North Brunswick with a 10-0 record. However, East Bladen soon found out it was in for a battle with the Scorpions before emerging with a 20-13 victory Friday night in the last game of the regular season.

  • Turnovers doom Trojans in season finale

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team could not overcome three fumbles and a powerful rushing attack from the visiting South Columbus Stallions in a 35-6 defeat Nov. 5.

    The Trojans scored first with a 13-play drive that covered 68 yards and ended in a Cameron Smith 5-yard touchdown run. The Stallions then capitalized on several Trojan penalties and turnovers, ending the game with 35 straight points. The loss was the second consecutive defeat for West (4-6, 2-4).

  • South Brunswick stops two-point conversion, beats Whiteville's Wolfpack

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars’ defense made three spectacular goal-line stands, the last one with 53 seconds left, to defeat Whiteville 15-14 Friday night in the final football game of the regular season.

    “It all starts with the seniors and goes all the way down,” South coach Roman Kelley said about his defense. “I can’t say enough about the defensive staff and players. They worked their butts off against a very good offensive team tonight.”