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Today's News

  • Southport-Fort Fisher ferry Christmas schedule announced

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be running on amended schedules Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25. All North Carolina ferry routes will resume their regular schedules Monday, Dec. 26.

    The schedule for the Southport-Fort Fisher route is:

    Saturday, Dec. 24

    From Southport: 7 a.m., 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15 p.m., 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:45 and 6:15.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45 a.m., 9:15, 10, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15 p.m., 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:45, 5:30 and 7.

    Sunday, Dec. 25

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Tournament Dec. 19-20

    The inaugural Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Tournament is Dec. 19-20 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    On Dec. 19, North Brunswick and East Columbus play the first boys’ basketball game and Whiteville and Topsail play the second game.

    Losers of the games Dec. 19 play each other in the first game Dec. 20. The title game follows.

    BCC men’s basketball coach Walter Shaw said game times are 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • BCC teams enter break with Classic victories

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team finished 3-0 in the Holiday Basketball Classic, improving to 9-2.

    BCC, an NJCAA Division II team, opened the tourney by beating Division II Delaware Tech 63-49 Dec. 15 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC, Lauren Jenkins scored 13 points and Briana Jones 11. Other Dolphin scorers: Amaris Houston 8, Jayda Malone 7, Corkie Aquafredda 7, Sydney Harrison 6, Danielle Brisson 5, Dellasia Freeman 3, Lakita Basnight 2, Leilani Emile 1.

  • Brunswick dancers perform in “The Nutcracker Ballet” Dec. 17 and 18 in Wilmington

    Brunswick School of Dance joins The Wilmington Ballet Company to present two performances of “The Nutcracker Ballet” this weekend at Cape Fear Community College.

    Show times are 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, on the Cape Fear Stage of the Wilson Center, CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center at 703 N. Third St. in Wilmington.

  • Season tickets for Listen Up Brunswick County

    Listen Up Brunswick County is offering its audience an opportunity to save 25 percent on individual ticket prices for 2017.

    Tickets purchased before Dec. 31 for the upcoming season will include one ticket for free.

    The 2017 season of the music series consists of singer-songwriter Joe Crookston on Jan. 21, folk-newgrass-rock-classical Harpeth Rising on Feb. 19, crowd favorites The Kennedys on March 24 and Canadian troubadour James Keelaghan on April 9.

  • Fa-la-la-la-llamas: Bolivia Christmas Parade glistens Saturday

    A lineup of llamas, horseback riders, county officials and other participants will highlight the annual Bolivia Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17.

    Parade participants need to meet for lineup no later than 10 a.m. at the Brunswick County Government Complex, with the parade launching at 11 a.m.

    The parade will proceed from the complex through Bolivia on Old Ocean Highway and will end at Bolivia Elementary School at 4036 U.S. 17 Business East in Bolivia.

    The road will be blocked off at 10:45 a.m. and will reopen at the end of the parade.

  • Georgia gators join Shallotte River Swamp Park

    Four new rescued Georgia gators have been added to Shallotte River Swamp Park’s Alligator Sanctuary at 5550 Watts Road, Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Extra fees on horizon for recyclables in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — In another two years, Waste Industries can start charging extra fees for processing recyclables.

    The stipulation is included in the town of Carolina Shores’ renewal of a solid waste collection and disposal contract with Waste Industries approved last week by town commissioners.

    The three-and-a-half-year contract, effective Jan. 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020, states no processing fees for recyclables will be charged through Dec. 31, 2018.

  • VIDEO: Tyrone Watson Jr. wrestling

    North Brunswick senior Tyrone Watson Jr. wins by injury default at 182 pounds in match against Southwest Onslow.

  • VIDEO: Patrick Burton wrestling

    North Brunswick senior Patrick Burton wins by fall in third period in match at 152 pounds against Southwest Onslow.