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Today's News

  • Cold brings on the bite

     The boat had nearly an eighth of an inch of frost on its surface, creating an ice-skating rink. The north winds were blowing just hard enough to make your face feel as if someone was throwing needles at you. The air temperature was in the low 30s, making things a bit uncomfortable. However, the water temperature was still hovering just above the 50-degree mark, which is perfectly comfortable for speckled trout, black drum and redfish.

  • Great fishing over Thanksgiving weekend
  • Pressure defense leads to BCC victory

     BOLIVIA — A loose strand of nylon net dangled from the hoop on the Brunswick Community College end of the court.

    But there wasn’t anything loose about BCC’s pressure defense as the Dolphins beat Wake Tech 77-62 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym Nov. 25.

  • Johnston finishes first season as college goalkeeper

     

    Former West Brunswick soccer player Connor Johnston has completed his first soccer season at William Peace University.

    He started nine of 10 conference games at goalkeeper. He finished tied for third in saves (56).

    For the season, he started 15 of 16 games and finished fourth in saves (94). One of those saves was against a penalty kick. His goals-against-average in the two-year-old soccer program was 3.57.

  • Trojans, Scorpions wrestle in quad at West

     SHALLOTTE— The West Brunswick and North Brunswick wrestling teams competed in a four-team meet Nov. 25 at West.

    In the match of local interest, West beat North 57-15. West gained 36 of its points by forfeits. In the matches that were wrestled, West and North each won four.

    At 126, West’s Lincoln Smith beat Bradley Hamilton by second-period fall.

    At 132, West’s Jyquan Green won by fall with 20 seconds left in the first period.

    At 145, North’s Patrick Burton defeated David Frazier 5-3.

  • Deputy injured in traffic collision

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured Tuesday, Nov. 25, after his cruiser collided with a heavy-duty truck near the county government complex in Bolivia.
    It happened about 6:30 p.m. on Old Ocean Highway, south of the complex, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.
    The deputy, Cpl. Donald Baldry, was conscious when emergency personnel responded and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Flax said. He was driving a four-door Dodge Charger.

  • There’s still time to select a 2015 Medicare drug plan

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

    Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the staff of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, are reminding Medicare beneficiaries of a very important deadline.

    The Annual Election Period to review, compare and choose Medicare prescription drug coverage ends Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to call SHIIP at (855) 408-1212 or (800) MEDICARE for free and unbiased help in choosing a drug plan.

  • The joy of giving, the ordeal of getting

    There’s always so much ado about Black Friday, that maddening day-after-Thanksgiving tradition when people practically trample each other in the quest to claim the best pre-Christmas shopping bargains and when retailers hope the frenzy results in a significantly boosted bottom line by the end of the year.

  • Shallotte makes great strides on plan

    The revival of Shallotte’s once-bustling riverwalk, as well as the development of other properties central to the town’s vision plan, is progressing at a steady pace.

    At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved the acquisition, sources of funding and contracts to buy properties on Cheers and Wall streets.

    This essentially completes the property purchases necessary for the town’s riverfront project, an idea first proposed in 2008 as part of Shallotte’s vision plan.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 10

    Minor cited for shoplifting $73.33 in merchandise from Wal-Mart.

    Minor cited for shoplifting $103.42 in merchandise from Wal-Mart.

    Nov. 11

    Cardinal Point Apartments residents reported finding blood splattered on a wall.

    Unauthorized use of a credit card belonging to a River Bluff Drive resident.

    Nov. 13