Today's News

  • Their popular characters will live on in our hearts

    Children of the ’80s experienced a reality check the past few weeks as we experienced the passing of two childhood icons from our favorite TV shows.

    Gary Coleman, diminutive star of “Diff’rent Strokes” and, unfortunately, washed-up-child-star punchline for most of his life, died of a brain hemorrhage at age 42 after a lifelong battle with kidney disease May 28 in Provo, Utah.

  • Missing girl returned home; man arrested

    A 21-year old man was arrested Saturday after he was found with a 14-year-old girl who was reported missing the previous day.

    On Friday, June 4, Rachel Owens was reported missing after she did not return home from a Cedar Grove Middle School dance, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley. 

  • McCumbee 15th in ARCA race

     Chad McCumbee finished 15th out of 36 racers in the ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Saturday in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee started 10th in his fourth race this season in the series. He completed 75 of 80 laps.

    Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 and then held the point on the final restart to grab his first victory in ARCA. His average race speed was 167.069 mph.

  • Zacek strikes out 11 as Leland Post 68 beats Trojans


    LELAND—David Zacek gave up one hit in six innings and struck out 11 batters—five straight in one stretch—as Leland Post 68 beat West Brunswick 5-1 in a Junior American Legion baseball game Friday.

    One unearned run was scored in the second inning against Zacek as Post 68 improved to 4-1.West dropped to 3-2.

    At the plate, Zacek was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Other top hitters for Post 68 were Greg Burton-White (2-for-3) and Gary Williams (2-for-3 with one RBI).

  • Trojan baseball, softball camps in June

     The dates for the Trojan softball camp at the West Brunswick High School softball field are June 14-18 and June 21-25.

    Registration is limited to the first 10 campers for each age group per week.

    The age 8-and-younger session is 8-10 a.m. For those ages 9-10, the session is 10 a.m.-noon. For those ages 11-12, the session is noon-2 p.m.

  • Supply Elementary students experience 'Passports to the World'

    Students at Supply Elementary School have been experiencing cultures throughout the world this week during the school's second annual Passport to the World and Cultural Arts Festival.

    The week began with opening ceremonies similiar to "what you would see in the Olympics," Julie Bordo, Supply's global studies and spanish teacher, said. Students presented flags and shared facts about various countries.

  • BCC’s Tyree Graham signs with Rutgers

     Head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice announced June 3 that rising junior guard Tyree Graham, of Durham, has signed a scholarship agreement to attend Rutgers University and compete for the Scarlet Knights.

    A First Team All-Region 10 selection at Brunswick Community College this past season and a former North Carolina High School First Team All-State choice, Graham played his freshman season (2008-09) in the Big 12 Conference at Texas Tech University.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED BCC volleyball signs West’s McDuffie, South’s Ray

     Two county athletes signed letters of intent June 3 to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    Kenzie McDuffie of West Brunswick High School and Nicole Ray of South Brunswick High School will be part of recently hired coach Melissa Everitt’s team at the school.

  • Despite school closing, Transition Academy staff asks to stay together

    The Eighth-Grade Transition Academy will close its doors at the end of this school year, but the staff has asked they be relocated to the same school next year.

    Carolyn Cogdell, guidance counselor, addressed members of the Brunswick County Board of Education Tuesday night and requested the staff be kept together for the upcoming school year.

    When the board voted to close the Transition Academy last month, they did not cut any jobs and promised to transfer all staff members to other positions in schools throughout the district.

  • Budget cuts force CIS to cut programs, services

    Due to budget cuts and lack of funding, Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County Inc. will close its Family Literacy Center in Leland and end the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) After School programs at Belville, Lincoln and Supply elementary schools at the end of the school year.

    “Our budget is down 32 percent from last year and 44 percent cumulatively over the last two,” Bob Benedict, CIS finance officer, said in a press release.