Today's News

  • Four-year-old killed in weekend wreck

    A four-year-old boy was killed crossing Empire Road in Supply on Saturday.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. T.W. Pope said Jalen Williams Jones, 4, of Garner, was killed when he was struck by a car on Empire Road in Supply, about 3.5 miles east of Shallotte, just before 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

    Pope said Jones left a private yard and attempted to cross Empire Road, when he crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

  • Supply man arrested for weekend shooting

    A Supply man has been arrested for shooting a Wilmington woman in the foot Sunday evening.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Sgt. April Stanley, deputies arrived at a home at 1530 Ocean Highway in Supply around 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, to find a woman with a gunshot wound to her left foot.

    Atlee Carnell Gore, 60, of 1530 Ocean Highway West, Supply, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Stanley said.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick swimmers continue to improve times

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams continued their early season success by winning meets Friday against Clinton and Topsail at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The South girls won 10 of 11 events and had four times that were automatic qualifiers for the regional in February. South’s boys were even more impressive: They won nine events and nine times were automatic qualifiers for the regional.

    South’s girls beat Clinton 98-50 and beat Topsail 98-21. South’s boys beat Clinton 85-26 and beat Topsail 85-47.

  • VA begins transportation assistance program

    A Veterans Affairs transportation assistance program for veterans began this week.

    Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said the VA Transportation Assistance program for veterans began in Brunswick County on Monday, Dec. 6.

    VA vans will take veterans to the VA medical clinic in Wilmington from the Hardee’s Restaurant at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply, Hartsell said.

    Pick-up times are at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Greiner resigns from BCC; accepts president position at Kentucky community college

    BOLIVIA—Stephen Greiner, president of Brunswick Community College, has announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

    In an exclusive interview Friday afternoon, Greiner confirmed he signed a three-year contract last week with Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Hazard, Ky. He will serve as the college’s president/CEO.

  • Ballet Opera Alliance makes holiday debut this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Premier holiday performances of “Les Patineurs” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Ballet Opera Alliance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    BOA is an organization formed in 2009 in Brunswick County, dedicated to providing a unique blend of professional community theater.

    BOA is an outgrowth of Amahl Productions, which performed throughout Brunswick County in several different churches for three consecutive years.

  • Christmas events are here and so is a chance for snow

    Towns across Brunswick County are welcoming the holiday season, just in time for cooler weather that is settling into the area.

    On Friday, highs are expected to reach only the lower 50s, with temperatures dropping near freezing Friday night.

    Cold temperatures will persist through the weekend. Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of rain before 2 a.m. with the possibility it will change over to a light snow. No accumulation is expected.

  • West wrestlers win two duals

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won two duals Dec. 1, beating North Brunswick 72-12 and Hoggard 51-22.

    West got 18 points off forfeits at the start of the dual against North.

    At 112, North’s Gabriel Self beat Bryen Porrazzo by fall in 39 seconds.

    At 119, West’s Dillon Aubrey beat Ian Davis by fall in 1:16.

    At 125, West’s Troy Ruane won by fall in 57 seconds.

    At 130, West’s Miguel Espinosa beat Librado Hernandez by fall with eight seconds left in the first period.

  • Fletcher is Panthers’ Coach of Week

      The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community. This program also provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

    This week the Carolina Panthers have selected West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher as this season’s ninth Coach of the Week.

  • Source of fire at The Isles undetermined

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The source of the small fire that broke out Wednesday at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach has been ruled undetermined, according to the town's fire chief.