Today's News

  • BCC loses volleyball opener to defending tourney champion

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost its opening match of the season to defending NJCAA Division II Region 10 champion Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday.

    CVCC, whose middle hitter, Francesca Edgerton, was the 2009 Division II Region 10 Player of the Year, beat the Dolphins 25-12, 21-25, 25-13, 25-21 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC fell behind 10-1 in the first game, and for most the match it was playing from behind.

  • West uses big plays to beat North Myrtle Beach

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—West Brunswick scored on four straight possessions as it won for the first time this season, beating North Myrtle Beach 30-14 in a nonconference high school football game Friday night.

    West quarterback Quan Bates scored on a 60-yard run and a 12-yard in gaining 115 yards. Bradley Bell scored in the second half on a 10-yard run and a 20-yard run.

  • Town official: Beach looks good after Earl’s passing

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The assistant town administrator of Ocean Isle Beach said the beach “actually looked good” Friday morning after Hurricane Earl passed by the coast Thursday.

    Larry Sellers said after riding the beach this morning, he was pleased to find minimal damage and could not tell if the beach lost sand because of the storm.

  • Calabash man wanted for South Carolina thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Calabash man wanted for multiple thefts in South Carolina.

    Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said several boat motors were stolen from homes in the Little River, S.C., area between Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.

    During a sheriff’s office investigation, detectives recovered two of the stolen boat motors in Brunswick County, a 60-horsepower Yamaha motor and a 50-horsepower Mercury motor, which have been returned to the owners in South Carolina.

  • Commissioners chairman declares state of emergency in Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue declared a state of emergency for Brunswick County around 3 p.m. Thursday.

    Anthony Marzano, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director, said Sue signed the emergency declaration because Brunswick County was to be added to the federal and state disaster declarations.

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    UPDATE: All Brunswick County Schools after-school activities scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2, have been cancelled. The JV football game scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled and rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday. The varsity football game is still on schedule for Friday night.

    Brunswick County Schools' Friday schedule returns to normal, according to school offcials as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • North Brunswick beats Lejeune 4-1 in soccer

     LELAND—North Brunswick scored four first-half goals and went on to beat Lejeune 4-1 in a nonconference soccer game Sept. 1.

    Lejeune stunned the Scorpions by scoring three minutes into the game. After that score, North dominated the rest of the 40-minute half.

  • Arts and entertainment events

    Ongoing through Sept. 18

    Jim Comer art exhibit, Sunset River Martketplace, Calabash. For hours and more information, visit www.sunsetrivermarketplace or call 575-5999.

    Sept. 2

    7-9 p.m., The Spare Change Band, Summerfest in the Garden, Rourk Gardens, Main Street, Shallotte. Free. Rain cancels. For more information, visit www.brunswickcountync.gov.

    Sept. 3

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Hollywood” by Larry McMurtry. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.


    “Burn” by Nevada Barr. A new and exciting Anna Pigeon novel.

  • Tablescaping program returns to Creative Exchange series

    Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues in 2010 with Kathy Cody, owner of Calabash Garden Tea Room. Her presentation last year, “The Art of Tablescaping,” was so well received she is back by popular demand, organizers said.

    This year’s presentation will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Cost of the event is $5 and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.