Today's News

  • Gators gobble up Scorpions

    LELAND—The Gators of East Columbus used an old-school single-wing formation in beating the North Brunswick Scorpions 27-13 Friday night.

    This formation is rarely used in high school football. This offense really has no quarterback, and all four running backs take direct snaps from center.

  • West volleyball team defeats East Bladen

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.

  • Lady Trojans get first victory of the season

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis won for the first time this season, routing East Bladen 9-0.

    “I am very happy for all the girls,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “They been doing what it takes to win.

    In singles, Gabrial Sanders beat Paige Huggins 6-0, 6-0. Aimee Rourk beat Christen McKiner 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Sanchez beat Emmy Corbett 6-2, 6-1. Taylor Madison beat Monae Newkirk 6-0, 6-0. Lesile Cao beat Haley Baldwin 6-0, 6-0. Katie Fike beat Megan Atkinson 6-0, 6-0.

  • Laney JV uses big plays to hand Trojans first loss

    WILMINGTON—The Laney Buccaneers made several big plays to hold off a feisty West Brunswick squad for a 27-13 victory Thursday night. Laney seized control of the game early in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead.

    For West (2-1), undermanned because of some key injuries and varsity call-ups, the loss was the first of the season.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny on First Street; suspect removed a TV from bedroom.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Old Sound Boulevard; suspect damaged carpet.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wilmington Street; suspect entered storage, damaged the door and took a toolbox, socket set and other tools.

  • Anglers get ready for the big fall spot run

    We’ve had our first showing of spot on the piers, and anglers are poised for the big fall spot run.

    Last year was a disappointment, but there seems to be good signs this season will be better. Fall pier fishing remains a simple and rewarding fishing experience that brings out the kid in all of us.

  • Students would be hurt by funding freeze

    Charles Warren is right, sometimes you have to take drastic actions, but his proposal to freeze school board funding is just plain wrong.

    Last week at the Brunswick County Commissioners meeting, Warren proposed county commissioners freeze school funding until the Brunswick County Board of Education “gets their act together.”

  • West wins home opener; North loses


    Playing before its largest home crowd in two seasons, the West Brunswick High School football team beat Laney 31-7 Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Trojans (2-1) scored on their first four possessions in the first half, and the defense recovered two fumbles in the first half, as West took a 24-0 lead at halftime.

    In all, West’s defense forced four turnovers, giving it 11 for the season.

  • Teen arrested for driving around with dead friend in car

    WINNABOW—A Leland teenager has been charged with obstruction of justice after police say he drove around northern Brunswick County with his deceased friend in the passenger seat of the car.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sam Davis said the cause of 23-year-old John Ferguson’s death on Sept. 9 was undetermined, pending the results of an autopsy, but was likely a drug overdose.

  • Lane closures today on Ocean Isle Beach bridge

    Lane closures will be experienced throughout today until about 3 p.m. on the bridge at Ocean Isle Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be performing a bridge inspection during that time.

    NCDOT reminds drivers to stay alert, use alternative routes when possible, to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits and allow extra travel time.

    For more information, visit www.ncdot.org. Click on “Road Conditions” and then use the drop-down menu for the appropriate county or route.