Today's News

  • Six participants graduate from Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court

    SUPPLY—Casondra McLaurin proudly walked up the stage with her young daughter Madison McLaurin to receive her diploma for completing Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court.

    Recalling the broken road of drug addiction and overdoses that brought Casondra McLaurin to Drug Treatment Court, she said, through the program, “I like what I see.”

    “I’m a mom now through this program.”

    McLaurin was one of six participants who graduated from Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court last week at Brunswick Community College.

  • Carolina Shores board approves lawyer letter, e-mail discipline

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved directing town attorney Holt Moore to write a draft letter regarding a personnel matter discussed in an hour-long executive session Monday at town hall.

    The vote was 4-1 with town commissioner Tom Puls casting the only “nay” vote.

  • North avenges defeat by South

     LELAND—Kyle Hufham struck out nine batters in six innings as North Brunswick on Senior Night beat South Brunswick 11-3 in a Waccamaw Conference baseball game.

    Hufham gave up four hits, four walks and one earned run in the game Friday night.

    The victory avenged an extra-inning defeat earlier this season.

  • Student creates virtual trip through space for senior project

    An Early College High School student has created a program staff at the Ingram Planetarium that just may be used as a new teaching component.

    Eleventh-grader Crystal Matthis has completed the first student-produced program using Starry Night Pro, a software program new to the planetarium, for her senior project. Although senior projects are required in order for all seniors to graduate, Early College students are allowed to complete them earlier than senior year, in order to create room in their schedules for college classes.

  • Trouble continues at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    CAROLINA SHORES—Assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was asked to turn in her keys and laptop computer before the town would issue her a paycheck this week.

    Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special town board of commissioners meeting for 9 a.m. this coming Monday, May 3, at town hall to go into closed session to discuss personnel.

    Friday, Selby would not say whether the upcoming meeting has to do with Chestnut, but added she previously requested an executive session with the board to address her concerns.

  • South beats West in soccer, stays perfect in conference

     South Brunswick beat West 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game April 29 at West.

    The victory gave South a 4-0 record against county teams. The victory also kept South unbeaten in the conference (8-0) with two games left in the conference season.

    West’s conference record dropped to 5-4 in the conference. West is 9-5-2 overall.

  • "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast" featured at Sunset River Marketplace

    Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is featuring works by 16 artists in "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast."

    The group show opened April 26 and runs through May 29. Participating artists include Ruth Cox, oil; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil, Freeman Beard, watercolor; Linda Simmons, stained glass; Jim Comer, carved wood; Celia McGuire, oil; Ramona Batsford Bendin, oil; Scott Summerfield, hand blown glass; Nancy Guiry, pastel; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oil; and Sam McLaughlin, pastel.

  • Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery

    Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery
    Artists with a wide range of styles find their home base at Franklin Square Gallery in downtown Southport. A community gallery with over 100 members, several times a year it showcases some of its most talented artists.
    This spring’s two featured artists illustrate that diversity.
    Painter Linda Drye just recently uncovered her artistic ability and is actively experimenting with every medium she touches.

  • West tennis team honors Caleb Hawkins in final home dual

     The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team completed its regular season by beating South Columbus 7-2 April 28.

    Before the dual began, West honored Caleb Hawkins. He was West’s No. 1 singles player last year. He died in an auto wreck nearly a year ago in the same week of an NCHSSA tennis regional. Hawkins, a three-sport athlete, would have been a senior this year.

    “This was an emotional day as we remembered Caleb Hawkins before the match,” West coach Bob Bell said.

  • West’s Suttlemyre signs with BCC




    West Brunswick senior Sheena Suttlemyre signed a letter of intent April 28 to play basketball at Brunswick Community College.

    Suttlemyre is a three-sport athlete, but basketball has always been her favorite sport.

    “I’ve been playing it since I was 8 or 9,” she said.

    This season, she averaged averaged a team-high 11.2 points a game as a guard/forward and made All-Waccamaw Conference. She scored 258 of the West’s 1,140 points. She hit 22 of West’s 39 3-pointers.