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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach committee continues to mull west end plans

    SUNSET BEACH — A developer planning to build oceanfront houses on an undeveloped stretch between the Sunset Beach island and Bird Island said Brunswick County is supposed to provide water and sewer for the proposed 21-lot Sunset Beach West development.

    “As of right now, we still have a letter saying they will serve us,” developer Sammy Varnam said at a Jan. 15 town technical review committee (TRC) meeting.

  • Commissioners create federal wish list for 2015

     The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners develop a list of goals they’d like to see at the federal level each calendar year. This year, coastal issues can be found several times on the list, which was handed over to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

    Brunswick County commissioners established these goals during a lengthy work session Jan. 13.

  • Ash man arrested in November nightclub shooting

    A 26-year-old Ash man accused of shooting a Supply man at a Shallotte nightclub in November 2014 has been arrested.

    Deontray Tremel Bryant, of Plainview Drive, was wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said in a previous news release.

    Bryant is accused of shooting 26-year-old Nikko Hankins at Remedy’s Lounge, a nightclub off N.C. 130/Holden Beach Road, about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

  • Career center leads BCC students on right path

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College officials not only want to offer their students an education, they want those students to be prepared for their workforce.

    The college’s Career Development Center plays an important role in doing just that.

    BCC President Dr. Susanne Adams asked professional counselor Christen Cox to lead the Career Development Center before its inception in the fall 2013 semester.

    Since then, the CDC has become a hub for BCC students looking to enter the workforce upon graduation.

  • Golf getaway to the Crystal Coast

     For the past few years, I’ve gone on a gal’s golf trip to the Crystal Coast and we’ve had a blast. ­There’s wonderful golf, beautiful beaches, old coastal towns to explore, historic sites and fabulous seafood.

    Where is the Crystal Coast?

    It begins just north of Wilmington and runs up to the Outer Banks; 85 miles of unspoiled coastline between the Outer Banks and our own beloved Brunswick Islands. It’s a fabulous getaway if you don’t want to fly or drive long distances.

  • McCumbee starts race season at Daytona

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 17th in the season-opening IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge race Friday, Jan. 23, at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee was the qualifying driver in the Mazda MX-5. McAleer started the race 25th in the Street Tuner class. The race was 2 hours, 30 minutes on the 3.56-mile course.

  • Trojans defeat Laney, improve to 18-0

     

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 18-0 by beating host Laney 67-66 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 23. West scored the winning points on an offensive rebound in the final seconds.

    For West, 7-0 in the conference, senior Saadiq Johnson scored hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. He sank 10 of 13 free throws.

    Gray Cheers scored 22 points. He sank eight of 10 free throws. He sank seven straight in the fourth quarter.

  • Leland wins county middle school wrestling championship

     Staff Report

    LELAND — Leland Middle School won the county middle school wrestling championship Saturday, Jan. 24, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland scored 161 points, Shallotte 130, Cedar Grove 129 and South 119.

    Leland won seven titles, South five, Shallotte four and Cedar Grove two.

    The meet also had for the first time a division for girls. South’s Madelyn Barberia and Cedar Grove’s Mary Jane Weatherly and Cheyenne Espinoza wrestled in it. Barberia finished as champion.

     

    Results

  • Swimmers compete in final home meet of season

     BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick swim teams finished second to Topsail in a meet Friday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the girls’ meet, Topsail scored 121 points, South 96 and West Brunswick 10.

    In the boys’ meet, Topsail scored 105.50 points, South 92.50 and West 40.

    Five South swimmers reached regional standards in their events.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 9

    Larceny by an employee of Douglas Jewelers taking scrap gold valued at $2,000 that didn’t belong to him while working.

    Jan. 13

    Joshua Wayne Sparks, 21, arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired, hit and run and driving while license revoked.