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Today's News

  • NCDOT to close, replace bridge in Shallotte

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte from at 7 a.m. Monday, June 5, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to replace it.

    Traffic will detour west on N.C. 130 (Whiteville Road) then right onto the U.S. 17 North ramp, then east on Smith Avenue and then right onto White Road.

    The new bridge will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the road. The bridge approaches also will be reinforced to prevent washout and other maintenance problems.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • The Academy of Coastal Carolina receives National Archery in Schools grant

     The Academy of Coastal Carolina was selected to receive a National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) startup grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The grant will allow the academy to expand its archery program and compete with other local schools in elementary, middle and high school divisions.

  • Forty years and 30,000 holes of golf

     Since 1978, the Dunning family has been vacationing and golfing in the Carolinas. They come for the beach, the family time and especially the golf.

  • Two organizations join to mold junior golfers

     The Learning Illumination Center (LIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, recently began a relationship with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    Nick Vassil, chief operating officer of APLS group, LIC’s parent company, and Karen Parker, LIC executive director, had the pleasure of meeting with Don Hall, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick Country, and Coach Terry Mauney this past Wednesday, May 17, at their offices in Shallotte.

  • Guilford Tech eliminates BCC in tournament seminfals

     Guilford Tech piled on six runs in the top of the sixth inning on its way to winning a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X and Southeastern District baseball semifinal game against Brunswick Community College (BCC) on May 15.

    Trailing by eight runs after six innings, BCC plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh and a pair in the bottom of the ninth, but the sixth-inning barrage by Guilford Tech was too much to overcome for the Dolphins.

  • Beeler fires no-hitter as Trojans advance to eastern finals for first time

     The West Brunswick High School varsity softball team is two wins away from a chance to record its first state championship in program history.

    Thanks to a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Lee County in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs, the Trojans have advanced to the 3A Eastern Finals for the first time.

  • Topsail ends West Brunswick's season in fourth-round classic

     The West Brunswick varsity baseball team had several chances to break a scoreless tie during a Friday, May 19, fourth-round state playoff game against Topsail in Hampstead.

    The Trojans never delivered the clutch base hit they desperately needed and Topsail eventually won the game in 11 innings.

    With the victory, Topsail will advance to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Eastern Regional Finals that were scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 23.

  • Foundation awards grant to Good Shepherd Center

    The Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation Inc. awarded Good Shepherd Center $14,000 during its meeting March 29. The funds will be used to continue to fund emergency food, shelter and housing placement for homeless seniors from Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

  • Four in a row!

     Jayhlen Washington was perfectly healthy when he entered the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Outdoor Track and Field State Championship last week in Greensboro.

    The only health concern he had afterward was whether his neck was strong enough to carry the four gold medals he earned during the competition.

    Washington led North Brunswick High School to its fourth consecutive outdoor track and field state championship Friday, May 19, at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.