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Today's News

  • Fishing trips yield great results

     Photos from recent fishing action with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster's Outdoors Guide Service. 

  • Fall is the best time to go fishing

     Fall is a special time of year here in Brunswick County. Daytime temperatures decrease to a comfortable 75 degrees while a fall North breeze is just enough to cool spectators sampling food at the North Carolina Oyster Festival. Aside from the Oyster Festival out of Ocean Isle, some will often venture up to Wilmington for the Great Waiters Wine Race or live entertainment at Riverfest during the first weekend of October. However, fall is much more than just a festival-filled season for Brunswick County fishermen.

  • Working around wind, waves and showers

     The weather has been a wild roller coaster the last few weeks with a few hurricanes wrecking offshore islands and Gulf Coast states. Our hearts and prayers go out to those in their paths. We all still have a very close eye on Maria, but it appears that she will stay offshore and not make landfall. Maria will still create some rather large swells, which will make it difficult for small boats to navigate the inlets and fish the beach. It has been a great time to be a surfer, though! Despite working around wind, waves and a few showers, the fishing has been spot on for fall.

  • Trojans drop a pair of conference games

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team rattled off 11 consecutive points against Ashley during a conference match Thursday, Sept. 21, but it wasn’t enough as the Screaming Eagles claimed a 25-15, 27-25, 25-18 victory over the Trojans.

    Senior setter Payton Roberts stepped to the service line with West trailing by nine points in the second set after Ashley had defeated the Trojans in the first set.

    When Roberts was finished serving, West had turned an eight-point deficit into a one-point lead.

  • West Brunswick shuts out Ashley for first win of 2017

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s offense wasn’t able to manage much offensively Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte.

    This made it imperative to capitalize on minimal opportunities and the Trojans did just that in a 7-0 victory over visiting Ashley High School in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference opener for both teams on Friday, Sept. 22.

    West Brunswick marched down the field on a 13-play, 84-yard drive that culminated in a 19-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Owen McDowell to the team’s leading rusher, Kasin Medford.

  • Planet Fun to host biggest youth bowling tournament in state

     I knew, years ago, when Planet Fun opened off N.C. 130 in Shallotte, it would be a major attraction in our area. I didn’t know quite to what extend it would take off, but here we are and the alley is scheduled to host the Storm Youth Championship Coastal Classic Scholarship Bowling Tournament from Oct. 5-8. This will be the largest youth bowling tournament in North Carolina history, according to Planet Fun owner Brian McCall.

  • Potent New Hanover squad shuts out Cougars, 50-0

     BOILING SPRING LAKES - The South Brunswick Cougars ran into a powerful New Hanover Wildcat football team on Friday, Sept. 22, and were defeated by a final score of 50-0.  The Cougars were coming off their bye week after defeating Dixon in their last game and playing their best football of the season.

  • Students work as team, learn skills through ‘Spartan Challenge’

    SHALLOTTE — Shallotte Middle School physical education and health teacher Holly Borden recently heard about a survey in which U.S. citizens between middle school age and 21 were asked what their dream jobs would be. No. 1 was a YouTube star. No. 2 was a professional Instagram Model. And No. 3 was to be an American Ninja Warrior.

  • 13th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival set for Sept. 29-30

    The world will take center stage on the campus of Brunswick Community College on Sept. 29 and 30 in the form of this weekend’s 13th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival.

  • Oak Island police arrest pair on marijuana charges

    Tips and information from the public led to the arrest of an Oak Island couple on marijuana charges last week.

    Oak Island police arrested Robert Dakota Howard, 22, and Lauryn Austyn Sims, 19, both of Northeast 50th Street, on Sept. 21 and charged each of them with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

    A town news release did not say how much marijuana was seized during the arrests.