Today's News

  • Brinsfield is Brunswick County Bassmasters’ 2009 Angler of the Year


    Michael Brinsfield is the Brunswick County Bassmasters’ 2009 Angler of the Year.

    Brinsfield, the club president, scored the most points during the 12-tournament season.

    The award states he was recognized “for outstanding performance in the field of bass fishing as the club’s number one fisherman.”

    The club also recognized Ed Nelson with the Lunker of the Year award. Nelson caught a 5.55-pound bass March 28 at Cooper River in South Carolina.

  • Finances, capital improvements on Sunset Beach retreat agenda next Tuesday



    SUNSET BEACH—A five-year financial forecast and capital improvements discussion are among agenda items scheduled at Sunset Beach Town Council’s budget retreat set for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Sea Trail.

    The six-member council, along with town staff led by town administrator Gary Parker, is also slated to discuss budget preparation, beach parking and restrooms, street paving, a bike and pedestrian plan and hiring additional police officers.

    The daylong session is open to the public.

  • Election 2010: Redwine files for state Senate

    Who will replace State Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. to represent District 8 in the North Carolina Senate?

    Since Soles, the state’s longest serving legislator, announced he planned to end his 35-year run in Raleigh at the end of the term amid a criminal trial and at least one other pending investigation, all eyes have been on who will succeed Soles to represent Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties.

    Republican Bettie Fennell, who lost to Soles when she challenged him in 2008, announced she planned to run for his seat once again.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick boys win in overtime



    LELAND— Montez Loman scored on a rebound with 35 seconds left in overtime to break a tie and Edward McNeil hit two free throws with 10.7 seconds left to clinch South Brunswick’s 45-41 victory Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

  • Wind advisory in effect for Wednesday

     It's going to be a windy Wednesday in Brunswick County.

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory that will be in effect from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A low pressure system is forecast to intensify off the coast, bringing strong winds to the area.

    Wind speeds of 25-35 mph are expected to develop during the morning and will stick around through early evening. Occasional wind gusts could be as high as 45 mph, according to NWS.

  • West girls rout West Bladen


    Sheena Suttlemyre’s scoring and the Lady Trojans’ rebounding enabled West Brunswick to win Feb. 9 at West Bladen 52-29.

    Suttlemyre scored 18 points. She had four rebounds and three assists.

  • West raffle benefits athletics

    Sounds like a good deal: Help West Brunswick athletics and get a chance to win $5,000.

    Tickets are on sale for the West Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club annual reverse raffle banquet, which takes place 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the West cafeteria. The grand prize is $5,000. A $100 donation admits two for a steak dinner.

    To purchase tickets, call West athletics director John Floyd at either 754-7700 or 398-2740.

    This is one of the main fundraisers of the year for West Brunswick athletics. Last year, 221 tickets were sold.

  • South swimmers qualify for state meet

    South Brunswick will be sending five relays to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The 200-yard medley relay of Sarah Shepard, Mackenzie Jones, Claire Lane and Rachel Van Noordt is seeded 22nd (2:07.85). The top time is 1:49.16.

    Van Noordt, a freshman, is seeded 20th in the 200 IM (2:31.94). The top time is 2:08.58.

    Jones, a sophomore, is seeded 23rd in 100 butterfly (1:09.64). The top time is 58.46.

  • BCC men lose to Cape Fear

    The BCC men’s basketball team lost 86-80 to conference leader Cape Fear Community College Saturday night on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC trailed 71-62 with four minutes, 23 seconds left and had cut the lead to 81-80 when Chris Smith hit a 3-pointer. But Cape Fear hit free throws and scored on a layup off a turnover on a play in which Smith suffered a leg injury to clinch the victory.

    BCC is 3-4 in the conference, 15-8 overall. Cape Fear is 5-1, 17-3.

  • South's Cougars beat North Brunswick in OT

    LELAND—Montez Loman scored on a rebound with 35 seconds left in overtime to break a tie and Edward McNeil hit two free throws with 10.7 seconds left to clinch South Brunswick’s 45-41 victory Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    South Brunswick, which held North Brunswick to 13 points in the first half, got 14 points from Edward McNeil and Terrell Stanley, 12 from Loman, three from Nick Stiller and two from Gary Williams. South is 7-3 in the conference.