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Today's News

  • Fifth person in custody in August OIB armed robbery

    A fifth person is in custody in an Ocean Isle Beach armed robbery that happened in early August 2016.

    Jeffery Leon Collins, 38, of Peach Street in Clarkton, was arrested in New York City on Dec. 12, 2016 and was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Jan. 4 on $1 million bail, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Carter earns Advanced Service Award

    Officer Edward Houston Carter Jr. of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Advanced Service Award by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on Dec. 9, 2016. Carter was approved for this award for a total of 21.6 years of criminal justice service.

  • 2017 Waccamaw Conference Feb. 11

    Winyah Rivers Foundation and its Waccamaw Riverkeeper program, along with its partners, North Inlet — Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium and Horry County (S.C.) Museum, are offering a free, family-friendly community education event to learn about and experience the ways this community interacts with, understands and is inspired by our rivers.

    This educational event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main St. in Conway, S.C.

  • UNCW selected as part of $250M biopharmaceutical partnership

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is part of a $250 million public-private national initiative to bring safe drugs to market faster and educate a new biopharmaceutical workforce. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), based at the University of Delaware, will involve more than 150 companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government partners.

  • Local runners do well in Run for Food

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH —  Local runners finished in the top three in the half marathon Jan. 14 in the 13th annual Ocean Isle Beach Run for Food.

    Garin Krahn, 26, of Sneads Ferry, ran the 13 miles in 1 hour, 20.11 seconds, a pace of 6:08 per mile. Logan Scharen, 23, of Bolivia was second in 1:22.44. Luke Evans, 16, of Asheboro, was third in 1:23.14.

    The top female runner was Charlotte Leighton, 36, of Clayton. She finished 10th overall in 1:33.46, a pace of 7:10 per mile.

  • West Brunswick to host FCA football coaches clinic Jan. 21

    West Brunswick will be host to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football coaches clinic 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 21 in the two gyms.

    “We are inviting all high school, middle school and recreation football coaches to attend,” West assistant football coach T.J. Spivey said.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call Spivey at 840-6641 or email him at coachspivey0325@gmail.com.

  • Brian McRae speaks at Leland Hot Stove banquet

    LELAND — The 13th annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet was Jan. 14 at the North Brunswick High School gym.

    This yearly event recognizes and honors the Leland Hot Stove North Brunswick Player of the Year and the Nelson Best Scholarship.

    Jaheed Cason is the recipient of the Nelson Best Scholarship. Cason isa baseball player at Belmont Abbey. The scholarship is worth $2,500.

  • BCC teams lose region games

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Wake Tech beat Brunswick Community College 63-53 in an NJCAA Region 10 Division II basketball game Jan. 14.

    BCC, playing its first game since Dec. 17, is 1-3 in the region, 9-3 overall. Wake Tech is 3-1, 9-3.

  • Lady Trojans beat Ashley in thriller, lose to New Hanover

    New Hanover beat West Brunswick 73-39 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West.

    New Hanover (6-0, 15-2) had beaten West 67-20 Dec. 14 in Wilmington. West is 2-4, 8-9.

     In the rematch, the Wildcats led 17-8 after the first quarter and 31-14 with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left in the half. The lead was 46-16 with 6:38 left in the third quarter and 61-31 with 5:22 left in the game.

  • VIDEO: New Hanover beats West Brunswick 68-64

    Final points in New Hanover’s 68-64 victory against West Brunswick in the boys’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West for first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.
    Shown: New Hanover scores a layup, West’s Bryce Ahrens hits a 3-pointer, New Hanover hits a free throw to clinch the victory.