Today's News

  • Hoggard beats Trojans in front of SRO crowd at BCC

     BOLIVIA — Playing in front of one of the largest crowds to watch a West Brunswick boys’ basketball game, the Trojans mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter. But the mountain they had to overcome was like Mount Everest, and Hoggard topped West 75-66 for the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference tournament championship Friday night.

    The two teams shared the regular-season title.

  • North Brunswick wrestler Burton second at state

     GREENSBORO — North Brunswick sophomore Patrick Burton finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A wrestling state championships Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Dixon senior Kevin Cagle (32-6) beat Burton (48-7) in a tiebreaker.

    At 145 pounds, Burton opened with a 5-0 victory against junior Reuben Santiago (36-12). Burton then wrestled Wilkes Central senior Cole Susi (48-5) and won 8-0. In a semifinal against junior Trenton Davis (33-12), Burton won 14-2.

  • Video: Patrick Burton and Kevin Cagle wrestle in OT at state
  • State basketball pairings for boys in 3A and 2A

    The first round of the boys’ basketball state playoffs, West Craven at West Brunswick, has been postponed until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. 

    The cost is $6.



    The schedule has been announced for next week’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional basketball tournaments, set to be played in Fayetteville and Winston-Salem.

  • Listen Up to blues crooner Ray Bonneville Feb. 27 in Holden Beach

    Blues singer Ray Bonneville will perform at the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the fellowship hall of Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

  • BLT kids present 'Winnie the Pooh KIDS'

     IF YOU GO

    What: “Winnie the Pooh KIDS”

    When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 3 p.m. Feb. 22

    Where: Brunswick Little Theatre, 8068 River Road, Southport

    Cost: $5; go to www.brunswicklittletheatre.com

    This coming weekend, Brunswick Little Theatre is inviting its loyal audience to the Hundred Acre Wood to join all their old A.A. Milne storybook friends — Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang.

  • Trojans reach title game in conference tourney


    West Brunswick reached the final of the Farm Bureau Mideastern Conference championship tourney by beating New Hanover 49-48 Thursday, Feb. 19.

    The Trojans will play Hoggard in a game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at BCC. West and Hoggard finished the regular season as conference co-champions.

    Against New Hanover, Gray Cheers scored 18 points and Saadiq Johnson 11. Alex Clarida scored seven points, Tyqaun Hill six, Tyler Stanley three and Jon Jordan four.

    WBHS 51

    SBHS 20

  • Brunswick County students on one-hour delay Thursday, Friday

     Brunswick County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a Feb. 18 news release.

  • Commissioners agree on funding policy for beach repair

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Commissioners agreed to a proposal to establish a shoreline protection policy that will provide funding annually for beach and waterway projects at their Feb. 16 meeting.

    But they held off on a vote to approve the policy until March to clarify the process beach communities will follow.

    “I think we’ve got something we can work with and bring back in March,” chairman Scott Phillips said.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    Feb. 9

    Larceny of $800 in jewelry from a Paisley Drive apartment.

    Feb. 10

    Larceny of a credit card and credit card fraud at a Main Street business.

    Feb. 13

    Larceny of a license plate from a vehicle in the Home Depot parking lot.

    Feb. 14