Today's News

  • Two concerts on tap this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Blues & Beach Music Concert

    The Heavy Hitters of Soul present a Blues & Beach Music Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The concert will feature Jim Quick & Coastline, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey and Pat Cooley.

    Tickets are $35 general and $40 premiere and available through 5:15 p.m. Dec. 8.

    Go to bccowa.com or call the Odell Williamson Auditorium box office at 755-7416.

    ‘Restless Heart Christmas’

  • Brunswick Town celebrates An 18th Century Christmas

    Visitors to Brunswick Town will once again be feted with an up-close look at how American colonists celebrated the yuletide as the state historic site stages its annual An 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

    Highlights include costumed interpreters providing on-the-hour guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church on the grounds of the pre-Revolutionary port site overlooking the Cape Fear River.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 20-Dec. 1 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 20

    Injury to real property on Dogwood Drive.

    Two reports of larceny of baby formula from Food Lion.

    Nov. 22

    Larceny of baby formula from Food Lion.

    Nov. 23

    Larceny of wallet at Walgreens.

    Nov. 24

    Larceny of baby formula from Food Lion.

    Nov. 27

    Animal neglect reported on Seaside Road.

    Dec. 1

  • SAL donates to Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School principal Alicia Williams receives a $1,100 donation for from the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 503 in Calabash from Cmdr. John Manning. From left are assistant principal Joseph Benton, Williams, Manning, parent facilitator Sharyn Morrison and SAL Past Cmdr. Bob Molloy. This donation was the result of a fun-filled bowling tournament chaired by Molloy at the Brunswick County Bowling Center in Shallotte. The money will go to the school’s backpack program. The next squadron bowling tournament will be in March 2018.

  • Dosher Foundation golf event raises more than $50,000

    More than 115 players and 125 sponsors helped the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation raise $54,000 along with $8,000 in goods and services at the foundation’s 8th annual golf classic on Oct. 13. The foundation recognized Griffin Estep Benefit Group, Inc. as the major sponsor of the tourney that took place at Oak Island Golf & Country Club.

    For information about sponsoring or playing in the 2018 tournament, call the foundation at 457-3850.

  • Registration open for annual 15K/5K

     The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.

    The race features “unique, picturesque courses through beautiful Brunswick Forest, snazzy tee-shirts, customized 15K finisher medals, inside bathrooms and locker rooms,” according to a Wilmington Symphony news release.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • Lady Scorps improve to 2-1 behind Bradshaw, Yeoman

     LELAND – The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team reeled off an 11-1 run at the start of the third quarter and fended off James Kenan for a 48-38 victory in a non-conference game Friday, Dec. 1.

    Sophomore guard Lydia Bradshaw led the Scorpions with 17 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points and junior point guard Keyana Yeoman had nine.

    The Scorpions (2-1) led 25-18 at halftime and scored seven quick points in the third frame to extend their lead to 32-19.

  • North rallies, but falls short against James Kenan

     LELAND – The infamous boxer Mike Tyson once coined a line, “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth.”

    North Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team is no different, but it didn’t let an opening haymaker from James Kenan keep it down.

    James Kenan surged ahead to a 19-4 lead in a non-conference game between the two schools Friday, Dec. 1, in Leland, but the Scorpions punched back.

  • BFA raises more than $20,000 in annual golf event

     Brunswick Family Assistance officials issued a public “thank you” to its 2017 golf tournament committee members for their “tireless efforts during this year’s event.”

    “Their hard work and dedication helped BFA raised (more than) $20,000 from this year’s tournament,” BFA executive director said. “We truly appreciate and value all of their efforts. We could not continue to pursue our mission of helping those in need in our community without the help and kindness of people just like them.”