Today's News

  • West Brunswick finishes strong to beat North in volleyball match

      LELAND - The West Brunswick High School volleyball team made the trip to Leland on Thursday, Sept. 14, and returned to Shallotte with a conference victory after the Trojans rallied from a one-game deficit to beat the Scorpions.

  • North Brunswick athletes garner weekly accolades

     Three North Brunswick High School volleyball players earned North Carolina Farm Bureau Student-Athlete of the Week awards. 

  • Younts’ hat trick propels West to 3-1 victory over North

     Junior forward Alex Younts netted a hat trick in West Brunswick’s 3-1 triumph over North Brunswick in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference soccer match Sept. 14 in Leland.

    The Trojans improved to 5-3, which includes a 1-1 ledger in league play.

    Sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Therrian made four saves in five chances against the Scorpions, who fell to 2-7-1 (0-2 conference).

    West Brunswick beat the Scorpions two nights after dropping its first conference tilt of the season, a 9-0 decision against Hoggard.

  • Marching to the beat

     Mills Ellenberg, a member of the North Brunswick High School marching band, dances to the beat during the Scorpions' home football game two weeks ago against North Johnston. 

  • Records don’t always tell the whole story

     The three Brunswick County varsity high school football teams are off to a cumulative 1-11 start.

    That’s not good no matter how you slice it.

    If you only look at the standings or the records and don’t examine the trajectory of each team’s season more closely, you’ll miss some things.

    The Trojans of West Brunswick have stumbled to an 0-4 start after a 9-4 campaign in 2016.

  • Nicholas continues to run, and fight, despite uncertain timetable

     SHALLOTTE – Tom Nicholas watched his own mother wilt away during the final days of her life.

    She fell victim to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease in whichtissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. The formation of scar tissue is called fibrosis.

    Nicholas’ mother died as a result of the disease. That all happened in 1998, so Nicholas made a decision.

  • Sharon Methodist pastor delivers invocation at Panthers’ home opener

     Two weeks ago, Eddie Hill sported a blue Colts jersey to celebrate the beginning of the NFL season.

    Indianapolis has long been the favorite team of the pastor at Sharon United Methodist Church on N.C. 130 in Supply.

    However, Hill enjoyed the experience of a lifetime Sunday, Sept. 17, thanks to another professional football organization.

    Hill prayed the invocation before the Carolina Panthers’ home opener against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 11

    Lost pocket book containing $260 in cash, credit cards and a driver’s license in the parking lot of Scotchman gas station on Whiteville Road.

    Sept. 12

    Ernest Nmileo Netecia Edyang, 29, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

    Brian Scott Cooke, 36, was arrested on charges of violating a domestic violence protective order and driving while impaired.

  • Jack Jack 180 brings pop and rock covers back to Leland for Sept 21 concert at town park

    Jack Jack 180 returns to Leland Municipal Park play to the first Concerts on the Coast fall show Thursday, Sept. 21.

    It is a return to Leland for the group that was one of the headlining bands of Leland’s summer concert series at the Municipal Park in 2016.

    The four piece band includes Sara McDaris of Kenly on lead vocals and keyboard; Jim Price of Hickory, lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Eric Hickman of Wilmington, bass guitar, keyboard and vocals; and Don Spiers of Bogalusa, La. on drums and vocals.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland 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.

    Sept. 9

    Debra Pearce McCoy, 57, of Blake Circle, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.

    Lawrence Ronald Burns, 33, of South 16th Street, Wilmington, was arrested on simple affray and disorderly conduct warrants.

    Daniel James Blake, 31, of Glendale Street, was arrested on charges of simple affray and disorderly conduct by fighting.