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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

  • Sauerbraten is perfect for large gatherings over the holidays

     Sauerbraten is a favorite of mine to be served around the holidays. It’s not just a dish you can make for just two, three or four people. Since I start out with a 4- to 5-pound beef roast, it is more conducive to a larger gathering around the holiday season.

  • Smith graduates from Western Carolina University

     Tyler Dean Smith, son of Roger and Virginia Smith of Calabash, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in construction management, with a minor in business administration, during commencement exercises at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    Smith is a 2011 graduate of Brunswick County Early College High School.

  • Man accused of posing as Red Cross official, leading chase arrested in court

    A man who investigators believe posed as an American Red Cross official to solicit toy and money donations from the community and led police on a chase Monday night, Dec. 15, in Navassa was captured when he appeared in District Criminal Court on the next morning to face a DWI charge.

    Tommy Ray Bolton of Leland is charged with failure to maintain lane control, reckless driving, resisting arrest, possession of stolen goods, felony speeding to elude arrest and driving while license revoked-driving while impaired revocation, Navassa Police Chief Preston Howell said.

  • Governor names Adams state Ports Authority chairman

    Gov. Pat McCrory has named Tom Adams of Ocean Isle Beach the next chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors.

    “North Carolina ports are the fastest growing ports on the East Coast. I am honored that Gov.McCrory has asked me to lead the board, and I look forward to ensuring the Authority capitalizes on its reputation for unrivaled customer service and ease of doing business,” Adams said said in a news release.

    House Speaker Thom Tillis appointed Adams to the board of directors in January.

  • Ram Gridiron fundraiser nets $4,280 for West Brunswick

    West Brunswick families and fans participated in a Ram Gridiron Challenge fundraiser Oct. 17 and raised $4,280 for the school. The Ram Truck brand contributed $20 for each test drive in a new Ram truck. West Brunswick’s Class of 2015 was awarded $500 for completing the most test drives during the event.

  • Trojan defeat Scorpions, improve to 8-0

     SHALLOTTE — Undefeated West Brunswick trailed North Brunswick after the first quarter, but that was about to change.

    When the Trojan intensity started, it wasn’t just a flurry. It was more like a Buffalo snow.

    West went on to win 77-66 Thursday night, Dec. 11, and remain unbeaten through eight games.

    “West is a very good basketball team,” North coach Tyler Grady said. “These are his boys, and this is their year.”

  • Deal, North steal victory against West

     SHALLOTTE  — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 51-46 in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Thursday, Dec. 11, at West.

    A steal by senior Gracan Deal and two ensuing free throws with 7.9 seconds left by sophomore Unique Hines clinched the victory.

    For North (3-3), sophomore Jada Bellamy scored 16 points. For West (3-2), McKenzie Benton scored 17 points and Leilani Emile 13.

    Each team made it difficult for itself by missing free throws. West made 12 of 26 free throws; North, 19 of 38.

  • Detectives seek man in Carolina Shores larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are searching for a man suspected of larceny at a Carolina Shores sandwich shop.

    The incident occurred at 6:25 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Subway restaurant at 9869 Ocean Highway. Two men walked into the restaurant. One of them walked into the area designated for employees only and took a purse.

  • BCC men defeat Australia team

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat an Australian team 86-71 Dec. 9 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (5-5), Robin Moore scored 16 points, Carson Smith 14 and Jaquan Grissett 12. Other BCC scorers: JacQues Chambers 9, Cortell Busby and Taylor Buffkin 8, Najeee Pritchett 7, Rasheed Brown and Derrick Bass 6.