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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Jacary Bethel at MEC wrestling championships

    Final seconds of Jacary Bethel’s victory by fall in the MEC wrestling championships (170 pounds).

  • VIDEO: Harrison Campbell at MEC wrestling championships

    Final seconds of Harrison Campbell’s victory by fall in the MEC wrestling championships (120 pounds).

  • VIDEO: Sterlin Fullerton at MEC wrestling championships

    Final seconds of Sterlin Fullerton’s victory by fall in the MEC wrestling championships (195 pounds).

  • VIDEO: Anna Zeng, brain cancer survivor

    Anna Zeng, right, spoke during Pink Night Friday, Jan. 29, at West Brunswick High School about being a brain cancer survivor. Student body president Hayden Huffman, left, introduced Zeng.

  • No one injured in minor accident involving school bus

    No one was injured when a Brunswick County Schools bus sideswiped a garbage truck Thursday morning, Jan. 28, in a neighborhood between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach.

    Fifteen students from West Brunswick and Shallotte Middle schools were aboard Bus 234 when it scraped the side of the truck while passing it in Lake Tree Shores, school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

    “There are no injuries or broken glass,” she said.

  • Bowersox, Ruppart, White win MEC swim titles

    Dustin Ruppart, McKenzie White and Tyler Bowersox each won two events in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference swimming championships Jan. 27 at UNC Wilmington.

    Ruppart, a West Brunswick senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 51.35 seconds. He finished ahead of South Brunswick junior Chris Anselmo by 1.43 seconds.

    Ruppart won the event last year in 1:57.94.

    Ruppart won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.70. Ruppart won the event last year in 5:17.31.

  • Scorpions split final two wrestling matches of season

    In its final two East Central Conference wrestling matches of the season, North Brunswick lost 57-21 to Croatan and beat Southwest Onslow 51-30.

    In the loss to Croatan, the Scorpions had four victories, and three of them were by fall.

    At 132 pounds, Skyler Wormuth won by fall with 1 minute, 3 seconds left in the second period.

    At 138 pounds, Bradley Hamilton won by fall also with 1:03 left in the second period.

    At 152 pounds, Patrick Burton beat Charles Corbell 1-0.

  • Belville officials vote for town hall land contract, residents vote for town hall design

    BELVILLE — Belville town commissioners voted during their Monday, Jan. 26, town meeting to agree to a final contract to purchase land for a town hall.

    For several months, Mayor Mike Allen updated residents after the board met in closed session to discuss the land purchase that the negotiations for the land were close to a final contract.

    After the board returned from Monday night’s closed session, Town Attorney Jim Eldridge said the contract is done.

  • UNCW anthropologist plans summer dig at Brunswick Park at Belville

    BELVILLE — University of North Carolina at Wilmington researchers from will return to Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park this summer to continue looking into Brunswick County’s history.

    Dr. Eleanora Reber of the UNCW Department of Anthropology, along with Dr. Scott Nooner and Dr. Eman Ghoneim of the UNCW Department of Geography and Geology, brought a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to Brunswick Park at Belville in May 2015 to look for the remnants of structures that once stood there.

  • Leland approves on-street, cluster parking spaces

    LELAND — Two years of subdivision parking review and three rounds of public hearings led to a decision by Leland Town Council to require an additional parking space for each lot in new developments.

    The council held public hearings last fall, but held off voting until new members were seated after the November municipal election. Leland residents voted in two new members, Michael Callahan and Bob Campbell, who joined council members Bob Corriston, Pat Batleman and Mayor Brenda Bozeman on the town council.