Today's News

  • Tryouts set for Carolina Pelicans travel softball team

     Shallotte will be the new home of a travel softball team beginning in 2018.

    Part-time Holden Beach resident Karen Strittmatter has organized the Carolina Pelicans, a 12 and under travel softball team for the 2018 spring and summer seasons.

    The tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, at the West Brunswick High School softball field from noon to 2 p.m.

    Strittmatter is a self-proclaimed “softball lifer.”

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick hosts Caleb Hawkins Round Robin memorial tournament

    West Brunswick hosted the Caleb Hawkins Round Robin memorial event last weekend in Shallotte. Three Trojan wrestlers earned individual titles and West secured the team championship. 

  • Get out of the way, fall

     It seems as if fall can’t stand to let winter settle in here in Brunswick County. Just a week before Thanksgiving we experienced our first real cold push of the year. Quite a few southeastern counties experienced frost while some only hovered in the mid-40s.

    However, this past week’s abnormally comfortable daytime temperatures has most folks going to their closet to exchange a winter coat for shorts and flip flops. This push of warm air is welcomed by most, but it has influenced our region’s fishing in a much different way.

  • Holy Bluefin!
  • David and Gillis reel in trout, red drum
  • Visconti and daughter Autumn enjoy special relationship

     In the past year, I’ve developed a friendship with a man I hold in high regard.

    I met Chief Warrant Officer (CW-2, to be exact) Jesse Visconti, an officer in the U.S. and North Carolina National Guard for more than 15 years, through a mutual friend and family member.

    Jesse and his wife, April, moved into the area fairly recently. Their children, Carter and April, are actively involved in Brunswick County athletics, dance and other groups.

  • Trojan girls defeat CFA, fall to North Myrtle Beach (S.C.)

     NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Second-year head coach Dylan Johnson was proud of his team’s effort in six of his West Brunswick team’s first eight quarters of play to begin the 2017-18 varsity girls’ basketball season.

    He’d soon like to forget about the opening two quarters of a 60-34 loss Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the hands of the North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Chiefs.

    Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the loss and cited the need for a defensive adjustment before the game got out of reach in the second quarter.

  • Trojans overcome fourth-quarter deficit, improve to 2-0

     NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (S.C.) – West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team features one of the youngest groups of players in the region.

    However, with a road game against the Chiefs of North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) hanging in the balance, a pair of Trojan seniors showed the type of resolve that has become synonymous with West Brunswick basketball.

  • McLeod to host blood drive in Loris, S.C.

    McLeod Loris Seacoast is hosting a blood drive at the Center for Health & Fitness at 3207 Casey St. in Loris, S.C., on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old can donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood.

  • American Legion Post 550 to meet Dec. 12

    Shallotte American Legion Post 550 will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside School at 221 Village Road in Shallotte.

    All members and those thinking about joining are encouraged to attend.

    For more information, email ALPost550@gmail.com or call Ron Markum at 880-9030.