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Today's News

  • Station 31 Haunted Trail ready to spook again

    Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue never wastes any time celebrating the season of spooks.

    The department’s annual Station 31 Haunted Trail launches promptly at 7 p.m. this coming Saturday night, Oct. 1, continuing at the same time every subsequent Friday and Saturday in October and concluding Halloween night Monday, Oct. 31.

    Every year, the award-winning Grissettown Longwood Haunted Trail gets better and scarier, with thousands of people stopping by to brave it.

  • West Brunswick vs. Ashley football photos

    WILMINGTON —  West Brunswick defeated the  Ashley Screaming Eagles 28-6 as both teams opened their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football season Friday, Sept. 23, at Ashley.

    West is 1-0, 5-1. Ashley is 0-1, 2-2. West’s next game is its homecoming, Sept. 30 against Topsail (0-1, 2-4).

    The Trojans’ Anthony McCray scored a touchdown in each quarter and, according to West Brunswick staff statistics, gained 199 yards on 26 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards.

  • LCAC brings authors together for creative writing fair Saturday

    The Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts its first Creative Writing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    “We hope people will come and enjoy it. This is our first time hosting it and we hope to have people who are interested in writing and interested in the authors and their work attend,” Cultural Arts Manager Julianne Scott said.

    “It’s different from the things we’ve done here before. I think it will be pretty interesting.”

  • McCumbee, McAleer regain points lead entering final race

    Defending champions Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will enter the final Street Tuner race of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge first place in points.

     

  • Wayne Smith’s dove hunt remains popular

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    “Do I need to pick up the slaw?” Rhonda Smith asks.

    “About 11:30, run up there and get it,” husband Wayne Smith says.

     

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    The 33rd year of Wayne Smith’s dove hunt, on fields just outside Shallotte, begins like any other.

    Well, almost like any other.

    It is nearly 11 a.m. Sept. 10. On the warm, sunny morning, Wayne Smith is tending to the last-minute preparations for the banquet that precedes the hunt.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Sept. 11

    Jeramie Lynn Geodicke, 35, was arrested on a warrant for arrest.

    Sept. 12

    Arielle Elaine Williams, 25, was arrested on a felony larceny charge.

    Larceny of a cell phone from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart.

    Sept. 13

  • Leland plans to change parade ordinance to address business concerns

    LELAND — Leland officials took a first look at addressing a request to reroute the annual Christmas parade with changes to the town ordinance.

    Leland Economic Development Commission chairman David Sink spoke during the public comment segment of the Aug. 25 town council meeting, as the owner of Meineke Car Care Center, to ask the board members to consider moving the Christmas parade off of Village Road.

  • More solar farms planned for Brunswick County

    The Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. solar farm on U.S. 17 provides a first look at an alternative method to generate energy.

    Brunswick County could see more solar farms, although they will be tucked out of site in rural areas once the projects begin.

    United Renewable Energy has plans for five solar farms in the works to connect to the BEMC grid.

  • Sent via my Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 smartphone

    The robots haven’t taken over news reporting just yet, but I’m trying to put them to work in the meantime.

    In my attempt to keep up with technology IHOP (I bought) a phone app with a speech to text program so I can write my column hands-free.

    I decided (to) type it in so to speak using just the sound of my voice but even that takes some cleaning up.

  • County to wait on H2GO plant action before moving on aquifer storage plan

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will wait to see which step the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board takes before acting on the next stage of a proposed aquifer storage plan.

    At an Aug. 15 county meeting, commissioners approved installing one set of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells to provide underground water storage, but the original plan called for two sets of wells.