Today's News

  • New Hanover sweeps Trojan teams in basketball

    The New Hanover boys are 5-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 14-4 overall. West Brunswick is 4-2, 12-4.

    The New Hanover girls are 6-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 15-2 overall. West is 2-4, 8-9.

  • VIDEO: Shane Smith wrestling

    VIDEO: West Brunswick’s Shane Smith wins by fall in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the 138-pound match against Laney.
    Final 30 seconds shown.

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    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 57-18 in a wrestling match Jan. 12 at West between the two unbeaten teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Laney is 19-1 overall. West is 19-3.

    The conference championships are Jan. 28 at Hoggard. State duals are Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.

  • Commissioner: Time to review insurance policies and coverage

    The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate insurance policies, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

    “It is a new year and there are certainly things that will be changing in your life as you look forward to the rest of 2017,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in a news release. “I recommend you take this opportunity to make sure you are adequately covered by your insurance policies.”

  • UNCW selected as part of $250M biopharmaceutical partnership

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is part of a $250 million public-private national initiative to bring safe drugs to market faster and educate a new biopharmaceutical workforce. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), based at the University of Delaware, will involve more than 150 companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government partners.

  • Dosher receives $450K grant, launches community health initiative

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has received the largest grant in its 86-year history: $450,000 from The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Hospital officials said the funds would be used to launch the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition to improve the health and wellness of area residents.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project makes steady progress

    HOLDEN BEACH — A field trip to the oceanfront at Winding River Beach Club served as the highlight of the Holden Beach Park Advisory Board’s meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, as they surveyed firsthand the town’s Central Reach Project in action.

    The project is placing up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Marshals arrest woman in 2006 stabbing

    The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a woman Thursday, Jan. 5, who was wanted in Brunswick County in a 2006 stabbing.

    Marshals found 49-year-old Lorie Jean Smith-Postupack at her home in Hampstead, a spokesman for the agency said.

    Warrants show Smith-Postupack stabbed a man on July 31, 2006 with a pocketknife before telling Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Laurie Smith she had been raped in order to “hinder and obstruct the law enforcement officer in the performance of her duty.”

  • Four women cited in Mulberry Park fire

    Four women are accused of starting a fire in Shallotte’s Mulberry Park last month.

    Belinda Tyree, 29, of Holden Beach Road in Supply, Tonya DeRouin, 30, of Ocean Forest Drive in Calabash, Jamie Robinson, 35, and Katharine Moro, 36, both of Varnamtown Road in Supply were each cited on misdemeanor charges of injury to personal property, setting fire to personal property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and littering.

  • Two accused of taking tools from workshop

    Two men are accused of taking tools from a workshop in Leland they broke into Christmas Eve.

    Ryan Tyler Duffy, 25, of Holly Hills Drive in Shallotte and Johnnie Ray Ison, 23, of Judy Ray Lane in Leland were each charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony conspiracy to break or enter a building.

  • Supply man to serve nine years for sexually assaulting girls

    BOLIVIA — A judge sentenced a Supply man to serve at least nine years in state prison for committing sex crimes with two girls, the District Attorney’s Office said.

    Robeson County Superior Court Judge James Gregory Bell sentenced 35-year-old Michael Charles Jacobs of Seashore Road to two consecutive sentences of 58 to 130 months in prison, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of second-degree sexual offense Wednesday, Jan. 4.