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Today's News

  • Unstable weather leads to unpredictable fishing

    Not much has changed with fishing here in Brunswick County. Last week our region did experience a push of cooler weather that ignited a short-lived beachfront king mackerel bite. Other than that run, it has been all about the summertime heat. For some, these hot, humid conditions might mean good days to lay on the beach and tan, but for fishermen, it means tough fishing.

  • Trojan football embarks on post-Bubba era

     Anthony “Bubba” McCray recently competed in the 2017 East-West All-Star Game. During that game, he took a handoff around the left side and scampered for 37 yards, the longest carry of the contest for his East squad.

    Football fans in Shallotte are going to miss the sight of McCray blazing past defenders, his dreadlocks flopping in the wind on the way to a 60-yard touchdown run.

    You see, West Brunswick High School football is back, but McCray is gone.

  • High school squads prepare for annual Jamboree

     WILMINGTON - Three county high school football teams have waited an entire offseason for this night.

    The 31st Annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off the 2017 high school football season Friday night at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    West Brunswick squares off against New Hanover in the first scrimmage contest of the evening, while county foes North Brunswick and South Brunswick meet in the third tilt.

    Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the first scrimmage begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • County squads prepare for 2017 football campaign

     West Brunswick High School is coming off one of the most successful seasons in the last 20 years of the football program.

    The Trojans, who enter their third season under the leadership of head coach Kelly Williamson, finished the 2016 campaign with a 9-4 record. They advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs before dropping a tight contest against Jacksonville.

  • Wilmington man charged in Sunset Beach drug death

    A Wilmington man has been charged in the death of a man who died of a drug overdose last year in Sunset Beach.

    Hunter McRae Morgan, 36, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 8, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance and selling or delivering a counterfeit substance.

  • Lifelong gardener cultivates tower of butterbeans

    SUPPLY — Levi Grissett still doesn’t care much to eat his vegetables, but he sure loves to grow them.

    The Brunswick County native’s latest summer crop consists of a tall row of heirloom butterbeans towering over his backyard garden at his home on Empire Road, he estimates between 18 to 20 feet high.

    “The fantastic thing about those beans is they’ve been in my deep freeze for 10 years — I’ve had ‘em since ‘07,” the retired trucker said as he stood on his own expansive family heirloom property.

  • Sunset Beach says yes to Sunday brunch bill

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council has given unanimous approval to the state-enabled “brunch bill,” which allows a town to choose whether to allow sales of alcoholic beverages starting at 10 a.m. instead of noon Sundays.

    Councilman Richard Cerrato was an involuntary part of the unanimous vote count after he tried to recuse himself from voting on the issue at council’s monthly meeting Monday night, stating while he has ownership in a local restaurant it is not directly affected by the measure.

  • Carolina Shores considers concert site

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town leaders are taking a look at setting up a public gathering spot where residents could convene for concerts and other events.

    It was broached as a possibility at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, where they took a brief field trip outside afterward to scope out the potential in the expansive backyard behind Town Hall at 200 Persimmon Road where improvements are planned in coming months.

  • Thalian Hall stages season ticket sale

    It may be summer, but the fall/winter season is already upon the renowned Thalian Hall in Wilmington.

    Tickets went on sale Saturday, July 29, for Thalian’s Legends and Main Attractions series.

    Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!” kicks off the Legends series Friday, Oct. 20, with a return to Thalian Hall in one of his most revered roles. The Academy Award nominated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor portrays Mark Twain as a plain-speaking humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County! in tune for fifth season

    Given Listen Up Brunswick County’s mission of Good Music/Good Deeds, its fourth season was a hit with peak attendance records and sold-out performances.

    Ticket sales and the generous support of attendees and loyal supporters enabled $1,000 donation to LUBC’s designated charity for 2017, Hope Harbor Home.

    The success of the season inspired organizers to increase the number of shows from four to six, one each in January, February, March, April, October and November.