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Today's News

  • West Brunswick drops playoff opener, finishes season 4-8

     WILMINGTON – West Brunswick’s 2017 varsity football season came to a painful conclusion inside a frigid Legion Stadium on Friday, Nov. 10.

    The powerful New Hanover High School Wildcats raced out to a 14-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and steamrolled their way to a 55-21 victory in the first round of the NCHSAA 3AA playoffs.

    New Hanover, which improved to 11-1 after beating West for the second time in as many months, will face No. 10-seeded Dudley in the second round of the playoffs this week in Wilmington.

  • Vereen and Ellwanger capture 2017 TOC crowns

     BOILING SPRING LAKES – On one of the longest courses Brunswick County has to offer, competitors in the 2017 Tournament of Champions had yet another variable with which to contend during a cold, windy weekend.

    The annual Tournament of Champions pits the men’s and women’s club champions of the 18 Brunswick County golf clubs against each other in a two-day, stroke-play event, essentially pitting the best golfers in the area in tournament play.

  • A heartfelt “thank you” to three special ladies

     I started this job in the middle of May and almost immediately my bosses, managing editor Jackie Torok and general manager Angie Sutton, began telling me about the annual Tournament of Champions.

    Here’s the Reader’s Digest version.

  • Brunswick Community College basketball team off to 4-1 start

     The men’s basketball team at Brunswick Community College got off to a blistering start in the opening weeks of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) play.

    Brunswick sports a 4-1 record after splitting a pair of contests in the Louisburg College Classic on Nov. 10-11 at Louisburg College.

  • Carolina Shores gets $574,454 FEMA money for Hurricane Matthew

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town of Carolina Shores has received $574,454.18 in newly released Federal Emergency Management Association reimbursement money for Hurricane Matthew costs.

    Town finance director Julie Munday, speaking at the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 9, said the check had been received that day through the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

  • The Coasters bring back the ‘50s Saturday night at BCCOWA

    Original rock ‘n’ roll hit-makers The Coasters are coasting into Odell Williamson Auditorium as the next BCCOWA Performing Arts Series show at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brunswick Community College venue.

    The Original Coasters took off on the musical fast-track a whopping 62 years ago, starting in October 1955 when two members of The Robins group, Carl Gardner and Bobby Nunn, ventured cross-country from the West to East coast to sign up with Atlantic Records, earning their new Coasters moniker.

  • Holiday show gets crafty at St. Brendan’s

    Forty-five vendors are featured at a holiday craft show scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at 5101 Ocean Highway in Shallotte.

    Admission and parking are free.

    Vendors are bringing a variety of items from hand-crafted to household and suitable for gift-giving, event organizer Marie Frost said.

    There will also be food.

  • Shallotte Holiday Market launches season Saturday in Mulberry Park

    A variety of vendors rev up the fourth annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte.

    More than 50 vendors will offer local winter farm vegetables and fresh eggs, homemade baked goods (bread, pies, cakes) and artisan items — handmade jewelry, goat's milk soap, crocheted gifts, handmade pottery and painted snowman gourds.

  • Brunswick Concert Band fall concert Nov. 18-19 at two venues

    Brunswick Concert Band presents two performances of its fall concert, “Masters of Melody,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Hatch Auditorium at the Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support the band and its Music Students Assistance Program, which collects band instruments from people who are no longer using them.

  • Hunger & Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon Nov. 18 in Leland

    The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition presents the Sixth Annual Hunger & Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brunswick Center, 121 Town Hall Drive NE in Leland.

    The annual event always takes place in November in observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is from Nov. 11 to 19 this year.

    This year’s event program is “Ending Homelessness in Brunswick County.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m.