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Today's News

  • Lovin’ Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

     

    The Carolina coast is an awesome area. Near Virginia, we have the Outer Banks, 200 miles of barrier islands with lots of great beaches, history (the Wright Brothers flew their first airplane in Kitty Hawk) and golf courses.

    Coming down the coast, we have Cape Fear, our very own Brunswick Islands and then the huge sprawling Myrtle Beach, S.C., complex with more than 100 golf courses, lots of shows, amusements, shopping and fabulous beaches.

  • Shallotte standoff ends peacefully Monday night

    SHALLOTTE — A 90-minute standoff between a man who was threatening to kill himself and local law enforcement officers ended peacefully Monday night, Oct. 20, in Shallotte. No one was injured.

    Police were dispatched to N.C. 130/Whiteville Road near the entrance to Lowe’s Home Improvement, beside First Bank, at 6:03 p.m. in response to a man with a knife, according to a Shallotte Police Department news release.

  • West Brunswick’s Cameryn Smith wins NCHSAA golf regional

     BOLIVIA— West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith won the NCHSAA class 3A East Regional golf tournament Monday, Oct. 20, at Carolina National Golf Club.

    Smith shot a 73 and finished one stroke ahead of defending state champion Siranon Shoomee of Lee County.

    “I feel petty good about that,” Smith said when asked how she felt about beating the 2013 state champion. “I felt she was my main competitor.”

    Shoomee played in the foursome ahead of Smith.

  • Scorpions rally in fourth quarter to beat Croatan on Homecoming Night

     North Brunswick scored twice in the final quarter to beat Croatan 21-12 Friday, Oct. 17, on football Homecoming Night in Leland.

    The Scorpions improved to 1-1 in the East Central 2A conference, 4-4 overall. Croatan is 1-1, 5-3.

    Croatan had  scored and taken a 12-7 lead with about 7 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game. North stopped the 2-point conversion.

  • South Brunswick wins first-round game in volleyball playoffs

     Hed: Cougars win opener in playoffs

    Staff Report

    The South Brunswick volleyball team beat Southern Guilford 25-20, 23-25, 25-15, 25-12 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School class 3A state playoffs Friday, Oct. 17 at South. For the Cougars (15-5), Kelsi Kazmierzak had 10 kills. Cali Watson had eight kills, four aces and three blocks. Caylen Folmar had seven kills and five aces. Kimmie Williams had seven aces. Cassidy Clifton had 20 digs.

  • Local runners among top finishers in Oyster Festival races

     

    Staff Report

    Adam Cornelius, 31, of Rockwell, won the North Carolina Oyster Festival 10K race Sunday, Oct. 19, at Ocean Isle Beach. He finished the 6.2-mile race in 37 minutes, 00.10 seconds.

    Mark McGeough, 44, of Ocean Isle Beach, was second in 38:12.1. Lunsford King, 49, of Wrightsville Beach, was third in 39:58.

    The top finisher in the women’s 10K was Monica Litsas, 22, of Columbia, S.C., in 42:22.

  • Trojans mix run and pass to defeat Topsail on Homecoming Night

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 42-7 on football Homecoming Night Friday, Oct. 17.

    As has been the case all season, West’s running backs were unstoppable as the Trojans improved to 2-1 in the conference, 4-4 overall, with three games left in the conference season.

  • 'Steel Magnolias' sweetens new BLT stage

    This is the month to get “prettied up” and hear all the latest gossip at Truvy’s Beauty Spot in a whole new location.

    This weekend and next Brunswick Little Theatre is transporting its audiences to Chinquapin Parish, La., as it presents the classic Southern-fried comedy-drama, “Steel Magnolias” inside its new home and building at 8068 SE River Road in Southport.

  • Oyster Festival, more, unfold this weekend

    The season of festive events continues, with more activities scheduled in the area this weekend, starting with the 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Here’s a closer look at what’s going on around Brunswick County.

    North Carolina Oyster Festival

    The 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival unfolds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on festival grounds between Second and Third streets on the island of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Blues Hall of Fame Tour makes BCC stage stop Friday night, Oct. 17

    When the Blues Hall of Fame Tour rolls onto the Brunswick Community College campus Friday night, Oct. 17, it’ll be a chance for blues fans to treat themselves to live performances of three living legends.

    The show, anchored by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and his band on the stage of BCC’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, will consist of individual and collaborative contributions by fellow Blues Hall of Famers James Cotton and John Hammond.