Local News

  • Ocean Isle woman seeks retribution for harassing phone calls

    Donnamarie Romaine of Ocean Isle Beach recently changed her phone number after a month of receiving unwanted telemarketing calls from the same company on a near-daily basis.

    Now, she wants the company at fault to pay or be punished in some way f

  • BFA to open satellite office in Leland to provide assistance to low-income families

    Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), in collaboration with Victory Free Will Baptist Church of Leland, will open a satellite office to provide low-income individuals and families with better access to self-sufficiency programs.

  • Carolina Shores can pursue single voting district

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town has been advised it can proceed with abolishing its two voting districts.

    The news came at a town commissioners workshop March 27, with commissioner Jack Csernecky citing a recent letter from town attorney Holt Moore.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners approved the change.

    Moore wrote that in his opinion, it is “entirely legal and appropriate” for the town to adopt a resolution, hold a public hearing and pass an ordinance to amend the town charter.

    The measure would establish one at-large district.

  • New family fun center coming soon to Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—The board of aldermen has approved plans for a 61,000-square-foot family entertainment center next to Lowe’s on Whiteville Road.

    Owner Brian McCall told the board the Shallotte Family Entertainment Center will include a 32-lane bowling alley, laser tag, an arcade, a restaurant and sports bar, a toddler area and upstairs party rooms. The restaurant/bar will be separate from the children’s areas, which will be monitored by security guards and cameras and is where adults will be issued wristbands.

  • Sunset Beach bridge to be closed April 7-8

    The Sunset Beach bridge will be closed for maintenance from 11 p.m. Monday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

  • Sewer meeting set for April 24

    A public open house meeting regarding the county’s future sewer project in Sunset Beach is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. April 24 at Seaside United Methodist Church.

    The session is designed to offer citizens a chance to review sewer plans and ask questions.

  • Sunset Beach voting precinct relocates

    Sunset Beach’s voting precinct, Shingletree I, has moved from Sunset Beach Town Hall to the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association, 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach.

  • West has two to qualify for regionals

    Although far different than Whoopi Goldberg’s version, this “Sister Act” also played to rave reviews.

    Cherell and Shanae Frink commanded the spotlight as West Brunswick hosted New Hanover and Laney in a track and field meet on March 27.

    Cherell, a senior, recorded a win-place-show in her three events, while her little sister Shanae, a sophomore, qualified for regionals in the long jump and finished runner-up in the triple jump.

  • Coaches announce picks for all-county basketball team

    Brunswick County’s three boys’ basketball coaches agreed unanimously on three picks for the All-County basketball team this season—South Brunswick senior Ryan Waldrep, South Brunswick junior Ervin Hall and North Brunswick junior Shawn Sanders.

    Choosing the next two proved a more daunting task, so the 2007-08 All–County team boasts six members with North Brunswick sophomore Reggie Cobia, West Brunswick junior Pat Kamfolt and West Brunswick sophomore Alfy Hill making the first team.

    Notice how young the team is?

  • Two big innings lift Trojans over Eagles 11-2

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick’s Trojans scored four runs in the first inning and liked that feeling so much that they did it again in the fourth.

    The big innings led to an 11-2 victory over Winslow Friday night.

    “We swung the bats extremely well,” said West coach Mike Alderson. “We hit their No. 1 pitcher.

    “We also made some good plays. We played good, solid defense.”