Today's News

  • Special meeting Wednesday to review Sunset Beach mayor, council 'authority'

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council has called a special meeting for noon this Wednesday, Dec. 21, at town hall council chambers to review council and mayor “authority.”

    The town issued a notice about the meeting Monday morning, as it is required to do 48 hours in advance of scheduling a special meeting.

    Newly installed Mayor Richard Cerrato said Monday he did not know about the meeting until the notice was issued.

  • VIDEOS INCLUDED: Commissioners set hearing to remove Warren from DSS board

    BOLIVIA—During a tirade at Monday’s county commissioners’ meeting, embattled county commissioner Charles Warren asked people to treat others with respect—to treat others as they’d like to be treated.

    Warren made this plea for respect and civility almost immediately after yelling at fellow commissioners, DSS board member Pat Sykes and local activist Ginny Quaglia, calling them all racists.

  • Calabash commissioner rescinds resignation

    CALABASH--Town commissioner Jody Nance has rescinded his board resignation he made during a monthly board meeting last week. Nance said Monday he has decided he will not be resigning from the board after all following a meeting Monday morning with Calabash Mayor Mary Knight to discuss his resignation and their issues and differences. After the meeting, the two agreed to jointly send out a press release from town hall.

  • West Brunswick boys lose to West Bladen

     West Brunswick fell behind 9-0 and never led in an eventual 74-69 loss to West Bladen on Friday in a conference basketball game.

  • West Brunswick girls defeat West Bladen

     Three days after a one-point loss at North Brunswick, the West Brunswick girls’ basketball team beat West Bladen 49-37.

    The home victory was the first this season in the conference for the Trojans, now 1-2 and 3-5 overall.

    Jasmine Jackson scored 25 points. In one stretch in the third quarter, she scored nine of West’s 11 points as it extended a 22-20 lead to 33-24. For the quarter, she scored 11 of West’s 13 points.

  • VIDEO: West Brunswick dancers’ Christmas theme
  • Lady Dolphins sweep foes in BCC Classic

      The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Baltimore City 67-54 and Harford Community College 73-66 in the BCC Classic on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. Game summaries are below.


    BCC 67

    Baltimore City 54

    BCC outscored Baltimore City 15-0 at the start of the second half en route to a 67-54 victory Friday in the BCC Classic.

    Julia Crews hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Syerra Troutman scored 13 points and Shanita Hampton 10.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: BCC wins in final seconds over Spartanburg St. Ignatios

     Quinton Morrow dribbled the length of the court for a layup with 3.7 seconds left and Brunswick Community College beat Spartanburg St. Ignatios Prep 101-100 in the opening game of the BCC Basketball Classic Dec. 15 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC trailed 98-94 but a 3-pointer by Lawson Ahrens with 32.4 seconds left and a basket by Kameko Walls with 21.6 seconds put BCC ahead 99-98.

  • SBI to investigate Holden Beach fire at request of police chief

    Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to help determine the cause of last week’s fire that destroyed two beach houses and boats on Starfish Drive.

    Layne made that announcement during the Holden Beach commissioners’ meeting in town hall Tuesday night after Tri-Beach Fire Department Chief Doug Todd said his department ruled the cause undetermined and turned over the formal investigation to the local police department.

  • SBI investigation into former DA complete; forwarded to AG’s office

    The nearly yearlong investigation into a former political official in Brunswick County is over.

    The investigation, launched last January by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation into former district attorney Rex Gore, is complete, SBI spokeswoman Jennifer Canada said.

    The findings of the investigation have been forwarded to special prosecutors in N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office, Canada said, declining to comment further on the investigation, the process or if any charges will be filed.