Today's News

  • West Darlings play in state softball tourney

     The West Brunswick Darlings finished 2-2 in the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 9-12 at Cape Fear Optimist Park for players ages 7-8.

    West lost Duplin 10-9 to Duplin in the first round and then defeated Eden YMCA July 10.

    “Very good game,” coach John Caison said. “We had our hands full last night and won by 4.”

    After failing behind 5-0 against Dunn on July 11, the Darlings came back slow and steady and won 13-8.

    On July 12, the Darlings lost 17-4 to West Stanly.

  • UPDATED: Shallotte man reported missing returns home

    UPDATE: Bracyle Lewis Price returned to his home around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Shallotte Man.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said Bracyle Lewis Price, 86, of 411 Paradise Lane, Shallotte, was last seen at this home at 6 a.m. Monday, July 18.

  • Raleigh judge rules against local judge in libel suit

    RALEIGH—Superior Court Judge William Pittman has ruled against a local judge in her libel lawsuit.

    On Friday, July 15, Pittman issued an order for summary judgment in which he found in favor of the defendant, Ed Rapp, in the libel and defamation suit brought by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

    Lewis sued Rapp, a local activist and former campaign strategist, for libel and defamation for an April 2010 blog post written during a heated Republican primary election.

  • West dance team stars at WFU camp

     Members of the West Brunswick High School dance team brought home three trophies and 45 blue ribbons for their effort at Universal Dance Association’s summer instructional camp at Wake Forest.

    The team spent four days at the campus in Winston-Salem and returned with the collection July 10. The girls won the 110 Percent Trophy, the Drill Down Trophy and the Superior Trophy for earning all blue ribbons.

    In all, 15 girls brought home 45 blue ribbons for individual evaluations on their dance routines learned at camp and one team full-out ribbon.

  • Brunswick West Debs finish 1-2 in Dixie state tourney

     The Brunswick West Debs finished 1-2 in the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 9-12 at Cape Fear Optimist Park.

    The Debs’ first game was against East Columbus ended in a 6-3 loss. The game was originally going to be played against Montgomery County, but that team withdrew on Saturday.

    Hannah Stocks, the starting catcher for the Debs, led to her team to victory July 11 against Cherryville.

  • Brunswick North Debs second in Dixie state softball tourney

     WILMINGTON—Meghan Barrett, the starting pitcher for the Brunswick North Debs, could have used some defense behind her as her team lost to Burgaw 6-0 in the championship game of the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 13 at Cape Fear Optimist Park.

    The game, played in 102-degree heat, was for the bid to go to the World Series July 29-Aug. 3 in Alexandria, La.

  • Brunswick teams advance in Dixie Boys Baseball state tournaments

     The Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) and Junior Dixie Boys (13-year-olds) state baseball tournaments began Saturday at Smithville Park. Below are summaries of the Brunswick Junior Dixie Boys’ game Saturday and of the Brunswick Dixie Boys’ game Sunday. The junior tourney ends July 20 and the senior tourney ends July 21. Winners advance to the World Series. For the 13s, it is July 30-Aug. 3 in Seneca, S.C. For the 14s, it is July 30-Aug. 3 in Beaufort, S.C.





  • Brunswick Beat for July 13, 2011
  • Band writes a song on a Thursday, by Tuesday it is on the radio - VIDEO

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—In the parking lot of Musicians Exchange tears were shed and a powerful connection developed between strangers and friends that is now reaching others worldwide and letting them know they are not alone in their battle with cancer.

    It happens everyday. Someone, somewhere hears the word “cancer” uttered from his or her doctor’s mouth. But until recently the word rarely reached the airwaves of radio stations. It took a courageous 15-year-old boy and seven local men to bring the reality to music.

  • Brunswick County in need of rain

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY—For some residents in Brunswick County a drought means more than brown grass, burning bans and reduced irrigation—it means total disaster.

    “We plant with faith,” said Mary Earp of Funston Farms in Winnabow. “There are so many things beyond our control.”

    Mary and Wilbur Earp were both born and raised on farms in Brunswick County. Mary’s ancestors have been farming in the area since the 1700s. She has been able to trace a sale of a cow from one of her female ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.