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  • Teens finish second in Fall Brawl King Classic, win $16,000


    Ryan Bright, Scott Smith and Keith Logan aboard Team Instigator won the Fall Brawl King Classic, landing a 35.50-pound king mackerel Sunday, the second day of the two-day tourney.

    The team used a Pink Pirate Plug from South Chatham Tackle with a cigar minnow and fished in 102 feet of water out of Little River, S.C. The team earned $15,000.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the annual tournament.

    The second- and third-place team also caught their king mackerels on Sunday.

  • In pink-adorned car, McCumbee fourth in Pro Cup 200

      Chad McCumbee finished fourth in the CARS Pro Cup 200 Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    McCumbee’s No. 11 car had touches of pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In particular, he honored West Brunswick High School guidance counselor Gloria Childress. Her name was written in pink script on a rear quarter panel. She is being treated for cancer, and McCumbee hoped to bring recognition to her battle and all those who face cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Overhills beats Trojans in volleyball playoffs

     In a state volleyball playoff match Saturday afternoon as good as the teams’ records indicated, Spring Lake Overhills beat West Brunswick 27-25, 19-25, 27-25, 25-19.

    Overhills, 18-4, fought off two set points in first set and two set points in the third set en route to the victory. The Jaguars advance to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs. West Brunswick finishes 17-6.

  • Trojans rout West Bladen 42-0

     West Brunswick scored six times in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 42-0 in the Trojans’ final home football game of the regular season Friday night.

    West Brunswick improved to 3-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall. West Bladen, which gave up 63 points in its previous game, is 0-6, 1-9.

    On Senior night, Taylor Buffkin threw two touchdown passes and Justin Bland scored on runs of 10 and 55 yards. Darius Williams forced a safety. Altrey Frink had an interception. Cameron Smith kicked four extra points.

  • Leland Police search for bank robbery suspect

    LELAND—Leland Police are searching for a suspect wanted in an armed bank robbery Friday morning.

    Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne said around 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, the Leland Police Department received a call that the Cape Fear Credit Union at 1109 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland was robbed at gunpoint.

    Jayne said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue scaring up haunted trail for another year

    Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s time to try, with the popular trail, which won a “best haunted attraction” competition last year on a Wilmington TV station, continuing this weekend.

    Dates and time for the trail, set up behind the station at 758 Longwood Road, are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29 and Halloween Monday, Oct. 31.

    Admission to this annual fundraiser is $7 per person.

  • ELECTION 2011: Ocean Isle Beach Commissioner Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Ocean Isle Beach candidates for Commissioner: Dean Walters, Cherri Cheek, Bob Williams and Betty Williamson.


    Dean Walters


    What do you feel are the three biggest issues facing the Town of

    Ocean Isle Beach?

    1. The Economy- Protect the beach and maintain services for our property owners through conservative financial leadership.

    2. Maintain density limits and height restrictions.

    3. Maintenance of natural and concrete canals

  • ELECTION 2011: Shallotte Aldermen Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Shallotte Aldermen candidates: Carson Durham IV, Jo Anna Simmons and Eugene (Gene) Vasile, Alan Lewis, Walt Eccard and Michael Pease


    Carson Durham IV

    Why did you decide to run for alderman?  I'm at a point in my life where I have the time and the experience to do more for Shallotte. I've been serving the last 6 years on the Board of Adjustment, the last 3 as chairman and now is the time for me to do more.

  • Carolina Shores robbery under investigation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday night at the Food Lion store in Carolina Shores.

    The incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. this past Sunday, Oct. 16, according to a sheriff’s department spokesman.

    According to the spokesman, two armed suspects entered the store and forced a store employee to open a safe, taking an undetermined amount of money.

    The spokesman, who did not wish to be identified, said he could not disclose anymore details because it would hinder the investigation.

  • ELECTION 2011: A closer look into the candidate’s views: Shallotte Mayor

     Sara McCullough

    Why did you decide to run for Mayor?