Today's News

  • Lady Trojans rally to beat Pender in five sets

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team opened the 2012 season by beating Pender 15-25, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23, 15-13 Aug. 14.

     “Way to come back and fight,” was what coach Leslie Reeves told her victorious team. “They could have lain down and said, ‘Hey, we already lost the first two.’ But they didn’t.

    “It showed a lot of character, a lot of heart and a lot of pride for them to come back and say, ‘We want to win this.’ And they came back and won it.”

  • DWI arrest in Sunset Beach


    A Shallotte man has been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Sunset Beach.

    James Daniel Calloway, 59, of 110 Green Bay Road, was charged with DWI Aug. 9, according to Sunset Beach police.

  • Gaming-distance reductions nixed in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Gaming establishments in the town still need to keep their distance.

    At their Aug. 9 meeting, the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners nixed a requested change to reduce distances between gaming establishments and homes, schools, churches and other entities.

    The unanimous vote by the town board of commissioners came following a public hearing at their Aug. 9 monthly meeting.

    “I don’t see any reason to change it,” town commissioner John Russo said prior to voting.

  • AdvancEd assessment on school board agenda

    A final report assessing Brunswick County Schools was on the agenda of the county school board’s retreat scheduled this Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Southport.

    Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said discussion would be facilitated by Joe Delaney of AdvancED, the national accreditation team that conducted the external assessment authorized by the board.

  • More charges for puppy-mill owners

    SUPPLY—More charges have been levied against a Leland couple arrested during an Aug. 3 puppy-mill bust.

    Amelia Millis, 62, and Andrew Millis, 64, each now face 24 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals, said Sgt. Tommy Tolley, director of Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.

    Tuesday, both were still in the Brunswick County Detention Center in Bolivia each on $1.5 million bonds.

    “The very important thing about it is those two owners did surrender all animals to [the Humane Society of the United States],” Tolley said.

  • Authorities identify teen who drowned in pond

    Local authorities have identified the teen who drowned Sunday in a pond off Longwood Road.

    According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the victim is Raquan Green, 15, of Ash.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, along with Waccamaw Fire & Rescue, Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue, Calabash EMS and Brunswick EMS, responded to the scene.

  • West Brunswick at jamboree

    Photos of West Brunswick vs. New Hanover in the BB&T Jamboree. New Hanover scored on four its five possessions. West was shut out on five possessions.

  • VIDEO: West Brunswick cheerleaders at BB&T Football Jamboree
  • Raleigh Ringers concert Aug. 25 in Sunset Beach

    The renowned Raleigh Ringers are coming to Sunset Beach to perform in concert Saturday, Aug. 25.

    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904).

    Tickets are $15 and available through the church office or online at www.seasideumc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

  • Out with AYP, in with AMO

    Brunswick County Schools recently received accountability results for the previous school year.

    "There were small gains in overall reading and math proficiency," Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said this week.

    "We are pleased our middle schools made expected growth and one made high growth," Pruden said.