Today's News

  • West raffle benefits athletics

    Sounds like a good deal: Help West Brunswick athletics and get a chance to win $5,000.

    Tickets are on sale for the West Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club annual reverse raffle banquet, which takes place 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the West cafeteria. The grand prize is $5,000. A $100 donation admits two for a steak dinner.

    To purchase tickets, call West athletics director John Floyd at either 754-7700 or 398-2740.

    This is one of the main fundraisers of the year for West Brunswick athletics. Last year, 221 tickets were sold.

  • South swimmers qualify for state meet

    South Brunswick will be sending five relays to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship swim meet Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The 200-yard medley relay of Sarah Shepard, Mackenzie Jones, Claire Lane and Rachel Van Noordt is seeded 22nd (2:07.85). The top time is 1:49.16.

    Van Noordt, a freshman, is seeded 20th in the 200 IM (2:31.94). The top time is 2:08.58.

    Jones, a sophomore, is seeded 23rd in 100 butterfly (1:09.64). The top time is 58.46.

  • BCC men lose to Cape Fear

    The BCC men’s basketball team lost 86-80 to conference leader Cape Fear Community College Saturday night on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC trailed 71-62 with four minutes, 23 seconds left and had cut the lead to 81-80 when Chris Smith hit a 3-pointer. But Cape Fear hit free throws and scored on a layup off a turnover on a play in which Smith suffered a leg injury to clinch the victory.

    BCC is 3-4 in the conference, 15-8 overall. Cape Fear is 5-1, 17-3.

  • South's Cougars beat North Brunswick in OT

    LELAND—Montez Loman scored on a rebound with 35 seconds left in overtime to break a tie and Edward McNeil hit two free throws with 10.7 seconds left to clinch South Brunswick’s 45-41 victory Friday night in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    South Brunswick, which held North Brunswick to 13 points in the first half, got 14 points from Edward McNeil and Terrell Stanley, 12 from Loman, three from Nick Stiller and two from Gary Williams. South is 7-3 in the conference.

  • North Brunswick fends off upset bid by Cougars

    LELAND—Back-to-back steals by Tyera Fisher helped North Brunswick break away from South Brunswick in a 61-53 Waccamaw Conference basketball victory Friday night.

    Fisher finished with 22 points in the victory, which gave the Scorpions a 9-2 record in the conference.

    Asheley Robbins scored 10 points, Jolanda White and Daja White eight, Barbara Graham seven, Jameisha Spearman two and Alexis Mills four.

  • Shallotte Planning Board sets priorities to line up with vision plan

    The Shallotte Planning Board has set its priority list for 2010, and most of the priorities revolve around lining up town ordinances with the 10-year vision plan. The board of aldermen adopted the town’s vision plan in 2008.

    The most overarching goals on the list, including updating the central business zoning district, will probably take three or four years to complete, planning board chairman Dennis Winters said this week.

  • Tree-protection amendment, definitions tabled in Calabash



    CALABASH—Should town trees be measured in calipers or calibers, and what is the difference?

    Why not just adopt a term for tree protection that everyone can understand, like “diameter,” a resident suggested.

    Town commissioners decided to table a proposed tree-protection amendment and natural resources definitions Tuesday night to clarify details.

    Town clerk Kelley Southward said the correct term is “caliber,” having to do with diameter.

  • ELECTION 2010: Contenders seeking state judicial seats


    Robert C. (Bob) Hunter of Raleigh filed Monday for election to an eight-year term as associate justice to the North Carolina Supreme Court in the nonpartisan race. The seat is currently held by Ed Brady.

    In N.C. Court of Appeals races, nonpartisan candidate Jane Gray of Raleigh filed Monday for a seat currently held by Ann Marie Calabria.

    Leto Copeley of Hillsborough filed Monday for another N.C. Court of Appeals seat currently held by Rick Elmore.

  • ELECTION 2010: Incumbents, challengers file for state representative seats


    State Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick) filed for re-election Monday at the Brunswick County Board of Elections in Bolivia.

    Democratic challenger Leonard Jenkins of Leland also filed Monday as Iler’s challenger for the N.C. House District 17 race.

    Another Democratic candidate, James A. Knox of Leland, filed Tuesday.

  • FISH shows appreciation for troops

    North Carolina anglers have created a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing appreciation to the U.S military by taking service members fishing, including those who have been wounded in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Fishermen In Support of Heroes (FISH) organizes fishing experiences for American service members using the resources of North Carolina sportsmen volunteers and businesses, like fishing piers and charter boats. FISH became an official nonprofit corporation earlier this year.