Today's News

  • Public meeting on Waccamaw Park renovations set for Oct. 18

    A second public meeting about the renovations at Waccamaw Park will take place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Waccamaw Community Building in Ash. Brunswick County Parks and Recreation will host the meeting in which the new site plan for the Waccamaw Park Renovation Project will be discussed.

  • College volleyball

    Volleyball clinic Oct. 13 at BCC
    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team is offering a youth volleyball clinic Oct. 13. The clinic for those in the sixth through eighth grades begins at 9:30 a.m. before the BCC volleyball team plays Sandhills Community College at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    The youth volleyball clinics will include skills sessions on the game of volleyball, teamwork concepts and teambuilding activities, lunch, special recognition during the BCC volleyball matches and more.

  • North Brunswick has no ejections last season

    North Brunswick was one of 127 the North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools in the NCHSAA that was ejection free in all of its athletic contests during the 2011-12 school year.
    The schools were recognized at the Association’s recently completed regional meetings. The 127 schools represent 32.6 percent of the NCHSAA’s member schools, based on the 390 member schools last year.
    Two schools, including Jones Senior and Gray Stone Day in Misenheimer, completed their fifth consecutive year without an ejection in any sports.

  • Sloup remains unbeaten in conference

    Staff Report

    Ashley Sloup won her fifth conference golf tournament of the season Oct. 1 at Brierwood in leading South Brunswick to the team title.
    Sloup, a junior, shot a 6-over-par 42. No one else shot in the 40s. Sloup played the last three holes 3-4-2.
    The golfers played from the gold tees on a 2,821-yard layout, about 400 yards longer than the first time they played there.

  • West Brunswick boys, South’s girls win races

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ and South Brunswick girls’ teams won the cross-country races Oct. 3 in Whiteville.
    In a six-team boys’ race, West scored 31 points, three points ahead of runner-up South.
    In a five-team girls’ race, South scored 40 points, six points ahead of West.
    In the boys’ race, West sophomore Gray Cheers finished in 19 minutes, 42 seconds and won by seven seconds over South sophomore Grant Hufham. This was Cheers’ first victory.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 26, 27 and Oct. 1 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Sept. 26

    Judge William C. Lawton presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Stephanie Rae Allen, PG fail to wear seat belt/driver.

  • Daughter inspires support for juvenile diabetes


    WHAT: Paddle Event to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    WHEN: 9 A.M. Sunday, Oct. 14

    WHERE: Sharky's, Ocean Isle Beach

    HOW MUCH: $20

    Less than a year after learning her daughter has diabetes, Kristy Gunther wants to do all she can to help raise money for research.

    Upcoming area fundraisers include an Oct. 14 paddle event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Ocean Isle Beach and a Nov. 3 walk in Wilmington.

  • South sweeps tennis titles

     South Brunswick High School tennis players won championships in the 3A Waccamaw Conference tournament Oct. 9 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    In doubles, South juniors Morgan Gilbert and Brooke Munroe beat senior teammates Lilly Michelakis and Julia Baldiga in straight sets, winning the final set 6-4.

    Munroe, a junior, was part of a doubles championship team last year, too.

  • West teams win home cross-country races

       The West Brunswick High School cross-country teams won their only home meets of the season Oct. 9.

    In the boys’ meet, West and South Brunswick each scored 29 points, but West won on the basis of having a higher No. 6 runner. North had 94 points and Pender 103. Whiteville and Trask had no scores.

    In the girls’ meet, West scored 35 points and South 41. North had 81 and Pender 87. Whiteville and Trask had no scores.

    This was the last regular-season meet before the championship meet Oct. 16.

  • Grissettown-Longwood scaring up haunted trail Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights

    You will go in…but will you make it back out? Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s time to try, with the department’s fourth annual Halloween Haunted Trail under way for another season and its final week at the station at 758 Longwood Road.

    The scary trail is scheduled to unfold its three final nights this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29-31.