Today's News

  • Lady Trojans lose to Laney

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team lost 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 to Class 4A Laney on Aug. 23.

    West fell behind 10-5 in the first set and was trailing 18-11 when Bethany Morrison held serve for three points, including an ace, as the Trojans cut the lead to 18-15.

    A kill by Meeka Hewett cut the lead to 22-17, but Laney won the set off three straight Trojan errors.

    West trailed early in the second set but Nicole Phillips hit two service winners in a run that put the Trojans ahead 10-7.

  • Fourth rabies case reported in Brunswick County

    Another wild animal in the Oak Island area has tested positive for rabies. This time it was a bobcat on the mainland on Long Beach Road.

    On Aug. 17, a man saw a bobcat chasing his dog. The bobcat took one swipe at the dog and then ran into the woods. The dog lay down.

    The man knew about rabies and did not to handle the dog right away but waited for any saliva to dry. The dog was current on its rabies shots so it only needed a booster shot. The man did not come in contact with the bobcat.

  • McCumbee 23rd in NASCAR race

     Hed: McCumbee 23rd in Bristol NASCAR race



    Staff Report


    Chad McCumbee finished 23rd out of 36 drivers in the UNOH 200 Aug. 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

    Although not the finish the No. 92 Black’s Tire and Auto Service/fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet team was looking for at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200, the trip to northeastern Tennessee was not a bad one for the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises crew and McCumbee.

  • Testimony begins in murder trial of Craig Bryant

    BOLIVIA—Testimony began Wednesday in the murder trial of Craig Bryant.

    Bryant, 50, is accused of killing Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw in 2008.

    Jury selection finished on Wednesday morning in Brunswick County Superior Criminal Court with Thomas H. Lock as the presiding judge.

  • State’s unemployment rate up again for July

    The state’s unemployment rate has increased again.

    North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July increased to 9.6 percent. It was 9.4 percent for June.

    July’s state rate is higher than the national unemployment rate for July, which was 8.3 percent.

    North Carolina’s July 2012 unemployment rate is 1.1-percentage point less than it was a year ago.

  • Special Operations team report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Aug. 13-19 special operations deputies set up checkpoints at Stevenson Mobile Home Park, N.C. 133 at Plantation Drive, U.S. 74 on-ramp, Brooklyn Street, Old Fayetteville Road, N.C. 211, Little Macedonia Road and Makatoka Road.

  • Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Aug. 18

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of a radio, television, VCR, stereo equipment, money, cash and computer from River Road in Belville.

    Aug. 19

    •Criminal damage to property (vandalism) to a side window of a home on Earl Street in Ocean Isle Beach.

    •Simple physical assault on Cedar Grove Road in Supply.

    •Larceny of a cell phone on Big Neck Road NW in Ash.

  • Growing amaryllis bulbs at home for holiday bloom is simple

    By Tom Woods
    Horticultural Technician

    Amaryllis are extremely easy and fun to grow and now is the time to get them started to bloom for the holidays. Fortunately, the enjoyment does not end after the blossoms fade.
    Amaryllis are hardy bulbs in our area, which means you can plant your amaryllis outside in the landscape in spring, where it will blossom each spring for years to come.

  • Enjoy the great taste of summer tomatoes just off the vine

    "Grown in the dirt and ripened by the sun.” I saw this sign on tomatoes at a local farmers market. It tells the story about how many of us feel about the fresh taste of tomatoes, just off the vine and still warm from the sun.
    Is there any taste that says summer better? This is the vegetable we long for most when supermarkets offer rather flavorless winter tomatoes.
    Some just want a few tomatoes to enjoy with a salad or perhaps sliced on a sandwich. But if you want to preserve this taste of summer, here are a few tips on canning tomatoes.

  • Raleigh Ringers concert is Saturday night in Sunset Beach

    The renowned Raleigh Ringers will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Seaside United Methodist Church on N.C. 904 in Sunset Beach.
    Tickets are $15 and available through the church office or online at www.seasideumc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
    This internationally acclaimed, Raleigh-based handbell choir, formed in 1990, has toured 44 states in concert and has also appeared in France. The group has more than 300 percussion and bell types, including seven octaves of handbells.