Today's News

  • West Brunswick relay team qualifies for state championships

     The West Brunswick 200-yard freestyle relay team of Haley Reed, Caroline Ruck, Eryn Ruppart and Bree Keller qualified for the state championship meet this weekend with a seventh-place finish in the 3A East Regional meet Saturday, Feb. 2, at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The foursome finished the 200-yard freestyle relay event with a time of 1:52.16 to punch its ticket to this weekend’s final meet of the 2018-19 campaign.

  • Surigao, Clarida propel Trojans to critical league win

     West Brunswick used a 22-3 spurt in the third quarter to build a 54-36 advantage over Topsail in a critical Mideastern Conference matchup on Friday, Feb. 1, in Shallotte.

    The Trojans desperately needed a win to stay alive in the race for the league’s No. 1 seed for 3A state playoffs and appeared well on their way to a comfortable victory with eight minutes left.

    Then Topsail exploded with a run of its own, outscoring West Brunswick 29-11 in the final period to force overtime.

  • Ocean Ridge fixes Jaguar’s Lair clubhouse violations

    SUNSET BEACH — Ocean Ridge officials have fixed violations at the deteriorating clubhouse at unfinished Jaguar’s Lair but not ongoing dissatisfaction among property owners who have yet to see development get under way.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Paul Hasenmeier said Monday the issues were remedied after he sent a letter dated Jan. 28 to Becky Noble, president of Coastal Communities at Ocean Ridge Plantation.

  • Trojan greats inducted into ATMC WBHS Hall of Fame

     SHALLOTTE – For 10 former student-athletes and two persons of influence in the West Brunswick athletics community, they can now add “Hall of Fame inductee” to their already-impressive list of accomplishments.

    West Brunswick officials, including a hall of fame committee consisting of eight current and former school employees and community members, inducted the first class into the ATMC West Brunswick Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 1, inside the school’s cafeteria.

  • Wilmington police looking for two men who struck same person, fled scene

    Wilmington police are looking for two men who struck the same victim’s car within minutes of each other.

    Both men fled the scene.

    According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, officers responded to a Dollar General store in the 400 block of Dawson Street at 4 p.m. Jan 20, where a woman who was shopping was told by a witness that her car had been backed into by two different men, both of whom immediately left the scene despite causing damage to the victim’s car, which was parked legally and properly within the lines of the parking spot.

  • Calabash Fire Department January 2019

    During the month of January 2019, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 196 calls: five structure fires, two woods/brush fires, two fire alarms, four motor vehicle accidents, one rescue, two investigations, 32 public assistance, one other and 147 EMS first-response calls.

  • Three arrested, one sought in stolen items case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit detectives have recovered more than $600,000 worth of stolen goods/equipment, and have charged four men in connection to the thefts.

  • Shallotte native Elwood Cheers publishes book about hometown history

    At 92, Elwood Cheers is hardly slowing down.

    Instead, he’s looking back on the past and looking forward to showcasing his new book about his hometown of Shallotte.

    The Shallotte native just published “Down the Road, Over the River and Through the Woods: A Look at the Early History of Shallotte and Area,” focused on historical bits he feels have been overlooked about his hometown, dating back to the 18th century.

  • Man accused of buying items at gas station with stolen card

    A Leland man is accused of making purchases with a stolen credit card.

    Ernest Leon Graham, 59, of Blue Banks Loop Road was arrested Jan. 28 and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.

    Warrants show Graham bought North Carolina Education lottery tickets and gasoline at Maco Depot Convenience Store on Maco Road in Leland with a stolen financial transaction card on Jan. 27.

    He was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Jan. 28 and released the same day on $10,000 bail.


  • Multiple people face drug charges in separate cases

    Multiple people face drug charges in Brunswick County.

    William Brett Danford, 39, of Village Road in Shallotte and Tina Louise Watts, 40, of Macon Lane SW in Calabash were arrested Jan. 26 and each charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Danford and Watts had an unspecified amount of cocaine in a plastic bag and a metal pipe on Jan. 25.

    The duo was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Jan. 26 and released the same day on $3,000 bail each.