Today's News

  • Sheriff’s north-end substation relocates

  • Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    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 April 30-May 6 special operations set up checkpoints on Belville School Road, Mount Misery Road, N.C. 133, Green Loop Road, N.C. 179, Lincoln Road, N.C. 904, Old Georgetown Road and Middleton Road.

  • State unemployment extension program set to expire

    RALEIGH—North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits (EB) program, according to a recent notification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    The last payable week of EB will be the week ending May 12.

    Workers who file their claim through the EB program will no longer be eligible to receive extended benefits once the period ends. Roughly 199,000 people are receiving benefits in North Carolina. Of those, 17,000 people are currently receiving benefits in the EB program.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $233,000 for American Cancer Society

    SHALLOTTE—Nearly 800 people walked and walked into the evening, throughout the night and into the morning, all to raise money and awareness May 4-5 for the American Cancer Society.

    Brunswick County’s 15th annual Relay for Life had 70 teams participate. More than $233,000 was raised during the event, according to preliminary numbers tallied by Erica O’Brien, community coordinator with the American Cancer Society.

  • BCC splits doubleheader at Danville, Va.


      The Brunswick Community College baseball team split a region doubleheader Saturday at Danville, Va., winning the first game 6-4 in nine innings and losing the second 4-1 in seven innings.

    In the first game, each team made four errors. BCC finished with 12 hits. Alex Sasser was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Josh Hardwick, Jonathan Corbett, Tyler Ruffin and Matthew Archer each had two hits. Hardwick hit a triple and scored in BCC’s two-run eighth inning, which gave it a 6-3 lead.

  • Lady Trojans beat South 10-0 in softball

     Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick's softball team on May 3.

    The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West's seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base.

    Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.

  • West, South tie 1-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team tied South Brunswick 1-1 in an overtime conference game on Senior Night May 3.

    Despite the tie, West finishes 3-0-1 against county teams and is the county champion for 2012. The Trojans finish 9-2-1 and second in the conference. They are 11-7-1 for the season.

  • Buffkin, Williams to play for East’s Fletcher in all-star game

     West Brunswick’s Taylor Buffkin and South Brunswick’s Gary Williams will be defensive backs for the East in the East-West All-Star Football Game July 18 at Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.

    Jimmy Fletcher, West Brunswick’s head football coach, will coach the East team.

    “I think they’re both very deserving,” said Fletcher, who also will coach the defensive backs. “I get to coach both of them, so I am looking forward to that.”

  • West Brunswick boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis resigns

     West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis has resigned, citing family financial reasons, and will return to the Charlotte area, athletics director John Floyd said May 3.

    “We had meeting this morning with the kids,” Floyd said, “and there were 20 kids in there. And Eric told them, and 20 kids cried. And so did myself and so did (assistant coach) Vaught. They cried like little children.

    “He’s the type of guy I wished my son could have played for.

  • Beach Assembly of God: Adventures in church

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Beach Assembly of God, known in the community for its interactive Christmas drama “Bethlehem Live,” is at it again.

    Only this time, members are taking their creativity to the Sunday school classroom and transforming it into Adventure Island.