Today's News

  • Leland National AAA team deserves recognition

     I basically could’ve lived at Waccamaw Park in Ash the last week or so.

    The Brunswick County Parks and Recreation staff and the fine folks of Ash, including the Waccamaw Athletic Association and its members, did a fine job hosting this year’s Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament.

    I covered the event from start to finish, from the Buddy Ball game during opening ceremonies until the final pitch was thrown last Friday night.

  • Hickman pleased with progress as WBHS continues summer practice

     SHALLOTTE – While they haven’t yet been fitted for shoulder pads, West Brunswick’s varsity football team won’t be strangers to competition when the season opens next month.

    The Trojans traveled to Carolina Forest (S.C.) for a four-team passing league tournament two weeks ago, their third 7-on-7 event of the summer.

    West Brunswick competed against three South Carolina teams: Aynor, North Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest.

    West squared off against Aynor in the first 30-minute game.

  • Jones pitches Leland National to state championship crown

     ASH – Will Jones has pitched several great games in his young baseball career.

    None have been bigger than the complete-game no-hitter he fired last week in the championship game of the 2018 North Carolina Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament.

    Leland National entered the game as the only team in the tournament without a loss.

    Jones made sure it stayed that way.

  • Brunswick County’s Junior Boys’ squad off to 2-0 start

     WINNABOW – Brunswick County’s Dixie Junior Boys All-Star team entered play Monday, July 16, in the driver’s seat for a spot in the state championship finals.

    Brunswick County earned a lopsided victory over Bladen County on Saturday, July 14, before knocking off Hope Mills, 6-5, in the second round Sunday, July 15.

  • Purr therapy available online and at our shelters

    There’s a common joke that the Internet was created just so people could watch cat videos. I’m certainly doing my part to prove this as fact.

    The story of Grandpa Mason and his kittens is well known among us cat lovers. It goes like this: TinyKittens, a feline rescue organization in Langley, British Columbia, trapped an injured feral tabby covered with scars who was soon diagnosed with terminal kidney disease. Instead of euthanizing him, they took him in as a hospice patient to live in safety and comfort for the remainder of his days.

  • New rule in OIB to head off a hole lot of problems

    Sand collapsed on a man who was trying to tunnel between two 6-foot-deep holes he dug while vacationing at Cape Hatteras National Shore in the summer of 2014. He died after 15 minutes beneath the sand despite frantic efforts to rescue him.

    Although his is an extreme case of a common beach-going activity gone fatally wrong, Ocean Isle Beach officials do not want to see it repeated on their shores.

  • District court docket for July 2, 3 and 6


    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on July 2, 3 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, July 2

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sarah McPherson and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:01 p.m. July 17, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Amuzu stages ninth rock and roll extravaganza

    Bill and Cathy Furpless present the Historic Amuzu Theatre’s ninth annual music extravaganza, “Remember ‘50s and ‘60s Rock and Roll” in August.

    Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays with 3 p.m. matinees Sundays at the historic theater at 111 N. Howe St. in Southport.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    … Our sea-walled garden, the whole land,

    is full of weeds, her fairest flowers choked up …

                                        Richard II. Act 3, Scene 4