Today's News

  • Marziano approved as new Sunset Beach administrator

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council approved on a 3-2 vote Monday night naming interim administrator Hiram Marziano as full-time town administrator.

    The vote came following a closed session with town attorney Grady Richardson that lasted nearly one hour and 45 minutes prior to the start of the board’s regular meeting.

  • Scorpion Winter Sting scheduled Saturday, Feb. 16

     The North Brunswick High School Booster Club is sponsoring a Scorpion Winter Sting, a 4-person scramble at Cape Fear National Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. There is room for 30 teams.

    Registration cost is $400 per team; platinum sponsor (includes team entry) is $500; and hole sponsor is $100. There will be prizes for prizes for flight winners, closest to the pin, longest drive and raffles.

  • State Rep. Frank Iler: From the Legislature

    Last week the North Carolina General Assembly included committee assignments for the 2019-2020 session and some early bill filings. There were two floor sessions but only one procedural vote.

    After missing the Jan. 9 swearing-in ceremony in Raleigh due to medical reasons, I was sworn in Jan. 18 at the Brunswick County Courthouse by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • COLUMN: Standing in the (WBHS) Hall of Fame

     Julie Benton Phillips.

    Woodrow Stevenson.

    Cedric Simmons.

    Arvella Marlowe.

    Eric Johnson.

    Scotty Evans.

    Ricky Daniels.

    Chris Bland.

    Kwabena Green.

    Billy Noble.

    Kayla Padgett.

    Dr. M. Henderson Rourk.

    There you have it.

    That’s the inaugural class of the ATMC West Brunswick High School Hall of Fame.

  • 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.