Today's News

  • Brief visit to sweepstakes establishment is a sure bet

    I want to be a winner. Who doesn’t?

    It’s better than the alternative.

    Maybe that’s why I made one of my rare treks to a sweepstakes facility this past Monday afternoon. I was also doing investigative reporting about the confusing status of sweepstakes businesses in Brunswick County and beyond.

    This latest visit was to Winner’s World in Calabash, which for reasons not yet made clear, seems to be one of the last surviving sweepstakes institutions in the Seafood Capital—for now.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate Food Lion food theft

    Sunset Beach police are investigating a food theft reported Jan. 6 at Food Lion.

    Unknown subjects were seen fleeing the store with food items.

    The items were dropped in the parking lot and near a local convenience store. All items were located, however, they cannot be put back on the shelf and are a complete loss, Sunset Beach Detective Joe Smith said.

    The suspects were able to get away, but evidence to their identity was obtained and the incident is under further investigation.


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  • One man beaten to death; three men face charges


    LELAND—A man is dead after a New Year’s Day fight broke out between neighbors.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a fight in progress with baseball bats at 6524 Farm Meadows Road, Leland, at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.

    “Deputies were dispatched, and upon arrival they found Hartford Talmage Sellers III, unresponsive and lying in the driveway at 6524 Farm Meadow Road,” said Sgt. Del Routh, BCSO spokesman.

  • Lady Dolphins give presents to Aussies, take victory

     Generosity was short-lived for Brunswick Community College's women's basketball team during its venture into international basketball on Jan. 3.

    The Lady Dolphins gave the Australian Traveling Team gifts and then took the ball away 26 times on their way to a 73-47 win.

    BCC’s players gave the visiting Aussies each a 6-inch long stuffed-animal dolphin, some blue and some gray, as a souvenir. The guests were also welcomed with the playing of the Australian national anthem before “The Star Spangled Banner.”

  • BCC men beat Wake Tech

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Wake Technical Community College 67-62 Sunday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Quinton Morrow and Khari Faison each scored 16 points for BCC (10-6), which avenged an 81-73 loss Nov. 10 at Wake. Cam Jones scored 10 points and Montez Loman nine.

    The Dolphins led 60-57 with 5:40 left when Morrow hit a 3-pointer. Two free throws by Faison with 2:50 left gave BCC a 65-60 lead.

  • Host Scorpions beat Whiteville; finish game with no spectators

     LELAND—North Brunswick beat Whiteville 67-58 in a boys’ basketball game Friday, but no spectators were in the gym for the final few minutes.

    North Brunswick athletics director Randy Fennell, who was at the game, explained what happened.

    “We had a packed house. There wasn’t a seat available in the house. It was an intense game,” he said.

  • Trojans win Scorpion Wrestling Invitational

     LELAND—In the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick high School, a young West Brunswick wrestling team placed nine wrestlers in the finals, won six titles and finished first out of 10 teams.

    Sophomore Jyquan won the 113-pound title match 10-0 against a Gray’s Creek foe.

    Eighth-grader Porforio Bautista won by fall in the 120-pound match against a Cape Fear foe.

    Sophomore Campbell Alspaugh beat his Triton foe by technical fall in winning the 126-pound title.

  • Leland Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers

    LELAND—The Leland Senior Center needs volunteers to bolster its Meals on Wheels delivery program.

    Meals on Wheels are delivered to people 60 and older who are homebound and have no one to cook for them.

    “We provide one nutritious meal at lunchtime. A hot meal, once a day,” Leland Senior Center Director Janice Solarez said.

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., which runs the three senior centers for the county, contracts with Aramark to provide the meals Monday–Friday.

    Solarez said she currently has 15 volunteer drivers.

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  • Trojans end Scorpions’ winning streak against them

     The West Brunswick varsity boys’ basketball team led North Brunswick by a single point heading into the fourth quarter of the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference matchup Jan. 2 in Shallotte. The Trojans, who had lost their last six meetings against the Scorpions, used a 10-0 scoring run to begin the fourth quarter and held North to six points in the final period as West claimed a 66-53 victory.

    Eric Davis, in his third year as head coach for the Trojans, secured his first win against the Scorpions.