Today's News

  • West Brunswick dance team photos
  • Ashley outlasts West Brunswick 89-79 in 3 OTs

     Ashley High School beat West Brunswick 89-79 in three overtimes in a non-conference boys’ basketball game Dec. 18 at West.

    West had chances to win the game on final shots in regulation (57-57) and in the first overtime (66-66). West sophomore Gray Cheers forced a third overtime when he hit a 3-pointer that tied score 75-75.

    “When he let it fly,” West coach Eric Davis said, “you could tell it was going in.”

  • Living through the itchy agony of shingles

    Sarah Sue Ingram and Linda Schueller know all too unfortunately the firsthand experience of contracting shingles.

    Shingles, a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, is more common in people ages 50 and older. It often erupts when a person’s immune system is weakened by some diseases, steroid drugs or chemotherapy, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control.

    At least 1 million people in the United States get shingles annually.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate incidents

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating the following incidents reported in the past week.

    On Dec. 16, five incidents of injury to personal property were reported at two addresses on Oyster Bay Drive and three units on Resort Circle.

    Financial transaction card fraud was reported Dec. 14 on Great Oak Circle.

    A report of breaking-and-entering and larceny at an address on East Main Street was taken on Dec. 12.

  • Got gold? There's money to be made in selling old jewelry

    Got any old gold jewelry knocking around that you haven’t worn in years?

    If so, you can make extra money just in time for the holidays.

    Doug Turner, owner of Douglas Diamond Jewelers in Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center, says the holidays have been prime time for people to bring in old gold jewelry to sell for money.

    “More than ever, people are looking for disposable dollars,” Turner said.

    Selling old gold jewelry pieces they no longer wear is a “nice, safe, easy, advantageous” way to do that, he added.

  • Dec. 21, 2012: Is it the end of the world as we know it?

    Will it or won’t it?

    Will the world end Friday?

    Should we worry? Should we hunker down like some folks plan to, with basic survival supplies and skills? Or should we be partying like it’s, er, 2012?

    This Friday, Earthlings will find out once and for all about reported demise of their world that may or not be greatly exaggerated, based on interpretation of an ancient Mayan calendar that seems to go nowhere after Dec. 21, 2012.

    Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach is opting for a celebration.

  • BCC teams split openers in home tourney

     The game started half an hour late because of a bizarre event and ended with two more bizarre events as Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team lost a 45-43 heartbreaker Monday afternoon.

    Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk won the first-round game in the M and M Mini Storage Holiday Basketball Tournament at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

  • West, South compete in second home swim meet

     Rachel Van Noordt and Morgan Gilbert each won an individual event and a relay as the South Brunswick girls’ swim team finished second in a six-team meet Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Van Noordt, a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 29.93 seocnds, a time that qualified her for the regional in February.

    Gilbert, a sophomore, won the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.73 (a consideration time).

  • West honors football team that made history

     The West Brunswick High School football team had its awards banquet Friday, and coaches honored many players on a history-making 2012 team that won the county championship and a conference championship.

    Coach Jimmy Fletcher said this senior football class was the largest senior football class in the history of the school.  Those seniors led the Trojans to a conference championship for the first time in 15 years and won a county championship—after starting the season 0-4. West finished 5-1 in the conference, tying for first with South Columbus.

  • Former Shallotte Police detective pleads guilty

    During the Dec. 14, session of Superior Court in Brunswick County former Shallotte Police Detective Eric Proctor King plead guilty to one count of making false statements on an application for insurance during an incident that occurred on Jan. 27, 2011.

    King appeared in front of Honorable Greg Bell, a Superior Court Judge from Robeson County, and was sentenced to a term of 45 days. That sentence was then suspended by the court and King was placed on unsupervised probation for a term of 18 months.