Today's News

  • BCC’s Hunter Allen picks ECU; Zachary Andrews, CSU

     Two Brunswick Community College baseball players signed letters of intent Nov. 14 to attend four-year colleges.

    Infielder Hunter Allen will play for East Carolina University and pitcher Zachary Andrews will play for Charleston Southern University.


    Zachary Andrews

  • Captain pleads guilty in 2009 parasailing death

    RALIEGH—Thomas Povazan, 45, of West Mifflin, Penn., pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to a violation of the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act, Title 18, United States Code, Section 1115.

    Povazan was a licensed mariner, working as the captain of the Tied High in connection with a parasailing business. According to information presented in open court, two women died as a result of his negligence.

  • Elderly woman murdered in Longwood

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information on a murder.
    According to BCSCO spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, a homicide investigation is under way in Longwood.

    Deputies were dispatched to 1975 Gwynn Road, NW in Longwood on Tuesday, Nov. 13, around 12:03 p.m. for a death investigation. 

    “When the deputy arrived on scene, he was met by a relative who was there to check on Linnie Mae Ward, an 86-year-old white female, who was found unresponsive,” Routh said in a press release.

  • Brooke Holcomb signs to play softball for Charleston Southern University

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Brooke Holcomb’s years of playing travel softball have resulted in an offer to play for the Charleston Southern University softball team.

    Holcomb signed the letter of intent Nov. 14 in the media center at South Brunswick High School.

    “This is a testament to what hard work can do to get you to the next level to have somebody pay for your education,” South athletics director Chris Roehner said.

    For Holcomb, CSU offered everything she was seeking.

  • Local ballet performs 'The Nutcracker' this weekend at OWA

    Ballet Opera Alliance is presenting its second annual performance of “The Nutcracker” Ballet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Ballet Opera Alliance is the first and only Brunswick County group to offer the traditional and complete “Nutcracker,” a full evening of entertainment for the entire family.

    New this year is a custom-designed Christmas tree that will grow onstage, plus the Kingdom of Sweets drops, both painted by regional artist Rusty Hughes.

  • Relay for Life Talent Show Monday, Nov. 19, at BCCOWA

    The West Brunswick High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual Relay for Life Talent Show at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Vocal director Annette Harton of WBHS said this year they are moving the variety show from the high school and expanding its array of talent.

    “We are adding faculty from other schools and church groups,” she said of the benefit show.

    The onstage lineup includes Brunswick County Board of Education member Catherine Cooke as well as teachers.

  • Holden Beach celebrates rescheduled Festival by the Sea Nov. 17-18

    HOLDEN BEACH—Hurricane Sandy may have delayed this year’s Festival by the Sea, but she didn’t bring it down.

    Postponed plans are rescheduled and “on” this weekend for the seaside town’s annual autumn celebration, which was postponed from Oct. 27-28 because of Hurricane Sandy’s untimely visit up the coast.

    An array of activities are planned at the festival, now slated for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18 on the island next to the Holden Beach Bridge.

  • Woman charged with assault in Sunset Beach

    The Sunset Beach Police Department has charged a woman with simple assault.

    Robin Renee Wishon, 50, of 131 Forest Walk in Sunset Beach was charged on Nov. 9.

  • Lure of Black Friday so enticing, it's set for Thursday

    I swanny, Black Friday Frenzy is bearing down on us again.

    Just when you thought you and all the other turkeys had to wait until Thanksgiving for the usual thick sheaf of newspaper ads offering sneak-peeks into Black Friday sales to be served, retail mavens this year have pulled some fast appetizers.

    Apparently, they’ve been accidentally-on-purpose “leaking” peeks to bargain-shopping websites like BradsDeals.com.

  • Residents rally for Sandy relief

    CALABASH—It was an assembly-line operation last week at Turtle Crossing Cupcakes, only the participants weren’t baking cupcakes.

    Business owner Kathy Cody, assisted by shop employee Kia Vandekolk and Kathy Barry, another Calabash businesswoman-turned-volunteer, were busy boxing up donated items to take to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the North.

    “Everybody wanted to do something,” Barry said. “Nobody knew what to do.”

    They soon found out.