Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police search for suspect wanted in more than 80 break-ins

    Detectives with the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department and the Brunswick County Sound End Task Force are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with more than 80 break-ins in North and South Carolina.

    According to the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department, the suspect has been involved with break-ins to residential areas, specifically targeting flat-screen TVs and other high-end electronics.

  • Hearing on landfill expansion continued until February

    BOLIVIA—A hearing to consider whether to grant the county a special exception permit to expand its existing construction and demolition landfill will continue next month.

    After about seven hours of testimony Monday, Jan. 9, Brunswick County Planning Board members opted to continue the hearing until their next meeting, which will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.

  • Commissioner Charles Warren’s upcoming hearing: What to expect

    At their next meeting, Brunswick County commissioners will decide if there is just cause to remove county commissioner and Department of Social Services chairman Charles Warren from the DSS board.

    Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, for a hearing on the matter.

    It is not a criminal hearing; however, it will be conducted in a similar fashion to a court proceeding, Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall said.

  • Traffic court matter to be heard in state Supreme Court Tuesday

    RALEIGH—North Carolina Supreme Court Justices on Tuesday will hear arguments in the matter of Brunswick County’s Administrative Traffic Court.

    According to the state’s Supreme Court calendar, oral arguments are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Raleigh.

    Though the court program was reinstated this past September, the disagreement between District Attorney Jon David and longtime District Judge Jerry Jolly goes back to April 2011, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting David’s then-fledgling traffic court program.

  • Trojan wrestlers win Scorpion Invitational

     LELAND—West Brunswick High School wrestlers won four weight classes and were second in another in winning the eight-team Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    West also had five third-place finishes as it finished ahead of Cape Fear Academy by 13 points. This was West’s second tournament title this season, and West coach Jimmy Caraway said it had been “maybe four years” since the Trojans won two titles in one season.

    In the finals, senior Ronnie Dellinger won by fall at 106.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Kassens wins third straight Run for Food women’s half marathon

     Eighteen-year-old Peter Deucher of Vass won the eighth annual Run for Food Half Marathon Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach.

    In sunny, 45-degree weather, Deucher ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds. The course took runners over the high-rise Odell Williamson Bridge to the mainland and back to the island.

    Kevin Timp, 28, of, Chapel Hill, finished second in 1:19.55. David Smith, 55, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., finished third in 1:21.44.

  • Lady Trojans’ rally falls short against South Columbus




    Playing in their first two games since the Christmas break, the West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team lost 45-23 on Jan. 3 at East Bladen and lost 36-32 on Friday at South Columbus.

    West is now 1-4 in the conference, 3-8 overall.

    Friday at South Columbus, West rallied from a 17-3 deficit and trailed 35-32 with 15.9 seconds left but missed two shots before South Columbus clinched the victory with a free throw with two seconds left.

  • Trojans build big lead, defeat South Columbus

     TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team built an 18-point lead and then held off a South Columbus comeback in a 51-47 conference victory Friday night.

    West (2-3, 7-8) led 40-22 but the Stallions cut the lead to 49-45 with 11.2 seconds left. Gray Cheers then hit two free throws to clinch the victory. Cheers finished with a team-high 20 points. He scored eight of West’s 17 fourth-quarter points. For the game, he made nine of 10 free throws.

  • Hunting


    Shannon’s 10-point buck

     Fifteen-year-old Shannon Kirby killed this 10-point buck on Christmas Eve in Winnabow.    

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Pitt beats BCC on rebound in final seconds

     Chuckie Becton scored on a rebound of a layup with 2.3 seconds left as Pitt Community College beat Brunswick Community College 74-72 Jan. 4 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Center.

    BCC (8-6) trailed 38-24 at the half but hit 10 3-pointers in the second half, the last by Steve Johnson with 1 minute, 59 seconds left in tying the score 65-65.

    Pitt (7-7) hit a jumper with 1:47 left, but a tip-in by Johnson tied the score 67-67 with 1:30 left.