Today's News

  • Hunters need to practice boating safety

    The Home from the Hunt campaign of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding waterfowl hunters who hunt from a boat to practice boating safety and hunting safety.
    “Statistics show more hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of hypothermia.”

  • Getting down to business in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—There is a new mayor leading the way into 2012 for Shallotte—Sara McCullough.

    While it may be her first time serving as the town’s mayor, it’s certainly not the first time she has served the town. McCullough has been actively volunteering here for more than 10 years.

    From hanging Christmas lights and planting flowers to serving as chairman of the town’s appearance committee to public service as an alderman, McCullough knows Shallotte and plans to continue helping where she is needed.

  • West JV boys win 2 of 3


    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team won two of three games last week.
    The Trojans (3-1) beat North Myrtle Beach 33-27 on Nov. 29. Demaria Evans scored nine points, Saadiq Johnson six and Shermonde Fulwood five.
    “I thought we played pretty well,” coach Jason Younts said. “It was a pretty evenly matched game. We did a good job in the third quarter extending our lead, which allowed us to maintain control of the game.

  • Sports briefs

    West Varsity sports calendar
    Times approximate for basketball
    Dec. 9: Basketball vs. Whiteville, 6:30 p.m.
    Dec. 10: Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament, all day at West.
    Dec. 13: West basketball at North, 6 p.m. West wrestling vs. North, 7 p.m.
    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun

  • 2012 First Tee Player Card available now

    The First Tee’s 2012 Player Card is ready for sale.
    “This year, we have 29 courses in Brunswick County on the Player Card,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.
    “Our chapter enjoys amazing support from our local golf community. Each golf course community in Brunswick County is represented this year. There is not another chapter in the network with this kind of support from its local golf courses.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

  • Shallotte Crime Report


    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Harassing telephone calls at Azio Media Used Books & Records on Smith Avenue; suspect called once to complain.

    •Breaking and entering an automobile and larceny from a motor vehicle on Country Club Drive; suspect took a car stereo, a dashboard, wiring to the stereo and the front bumper of a Ford Ranger.

  • How many people are homeless in Brunswick County?

    BOLIVIA—You’ve seen the empty houses.

    You may even know someone who sleeps in a car or finds shelter in the woods.

    But just how many people are homeless in Brunswick County?

    A nationwide survey will soon be under way to help officials get a better grasp on the number of homeless people living here.

    Once a year, typically in January, nationwide communities attempt to count the number of homeless persons in their area through the Point-In-Time Count.

  • You are not alone: Grief services available

    Enduring a holiday season without a loved one can be painful.

    Rowena Miller and Larry Hall know the grief of loss at the holidays too well.

    Miller and her husband moved to Brunswick County to enjoy their “golden years” from England. John Miller became sick and was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer.

    “John died very suddenly,” Miller said.

  • Port or no port? Express your opinion.

    Do you think North Carolina needs a larger port? Should it be in Brunswick County?

    The state is offering the public the opportunity to voice opinions on the matter. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are planning three public meetings to discuss the North Carolina Maritime Strategy. Local activists encourage everyone to attend.