Today's News

  • DSS meeting rescheduled: Board member’s ‘suspension’ lifted

    BOLIVIA—The monthly DSS board meeting has been rescheduled to the day following chairman Charles Warren’s day in court.

    The January DSS meeting was originally rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, but Warren recently sent out an announcement the meeting date has been changed to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, the day following a court hearing to determine if commissioners have the authority to remove Warren from the DSS board.

  • Caretakers scams on the rise

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about the various financial scams that have been reported in Brunswick County. If you think you have been a victim of a scam, report it to your local police department, or to detective Ed Carter at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 253-2777.


    They live in your home. Take care of you. Watch over your finances. In some cases, even control your checkbook.

  • Sheriff’s detectives search for missing Shallotte man

    Update: Stephen Jeffery Stutts was found in Supply on Monday. He has returned to his residence.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Shallotte man.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Del Routh said detectives are searching for Stephen Jeffery Stutts, 25, of Shallotte, who has been missing since Friday, Jan. 13.

  • Salkehatchie routs BCC men

     USC Salkehatchie beat Brunswick Community College 95-76 Saturday in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game at the Dinah E. Gore Center gym.

    For BCC (9-8), Steve Johnson scored 18 points, Marcus Graham 16 and Kameko Walls 15. Salkehatchie is 12-7 for the season.

    The Dolphins broke to a 14-4 lead in the first five minutes, getting a 3-pointer from the right wing by Graham and a 3-pointer from Walls. Salkehatchie then rallied to tie the score 21-21 with 8:51 left.

  • VIDEO South boys swim 200 freestyle relay
  • VIDEO South girls swim 200 freestyle relay
  • South seniors finish strongly

     In their last home meet of the season Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center, South Brunswick High School senior swimmers had memorable performances.

    Most notably, senior Stephen Seeber set a school record in winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.45 seconds. The time also is an automatic qualifier for the regional next month.

    Seeber finished second in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.56 (automatic).

  • Lady Trojans lose to league leader Whiteville

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team lost to unbeaten conference leader Whiteville 56-44 Friday.

    Jasmine Jackson scored 16 points for West (2-5, 4-9).

    West trailed 33-18 at halftime but rallied in the third quarter, cutting the lead to seven points.

    A 3-pointer by Jackson began the rally, and her basket off a pass cut the lead to 535-24 with 5:19 left. A pass from Grace Young to Aubriona Thomas led to a basket, and two free throws by Nicole Turner left West down 35-28 with 2:43 left.

  • Trojans use 15-0 spree to defeat Whiteville

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team went on a 15-0 scoring run in the third quarter en route to beating Whiteville 60-49 Friday.

    Jawon McNeil scored 12 points and Taylor Buffkin and Jamal Jacobs each scored 11 as the Trojans improved to 4-3 in the conference, 9-8 overall.

    As West begins the second half of the conference season, it is focusing first on getting the No. 1 Class 3A seed from the conference for the state playoffs—and then on a possible conference championship.

  • Hospice fundraiser includes skeet shoot


    The inaugural Hospice Closer to Home Skeet Shoot will take place March 16 at the Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland. The kickoff Barn Party will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 15 at Honalee Stables in Bolivia, which will feature live music, silent auction and an exhibition horse show.

    The events are fundraisers benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the Brunswick County Care Center Closer to Home Project.