Today's News

  • Tickets on sale for Feb. 25 reverse raffle banquet at West

     The popular West Brunswick Athletics Boosters Club reverse raffle banquet will take place Feb. 25 at the school cafeteria.

    Tickets are $100 for a dinner for two. The grand prize is $5,000. Contact West Brunswick athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740 to purchase tickets.

    Floyd said he hoped to sell at least 250 tickets.

    “If we sell 250, we’re rolling,” he said.

    The raffle netted about $13,000 last year, Floyd said.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing; orders temporary restraining order

    BOLIVIA—A court order has temporarily halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday, Jan. 12, granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings.

  • To remember those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the families who love them

    It was my best friend’s wedding. I stood proudly at the altar in a surprisingly wearable bridesmaid’s dress as my college roommate was escorted up the aisle by her proud, beaming father.

    We were in a beautifully restored historic church in Raleigh, a perfect setting for this particular couple. Her dress, hair and jewelry matched the church magically. It was a lovely, crisp fall afternoon. They purposely selected a fall Saturday when the Wolfpack had a by-week.

    Almost everything was perfect for her perfect day.

  • Bank of America sues prominent Brunswick County developer

    Bank of America has sued prominent Brunswick County developer Mark Saunders for breach of contract.

    According to a lawsuit filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Jan. 9, Saunders, his wife Sybil Saunders, and several of Saunders’ companies have been named in the breach-of-contract-lawsuit.

  • Mediator to hear charter school lawsuit over student funding

    BOLIVIA—A mediator will hear arguments between a charter school and the Brunswick County Board of Education about student funding.

    On Dec. 16, 2011, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis granted a mediator in the matter of Charter Day School Inc., the nonprofit charter school in Leland, which has sued the Brunswick County Board of Education, claiming the board has withheld state-required student funding to charter school students.

    No mediation date has been set.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle on Governors Road in Winnabow; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole several items.

    •Burglary and vandalism on Main Street in Shallotte; suspect kicked in victim’s front door in an attempt to enter the home.

    •Burglary on Chris Street in Supply; suspect picked lock on front door of victim’s residence.

  • McCumbee starts season Jan. 27 for C.J. Wilson Racing




    Chad McCumbee will try a different kind of racing this year—road racing.

    He will be part of C.J. Wilson Racing, which will head to the Daytona International Speedway later this month for the opening round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the GRAND AM 200, with a two-car effort and a full roster. McCumbee, Jason Saini, Bruce Ledoux and Marc Miller will all represent the C.J. Wilson Racing team.

    Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team is based in Austin, Texas.

  • Robbery at the Ocean Isle Beach Dollar General

    An armed robbery Sunday evening in Ocean Isle Beach has some residents on edge.

    A little before 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 two people entered the Dollar General Store at 6675 Beach Drive, SW and robbed the store at gun point. No one was injured during the robbery. There were customers and employees inside the store.

    Immediately following the robbery, officers with the sheriff’s department searched the area for the suspects.

    At press time they still had not been apprehended.

  • BCC baseball players practice for first time on new field

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team practiced Saturday for the first time on its new field.

    The Dolphins, the NJCCA Division II Region 10 regular-season champions in 2011, are scheduled to play their first games on the new field at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in a doubleheader against Catawba Valley Community College. (BCC is scheduled to open the season Feb. 9 at Louisburg.)

  • BCC women upset No. 5 Patrick Henry, lose 60-59 to No. 9 Catawba Valley


    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team upset unbeaten Patrick Henry Community College 88-78 on Jan. 6. The loss was the first in 12 games for Patrick Henry, ranked No. 5 at the time in the NJCAA Division II poll.

    “It’s the biggest win in our history,” BCC coach Ashlyn Burke said.

    Julia Crews hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Emily Jackson scored 18 points and Shanita Hampton 14.

    The Lady Dolphins never trailed en route to the victory.