Today's News

  • Cooler water temperatures producing better fishing
  • Fishing is fun for the family
  • Mistakes cost Trojans in loss to New Hanover

    WILMINGTON — New Hanover took advantage of West Brunswick mistakes to beat the Trojans 30-13 Friday, Oct. 24, in a conference football game between North Carolina Class 4A and Class 3A football teams.

  • Pedestrian struck, killed on Longwood Road

     A Longwood woman died after she was struck by a motorist on N.C. 904/Longwood Road on Thursday, Oct. 23.

    Legertha McFadden, 65, was walking on Longwood Road at 7:18 a.m. when she was hit by Matthew Gaskins’ tan 2005 GMC pickup truck, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Gaskins, a firefighter with the Sunset Beach Fire Department, never saw McFadden crossing the road, Chavis said.

    No charges will be filed, he said.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars 3-0, clinch spot in soccer playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-0 Oct. 22 and clinched a spot in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state boys’ soccer playoffs.

    Junior midfielder John McNeil scored twice on penalty kicks and had the assist on West’s third goal, scored by junior forward Tristan Murphy.

  • Candidates meet the voters

    Several hundred Brunswick County voters got to hear for themselves the opinions of candidates seeking office in the Nov. 4 general election during the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association’s Meet the Candidates night Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Odell Williams Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Keep it civil

    BCPOA President Bill Bittenbender reminded the audience at the top of the evening not to cheer, jeer or snicker at candidate responses, “So everyone can hear the candidates.”

    Brunswick County commission

  • Mega-kite flyer needs help for festival weekend

    Holden Beach’s kite king could use a few volunteers to help make sure the kites fly high over the North Carolina Festival By the Sea this weekend.

    John McEntire visited the Holden Beach town hall meeting Oct. 14 to spread the word that he could use some help Oct. 25 and 26, when he typically runs a number of kites into the air on the beach just across Ocean Boulevard from the Holden Beach pavilion.

  • Brunswick promotes from within, selects Perkins as new parks and rec director

    BOLIVIA — Aaron Perkins will lead the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, county administrators announced Monday.

    Deputy County Manager Steve Stone said he was part of a three-person committee including County Manager Ann Hardy and Human Resources Director Scott Milligan to select the new parks and rec director after Jim Pryor left Oct. 8.

    Pryor submitted a resignation letter Sept. 17. He accepted a job as the director of parks and recreation in Forsyth County, Ga.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 10

    James Lester Simmons, 39, 7257 Loula St., Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on an order for arrest on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Oct. 11

    Structure fire at 4910 Bridger Road, Apt. 14, by stove catching fire, causing smoke and fire damage.

    Larceny by someone taking buffet table from behind Old Shally Restaurant on Main Street.

    Oct. 12

  • OIB board commits $250K to roundabout, if NCDOT pays $650K

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials voted Oct. 14 to continue looking into a roundabout for N.C. 179 intersection at Causeway Drive for the second time in three months.

    North Carolina Department of Transportation staff attended a town meeting in August to show commissioners a concept for replacing the intersection signal with a traffic circle similar to the recently completed Sunset Beach roundabout.