Today's News

  • Must love dogs (and cats and any other helpless animal that happens by)

    I’m a sucker for animals. The sadder they look, the more pathetic they are, the more I want to help them.

    It started when I picked my miniature pinscher Thor out from a litter about 12 years ago. He was the runt. He was smaller than the palm of my hand, and while his siblings were busy fattening up, he was by himself. When I picked him up and he nuzzled my hand with his eyes closed, I knew I wanted him.

  • Three men arrested for Supply area break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three suspects for a slew of break-ins in the Shell Point area of Supply.

    On March 30, detectives arrested Derrick Wesley Shepard, Evan James Coleman and Michael Anthony Clemmons for their alleged roles in the break-ins, which spanned from March 8 to March 27, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • County commissioners change meeting times, set annual budget retreat schedule

    Brunswick County Commissioners have changed their regular meeting time from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to hold any closed sessions before the 6:30 p.m. meeting begins, according to Debbie Gore, clerk to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.

    The meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month at the David R. Sandifer Administration Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners will recess their April 5 regular meeting to hold their annual budget retreat on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7.

  • Sheriff's Office part of operation that busts large-scale drug ring

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit ended a three month investigation last week with the arrest of five suspects in Loris, S.C.

    On March 25, drug agents from Brunswick County, South Carolina and the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms executed a search warrant at a Loris, S.C., residence. Agents seized more than $180,000.00 in U.S. currency, a stock pile of weapons and more than 2 kilograms of cocaine.

  • Not quite sure what cut of beef to buy or how to prepare it?

    How many of you have gone to the grocery store or butcher shop and picked up a London broil to bring home to cook? Ever wonder what cut of beef is it? I doubt if you’ll find it on a beef chart that shows the various cuts of beef from a steer.

  • Edward Trexler

    Edward Wagner Trexler, 84, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family.

    He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Detroit, a son of the late Egbert and Emma Wagner Trexler.

    He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

    He retired as an electrician with IBEW Local Union No. 158 after 55 years of service.

  • 'Glorious Impossible Too'

    The Anointed Vessels Ministry, based in Ash, presented its first Easter season show in five years last week, “Glorious Impossible Too,” which told the story of Jesus’ life.

    The musical drama took place at the Can You Believe It Amphitheater in Ash, where the Rev. Diana Payne works every year to stage large-scale outdoor religious dramas for the public.

    The cast included people of all ages and brought the story of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection to life and also connected it to the modern world.

  • Windy conditions affecting fishing for redfish

    Local fishermen have struggled through windy conditions for the last week, but the weather is supposed to change right on time for the hot redfish bite to resume this weekend. Anglers were in the midst of some strong red drum action in shallow water, but windy conditions have made it hard on them lately.

  • Richard Mandell: Designer in sync with today's issues

    One of the things I enjoy the most about writing this column is the chance to meet new people in the world of golf. Last fall I attended the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and took the course “How To Do More With Less: Renovation and Construction,” taught by Richard Mandell, a well-known golf course architect with offices in Pinehurst.

  • 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:

    •Lost/stolen tags on Ocean Highway West in Calabash; tag fell off victim’s vehicle while driving.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Vereen Road in Ash; suspect took victim’s vehicle without permission.

    •Breaking and entering on Seashell Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence through the front door.