Today's News

  • Inmate, convicted sex offender dies in jail of heart attack

    BOLIVIA—Seventy-seven year old Collis Hewett, the former South Brunswick custodian who was convicted in 2007 of sexually abusing a student, was found dead in his jail cell at Brunswick County Detention Center Tuesday night.

    Hewett died of a heart attack, chief deputy Charlie Miller said.

  • Two teens injured in Easy Street shooting

    Two teens were injured last week after investigators say they were shot at while sitting in a vehicle on Easy Street in Bolivia.

    According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, Anthony Johnson, 17, of 22 Sharrow Estates, Supply, and Bradley Williams, 16, of 1174 Easy St., Bolivia, were sitting in a vehicle parked in front of 1174 Easy St. when Jaquan Lamont Holland, 21, and Brittany Leann Smith, 17, drove past them.

  • Leland man arrested for rape, kidnapping

    A Leland man was arrested Sunday and charged with kidnapping and rape.

    Christopher Ryan Dayton, 23, of 3240 Mount Misery Road, Leland, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, and charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree rape and crimes against nature, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Carter said.

  • Wrong inmate accidentally released from detention center

    A case of alleged stolen identity led to the wrong inmate being released from the Brunswick County Detention Center on Sunday night.

    Rosher Rodriquez-Aguilar, 27, was released from the detention center around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said.

    But Rodriquez-Aguilar, who was arrested for failure to appear Sept. 17, was not supposed to be released, Miller said. Rodriquez-Aguilar allegedly used another inmate’s identification to be released, which he had been planning for about two weeks, Miller said.

  • Illiteracy comes home to roost

    It was a wintry day during 2001 in Pristina, Kosovo, when as an U.S. International Police Officer for the United Nations, I was dispatched to a routine call for broken windows at a high school.

    That day generated my continuing interest in education for the disadvantaged and abating the tragic effects of illiteracy right here in Brunswick County.

    Beginning in Kosovo

  • Calabash Board of Adjustment OKs variance for new restaurant

    CALABASH—The town board of adjustment cleared the path Monday for a new eatery to open at the site of the former Mo Better Burgers.

    The operators of the new Heavenly Wings and Things at 10009 Beach Drive didn’t waste any time.

    After securing approval for nonconforming variances and stipulations allowing a temporary certificate of occupancy, managers and employees readied the short-order restaurant to open for lunch Tuesday.

  • Sunset Beach council to consider rezoning at Monday meeting

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Sunset Beach Town Hall to consider the following matter:

    •To rezone 1.6 acres, parcel 227003901 on Old Georgetown Road, belonging to the town of Sunset Beach from County R-7500 to Mainland Business-1.

    More information is available during normal business hours at Sunset Beach Town Hall. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and be heard.


  • Blues guitarist Rickey Godfrey to play local dates

    Blues guitarist Rickey Godfrey is coming to the Grand Strand for five local performances.

    On Sunday, Oct. 4, Godfrey will take part in the Art Show & Blues Battle at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is slated to take the stage at 3:30 p.m.

    Godfrey also has four performances scheduled at Key West Crazy in Little River, S.C. He will play from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

  • Tough as Taffy

    Little Taffy had a hard time in her previous life and now needs a new home with lots of love. She is Dachshund/Chihuahua mix weighing 16 pounds, and she’s 9 years old. She is housebroken, very intelligent, has the Doxie hunting personality and loves to be with someone. Since Paws Place had to repair her rear knee, it would be best if she were the only dog in the house with no little children. She has many good years left, so please give her a chance.

  • Local Salon participates in 'Pink Hair for Hope' pogram

    The color pink is everywhere today. It has become synonymous with showing support for breast cancer awareness. Now, women can wear their support around the clock with SO.CAP.USA Hair Extension’s Pink Hair For Hope program, which is taking place through Oct. 31 at Totally Chic Salon and Spa in Calabash.

    For a $10 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, anyone can wear their support by receiving a free pink hair extension.