Local News

  • American Red Cross launches new free Hero Care App

    The American Red Cross has unveiled its new Hero Care mobile application. This free app is designed to help members of the military, veterans and their families identify and access both emergency and non-emergency Red Cross services from anywhere in the world.

  • Community baby shower Sept. 24

    For the second year in a row, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several Brunswick County businesses to co-host a community baby shower Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mulberry Park, 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte. Vendors will give out gently used items for babies and small children, including clothing, toys, diapers and toiletries. Attendees will also be entered in a contest to win a new car seat.

  • Goodwin announces $3.6 M BCBSNC fine

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin fined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina $3.6 million as part of a voluntary settlement agreement he signed Sept. 15.

  • Lottery earns record $634M for education

    New results for the N.C. Education Lottery show it raised $634 million in fiscal year 2016 to help support education programs in North Carolina.

    The new results were reported Tuesday, Sept. 13, to the N.C. Education Lottery Commission at its quarterly meeting.

  • Hewett named new SCFS board chairman

    Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. (SCFS) has elected Bernest L. Hewett as its new board chairman, succeeding Davian L. Ellison, who served a one-year term from 2015-16. Hewett will serve a one-year term, which took effect July 1.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates fatal stabbing in Supply

    A Supply man died after being stabbed early Sunday morning, Sept. 18.

    A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office incident report shows a 40-year-old woman stabbed 58-year-old Danny Nathaniel Grissett at 1816 Empire Road.

    The report describes the incident as a “murder and non-negligent manslaughter.”

  • DA seeks death penalty in Whiteville stabbing, murder case

    WHITEVILLE — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who was arrested in Brunswick County and charged in the stabbings of two women last month in Whiteville, including one who died of her injuries.

    James Edward McKamey, 51, of Whiteville is accused ofstabbing 35-year-old Reshonta Love in the 300 block of West Nance Street on Aug. 29 and 65-year-old Greer in the 900 block of Smyrna Drive minutes later.

  • Three teens arrested in Leland armed robbery


  • Sunset Beach focuses on filling board seats

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has officially accepted the resignation of former town councilman Lou De Vita and is making plans to interview contenders for the vacant mayor’s seat.

    Action came at council’s first meeting of the month last Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Two mayoral contenders, John Corbett and Anita August, spoke during public comment.

  • Committee digs into Sunset Beach dredging project

    SUNSET BEACH — To dredge or not to dredge, and more specifically what to dredge, were hot topics at a Sept. 7 meeting of Sunset Beach’s fledgling Environmental Resource Committee.

    “We’re really looking for input,” said committee member Richard Hilderman, a retired chairman of the biochemistry department at Clemson University who lives on the Sunset Beach island.

    Hilderman said a proposed shoreline management and dredging project is still a draft and could entail a lot of modifications.