Local News

  • Man wanted in Shallotte burglary nabbed in New Hanover County

    A Wilmington man wanted in a Shallotte burglary was captured in New Hanover County on Oct. 26. 

    Brian Michael Gines, 27, of Beeson Court, was charged with felony second-degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him at his workplace .

  • Supply woman accused of stealing dog during break-in

    A Supply woman is accused of stealing a man’s dog and some of his clothing during a break-in Oct. 26 in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Angela Carter, 38, of Estate Street SW on Oct. 27 and charged her with felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny of a dog and misdemeanor injury to personal property.

  • God always uses tragedies to get our attention

    Do tragedies occur because of our sins? “Or those 18 who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them — do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you too will all perish ...” (Luke 13:4, 5) In this case, Jesus said no.

    In the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, three angels visited Abraham, God’s handpicked founder of his chosen nation, Israel. They came disguised as men, travelers along the road. Two of them went down to Sodom and Gomorrah to observe the wickedness in those cities.

  • NCDOT reminds motorists about increased potential for animal collisions in autumn

    Autumn in North Carolina brings more than cooler temperatures and falling leaves. This is also the season when more deer appear along state roadways, and in turn there is a greater chance of a collision with a deer.

    Between 2013 and 2015, there were more than 56,000 animal-related crashes in the state, and nearly half of them took place in the final three months of the year. A great majority of those involved deer.

  • Kindred Spirit steward Frank Nesmith, 90, lauded in Sunset Beach

    He’s a familiar fixture in and around Sunset Beach, renowned for his regular treks to Bird Island and tending to messages left in the uninhabited island’s famous Kindred Spirit mailbox.

    Last Wednesday, Oct. 26, was Frank Nesmith’s day as 55 townspeople and members of Sunset Vision and the Bird Island Preservation Society gathered to throw him a recognition dinner at Backstreet Cafe.

  • Brunswick County added to Individual Assistance FEMA declaration for Hurricane Matthew

    Brunswick County has been added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Matthew disaster declaration as an Individual Assistance County.

    This declaration allows individuals and households with damage from Hurricane Matthew to apply to FEMA and potentially receive assistance. Those in Brunswick County can register and apply for assistance by contacting FEMA directly online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-3362. TTY calls can be made to (800) 462-7585 and 711 or Video Relay Service calls can be made to (800) 621-3362.

  • Southport Mobile Driver License Unit site moves

    The Southport Mobile Driver License Unit has moved from its previous location on North Howe Street to a new site at 111 E. Nash St. in the Southport EMS and Rescue Building.

    The mobile unit will be open to customers Nov. 1-3, and Dec. 6, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Sunset Beach to address council appointment

    Sunset Beach Town Council is scheduled to address appointment of a new council member at its upcoming meeting Monday, Nov. 7, at town hall.

    Also on the agenda of the 7 p.m. meeting is an update on recruitment for a new police chief.

    Council will also consider a gateway overlay district, privacy fences, a street light acceptance policy, a stormwater management plan revision and appointment of a new member to the town environmental resource committee (ERC).

  • Brunswick Nuclear Plant siren test Nov. 9

    The public alert notification sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Nov. 9, between 10 and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will sounded at least once during the test at full volume. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for approximately three minutes. No public action is required.

    This full volume test is performed annually, in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • 2016 general election profile: Brunswick County Board of Education District 4 seat Ellen Milligan

    Name: Ellen Milligan

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 4 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 63

    Town of residence: Ash

    Education: Master of Education, UNC-Wilmington

    Profession: Former educator

    Political and public service experience: former secretary and EMT, Waccamaw Fire and Rescue; Brunswick County Schools classroom volunteer