Local News

  • Brunswick County Relay for Life timeline

    Friday, May 3

    6 p.m. opening ceremony

    6:30 p.m. survivor lap

    6:45 p.m. caregiver lap

    7 p.m. team spirit lap

    7:15 p.m. kids’ walk events

    7:30 p.m. kids’ lap

    8 p.m. dance party

    8:35 p.m. pinwheel lap

    8:45 p.m. survivor speaker Tony Caison

    9 p.m. luminary ceremony

    9:30 p.m. Gloria’s pink celebration parade

    9:45 p.m. cupcake-eating contest

    10 p.m. womanless beauty pageant

  • Relay for Life ready to roll Friday and Saturday at WBHS

    It’s a festive yet bittersweet time as organizers prepare for the 20th annual Relay for Life to benefit cancer research this Friday and Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    As of press deadline Tuesday evening, 68 teams and 725 participants had already raised $105,884.92 for the American Cancer Society, according to the latest tally on the Relay for Life of Brunswick County website.

  • Birthdays rack up food donations for animal shelter

    For her seventh birthday April 5, Natalya Mewborn asked for a kitty-cat-themed party.

    The invited party guests in her age group wore cat-ear headbands, cat noses and painted whiskers on their faces and played kitty-cat games that rainy Friday at a kids’ gym.

    “It was her idea,” said Kevin Mewborn, Natalya’s dad. “That’s what she wanted to do.”

  • Beck's is back in Calabash

    CALABASH—Like a phoenix, a newly rebuilt Calabash eatery has risen from the ashes after burning in a fire last year.

    Beck’s Restaurant at 1014 River Road reopened at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    “We’re excited that Beck’s is back,” chamber president Shannon Viera at the start of Monday’s ceremony.

  • Shallotte restaurant making motion-picture debut

    SHALLOTTE—Sal Rubio and his restaurant, The Grille, are getting ready for their film debut.

    The restaurant at 4635 Main St. caught the eye of location scouts for the film “Tammy,” a comedy written by Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, who will also direct.

    McCarthy is the star of CBS’ “Mike and Molly,” but also has had great success recently in movies after receiving an Academy Award nomination for her role in “Bridesmaids.”

  • BCSO searching for Leland armed robbers

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals who robbed a Leland convenience store.

    At approximately 9:23 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, the two suspects entered the Fairhaven Mini Mart at 9404 Walker Street in Leland. 

    BCSO described the suspects as black males, one approximately  5’7” and possibly in his early 20s, the other about 5’10” and possibly in his late 20s.

  • Farmers market brings spring to Shallotte on Saturday

    SHALLOTTE—Although Mother Nature can’t decide when spring will begin, Shallotte Farmers Market organizers have chosen this Saturday.

    The 2013 season of Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market, named for the former town mayor, will open from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27, at Riverside Park.

    Despite a forecast of temperatures in the low- to mid-60s during the morning, farmers market officials are announcing spring is here with locally grown produce, baked goods, plants, herbs and crafts.

  • Leland board says yes to rezoning, sign upgrades and incentive plan


  • Holden Beach seeks big grant for large boat dock on ICW

    HOLDEN BEACH—Kayak and small boat launches on the Intracoastal Waterway are part of a park Holden Beach will build on Brunswick Avenue—but bigger plans are in store for the stretch of land if the town can nab a BIG grant.

    A boardwalk connected to two piers that will reach the water at the planned park under the water tower was part of an overall park proposal approved unanimously April 9 by Holden Beach officials.

  • Motorcyclist in serious condition after collision with 18-wheeler

    A Boiling Spring Lakes woman is in serious condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after surviving a head-on collision on a motorcycle Thursday morning.

    Boiling Spring Lakes police reported the crash occurred at 7:40 a.m. April 18, just inside the city limits on N.C. 87, also known as the George Highway II.

    Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley reported Thursday officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer.