Local News

  • State medical board action affects two local P.A.’s

    The N.C. Medical Board has reprimanded Shallotte physician assistant Jonathan Lawrence Langston, P.A., for not completing mandated discipline requirements in the time allotted.

    Another local physician assistant has voluntarily surrendered his license.

    According to the latest disciplinary report, on Feb. 18, the board officially executed a consent order reprimanding Langston, a physician assistant at Shallotte Medical Center.

  • ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ planned for CIS Benefit Gala for Children




    “Some Enchanted Evening” is planned for Oct. 21 under the Palm Court Tent at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach. As the major fundraising event for CIS, the evening will be a black tie optional event featuring “A Taste of Brunswick County” from local chefs, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, and live music.

  • Re-enactment shows realities of drunk driving to Brunswick County Academy students

    Barbara Musgrave stood quietly between Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and John Ponds of Andrews Mortuary Service.

    Surrounded by the sparking lights of a police car, an ambulance and fire trucks, she waited to get closer to her daughter, 17-year-old Academy student Marissa Beckman.

    As part of a drunk driving fatality re-enactment through the Keys to Life program Musgrave knew what was waiting for her.

    She expected to see torn wreckage of damaged vehicles. She knew there would be lights and sirens.

  • Wings of Love Prom Closet

    Crystal Williams had her choice of 500 dresses, all different styles and colors. She tried on a short black dress that tied in the back, then a light blue dress with beading. She looked at bright-colored dresses and some with muted tones. But after sifting through countless racks of dresses, she chose the first one she tried on—a long gown made of rich, brown chiffon.

    “It’s kind of plain, but it’s me,” she said.

    Being able to select a dress from the Wings of Love Prom Closet, Williams said, was a “dream.”

  • Five women arrested in prostitution sting

    Five women were arrested last week, with charges ranging from soliciting prostitution to drug possession.
    On Thursday, April 1, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit raided two local establishments they say are known for prostitution—Sun Day Spa in Longwood, where two women were arrested, and Playmates Exotic Dancing on U.S. 17, where another three women were arrested.

  • Board to interview final three superintendent candidates Tuesday

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will interview the final three superintendent candidates at a specially called meeting Tuesday, which begins at 3 p.m. at the Progress Energy Visitors Center in Southport.

    “We’re strictly focused on hiring a new superintendent,” Bud Thorsen, board chairperson, said Thursday afternoon.

    Of the 34 applications board members received, 10 were interviewed last month. Each board member was then told to select their top three choices, and the board members were unanimous in their decision.

  • 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.

  • 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.