Local News

  • Agency offers tips to protect health in extreme heat

    Following the heat advisory for eastern North Carolina issued by the National Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their health from the extreme heat.

  • Two Supply men arrested in thefts of motors, boats

    Two Supply men were arrested last week in a series of thefts in Brunswick County where motors and boats were stolen

    Christopher Wayne Jeffries, 35, of Varnamtown Road was arrested Wednesday, June 29, and John Curtis Smith, 29, of Weeping Oak Road was arrested Thursday, June 30. Both have been charged with three counts of felony larceny, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and three counts of felony larceny.

  • OIB police seek person of interest in cooler thefts

    Ocean Isle Beach police are looking for a person of interest in the thefts of Yeti coolers from local residents.

    Several Yeti Coolers were stolen July 2-5 from trucks, boats and houses in Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Holden Beach, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. Ocean Isle Beach detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible. Flax said a white man committed the thefts at night and early in the morning.

  • Brunswick Coalition releases survey, assessment data

    In Brunswick County, overdoses over the past year were mainly a result of misuse of prescription drugs.

    This was the information gathered from the executive summary of Needs Assessment data gathered by the Brunswick County Coalition over the span of a year. And it was this information that was given to coalition members during its most recent meeting last month.

  • Wave Transit plans community forum July 13 in Leland

    Wave Transit has planned a number of community forums to help get the word out about new transportation programs for people 65 and older and those with disabilities.

    The next forum will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Leland Town Hall.

  • Duke Energy to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant on July 13

    The public alert notification sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, near Southport, will be tested Wednesday, July 13, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at low-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly.

    This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Turtle Sit-A-Thon washes out more than 60 contenders in weekend fundraiser

    SUNSET BEACH — It’s an annual event to aid turtles and have a little fun in the process.

    Sunday afternoon, a record crowd of nearly 70 people of all ages turned out to take part in an annual beach Sit-A-Thon to benefit the Sunset Beach Turtle Watch program.

    It started at 3 p.m. with participants lining up in their beach chairs as the tide rolled in.

    The goal was to remain seated in one’s chair without getting knocked over by the waves. Those who were pushed over were immediately pushed out of the contest.

  • 'A-Mazing Maze Man' Hunter Gibbes back at Sunset Beach until July 9

    SUNSET BEACH — He’s one of the most popular summer attractions at the beach.

    Just ask any of the hundreds — thousands? — of bathing suit-clad beach-goers who annually look forward to “A-Mazing Maze Man” Hunter Gibbes’ annual two-week trek to Sunset Beach.

    During the Pfafftown resident’s yearly retreat to the beach with his family encompassing the Fourth of July, he’s renowned for the a-mazing daily sand labyrinths he creates on the beach between Third and Fourth streets.

  • Jack Jack 180 headlines Leland on July 7

    Wilmington-based Jack Jack 180, which plays Leland’s next summer concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, is described as a multi-genre group specializing in a blend of high-energy party, pop and rock covers.

    The band consists of four members from different locales, musical backgrounds and eras who combine their ideas and talents to showcase a variety of exciting, fun and energetic music.

  • ATMC begins directory recycling efforts

    ATMC’s new 2016 telephone directories are being delivered to ATMC customers across the county from now until late July. To encourage everyone to recycle their old telephone directories, ATMC is conducting its annual directory recycling drive.

    Through Aug. 19, anyone who wants to dispose of old phone directories of any type may do so by dropping them off at any of the following ATMC’s retail locations:

    Shallotte Headquarters, 640 Whiteville Road, Mondays through Fridays from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m.