Today's News

  • Ashley beats West 7-0 in soccer
  • OIB board parks parking changes until May

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The Ocean Isle Beach town board will hold a public hearing May 13 to learn how residents feel about easing parking restrictions.

    Planning director Justin Whiteside proposed amending the town ordinances for residential parking on the mainland and commercial parking throughout the town.

    Single, two-family and multi-family homes on the island would still require a minimum of two parking spaces per dwelling or one space per bedroom.

  • Brunswick County growth numbers best since 2006

    The U.S. Census Bureau released figures in March that identified Brunswick County as the fastest-growing county in North Carolina.

    The Census Bureau determines population numbers through the census, which is completed every 10 years and last performed in 2010. The Census Bureau estimates population figures annually in the interim years.

    Brunswick County’s population grew from 112,197 in 2012 to 115,301 in 2013.

  • Smart Start trailer stolen in Shallotte

    Police are looking for the person who stole Smart Start of Brunswick County’s event trailer last week.

    Linda Gironda, executive director of Smart Start of Brunswick County, said the trailer was stolen late last Thursday night or early Friday morning. It had been parked at the Smart Start facility on 5140 Sellers St. in Shallotte.

    It was scheduled for use on Saturday, April 5, at Kids Art Day in Franklin Square Park in Southport.

  • Late nights started with ‘Letterman’

    When I was a kid, the family used to do things as a family, meaning if my older sisters had some activity to go to, the parents volunteered and I got stuck going along, too.

    We didn’t bother with babysitters when I was too young to take care of myself. When I was old enough to be left on my own, it meant I was old enough to help out with whatever event we were going to — setting up, breaking down, carrying things to and from the station wagon.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 29

    Assault and larceny, someone punched an employee in the face while taking items from Walmart.

    Larceny of $520 from victim on Holden Beach Road.

    Larceny of ribs from a grocery store on Main Street.

    March 31

    Assault by pointing a gun at victim on Milliken Street.

    April 1

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 24

    Financial identity theft, the victim reported while vacationing in Florida an unknown person obtained credit card information and made many purchases without consent.

    Breaking and entering and larceny from motor vehicle. Someone stole tools from an unsecured toolbox on a vehicle parked on Towne Lake Drive.

    March 25

  • Testimony continues in Grissett murder trial

     BOLIVIA — A day after Richard Hugh Grissett, 53, was arrested and charged with the murder of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward in November 2012, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members found the rifle she had used to try to defend herself in a pond beside Grissett’s home, evidence showed Tuesday, April 8.

    Grissett is accused of beating Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home.

  • Decades Dance celebrates BCC’s 35-year anniversary




    What: Brunswick Community College Blue & Teal Decades Dance


    When: Friday, April 11, 5:30 to 11 p.m.


    Where: Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, Brunswick Community College


    How much: $10 for alumni, faculty and staff; $20 general admission


    For tickets, go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-teal-decades-dance-tickets-10802814509?ref=ebtn



  • Proposal could lead to change in school start times

     The Brunswick County Schools district has proposed a change in bell times for elementary, middle and high schools in the coming school year.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden announced the proposal at the Brunswick County Board of Education’s April 1 monthly meeting.

    It would have elementary school bells ringing at 7:35 a.m., with high schools pushed to 8:40 a.m. and middle schools beginning at 8:50 a.m.