Today's News

  • Leland police seek identity of Wal-Mart thief

    Leland police are looking for a woman who stole items from Wal-Mart earlier this month.

    The woman, described as black with a larger build, entered the store on New Pointe Boulevard at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and stole miscellaneous items worth an estimated $418, according to a police department Facebook post.

    She was last seen getting into what police believe to be a silver four-door Ford passenger car.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Berry at 332-5003.

  • Brunswick County holiday closings, schedule changes


    Curbside garbage and recycling collections scheduled for Monday, Dec. 25, will be collected Saturday, Dec. 23, the Saturday before Christmas.

    Brunswick County government offices, including all library branches, will be closed Friday, Dec. 22; Saturday, Dec. 23; and Tuesday, Dec. 26.

    The Brunswick County Landfill and convenience sites will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, re-opening on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    New Year’s Day

  • Man recounts rescue from Lockwood Folly Inlet

    As the fourth wave crashed down on his kayak, 63-year-old Bob Brown of Oak Island felt no fear.

    As Brown struggled for what he guessed was three hours at the mercy of the tide in Lockwood Folly Inlet the afternoon of Dec. 5, he remained fearless.

    When Brown woke up in a bed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington the next morning, he was still unafraid.

    Brown, who will turn 64 on Dec. 15, almost didn’t make it to his next birthday following his bout with Mother Nature.

  • County’s residential market continues to show steady growth

    Colder weather may be here, but Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows no signs of cooling down in the near future, according to data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • Sheriff’s office seeks two in counterfeit money case

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify two people who used counterfeit cash during the West Brunswick High School basketball game Dec. 13.

    A white woman and black man used the fake money to make purchases and request change about 8:45 p.m. at the school, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post and incident report.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Donna Simpson at 880-4952.

  • Foundation to host Year End celebration

    The Roosevelt and Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will have its Year End celebration beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Little Prong Community Center, 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash. Supporters, partners and friends will be recognized.

    Enjoy Christmas desserts and hot chocolate with its volunteers, donors and supporters, and don’t forget to wear your favorite Christmas sweater. All are welcome.

    For more information, call 250-8764.

  • Carolina Shores starts search for new commissioner

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have launched the process to recruit a replacement board member following the resignation of commissioner Mary Timothy at a Dec. 4 town workshop.

    At their monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, commissioners approved a resolution to start the search by getting out word among residents.

    “The goal is to get people who actually are potential candidates,” said Mayor Joyce Dunn, who sought guidance from the University of North Carolina School of Government and North Carolina League of Municipalities.

  • Officials fight two residential fires in less than 24 hours

    No one was injured in a two Brunswick County residential fires reported in less than 24 hours beginning Sunday night.

    The American Red Cross was called to assist both families affected by the two fires, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    The first fire happened just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Seashore Hills Road in Supply, Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Capt. Dave Robinson said.

    A portion of the home was “well engulfed by fire,” which was brought under control by about 11 p.m., he said.

  • ‘Mermaid House’ makes a splash in Calabash

    CALABASH — When Terri Glover met wood craftsman Al Nord at a local artisan market, it was mermaid love at first sight.

    Eyeing a carved wooden mermaid on display at the Shallotte artist’s booth, “she asked me could I make a bigger mermaid,” Nord recalled. “Could I make it into a shutter? That’s what actually started the whole mermaid thing.”

  • Mulberry Branch bridge remains under construction

    SHALLOTTE — The new Mulberry Branch bridge on Bridgers Road is not yet finished, and the road that connects Whiteville Road and Smith Avenue, used by many residents as an alternative to Main Street in Shallotte, remains closed to traffic.

    Town Administrator Albert Hughes told Shallotte aldermen during their Dec. 5 meeting he thought the issue involved guardrails and they might be waiting on parts to be delivered.