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Today's News

  • Old Man Winter creeps in on our fall

    My family reported there was more snow on the ground at my parents’ house up in the Triad than there was at my godmother’s house outside my native Cleveland, Ohio, this past weekend. That’s unheard of — especially in December.

    Mom and Dad even remarked that it was too early for snow in their neck of the woods. They get snow in their part of the Tar Heel state maybe once or twice a year, usually in January or February. Their local meteorologist, Van Denton, confirmed this, saying it was seven years since the area last saw snow in December.

  • You decide: Can good behavior sometimes cost you more?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    There’s an old saying stating, “No good deed goes unpunished.” I was reminded of it during a recent radio call-in program where I was the guest. The topic was the conservation of resources, like water or electricity, something that is encouraged and applauded.

  • Recovery from addiction: Never give up!

    By Rocky Atkinson

    Guest Columnist

    Oftentimes when writing about the disease of addiction to drugs and alcohol and the devastation that surrounds it, I feel overwhelmed and saddened by the horror of it all.

  • New Christmas Village celebrates season Dec. 16 in Shallotte’s Mulberry Park

    Another big holiday market, a new Christmas Village featuring more than 50 unique vendors, debuts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte.

    Celebrate with Santa Claus, hayrides, personnel from police and fire departments, children’s crafts and the Stardusters Big Band presenting a Christmas show.

    Other highlights include winter vegetables, artisans, jewelers, photos with Santa, hot cider and maybe even a few extra holiday surprises.

  • WBHS to present ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

    West Brunswick High School Theatre Arts classes will present the holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life."

    Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the West Entertainment Student Theatre, Room 123 at the school.

    Admission is free, but donations are accepted to support the theatre arts program.

    For more information, email Jennifer Creighton-Negron atjcreighton@bcswan.net.

  • Nighttime is the right time for Bolivia Christmas parade Dec. 16

    The annual Bolivia Fire Department Christmas Parade will be held under the lights this year, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

    The parade route will remain the same, proceeding from the Brunswick County Government Complex, 30 Government Center Drive, through Bolivia on Old Ocean Highway and ending at Bolivia Elementary School at 4036 U.S. 17 Business E.

    Lineup for parade participants begins 5 p.m. at the government complex.

    The road will be blocked off at 5:45 p.m. and will reopen at the end of the parade.

  • Club Profile: Marine Corps League Paul Ray Purgason Detachment 1005 & Toys for Tots

    Commandant: Bruce Smith

    Meets: Second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Shallotte Town Hall

    Contact: Bruce Smith, shallotte2005@gmail.com

    For Toys for Tots gift assistance in Brunswick County, call Brunswick Family Assistance at 754-4766 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last date of application this year is Friday, Dec. 15.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:35 p.m. Dec. 11, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 8:06 a.m. Dec. 9, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • BCSO offers reward in Longwood fatal shooting case

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting death of a Longwood man.

    Anthony Scott Beers, 30, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 10, after being taken to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    He was shot about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the area of Carlon and George Daniels roads in the Longwood community, according to a sheriff’s office news release that called the case an ongoing homicide investigation.