Today's News

  • Leland woman faces drug trafficking charges

     A Leland woman faces several drug charges after her arrest Wednesday, Jan. 28.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 61-year-old Dorothy Ann Jefferson and charged her with eight drug-related crimes, including trafficking opium or heroin, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting skateboarding teen

    A 65-year-old Leland man is accused of assaulting a skateboarding teen during an incident initially investigated as a possible attempted kidnapping.

    Deputies arrested Gerald Anthony Novarro, of Jackey’s Creek Lane, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on a charge of simple assault, according to a news release from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax. He is accused of grabbing a 15-year-old boy who was skateboarding in his neighborhood “by the arm and sweatshirt” at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 3.

  • Sunset Beach OKs tent regulation

    SUNSET BEACH — Following discussion and debate, Sunset Beach Town Council has approved an amendment to regulate tents on the beach.

    The 3-1 vote is to require tents, canopies and other “shading devices,” except for umbrellas, to be erected in a single line parallel to the ocean and not to extend more than 24 feet from the front dune line toward the ocean.

    Town council members Lou De Vita, Terry Johnson and Carol Scott voted in favor of the measure. Town councilman Wilson Sherrill cast a dissenting vote. Town councilman Mike Williams was absent.

  • Celebrate Valentine's with hearts, flowers, music and lunch

    Romance is in the air. Valentine’s Day, after all, is just around the bend.

    And several entities have scheduled events just to make Feb. 14 even more special this year.

    Singing valentines

    The Coastal Harmonizers are tuning up for more sweet serenading.

    This is the time of year when the barbershop quartet is in demand and on the go, bestowing singing valentines for a fee on the beloved throughout Brunswick County.

  • 150th anniversary Fort Anderson fall Feb. 14-15

    “Last Stand on the West Bank of the Cape Fear,” a living history program, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the fall of Fort Anderson on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 15.

    The anniversary event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at historic Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, 8884 St. Philips Road SE in Winnabow.

  • Chef Sal Rubio stirring up new menus at Sea Trail

    SUNSET BEACH — Chef Sal Rubio is one of the area’s most widely known chefs and one of its most renowned.

    Since November, Rubio has been overseeing the daily menu at Magnolia’s Fine Food & Spirits in the Jones-Byrd Clubhouse at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach.

    Since his arrival, Rubio has implemented a menu he describes as more customer-friendly and flexible.

  • Changes aiding pet stats in Brunswick County

    It’s a multi-faceted community effort that’s making a difference in pet numbers and lives in Brunswick County, a local animal advocate says.

    Changes at the local shelter, a new low-cost spay-neuter facility and program, volunteers and rescue groups along with grant money to aid homeless cats are all having impact in increasing the number of pet adoptions and reducing the euthanasia rate, said Janie Withers.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 31, 2015

     Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 31

    Jason Scott Piskacek, 45, of 1636 Frink St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with DWI and driving left of center.

  • ONDBEAT: Being senior has its perks and wrinkles

    In childhood, there’s a tendency to want to be older. Many a 4-year-old would rather be 6. For those who are only 9, it sounds bigger and better to say they’re double-digits 10.

    Ditto for teenage-hood — the older you are, the more sophisticated and grown-up it sounds to say you’re older than you are, old enough to get into a restricted movie, perhaps. “Under 17,” after all, still requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian

  • Prayer drive-thru a blessing for S.C. church

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — Never mind temperatures had dipped below freezing and it wasn’t the warmest day to be standing outside.

    Right on schedule, a team of volunteers at Little River United Methodist Church turned out to wave at passersby and be on standby for the church’s biweekly prayer drive-thru.

    “We do (this) every other Wednesday,” said church member Larry Johnston, holding a “prayer drive-thru” sign and waving at passing traffic alongside fellow volunteer Joan Campbell in front of the church on U.S. 17.