Today's News

  • Tis the season for fresh produce

    ‘T’ Heirs Farm Market off Old Ocean Highway just outside Bolivia has fresh produce available daily. The farm stand's owner, Doris Thornton-Green, also sells her produce at local farmers markets in Shallotte and Southport.

  • Brunswick reaches Final Four in Dixie Boys World Series




    Brunswick County is 4-0 in the Dixie Boys World Series at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg, Va.

    Brunswick won two games Sunday—one that began at 10 a.m. and the other that began around 9 p.m. and ended at 10:55 p.m.

    On Monday afternoon, Brunswick beat Louisiana 9-3. In a night game, Brunswick routed Halifax, Va., 15-5 in six innings.

  • Local stars to spin around ballroom in upcoming fundraiser

    Brunswick County “stars” have raised more than $500,000 in the past two years, which has provided 210 scholarships for Brunswick Community College students. This Friday, they hope to raise even more.

    “Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 6, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gymnasium on the Brunswick Community College campus.

    “It is phenomenal; the success has been unbelievable,” event organizer Clarice Holden said of the annual fundraiser.

  • Attorneys appeal to jurors in closing arguments in former officer’s gender discrimination case

    Editor’s note: The jury in this case was deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of the plaintiff, leading Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis to declare a mistrial in the case Tuesday, Aug. 3.

    BOLIVIA—After seven days of testimony in the wrongful termination and gender discrimination trial against the town of Holden Beach, the town’s fate and that of the plaintiff, former Holden Beach police officer Terri Oxford, were placed in the hands of the jurors.

  • Strong storms knock power out in parts of the county

    A strong storm system moved through Brunswick County Thursday afternoon, producing heavy rain and frequent thunder and lightning.

    Power was knocked out in parts of the county and a number of possible fire calls went out to local emergency personnel. So far, there have been no reports of actual fire damage caused by the storm. The town of Holden Beach reported a possible lightning strike to a power pole.

  • Leland mother dies after crash in Columbus County

    Dawn Baldwin-Ivey of Leland, a former Miss Brunswick County and lifelong county resident, died yesterday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center related to injuries received in a traffic collision on July 23.

    She was the wife of Officer Tillman Ivey of the City of Wilmington Police Department. They have three children Jacob 12, Shelby 9, and Bryanne 5.

    The Whiteville News-Reporter reported Baldwin-Ivey was critically injured at 4:14 p.m. last Friday while driving a 2001 Honda south on N.C. 11 in Columbus County, according to a report by Trooper Scott Floyd.

  • What would Calabash be without its local shrimpers?

    Calabash is known as the Seafood Capital of the World, but behind the restaurants, docked in the waterway, are the boats that make Calabash what it is.

    Calabash is a seafood town, but what would it be without its local shrimpers?

    “The docks are open to everyone here,” Mayor Anthony Clemmons said. “The docks have been part of the mystique of Calabash. You come to Calabash and eat and the docks call you down there.”

  • Second witness testifies to odor of alcohol at scene with chief

    BOLIVIA—Terri Oxford said she smelled alcohol when Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne responded to a cardiac arrest on Holden Beach in November 2004.

    Layne said he wasn’t intoxicated that November evening—that he wasn’t even drinking.

    Oxford, who worked for the town police department from 1999 until 2008, filed a wrongful termination and gender discrimination lawsuit after she was fired from the town in 2008.

  • Blessing of new sanctuary at St. Brendan

    More than five years ago, parishioners at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte began planning to expand their fellowship hall and sanctuary.

    According to St. Brendan’s social ministries coordinator Kathy Doyle, the church began planning the expansion in 2002, but the land for the expansion was not purchased until 2005.

    The Rev. Robert Ippolito and the Rev. Hector LaChapelle have been working with the building committee since their arrival in 2005.

  • Calabash Presbyterian Church tourney draws 140 players

     The 10th annual Calabash Presbyterian Church Golf Tournament and Raffle took place July 1 at the Thistle Golf Club. Thirty-five teams competed in six flights (140 players total).