Today's News

  • Civitas poll: Rabon leads Redwine, McIntyre over Pantano, and drill baby, drill

    A recent Civitas Institute poll conducted by Survey USA and released May 24, sheds some light on how voters in the N.C. State Senate 8th District, which includes Brunswick County, feel about the political environment.

    According to the survey results, which polled 350 eligible voters May 15-17, and has a 4.9 percent margin of error, 69 percent of voters polled said they are certain they will vote in November’s General Election. Another 10 percent say they are very likely to vote.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect pulled out cable cord from behind victim’s home.

    •Larceny on Twisted Lane in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Holden Beach Road in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s garage and stole tools and copper wire.

  • McIntyre: ‘We’re still holding the VA’s feet to the fire’

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., said, when it comes to bringing a Veterans Affairs facility to Brunswick County, “We’re still holding the VA’s feet to the fire.”

    McIntyre said he is keeping pressure on Veterans Affairs officials to bring a previously promised VA facility to Brunswick County—with an emphasis on converting the soon-to-be-vacated Brunswick Community Hospital as a possible site.

  • Weekend Swampfest to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

    Swampfest 2010 is a star-spangled, family-friendly Memorial Day Weekend festival set for Saturday and Sunday in Holden Beach to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.
    Swampfest kicks off at noon both days at Cedar Landing Marina.
    Hosted by North Carolina’s SwampDaWamp, Swampfest will consist of vendors, bands, barbecue, beverages and children’s activities.
    Organizers say Memorial Day Weekend, when people are out having a good time, is an appropriate time to remember those who serve our country, putting their lives in harm’s way.

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police charged a man Friday with failure to appear.
    Sunset Beach police arrested Michael Holland, 25, on a warrant after they found him at a residence in Sea Trail.

  • World War II vets set for takeoff on second regional Honor Flight

    Twenty-five World War II veterans from Brunswick County are scheduled to take the next regional Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 26.
    The veterans are among about 100 from the region booked to take the second trip along with their appointed guardians, said Jason McLeod, president of Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina.

  • Three Memorial Day ceremonies Monday in Calabash

    CALABASH—Locals and visitors alike have a choice of three Memorial Day services to observe Monday, May 31, in the Seafood Capital.

    But since each ceremony is slated for 11 a.m., citizens will need to decide which one to attend.

  • Dangerous rip currents, strong swells Tuesday

    A low pressure system in Atlantic Ocean is combining with the full moon to bring large southeast swells and strong rip currents to Brunswick County beaches Tuesday.

    Rough surf and threatening rip currents may be experienced throughout the coast today, with the most dangerous rip currents occurring in a two-hour window around noon, which will be at low tide.

    The National Weather Service is encouraging anyone venturing out to the beach during this time to stay out of the water. There will be a high chance of rip currents all day Tuesday.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Megan Marie Gray, 24, of 2762 Flamingo Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and driving left of center. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.