Today's News

  • Weekend's fishing excellent, promising outlook

    Can you believe this weather? Just as we get the fishing heading in the right direction. The good news is this weather held off until Sunday afternoon, and before its arrival, fishing was red-hot both near shore and offshore. The other good news is this cold snap hit early in the week, and as it looks now, by Friday, the winds are supposed to subside and temperatures are forecast to be back in the 80s. It looks like a great holiday weekend ahead.

  • Fugitive arrested on break-in, theft charges

    SUNSET BEACH—A man wanted on two felony warrants in Wilmington was arrested Monday night by local police.

    Justin Kyle Loeser was arrested by Sunset Beach police after they were called to a residence on Dogwood Drive on a domestic violence call.

    A subsequent background check revealed Wilmington police had issued an all points bulletin for Loeser. One warrant was for breaking and entering and larceny and a second warrant was for obtaining property by false pretenses and misdemeanor larceny.

  • Work by Arts Council president at Sunset River Marketplace

    Work by artist Gary Halberstadt, president of the Brunswick Arts Council, is being featured at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash through May 30.

    The exhibit features landscapes of local waterway scenes as well as paintings inspired by Halberstadt’s travels through Europe.

    The Brooklyn, N.Y., native taught himself to paint while in the Army and painted intermittently before moving to Brunswick County. A minor accident in 2005 curtailed most of his activities but laid the groundwork for his artistic resurgence.

  • Lots of new businesses opening right here in Brunswick County

    Good news, Brunswick County! We’re still growing by leaps and bounds.

    While the economy has put many in a pinch—including slowing or completely halting some construction—growth is still happening right here in our community.

    Last week, a larger, brighter, better Food Lion store opened to much fanfare in Shallotte. In June, a new Lowes Food will open its doors in Ocean Isle Beach. The Economic Development Commission indicates another Lowes Food is set to get under construction soon at N.C. 211 and Midway Road.

  • 'They’re probably goofin’ off with each other in heaven'

    Family and friends of Jake Moseley and Caleb Hawkins, two West Brunswick High School students who died as the result of a fatal car crash earlier this month, gathered last week for a night of remembrance at First Baptist Church in Shallotte.

    Siblings, classmates and friends all shared their favorite memories of the two boys, who were best remembered as fun-loving, kind-hearted people who left a lasting impression on everyone who knew them.

  • Police: Man found on the beach died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

    HOLDEN BEACH—A single gunshot wound took the life of 43-year-old Daniel Anderson, of Hilliard, Ohio, police say.

    Anderson, whose body was found on the beach around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, by a member of the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth, Holden Beach Police Detective Justin Hewett said.

  • Longwood man charged with assault after weekend shooting

    LONGWOOD—A Longwood man was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he told police he shot a man for continually coming onto his property.

    Wendell Daniels, 55, of 7299 Carlon Road, told police he repeatedly told Hester Griffin to stop coming to his Longwood home.

    When Griffin came to Daniels’ home around 5 a.m. Saturday, May 16, a confrontation ensued, and Daniels allegedly shot Griffin in the stomach with an assault-style rifle, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sam Davis said.

  • Bike Rodeo at Seaside

    Seaside United Methodist Church Preschool students participated in a Bike Rodeo last Wednesday, during which the N.C. Highway Patrol instructed the youngsters on proper bicycle safety.


  • Walgreens in Holden Beach to open soon; Shallotte store opening slated for July

    A number of new businesses and expanded services have started cropping up in Shallotte and surrounding areas just in time for the tourist season.

    The Walgreens store in Holden Beach is set to open at the end of the month, while the Shallotte location won’t open until July 31, the Holden Beach manager has announced.

    According to manager Kenny Emmanuel, the 15,000-square-foot store near Food Lion on Sabbath Home Road is set to open May 28.

    Emmanuel, a Brunswick County native and graduate of West Brunswick High School, will be the store’s manager.

  • Publishers Clearing House might be looking for me

    The new Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office South Substation hadn’t even opened yet when Publishers Clearing House showed up at its door.

    It’s proof that pigs fly and something had frozen over in mid May (consider this week’s unusually low temperatures).

    But what it really demonstrates is the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Elite Team actually does exist.

    Oh, sure, I and 200 million other Americans had been skeptical for the past 42 years, ever since the first Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes launched in 1967.