Today's News

  • Wilmington man faces multiple charges after Brunswick County chase

    A Wilmington man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase from Leland on Wednesday night, Sept. 28.

    Leland police charged 25-year-old Daniel Salemmo, of Halyburton Memorial Parkway, with felony fleeing to elude arrest, misdemeanor possession of a schedule III controlled substance, speeding, no operator’s license, aggressive driving, failure to burn rear lamps, unsafe passing and speeding in a work zone.

  • Leland police seek man in credit card theft

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in a stolen credit card case.

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said officers took a report in Magnolia Greens, where someone broke into a vehicle on Tommy Jacobs Drive on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Two credit cards stolen from the vehicle were used by the man at Target on New Centre Drive in Wilmington to buy miscellaneous items and gift cards totaling $1,307.81.

  • Five men OK after boat capsizes in Ocean Isle Beach

    Five men are OK after their boat capsized in Ocean Isle Beach on Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Ocean Isle Beach Fire Chief Robert Yoho said his office got a call at 10:30 a.m. about a 21-foot Sea Hunt boat that had capsized while coming into the Intracoastal Waterway from the ocean. The boat had been hit twice by large waves, causing it to turn over.

    None of the five men in the boat were wearing life jackets, although they had them aboard, Yoho said.

  • Board of Education talks potential prep for Hurricane Matthew

    BOLIVIA— The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a request Tuesday night from Brunswick County Schools superintendent Les Tubb to waive the requirement of three bids for work costing more than $10,000 if emergency repairs are needed at a school as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

    “Part of this is to let the public know that we’re standing by, that we make sure we safeguard our schools as much as possible with the capability of the storm,” Tubb said.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Frequently the leaves and stems of a plant will prove to be just as fascinating as its flowers. This is a plant like that, and it is a native, aquatic species.

  • How do you react when things don’t go your way?

    By Linda Arnold


    “The construction guy said he’d be here today.” “When will these ‘terrible twos’ end?” “I can’t believe she hasn’t answered my email.”

    From traffic jams to family squabbles to lines at the grocery checkout, we’re faced with curveballs every day.  It’s not what happens in our lives that determines how well things flow for us — it’s how we deal with what happens.

  • New Sunset Beach mayor takes oath of office

    SUNSET BEACH — New Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester was officially sworn in during a brief ceremony before going into closed session at the start of the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Monday night.

    Following council’s closed session to discuss Jaguar’s Lair, Sunset West and Riverside Drive with the town attorney, Forrester said during council’s pre-meeting work session he appreciated the confidence council members have placed in him in selecting him to fill former mayor Ron Watts’ unexpired term.

  • Carolina Shores denies initiating FEMA flood map changes

    CAROLINA SHORES — One of the residents affected by pending changes that put her in a flood zone claims the town initiated the measure with the Federal Emergency Management Agency after last year’s flooding.

    Phyllis Novkovic, whose Oakbark Court home was among those flooded during weekend rain that dumped 24 inches on the town one year ago last October, last week accused the town of taking action with FEMA to change flood maps as well as paying for an engineering study.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Sept. 19

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Samantha Etheridge:

  • The fall season brings out our best chowders and bisques

    Most everyone enjoys a good, creamy and chunky bowl of clam chowder, or maybe you prefer the Manhattan-style chowder instead. But one thing we all agree on is that the fall season is when the chowders and bisques come out.

    Many restaurants will be serving up these seafood delights, and will be offering both chowders and bisques. Do you know the difference between chowder and bisque?