Today's News

  • ‘Sunset Beach pickers’ scour walkways using invention

    SUNSET BEACH — As soon as stormy skies cleared, a team of volunteers emerged last week to clean the beach just in time for Easter-week visitors.

    This wasn’t just any old seasonal coastal clean-up launching at the Sunset Beach gazebo last Thursday afternoon, April 6.

  • Carolina Shores ponders better Greenway path

    CAROLINA SHORES — If commissioner Gere Dale gets his druthers, the town will someday have a better path to tie in with the East Coast Greenway trail.

    At the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, April 6, Dale presented an unofficial map of town drainage-ways to fellow board members outlining how the trail could be implemented next to town canals and ditches for a safer off-road connection.

  • Calabash Fire Department March 2017

    During the month of March 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 180 calls: nine structure fires, two woods/brush fires, five fire alarms, 10 motor vehicle accidents, two investigations, 18 public assistance, three mutual aid, an other, and 130 EMS first response calls.

  • Brunswick County Schools recommended for accreditation by AdvancED

    Brunswick County Schools have been recommended for accreditation by AdvancED.

    An AdvancED external review team visited the school district last week and apparently liked what it saw, according to a news release issued by school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki.

    Brunswick County Schools earned AdvancED accreditation after the team reviewed written documentation and artifacts, including interviewing 196 stakeholders, touring eight of the district’s 19 schools and observing 55 classrooms.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 4-6 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    April 4

    Fraudulent charges at CresCom Bank.

    April 6

    Breaking and entering on Salt Marsh Street, where several guitars were stolen.

  • Dustin Johnson commits to play in Wells Fargo

    Dustin Johnson, winner of 15 career titles on the PGA TOUR and ranked No. 1 golfer in the world,  has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled for May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club.
    Johnson, who was born in Columbia, S.C., and attended Coastal Carolina University, will be returning to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2011. Johnson’s best finish in the tournament was a tie for 29th in 2010. In his two other starts, he missed the cut both times.

  • Navassa Community Center ribbon-cutting April 20

    The town of Navassa will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 20 at the Navassa Community Center at 338 Main St. at 6 p.m.

  • Schools finance team receives top honors

    The Brunswick County Schools finance office has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award is granted by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

    The finance department prepares an annual financial report to clearly communicate the district’s financial story. This award represents the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

  • Bolivia man faces peeping charge

    A Bolivia man is accused of using a webcam to peep into a bedroom at his residence.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Wendell Oliver Holmes on a charge of possessing a photographic image from peeping Friday, April 7.

    A warrant shows Holmes used a computer-operated camera to peep secretly into the bedroom of his home on Colonial Landing Road on Thursday, April 6.

    Holmes was released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1,500 bail April 7.

  • Ash man accused of strangling boy

    An Ash man is accused of strangling an 8-year-old boy.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 31-year-old Marco Antonio Valencia, of Mill Branch Road NW, and charged him with assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a child younger than 12 on Saturday, April 8.

    Warrants show Valencia grabbed the boy by his throat and lifted him off the ground, choking him and causing him to have trouble breathing and blurred vision, April 8.

    Valencia remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $15,000 bail.