Today's News

  • Rotary's 11th Las Vegas night gets ready to roll

    Get ready for another round of fun and games in Vegas, N.C.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 11th annual Las Vegas Night is pulling out all stops Saturday night, Jan. 30, with an array of food and Vegas-style games.

    The annual fundraiser is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    The catered event, hosted this year by WECT-TV’s Jon Evans, will once again feature a cash bar plus tableside cocktails, dinner, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cake.

  • Budget-cutting, Sunset at Sunset hot topics in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town staff has been instructed to starting looking into possible ways to cut budgetary costs and the ramifications for doing so.

    Sunset Beach Town Council also indicated at its second meeting of the month on Tuesday it will continue to support this year’s 10th Sunset at Sunset Celebration but would like for the committee overseeing it to look into becoming a nonprofit entity or working with a different committee.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 14-15

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

    Jan. 14

    Breaking and entering, larceny of four televisions and damage to real property on East Main Street.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of two televisions from Magnolia Drive.

    Jan. 15

    Uttering forged check at BB&T on Seaside Road.

  • Calabash hopes to consolidate split voting to one precinct

    CALABASH — Town leaders are hoping for a change in local voting so Calabash residents can all vote at the same place.

    Town commissioner Cecelia Herman, speaking at the monthly town board of commissioners meeting Jan. 12, said the Brunswick County Board of Elections is considering modifications to enable residents within the corporate limits of Calabash to vote at a single designated precinct.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 4, 5 and 6 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, Jan. 4

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor C. Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Jan. 11 during a grand jury session:

    Wendi Bay, felonious breaking/entering, felonious larceny.

    Jamar Akeem Bethea, two counts of possession drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, sell/deliver heroin, habitual felon.

  • Holden serves aboard USS Maryland

        A 2013 West Brunswick High School graduate and Supply native is serving in the Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Maryland (SSBN 738).

    Fireman Kevin Holden is a fire control technician serving aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. A Navy fire control technician is responsible for controlling outgoing weapons, tracking surface and air contacts, launching defensive weapons and verifying the safely of the boat.

  • Smith honored for 55 years of service

     The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts had its 72nd annual meeting Jan. 3-5 at the Sheraton Imperial at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh. The association’s theme for this past year was “Conservation — Contagious Enthusiasm.”

  • Changes to Medicare Part A and B

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

    Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reevaluate the costs for Medicare Parts A and B to determine if changes need to be made to deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums.

    SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is available to North Carolina’s Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to help them understand how the coming changes will affect them in 2016.

    Part B: Medical insurance

  • You decide: Should North Carolina borrow money to build?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    North Carolinians are being asked to consider a big mortgage for the state. Totaling $2 billion, the mortgage would allow the state to build a variety of projects, including university and community college facilities, water and sewer infrastructure and recreational offerings.

    There are two key questions for voters to ponder: First, is mortgage financing appropriate? Second, are the projects worthy?