Today's News

  • Brunswick senior golf kicks off 2010 season

    There are dozens of golf activities for people of all ages in Brunswick County.

    Clubs with memberships run tournaments, guest days, member-member events, club championships and mixed events. The Elks, the VFW and various special interest and/or friendship groups sponsor leagues. The Carolinas Golf Association has an active tournament schedule. Most churches and charitable organizations have fundraising events each year.

    One of the best opportunities to play golf in Brunswick County is sponsored by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Basketball game to raise money for The Wilmington 10, social justice

    When Cedar Grove Middle School teacher Marty Mentzer heard the story of The Wilmington 10 this past summer, she immediately felt her students could relate.

    Mentzer, a physical education teacher and sponsor of the Basketball Poets, was introduced to the story of The Wilmington 10 this summer at the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington.

    She attended a workshop where filmmaker Francine DeCoursey spoke about the documentary she was making on the group and shared ideas of how the movie and the story could be shared in local communities.

  • MISSING PERSON: Nellie Johnson

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing woman.

    Nellie Doaloras Johnson, 34, of 4551 Sweet Bay Drive, Southport, left home between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Jan. 22. She could possibly be around Shallotte or in the Longwood area.

    Anyone with information about Johnson or her whereabouts is asked to contact detective Jayne Todd at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, 253-2777.

  • Best wishes for Michele, my Haitian friend

    During my last year in college, I had the distinct honor of spending time with Michele Remy, a 29-year-old incoming Haitian freshman. Other than my grandfather, Michele was the most devout Christian I have had the opportunity of being around.

  • Mother of inmate who died in jail sues sheriff's office, Ingram

    The mother of the inmate who died while in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center has sued the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for the wrongful death of her son.

    Beverly Vaught, the mother of Senaca Marrell Vaught, who was 32 when he died at the detention center Jan. 23, 2008, sued the sheriff’s office, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, detention officers Dustin Riddle, Karl Scoggins and Steven Gerstenmier, Brunswick County, Western Surety Co., Southern Health Partners and Arlene Stanley, according to the lawsuit.

  • Oak Island man killed in single vehicle crash

    An Oak Island man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck when his car ran off the road and flipped several times.

    Travis Derrick Modlin, 25, of 219 N.E. 50th St., Oak Island, was traveling south on N.C. 133 in a 1994 Honda passenger car, according to First Sgt. A.E. Morris of the N.C. Highway Patrol. He ran off the road to the left. The car overturned several times, Morris said, before landing on its top.

    Modlin was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died.

    No other vehicles were involved, and no passengers were in the car.

  • Great giveaway targets those in need

    Call it a reverse yard sale, a way to shed good, usable items you no longer need, to give to someone who does.

    Members of First Baptist Church in Shallotte are just calling it The Great New Year Giveaway.

    It kicks off at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 30, at the church at 4486 Main St.

    While it may sound like a free-for-all, the church’s first Great Giveaway is targeting people in need.

    For the past few weeks, the congregation has been collecting donations from people in the community, church pastor Bob Weathers said.

  • Proposed park plans presented in Calabash

    CALABASH—Detailed drawings for a proposed town park drew mixed comments at a long-range planning committee meeting Jan. 21.

    Devaun Park developer and landscape designer Scott Stewart did the initial renderings as a contribution to the town.

    Proposed plans for the 1-acre site call for a park pavilion, stage and amphitheater area where concerts could be presented, picnic site, restrooms, outdoor grills, play and lawn sports areas, sidewalks, walking trail and gravel parking lot for 18 cars.

  • Main Street changes continue; two new businesses to open soon

    Main Street Shallotte has seen a lot of changes over the years, and it’s now in the middle of another facelift, thanks to various new businesses, additions and renovations taking place.

    A new drive-through coffee shop, East Coast Copper Cup, is now under construction beside McDonald’s and is expected to open at the end of February or first of March.

  • Sunset Beach assistant administrator set to retire on 62nd birthday



    SUNSET BEACH—Larry Crim has seen lots of changes in his quarter-century working for the town of Sunset Beach.

    As the sun sets on his 25-year career in Sunset, the town’s longtime assistant administrator is being feted with a retirement party on his 62nd birthday this Friday.

    He’ll also be celebrating his launch into retirement, which includes remaining in the scenic coastal town he watched and helped grow.

    Now, Crim will finally find time to enjoy its many amenities.