Today's News

  • Man wanted in Davie Co. arrested at sister’s home in Supply

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted in a shooting in Davie County at his sister’s home in Supply.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Shanbrody Lee Pearce, 20, of Peak Road in Clemmons, was arrested at his sister’s home on Edgewood Road in Supply on Jan. 24 and charged with a felony count of discharging a weapon into occupied property and a misdemeanor count of simple assault. Flax said the sister’s name will not be released and she faces no charges.

  • ECHS students see history in action at inauguration

    BOLIVIA—Hundreds of thousands of people from all across the United States came together at the National Mall on Jan. 20 to see history being made, and 49 Early College High School students were among them.

  • Shallotte men to serve more than six years on drug charges

    Two Shallotte men will spend at least six years in prison after they were arrested separately for selling drugs on Tryon Road in Shallotte, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

  • Brunswick dropout rates fall

    SHALLOTTE—Students at Brunswick County Schools are saying yes to staying in school, according to the latest dropout data released last week. 

  • Shallotte aldermen look to the future at annual retreat

     SHALLOTTE — As a new year begins, aldermen and town staff gathered at their annual retreat Thursday, Jan. 26, to discuss short- and long-term plans for Shallotte.

  • District court docket for Jan. 17, 18 and 19

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 17, 18 and 19 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.


    Tuesday, Jan. 17

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Smart shopping

     For the past couple of weeks in this column, I’ve been talking about grocery shopping and offering simple shopping tips that can both help with your food budget and offer healthy eating. For years, home economics, dietitians and health professionals have been promoting something called “shopping the perimeter” as a way to help you choose foods that support a healthy diet.

  • Dogs may have episodic memory

     Dogs may remember more than we thought, at least according to a recent Hungarian study. Comparative psychologist Claudia Fugazza used an umbrella and a corps of canines to determine if dogs could “see it, do it, remember it.” Fugazza’s research concluded dogs may remember our actions up an hour later, having significant implications on how we train and understand dogs.


  • Little choices can make or break dreams

     By Linda Arnold


    “Just this once.” “It won’t really matter. I can start next week.”


    Sound familiar? If so, you’re in good company — as part of a big group who think those little choices in life don’t count for much.


  • Warm up this weekend with SBI Woman’s Club SOUPer Bowl

    Every Super Bowl weekend, soup aficionados can count on the SOUPer Bowl.

    The GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club’s annual event to help feed the hungry in the local community heats up again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive in Shallotte.

    For a $20 ticket for this annual Empty Bowls Projects, you get a choice of hot soup with bread and dessert, along with a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl handcrafted by a local potter.