Today's News

  • Senior directs 'Just Another High School Play'

    It may be “Just Another High School Play,” but this one is entirely student directed and produced.

    For her senior project, West Brunswick High School student Maddison Brambley decided to focus on the importance of arts in school curriculum. Brambley said she decided to focus on the importance of arts in schools based on her own experience in theater and choir and what performing has done for her.

    “I really feel confident about what I do, and I’m not scared to be myself on stage,” she said.

  • Cabbage can be steamed, boiled, braised, stuffed or stir-fried

    While many of us will be having corned beef and cabbage this week in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, myself included, I was thinking about the first time I can remember the aroma of cabbage cooking in the kitchen.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Daniel Elliot Reynolds, 55, of 132 Oak St., Lewiston, Mass., with driving while impaired, no operator’s license and left of center and hinder and delay/giving false information. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

    •Larceny of a GPS device on Pine Street; suspect removed a $500 global positioning system from victim’s car.


    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Michael R. Gerew of Apex; charged with resisting a public officer.

    •Keith A. Murray of Raleigh; charged with resisting a public officer.


  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Reese Evans, 85; Harry Haggerty, 86; Dan O’Connell, 87; Jim Fitzner, 88. Low nets: O’Connell, 68; Fred Ortiz, 70. Team two best balls per hole: O’Connell, Ortiz, Haggerty and Bill Cameron at 29 under. Golfer of the week was O’Connell.


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault at Shallotte District Park; suspect hit victim in face.

    •Disorderly conduct on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect was intoxicated and shooting a 9-mm handgun.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Beach Drive in Calabash; suspect broke glass to front door, opened the door, entered home and stole a DVD player from victim’s home.

  • Enhance those spring salads with toppings of meat or beans

    If there’s one food that really captures the essence of spring, it’s salad.

    A salad is the perfect way to use up leftover grilled chicken or steak. You can also use different types of lunchmeat, such as corned beef, ham, turkey and tuna on your salad. I even like to add various types of beans on mine. Try making your next salad with a sprinkling of kidney beans, garbanzos or black beans for a great tasting and satisfying topper.

  • Health bill still being debated by breakfast crowd

    As countdown ensued Tuesday for President Obama to sign the healthcare reform bill, the morning crowd in Calabash was still debating its merits—or its demerits, depending on perspective.

    “Well, I’d just like to say I think it’s a bad thing for this country,” said Daphen Edge of Little River, S.C., waiting for an appointment at a local doctor’s office.

    First of all, she doesn’t understand its massive details.

  • This season, catching redfish 'is a blast'

    The spring redfish bite in Brunswick County and the Little River, S.C., area has been the best in many years. The inshore redfish have hit consistently in the shallow water, and these have been very nice-sized fish.

    Capt. Patrick Kelly, who goes by the handle Capt. Smiley and runs Captain Smiley Fishing Charters (http://www.captainsmileyfishingcharters.com) out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., said he is amazed at how strong the redfish bite has been lately.