Today's News

  • Events commemorate America’s 241st birthday

    Glorify the freedom, laud the liberty, enjoy the independence.

    Patriotism prevails as Americans celebrate the country’s 241st birthday with an array of events planned in coming days, starting with the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival in Southport and concluding with fireworks over the Calabash River.

    Here’s a closer look at area events.

    N.C. Fourth of July Festival

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 20

    Communicating threats at Southeastern Preschool Educational Center on Thomas Garst Lane.

    Larceny of a $1,200 riding lawn mower from Wal-Mart on new Pointe Boulevard.

    June 21

    Simple assault and misdemeanor larceny of $40 in a parking lot on Reed Road.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 19

    Larceny of merchandise worth $338 from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Larceny of a purse from a shopping cart and obtaining property by false pretenses at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    June 20

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 19-24, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest.

    June 19

    Someone pumped gas at the Market Express and drove off.

    June 21

    Someon came into the Minuteman 14 and stole several items.

    June 24

    Roger Wilson, 58, of Euclid in Rockford, Ill., was cited on a simple possession of marijuana charge.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues


             Results from Friday, June 16. The group played a format of one low net on par 5 holes, two low nets on par 4s and three low nets on par 3s per foursome. Joe Capone, Chuck Good, Chris Kelly and Vic Bryant won first place with a score of 105. Capone was the low gross winner with a 79. Bryant, who was named golfer of the week, shot a 62 in the low net game to capture top honors.


    Brick Landing Ladies

  • Daredevils host 34th Annual Flounder Tournament

     The Sudan Daredevils hosted their 34th Annual Flounder Tournament on June 9-10. The competitors fished in the Shallotte River for two days and the prizes were awarded June 10.

    The awards ceremony was June 10 at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Exploring every inch of Lockwood Folly Country Club

     I am so bad at golf. This is not some half-hearted attempt at self-deprecating humor. I’m horrible. I’m a terrible golfer and I’ve come to accept it.

    Nevertheless, last week I was invited to play 18 holes with the head pro at Lockwood Folly Country Club, Eric Morgan, and two of the club’s members, Don Brewer and Paul Boileau. Don is actually the president of the country club and Paul serves as the vice president of the community’s Property Owners Association.

  • Trojan round baller to continue college career at BCC

     SHALLOTTE – When former West Brunswick combo guard Kaitlyn Bellamy finished her high school basketball career earlier this year, she had no idea she’d have the opportunity to continue her career at the collegiate level.

    Several weeks and countless trips to Brunswick Community College’s campus later, Bellamy has seen her wish come true as she has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the Supply junior college during the 2017-18 season.

  • West softball duo to extend softball careers at Southeastern

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick High School graduate McKenzie Benton isn’t sure she would’ve played college softball had it not been for a special teammate.

    Benton, who helped lead the Trojans to an appearance in the eastern regional finals for the first in program history this spring, will continue her softball career at Southeastern Community College after officially signing a letter of intent to play at the Whiteville junior college last week in West Brunswick’s library.

  • Duke Energy shows off Brunswick Nuclear Plant environmental safety measures

    SOUTHPORT — The Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport has its own turtle patrol just like most Brunswick County beach towns.

    But the Duke Energy plant isn’t tracking turtle nests. It’s protecting turtles and other marine life from the intake that draws one million gallons of water per minute into the plant.

    For large animals like sea turtles that can find the nuclear plant’s 300 foot wide intake canal inviting, Duke Energy made an upgrade to a diversion structure, a type of sea gate, so turtles can’t swim through.