Today's News

  • Tabor City man drowns in hurricane floodwaters

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the search and rescue team tasked with finding a 70-year-old Tabor City man who died as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

    Danny Gale Chestnutt’s truck was found overturned in floodwaters near Gores Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Columbus County. His body was discovered about 50 feet from 7 Creeks Highway in Nakina at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah said.

  • Supply man accused of secretly filming another person

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of using his cell phone to film someone without their permission.

    David Bredeen, 50, of Sea Trace Lane was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 5, and charged with felony secretly/using installing a photographic imaging.

    Warrants show Bredeen used a cell phone in his home to film another person there without their consent for sexual purposes.

  • Hurricane generates goodwill, exposes cretins

    One of the most heartening things I’ve seen in the wake of Hurricane Matthew is the outpouring of assistance people are offering others in need. After the storm passed and the sun shone again Sunday, teams of residents gathered in the hardest-hit areas of the county to cut away fallen trees and lend a hand.

  • County escapes colossal catastrophe

    Few might have believed Brunswick County, with its 40 miles of beaches, would fare so much better than neighboring inland counties after Hurricane Matthew.

    Much of that can be attributed to the storm’s path, but the remainder is a credit to our people and our preparation in bracing for the worst when Matthew struck Saturday.

  • Sloup helps Winthrop win golf tourney

    By Jack Frost

    Winthrop University

    Ashley Sloup finished third out of 61 golfers in leading  Winthrop to a first-place finish Oct. 11 in the Terrier Intercollegiate championship at Rock Hill, S.C.

    Winthrop rallied from a 13-stroke deficit in the second round and won the title by a stroke against Western Carolina.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 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, Sept. 26


  • You decide: Why are so many men not working?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Do we have a “man problem” in today’s economy? Some analysts think we do, and they cite one simple statistic for proving it. After World War II in the late 1940s, 6 percent of prime working-age men (those between 25 and 54) were not employed and were not looking for work. Today that rate is 14 percent. Translated to numbers, 1 million prime working-age men in the late 1940s were out of the labor force; today, the number is 7 million.

  • On Campus with BCC: 2017-18 changes in applying for federal student aid

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Without a doubt, the cost of a postsecondary education is increasing. Whether attending a two-year institution such as Brunswick Community College or a four-year university, more and more students are seeking financial assistance to support their educational goals and college completion.

  • UPDATE: Brunswick Electric works to restore power to remaining outages

    Power is back on for a majority of Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) members affected Hurricane Matthew.

    The co-op is working diligently to finish restoring electricity to approximately 8,000 service locations.

    BEMC is rerouting power, or backfeeding, to provide power to those affected while repairing damaged distribution and transmission lines, circuits, substations as well as other infrastructure.

  • What is this mystery plant?


    By John Nelson



    Be careful: these flowers look as though they might want to take a bite out of our leg if you get too close to the perennial border. All those bright pink jaws, gaping open, or maybe they are more interested in singing than in biting!