Today's News

  • Unwind at 15th annual Cucalorus Film Festival Nov. 11-15 in Wilmington


    Cuc-a-lor-us: 1. a film set apparatus placed in front of a light source to create a dappled lighting effect on a subject or background. 2. a film festival set in Wilmington

    Cucalorus is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week as an international film festival in the historic port city of Wilmington.

    Named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals” by Moviemaker Magazine, the festival is non-competitive to create a laid-back atmosphere and foster open dialogue, where filmmakers and audiences feel free to share stories and socialize.

  • Defense attorney shares real life situations with students

    Defense attorney Jason Disbrow said although some of his clients are minors, they are often sentenced as adults.

    “I represent a lot of 15-, 16-, 17-year-old folks that are in big boy court,” he told Brunswick County Academy and Transition Academy students last week. “Nine times out of 10, you’ll be treated as an adult. You do an adult crime, you’ll be treated as an adult.”

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 22:


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged James Joseph Winter, 36, of 2914 Bay Village Road, Shallotte, with larceny of check and forgery of check. He stole a check from the victim, filled it out for $100 and attempted to cash it.

    He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 28, 29, 30 and Nov. 2 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 28

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Silas Emanuel Acosta, improper equipment, costs.

    Michael Gregory Allen, improper equipment, costs.

    Richard Edom Allen, expired registration card/tag, expired/no inspection sticker, both voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Franklin Lanier with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 26:

    Scott Kenneth Aubry, 31, of 1008 Macklin St., Leland; two counts felony sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance, three counts felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, felony trafficking opium or heroin.

  • BCC volleyball season ends

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 tournament at Lenoir Community College. The Dolphins, who won the tournament last year, entered as the No. 2 seed, having finished 13-3 in the region. One of those losses was to Surry Community College, the team the Dolphins faced in the semifinals, and SCC again beat BCC, this time 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16. Catawba Valley Community College, the top seed, beat SCC for the title. Here are photos of some of the action from BCC’s match.

  • West Brunswick uses big plays to shut out West Bladen

    West Brunswick scored three times in the second quarter—the last on a 30-yard return by Nick Napolitano of a blocked punt with 4.5 seconds left—and went on to beat West Bladen 29-0 in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • Fourth annual Senior Follies to light up stage this weekend

    Golden-age talent will take center stage as the fourth annual Senior Follies, a fundraiser for Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, unfolds this Saturday and Sunday at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

    A lineup of 80 performers and 22 different acts involving singing, dancing and other talent by the county’s 55-plus set will highlight the show in two separate performances.


    CAROLINA SHORES—Newcomers Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough pulled off big election wins Tuesday, overwhelmingly defeating incumbent Gere Dale and taking two available seats in the town commissioners’ race.

    Unofficial election tallies show Dunn with 1,076 or more than 45 percent of votes cast and Goodenough with 1,007 or more than 42 percent of the votes, compared to 267 or 11 percent of votes for Dale.

    “We are so excited,” Dunn said Tuesday night during a victory party at a local resident’s house.