Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    It has gotten really hot this week … suddenly. Fortunately, yesterday afternoon we had a tremendous thunderstorm that dropped plenty of water on the garden, filled up my rain barrel and cooled everything off considerably. Wonderful! But it’s not even summer yet, technically. I guess we have some cooling thunderstorms to look forward to.

  • Use spinach for salads, soups, pasta sauces and dips

     When I was kid growing up, I remember the commercials for spinach featuring “Popeye the Sailor Man” with his pronounced muscles attributed to his eating of spinach. Spinach may have provided Popeye with superhuman strength, but its real life potential is far less lofty. In fact, its nutritional reputation is somewhat inflated.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June 13-16

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    June 13

    Larceny of coolers reported on Cobia Street.

    June 16

    Breaking and entering, damage to real property, identity theft and unauthorized use reported on Fairway Drive East.

    Obtaining property by false pretense reported on Azalea Circle.

    Larceny of power reported on Shoreline Drive West.

  • BCSO announce Supply teen found safe

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives announced late Sunday, June 19 Joseph Sincere Stevenson returned home safely. Prior to Sunday evening, Stevenson was last seen leaving 2074 Johnson Way in Supply on Thursday, June 16. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office safely locate missing Shallotte teen

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a Shallotte teen last seen at his home on Daddy Court at in Shallotte Thursday, June 16 at 6:45 p.m. He is not believed to be in any danger.

    Jaylen (Jay) Ledward-James Jenrette was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He is believed to be on foot. He is described as a 13-year-old black male standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 144 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

  • Lightning strike of gas line causes brief evacuation in Leland

    Lightning striking an underground natural gas line in someone’s front yard caused a brief evacuation in a Leland neighborhood Wednesday, June 22.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said crews received a call at 3:20 p.m. of a fire in the 4000 block of Rabbit Eye Run in the gated community of Grayson Park.

    Fire crews evacuated several residents, with some leaving the community and some staying at the clubhouse until they could return to their homes.

  • Archaeology students study Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park

    BELVILLE — University of North Carolina-Wilmington Department of Anthropology chairwoman Dr. Eleanora Reber returned to Belville for a second consecutive summer to take a closer look beneath Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Reber brought 11 undergraduate students from UNCW and an alumnus from Appalachian State to assist in a field school to dig around for remnants of the Buchoi Plantation from May 15-June 16.

  • OIB to hold public hearing for budget June 29

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials set a public hearing on the 2016-17 town budget for 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey presented the next fiscal year budget to commissioners at the June 14 regular town meeting.

    The town’s total budget for the coming fiscal year jumps to $21, 027,225 from $13,103,442 last year mainly because of funding set aside for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (beach sand) and terminal groin projects totaling $8,775,000.

  • H2GO consultant says reverse osmosis water plant feasible without rate hike

    LELAND — Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members learned during a June 8 workshop it would be feasible to build a reverse osmosis water plant without increasing customer rates.

    H2GO financial consultant and Raftelis vice president Lex Warmath gave an estimated cost of $26 million to build the plant. Including land purchase and pilot plant costs, as well as an appropriation of $3.5 million from H2GO reserves, executive director Bob Walker said the total investment in the project, beginning from 2011, would be $29.1 million.

  • Veteran Voyage 360: Man paddleboards to promote veteran’s mental health

    HOLDEN BEACH — The warm sun beat down on the rocking dock as Josh Collins tied his paddleboard before joining his friends, Tony and Joanne Chavonne, on land for a couple of hours to regale them and other friends with the tales of his journey so far.

    Collins, an Army veteran, has been paddleboarding from Corpus Christi, Texas since March 5 on a four month-long journey to the Statue of Liberty as part of Veteran Voyage 360, his effort to raise awareness and funding to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among veterans.