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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Another teen found

    Missing teen Jasmine Monique Green of Ocean Isle Beach has been safely located, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night, Sept. 27.

  • UPDATE: 14-year-old found

    Fourteen-year-old Breanna Lynn Collins Southport has been safely located after leaving a South Brunswick Cougars game Friday night.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office thanks those who assisted with getting the word out.

  • Laney stops West on 2-point try, wins 35-34

     SHALLOTTE — Laney beat the West Brunswick Trojans 35-34 in its conference-opening high school football game Friday, Sept. 26, at West.

    The Trojans cut the lead to 35-34 when Tristan Lewis caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hunter Ashburn with 12.3 seconds left. On the two-point conversion for the lead, Laney stopped Ashburn on a sneak.

    “They were giving it to us,” West coach Bob Hanna said about the sneak. “I thought the kid got in.

  • Cultures converge at 2014 Intercultural Festival

     On Saturday, Sept. 27, cultures from across the globe will converge on the campus of Brunswick Community College for the 2014 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival.

    The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m., festival coordinator Mari-Lou Wong-Chong said.

    The festival will feature a variety of musical and dancer performances, as well as a sampling of ethnic foods. Vendors and community organizations also set up tables at the event as part of the “international pavilion.”

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    September 17

    Robbery by suspect who displayed a note stating, “This is a robbery” at First Community Bank on Main Street.

    September 19

    Austin Jay Tharpe, 21, 2382 Butler Circle NW, Ash, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Property damage by someone pushing a shopping cart into a vehicle parked in Walmart parking lot.

  • No matter the theme, fall festivals are funnel cake havens

    Funnel Cake Festival.

    Why hasn’t anyone come up with that yet?

    We are on the cusp of fall festival season and no matter what the theme of each weekend’s gathering may be, the one thing everyone keeps an eye out for at these events is the funnel cake booth.

    I’ve already witnessed it firsthand the last two weekends.

    When a funnel cake is spotted out in the open, it always turns heads as folks try to retrace the steps of the lucky people in possession of funnel cake to determine its place of origin.

  • 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.

    Sept. 15

    Gregorio Rosales Hernandez, 30, 4877 Old Town Creek Road, Winnabow, arrested on three active warrants from Brunswick County on various traffic violations.

    Sept. 16

    Marcus Antwyn Jenkins, 32, 3980 Thunder Hill Lane, arrested on three active warrants from New Hanover County.

    Armed robbery on Village Road.

    Sept. 17

  • We must never forget

    By Frank Richardson

    Guest Columnist

    They walk among us and we often don’t notice. They have a special day in their honor and we often forget. We’re talking about National POW/MIA Recognition Day which is always the third Friday in September. 
In Brunswick County there are a lot of veterans of our nation’s services but there is a special breed within that number: those who were held prisoner of war. A good number of those are back, but there are many still missing in action.

  • Prescription drug assistance for low-income Medicare beneficiaries

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

     

    Do you ever have difficulty paying for your prescription drugs? Do you have limited income and assets? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions and you are a person with Medicare, Extra Help may be available for you.

  • Try to make time for community events, other important activities

    Have we had one of the soggiest summers here in recent history? I’ve only been here a little longer than a year, but I don’t remember it being quite this rainy last year. Not that I mind; I love water, even when it falls from the sky. But still, it seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve heard anyone drop the dreaded d-word — drought — and I wonder if local lawn and garden care services are having a banner year.