Today's News

  • Annual Jolly Mon King Classic this weekend
  • Ken Kosak: St. James GM

    St. James is the largest golf course community in Brunswick County and the second largest in North Carolina. Only Pinehurst is bigger.

    St. James has 81 holes of golf designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin and our own Tim Cate. There are four clubhouses, five restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centers, tennis courts and a marina. St. James has more than 3,200 members.

    Being the general manager of this active showcase community is not easy.

  • Drum action heating up
  • Two Supply residents win money in N.C. Education Lottery in same week

    It turns out Brunswick County’s streak of lottery luck this year isn’t over.

    North Carolina Education Lottery officials announced Betty Martin of Supply was the winner of the $192,955 jackpot in the Carolina Cash 5 game. Martin, who told them she plans to use the money to pay off her home, cars and credit cards, chose her own numbers to win the jackpot in the June 6 drawing.

    Martin learned of her big win while watching television after the drawing.

  • Two children lose limbs in separate shark attacks


    Two children are in stable condition after each lost an arm in separate shark attacks Sunday, June 14, less than two miles apart on Oak Island.

    At 4:40 p.m., a 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her left arm and leg during an attack near the Ocean Crest Fishing Pier, said Kyle Thomas, the town’s public information officer.

    Less than two hours later, at 5:51 p.m., a 16-year-old boy from Colorado Springs, Colo., lost his left arm during an attack near 55th Avenue, Thomas said.

  • Band of the Week: EastBound Band gets down June 11 in Leland

    “Modern country” would be the category EastBound Band would land under if you were to look them up.

    But audiences, given a chance to see the band’s live show, would walk away finding it difficult to label them as just country.

    They’ll have that chance again when EastBound performs in Leland’s second Summer Concert of the Season, starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in Leland Municipal Park behind Leland Town Hall.

  • Shrine Club to host fish fry Saturday in Shallotte

    The South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club is hosting a fish fry Saturday, June 13, at Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department. 

    Shriners will begin serving the food and cold beverages at 11 a.m. at the fire department at 4126 Pigott Road.  Individuals can choose between a fish or shrimp plate that comes with slaw, hushpuppies and a drink. A plate costs $10.

    The fish fry is held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Shriners Flounder Tournament, which is held Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. 

  • Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    June 1

    Teresa C. Biles, 57, of 217 Live Oak Drive, charged with pointing a gun/assault by strangulation.

    June 3

    Identity theft reported on Plover Court.

    June 4

    Larceny of cell phone, Seaside Road.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of television, camera and assorted camera equipment on Royal Poste Road.

    June 6

  • Planning board opts for water, flood reports for Sunset Beach West

    The Sunset Beach Planning Board has recommended requiring water and flood reports before a preliminary plat for Sunset Beach West is approved.

    The unanimous vote came at the board's June 4 meeting following nearly two hours of discussion about steps involved for Sammy Varnam's proposed 21-lot residential development on a sandy 25-acre stretch in the conservation reserve district (CR1) between Bird Island and the developed portion of the Sunset Beach island.

  • Towns address McCrory's $2.85B 'Connect NC' bond proposal for state

    At least two Brunswick County towns have delayed commitment on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed “Connect NC,” a $2.85 billion bond proposal to improve the state’s infrastructure.

    McCrory’s office is seeking support for Connect NC by asking local government leaders to review information and to adopt resolutions supporting it.