Today's News

  • Debs lose in finals; Angels reach semis

    The Brunswick County Debs softball team lost twice Monday in the finals of a qualifying tourney for the Dixie Softball World Series, which begins July 31 in Vancleave, Miss.

    The Debs (16- to 18-year-olds) reached the championship finals of the North Carolina Dixie Debs Softball state tournament in Cherryville.

    Brunswick was one of four teams in the double-elimination tourney. The Debs opened the series by beating South Stanly 3-1 Saturday.

  • Psalmos Music School planned for July 19-22 at Mount Olive

     The 2010 Psalmos Music School will take place July 19-22 at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia.

    The Rev. Anthony Clemmons also announced this year’s music school instructors would include multiple Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner The Nelons from Jacksonville, Fla.

    The program is for those who enjoy gospel music and would like to learn more about developing harmonic and rhythmic skills, vocal technique and song writing. Classes are on Monday through Wednesday evening as follows: 

  • Thirty-one years ago it was a dream; today, it’s a reality



     They dreamed the impossible dream and now the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, incorporated on April 26, 1979, proudly celebrates the fruition of that vision. 

  • Tripp-Long

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kelly Tripp of Ash and Brian Long of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Carrie Ann Tripp of Ash. The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy Long of Ash and Terry and Deloris Milliken of Ash. A July 25 wedding is planned at Friendship Baptist Church.

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  • Brunswick County Smart Start advocates travel to Raleigh

     On Tuesday, June 15, child advocates from Brunswick County traveled to the North Carolina General Assembly as part of Smart Start’s statewide Tuesdays for Tots initiative.

    Smart Start is North Carolina’s early childhood leadership network dedicated to assuring that every child reaches his or her potential and is prepared for success in a global community.

    The constituents met with the Brunswick County legislative delegation and asked members to “hold the line” and continue to invest in young children in Brunswick County. 

  • Summertime and gardening in Brunswick County isn’t easy

    Do you feel like it’s just too hot to garden? Your plants are feeling the heat also and there are a few things that you can do to help them feel better. 

    If you work a little bit at a time and use the early morning and evening hours to accomplish these few tasks, you and your garden will appreciate your efforts.

  • Commissioners vote to keep strict roadside vendor regulations

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners last week voted not to change the county’s regulations for roadside vendors but agreed to step up enforcement efforts.

    Though the county’s regulations for roadside vendors have been in place for years, Ted Adams, Brunswick County code enforcement administrator, said the recent influx of roadside vendors has forced the county to increase its enforcement efforts, which include a $100 per day per vendor fine for property owners.

  • Brunswick Community Hospital eliminates 18 positions

    SUPPLY—Eighteen employees have been laid off from Brunswick Community Hospital in recent weeks.

    Brunswick Community Hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said 15 positions were eliminated Wednesday, July 7. Prior to last week’s layoff, three leadership positions were eliminated the previous week—a manager, a director and a vice-president.

  • Shallotte man arrested for indoor marijuana grow operation

    SHALLOTE—Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Shallotte man for an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Marcus Charles Carlson, 23, of 1336 Oriole Lane SW, Shallotte, was arrested Wednesday, July 7, on multiple drug charges.

    Carlson was charged with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.