Today's News

  • Elementary students get settled into school year in uniforms

    WINNABOW—When Town Creek Elementary School opened its doors for the first time this August, students were greeted with a new school and a new dress code.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education adopted a uniform policy for Town Creek, Lincoln and Belville elementary schools this April following a request from school employees.

    Students, parents and school officials were surveyed to see if uniforms would be accepted in the elementary schools. At a redistricting meeting for Town Creek, the issue also was discussed.

  • Shallotte crime report

    The Shallotte Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Shoplifting at Scotchman on Whiteville Road; suspect took a 12-pack of Miller Lite.

    •Harassing telephone calls and communicating threats on Gurganus Road.

    •Harassing telephone calls at Bath & Body Works.

    •Counterfeit currency at BB&T on Main Street; employee found a $20 counterfeit bill police say is relevant and related to another investigation.

  • Local youth to participate in 4-H week activities

    Youth all over Brunswick County will be joining together in celebration of National 4-H Week as activities began on Sept. 21 at the Brunswick County Commissioner’s meeting where an official proclamation was made to observe Oct. 4-10 as National 4-H Week.

  • Save Our Community hosts second Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its second youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 19 at First Baptist Church in Southport.

    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with deacon Norman Jones serving as master of ceremony. Christina Brown of Friendship Baptist read the scripture, Matthew 19:14-19, and Kenneth White Jr. of Brown’s Chapel AMEZ prayed.

  • Oak Island crew wins $25,000 in mackerel tournament

    Four county competitors landed the four heaviest fish in the 31st annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend in Southport.

    Larry L. Deal of Oak Island and the Mako Warrior crew won $25,000 by landing a 40.30-pound king mackerel.

    John N. Brown of Bolivia and the M&M crew won $10,000 by landing a 38-pound king mackerel.

    Mike L. Wright of Southport and the Spread M. Wide crew won $5,000 by landing a 36.05-pound king mackerel.

    Derek Savage of Holden Beach and the Twister crew won $2,500 by landing a 35.80-pound king mackerel.

  • Area fishermen are on the spot watch

    Local anglers continue on the spot watch, as catches of the popular panfish to the north have been excellent and Brunswick County has seen its share of on and off again spot runs. The spot and a long-expected speckled trout size limit change are the biggest inshore fishing news this week.

  • Golf action

    Stanley Grab, 93, of Little River, S.C., plays golf every Tuesday with the Calabash 3 Putts. Grab, who will be 94 in November, shot a 94 in a recent round at Brierwood. Two weeks previously, he broke 100 for the first time.


  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny on East Second Street; suspect removed pressure washer, Wii game system and three games from house.

    •Probation violation on East Second Street.

    •Larceny from motor vehicle on Goldsboro Street; suspect took a GPS unit from vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Laurinburg Street; suspect took a TV from the home.

  • H1N1, seasonal flu making its way through Brunswick County Schools

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sunday marked the official start of the 2009-2010 influenza season. According to Brunswick County Schools, flu season began much earlier.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 23, 24, 28 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 23

    Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Jennifer Hearn and Lisa Quick:

    Dina Agee, improper equipment, expired registration card/tag, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Kristin J. Alexander, improper equipment, costs.