Today's News

  • South sweeps conference tennis titles

     South Brunswick swept the singles and doubles championships in the Mideastern 3A Conference tennis championships Thursday, April 10, at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    Caleb Stanley beat teammate Joey Kronenwetter 6-2, 6-1 in winning the singles title.

    Stanley reached the final by beating West Brunswick’s Cameron Huffman 6-0, 6-0.

    Kronenwetter reached the final by beating Topsail’s Patrick Hayes 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Missing teen Hunter Howell has been safely located in the Supply area, according to a press release issued Friday morning by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    The sheriff’s office has sought the public’s help to find the 16-year-old had been missing for nearly a week.

  • State rests its case in Grissett murder trial

     BOLIVIA — The morning after Richard Hugh Grissett, 53, was arrested in November 2012, he told Detective John Holman he was responsible for the death of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward, evidence showed Wednesday, April 9.

    Grissett is accused of beating Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home.

    Holman, of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, testified he was booking Grissett into the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Nov. 19, 2012, when Grissett became “extremely teary-eyed and clearly upset.”

  • Yoga etiquette

     Yoga etiquette


    • Please remove shoes and socks for class.


    • Your yogi (instructor) will greet you and begin the class.


    • Please leave your cell phone in your car.


    • Please leave your ego at the door. All bodies welcome.


    • Please notify instructor of any and all special conditions and or injuries.


  • Yen for yoga: Classes get to the heart and chi of movement

    CALABASH — To the beat of peace, well-being and good intentions, Nancy Smith led Christine Fauske and Page Jones through the positions of smooth-flow yoga on a recent Tuesday morning.

    Smith, owner of the newly opened Movement Works holistic dance, yoga and martial arts center, and her students were in their element.

    “Yogash chita vritti nirodha,” Smith’s website, www.mvmtworks.com, states, citing Sanskrit: “Yoga is the cessation of mental fragmentation.”

  • Carnival fun at Virginia Williamson Elementary School

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School at 1020 Zion Hill Road off N.C. 211 is having its first spring carnival Friday, April 11.

    Hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    Highlights include more than 28 fair booths, four inflatable bounce houses, hay rides, concession stands (popcorn, hot dogs, soda and tacos), photos with characters and props, and show-and-tell featuring local EMS, fire and law enforcement personnel.

  • Folk-rock quartet performs Saturday in Holden Beach

    Thomas Wesley Stern will perform in the third Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Holden Beach Chapel fellowship hall.

  • Leland seamstress stitches way to first show

    Mary Cox’s colorful handmade bags decorated her first-ever booth at her first-ever crafts show.

    The Leland resident is owner and creator for Monkey Sews Monkey Does, her homegrown business featuring her handmade, no-two-are-the same bags and crocheted items.

    She was one of about 60 exhibitors at last month’s Made in NC arts and crafts fair at the Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.

    “I’ve always sewn,” Cox said. “My mother and grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a child.”

  • Residents trash garbage collection for Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — If the remarks of three residents ring true, most people in the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association community do not want to revert from the town recycling center to residential garbage pickup.

    Resident Marlene Stewart, speaking at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, April 7, said during public comment she has garnered opinions as a newly elected member of the Carolina Shores POA board.

  • Countdown to April 15: Preparers prep for last-minute filings

    With federal income tax return deadline-day less than a week away, local preparers are gearing up for last-minute business.

    Among them are John Bryant, Randy Wrigley and Jack Lohman, volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. The program offers free assistance and preparation with income-tax returns, especially for residents 60 and older.

    For the past few months, these three men and others have been part of a rotating roster of volunteers on hand to help at local libraries.