Today's News

  • Brunswick County Schools end-of-year, graduation schedule

    The last day of school for Brunswick County Schools students is Wednesday, June 8. This is a full school day for students.

    The last day for students was originally scheduled as a half-day, but the school calendar was amended and publicized Oct. 20 changing Friday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, June 8, to full student days. This change accounts for the necessary make-up time when school was out because of inclement weather in the fall.

    This is the schedule for commencement exercises:

  • BFA caseworker availability announced

    Brunswick Family Assistance has a caseworker available to take applications for energy and rental assistance the first and third Thursday of the month, beginning June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until funds are depleted on a first-come, first served basis. From this location, BFA can assist people from Longwood, Ash, Calabash, Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. A caseworker will conduct intake at the Parks and Recreation facility located at 5859 Waccamaw School Road in Ash.

  • Huffman, Stanley named Trojan athletes of year

    SHALLOTTE — Tyler Stanley is the West Brunswick Male Athlete of the Year and Hayden Huffman is the West Brunswick Female Athlete of the Year.

    The multiple-sport athletes were among those honored Thursday, May 26, in the annual Senior Awards ceremony.

    Coaches voted Stanley and Huffman as being the Trojans’ top athletes.

  • Trojans’ Ortiz to play lacrosse at Montreat

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Ariella Ortiz signed a letter of intent Thursday, May 26, to attend Montreat College and play lacrosse.

    This is the third signing from coach Kate Gentle’s team.Yet another senior will sign in June, Gentle said.

    “I absolutely fell in love with the sport and I wanted to continue in college,” said Ortiz, one of two West goalkeepers.

    The 2015-16 season was the first for the Cavaliers.

  • ‘All clear’ bulletin issued after bomb threat evacuation at South Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office issued an all-clear bulletin following a bomb threat evacuation this morning at South Brunswick High School.

    Shelter that was in place for South Brunswick Middle School has also been lifted.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

    Officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene.

    The school was following standard safety protocols, according to updates.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies salute those who died in service

    Memorial Day services this year will once again honor soldiers and veterans both past and present.

    Several Memorial Day ceremonies are planned this year, starting with afternoon events Sunday, May 29, in Shallotte’s new Mulberry Park and continuing Monday, May 30, with ceremonies in Sunset Beach, Calabash, Holden Beach and on the Battleship North Carolina.

  • Firearms stolen from Calabash residence

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of firearms and other items from a Calabash residence.

    The break-in and theft were reported May 22 at 680 Persimmon Road. Among the firearms reported stolen were a semi-automatic handgun, a .38 special, a 22-gauge rifle, a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, a 20-gauge single-barrel shotgun, a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun, a 30/30 shotgun, SK-47 fixed bayonets and a black powder custom-made muzzle loader.

  • 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.

    May 16

    James Christopher Jacobs was arrested on charges of assault, drunk and disruptive, larceny, property damage and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

    Michael Colon was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

  • Holden Beach board approves town noise ordinance

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners officially approved the town’s noise ordinance that has been in the works, pending one change.

    The four newest Holden Beach town commissioners — John Fletcher, Kim Isenhour, Peter Freer and Ashley Royal — introduced ordinance changes immediately after taking their seats on the board Dec. 8, along with Ken Kyser, the only re-elected commissioner, and approved the majority of the changes at a special called meeting Dec. 16.

  • Shallotte police charge man in prescription forgery

    A Lumberton man is accused of forging a prescription for oxycodone in Shallotte.

    Shallotte police arrested 34-year-old Angus Locklear, 34, of Terrance Drive was arrested May 18, eight days after he entered CVS pharmacy on Main Street in Shallotte and presented a pharmacy employee with a handwritten prescription for 120 30mg oxycodone tablets, which is included in schedule II of the state Controlled Substances Act, a warrant shows.