Today's News

  • Weekend Swampfest to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

    Swampfest 2010 is a star-spangled, family-friendly Memorial Day Weekend festival set for Saturday and Sunday in Holden Beach to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.
    Swampfest kicks off at noon both days at Cedar Landing Marina.
    Hosted by North Carolina’s SwampDaWamp, Swampfest will consist of vendors, bands, barbecue, beverages and children’s activities.
    Organizers say Memorial Day Weekend, when people are out having a good time, is an appropriate time to remember those who serve our country, putting their lives in harm’s way.

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police charged a man Friday with failure to appear.
    Sunset Beach police arrested Michael Holland, 25, on a warrant after they found him at a residence in Sea Trail.

  • World War II vets set for takeoff on second regional Honor Flight

    Twenty-five World War II veterans from Brunswick County are scheduled to take the next regional Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 26.
    The veterans are among about 100 from the region booked to take the second trip along with their appointed guardians, said Jason McLeod, president of Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina.

  • Three Memorial Day ceremonies Monday in Calabash

    CALABASH—Locals and visitors alike have a choice of three Memorial Day services to observe Monday, May 31, in the Seafood Capital.

    But since each ceremony is slated for 11 a.m., citizens will need to decide which one to attend.

  • Dangerous rip currents, strong swells Tuesday

    A low pressure system in Atlantic Ocean is combining with the full moon to bring large southeast swells and strong rip currents to Brunswick County beaches Tuesday.

    Rough surf and threatening rip currents may be experienced throughout the coast today, with the most dangerous rip currents occurring in a two-hour window around noon, which will be at low tide.

    The National Weather Service is encouraging anyone venturing out to the beach during this time to stay out of the water. There will be a high chance of rip currents all day Tuesday.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Megan Marie Gray, 24, of 2762 Flamingo Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and driving left of center. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • Sheriff’s detectives searching for larceny suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects they say were involved in a larceny at Walgreens on Sabbath Home Road.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s detectives are searching for two unidentified suspects involved in a larceny from Walgreens at 1138 Sabbath Home Road in Supply around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

    Stanley said the suspects stole about $500 worth of concealed items from the store.

  • County logistics park receives state rail site award

    The N.C. Railroad Company and a private consulting firm have selected the Mid-Atlantic Logistics Center in northern Brunswick County as the best distribution site in the recent recognition of the Great Freight Rail Sites in North Carolina.

    Brunswick County’s Economic Development Commission is hoping the recognition will lead to more industrial prospects for the now-incomplete park.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies set for Shallotte, Holden Beach

    Memorial Day is a time for solemn remembrance to honor of U.S. soldiers killed in battle while fighting for their country.

    The town of Shallotte has scheduled its annual Memorial Day observance for 6 p.m. May 30 at Rourk Gardens.

    Musician Craig Woolard will play patriotic music as the names of local men and women who lost their lives in battle are read. Participants will then release red, white and blue balloons with the names on them.

  • Trailblazers: Shallotte Elks begin planning for veteran memorial in town

    Many small towns across America have memorials to veterans—those who gave their lives in battle and those who made it home.

    Bob Janovic, exalted ruler of the two-year-old Shallotte Elks Lodge, noticed soon after moving here that, while Shallotte has Memorial Day services and veterans recognition events, there is no physical memorial honoring veterans—something the public can view year-round to pay tribute to local veterans and those killed in action.