Today's News

  • Spooky stuff stirs along Grissettown Longwood Haunted Trail

    UPDATE: Because of the weekend's deluge of heavy rain and possible flooding, the seasonal opening the haunted trail had been postponed until Oct. 9-10.

    GRISSETTOWN — This isn’t your average kiddie-kindergarten Casper the Friendly Ghost trail. This is the real deal. Only the older and braver dare enter.

    Every year, the award-winning Station 31 Haunted Trailed hosted by Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue gets better and scarier, with thousands of people stopping by to brave it.

  • More fall events in Brunswick County

    UPDATE: Due to last weekend's rain, these events were rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 10.

    It’s the season for autumnal goings-on. Following is a roundup of what’s in store in coming days.Get set for Sunset at Sunset on Saturday

    Vendors and music will once again collide when the ninth annual Sunset at Sunset celebrates the fall season in Sunset Beach in the Village at Sunset Beach next to Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 21-23

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 21

    Michael Edward Elks, 47, 2413 Calvert St., Supply, charged with second-degree sexual offense.

    Sept. 23

    First-degree burglary reported on Clubhouse Road.

    Identity theft reported on Medcalf Drive.21-25Sept. 25

    Amber Marie Lawson, 25, 1724 Pembroke St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with drunk and disruptive.

  • Moon, storm affecting tides, possible flooding

    A supermoon coupled with potential flooding from Tropical Storm Joaquin is having effects along the East Coast this week, including Brunswick County’s beaches.

    Steve Pfaff, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said tides have been about 1 to 2 feet above normal, attributed to strong tides that were already full because of this week’s supermoon, when the moon makes its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit combined with persistent onshore flow powering water along the East Coast.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Sept. 14

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    As budget negotiations have ended, the Senate has shifted focus to other initiatives that will benefit the state. The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that provides more economic development tools that will create jobs in North Carolina. The bill, which continues the Job Development Investment Grants program (JDIG) for three years, provides sufficient funds to recruit major employers to the state. Here are some highlights of the economic development bill:

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we passed a bill to move 2016 primary elections to March 15, we passed the economic incentives bill and we passed a major reorganization of Medicaid.

  • Creating opportunity on campus at BCC

    By Elina DiCostanzo

    Guest Columnist

  • Proposed schools bond may be tough sell

    There is no reason to think the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will not allow the 2016 general election ballot to include a bond referendum for Brunswick County Schools. There is already no doubt the school district needs money to meet the needs of its students.

  • All it takes is one good person

    By now, Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the United States has come to an end, but I for one hope the impact of it will linger.