Today's News

  • Loving farmers markets

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center


  • The powerful impact of the first Pentecost can be seen today

     Denominations that use the Revised Common Lectionary and follow the church’s liturgical year will have celebrated the Feast of Pentecost as part of the conclusion of the Easter season. Charismatic communities embrace the power of the Holy Spirit throughout the year. Expressed in religious terms or not, believers and unbelievers alike have an affinity for the spiritual.


  • UPDATE: Ocean fatality is Carolina Shores woman

    A 63-year-old Carolina Shores woman has been identified by Sunset Beach police as the person pulled unresponsive from the ocean at Sunset Beach late Tuesday morning.
    At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Patricia Marie Rene was pulled from the water just east of the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier

    A group of bystanders found the woman unresponsive in the water about 200 yards from the pier, along the shore directly behind the island’s gazebo, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Brian Watts said.

  • What is this mystery plant?



    By John Nelson

    When I was a kid, our family would make an annual summer trip to visit relatives in Hanover, Va. This was before interstate highways, and well before air-conditioning in the car, so we’d always leave early in the morning, well before dawn. Rousted from bed, and trundled dreamily into the back seat, the beginning of the trip was a bit mysterious, and somehow a grand adventure, but boy, were we glad to get out of that car finally late in the afternoon.

  • Ingraham donates $25K to seniors group

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Overwhelmed by his own emotions, John Ingraham is grateful for the opportunity to help those people who can’t help themselves.

    That’s why last Friday night, June 6, was so special for Ingraham as the Shallotte businessman donated $25,000 to Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. during a customer appreciation night at The View at Brick Landing Plantation.

    Ingraham, owner of First Financial Education Centers LLC, presented the check to BSRI President and CEO Jim Fish as part of a “tropical celebration.”

  • Sesame oil is a popular ingredient in Chinese cooking


    Thought to have originated in India or Africa, sesame is one of the oldest seeds known to man. It’s unclear when sesame first found its way to China, but there is no doubt that today it is a mainstay of Chinese cuisine.

    Toasted sesame seeds are sprinkled on salads, sesame paste is added to sauces, and aromatic sesame oil is used to flavor everything from dips to marinades.


  • Leland police investigate theft ring

     Leland police have launched an investigation into an alleged theft ring from permitted construction sites in Leland.

    The department’s investigations division has obtained warrants on a five-person larceny ring that includes more than 50 felony charges of larceny from a construction site, Lt. Joe Pierce wrote in a news release.

    Among the charges are 51 felony counts of larceny from construction sites and 13 second-degree trespassing counts, and more charges are expected.

  • Navassa man charged with attempted rape

     A Navassa man is accused of attempted rape after authorities say he hid inside the apartment of a woman who was walking her dog before attacking her.

    Clarence Jacobs Jr., 29, of 709 Park Ave., is charged with breaking and entering, two counts of resisting and delaying officers, larceny, attempted second-degree rape and kidnapping, Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Linda Rawley said.

    Jacobs was arrested after police were called to the victim's home on Racine Drive about 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, Rawley said.

  • Hewett family reunion

     The 24th annual Joseph Hewett Sr. and Hanna Leonard Hewett family reunion will be Saturday, June 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road SW. Presentations and updates will start at 9 a.m.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke will discuss the Brunswick County Comprehensive Historical Survey. David Holden, president of the Brunswick County Historical Society, will discuss “Historical and Environmental Factors Affecting our Ancestors.”

  • Former deputy convicted of sex-related crimes

     A former Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy was convicted of sex-related crimes June 3.

    Timothy Caulder, 36, of Shallotte, was found guilty on two counts of soliciting crimes against nature and two counts of soliciting for prostitution.

    District Court Judge Jerry Jolly found Caulder not guilty on a count of willful failure to discharge duties.

    Caulder was given a 45-day suspended jail sentence and ordered to serve 18 months of probation.