Today's News

  • Tabor City man faces assault charge

    A Tabor City man is accused of beating another man with a boat oar Aug. 31. 

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 54-year-old Marshall W. Gore of Westwood Drive on Sept. 1 and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Gore struck 53-year-old John Wayne Gore in the face with the boat oar until it broke while they were in Ocean Isle Beach.

    An incident report indicates the Gores are related, but doesn’t say how, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Tabor City man faces assault charge


  • BHI officer resigns after weekend arrest

    A Bald Head Island police officer resigned hours after he was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while impaired and possessing a concealed gun after or while consuming alcohol.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped 26-year-old Malcolm Taylor Kennedy, of Guy Court SE in Leland, on U.S. 74/17 just before 2 a.m., warrants show. Kennedy’s police badge and a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver were in his vehicle. No description of his vehicle was provided.

  • Schools celebrate 2015-16 employees of the year

    SOUTHPORT — The Brunswick County Board of Education announced the district’s employees of the year for the 2015-16 school year.

    The announcement came during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6 at South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes.


    Principal of the Year: Helen Otto, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School

    Otto thanked all of those who support her and schools and put children first.

  • District court docket



    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 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, Aug. 22

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutors Cathi Radford and Troy Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Buy bulbs now for spring flowers

    The gorgeous displays of spring-flowering bulbs are already showing up in garden shops and nurseries. Go ahead and purchase your bulbs while the selection is still good, but it’s too early to plant them. Store them in the crisper of your refrigerator or in a cool, dark and dry place until you’re ready to plant them.

  • Safe packed lunches

     Back to school is a good time to refresh your memory and thoughts on safe packed lunches. When I was in school we carried our lunches in brown bags or cartoon character-themed boxes.  Now there many good-looking insulated bags on the market even the most image-conscious child would be happy to carry. These special bags are a great idea, especially if you’re packing perishable items.

  • There is a certain perfection hidden in the embrace of wholeness


  • Is your life’s work a labor of love?


     By Linda Arnold


    Labor Day week brings up lots of things: the traditional end of summer, back-to-school season and political campaigns gearing up for the home stretch to the election. 

    While you might not have stopped to ponder the true meaning of the holiday on Monday, it’s interesting to note the origins — and to reflect on what that means for our lives today.


  • Millers celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

     Bob and Mary Lou Miller are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. They were married in New York, moved to Connecticut and then Maryland before retiring 20 years ago to Sunset Beach. They have three children and two grandchildren. The Millers keep busy with golf, beaching and volunteering in the community. They plan to visit Niagara Falls where they spent their honeymoon.