Today's News

  • Leland receives grant for town’s first park

    The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Authority awarded the town of Leland a $500,000 grant to develop the town’s first major park on nearly 150 acres on the south side of U.S. 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area.
    The project was selected as the state’s number one overall priority project for PARTF funds and received the maximum allocation allowed through the program.

  • Gas prices to stabilize as summer approaches

    Scott and Marlene Hahn of Holden Beach have heard rumors that gas prices will drop in the next few weeks, but since it’s also the beginning of the tourist season in the South Brunswick Islands, they’re not sure they believe it.

    “Prices always go up in the summer, right?” Marlene Hahn commented, as she and Scott filled up at Family Fare/Caraco on Main Street in Shallotte recently.

  • Coastal Horizons celebrates Brunswick County location

    Coastal Horizons mental health and substance abuse facility celebrated the opening of its Brunswick County location with a grand opening celebration Friday. The facility, located behind Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte, provides professional assistance including counseling, prevention and substance abuse services.

  • Students free to be who they want to be in Jessie Mae art class

    Although I have always had an appreciation for art itself, it was one medium beyond my capabilities. Artwork for me never amounted to much more than a doodle of a flower in my notebook or bubble letters scrawled across the brown paper bag wrapped loosely around my algebra textbook.

  • 'Legacy class' to graduate from Early College High School

    BOLIVIA—“My vision when nothing was there was to have a school that was built on respect and responsibility, in which they would be challenged intellectually, they would form relationships with adults among themselves and they would do projects and see the relevancy in the work that they do,” Vicky Snyder, Early College High School (ECHS) principal, said.

  • Tubb named Regional Career Technical Education Director of the Year

    Though he’s currently serving as the interim superintendent of Brunswick County Schools, Les Tubb’s passion lies within career technical education.

    The longtime educator was named the Regional Career Technical Education (CTE) Director of the Year Friday during a regional directors meeting.

    “It’s kind of neat to have your peers place that kind of trust in you,” he said. “That kind of pat on the back [to] say that you’re doing well.”

  • Jessie Mae Monroe students 'Gotta Have Art'

    ASH—The “Gotta Have Art” show at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School gets bigger and better each year.

    With every student in the school showing a piece of art, more than 400 projects lined the school’s hallways during the annual art show Monday night.

    “I do this because this will be the only time some of my children would get to be the center of attention like that,” art teacher Theresa Reiter said.

  • Brunswick County Schools receives grant funding for energy-efficient lighting

    Brunswick County Schools will receive a portion of the $5.4 million federal Recovery Act funding for energy efficient block grants.

    According to a press release from Gov. Bev Perdue’s office, Brunswick County Schools will receive $48,300 to upgrade lighting and to install occupancy lighting sensors at South Brunswick Middle School, Belville Elementary School Lincoln Elementary School, Leland Middle School, South Brunswick High School and North Brunswick High School.

  • Free outdoor musical ‘Cycles’ to celebrate the seasons of life, love

    “Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime” a musical revue celebrating the various stages of life and love, will premier at 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Franklin Square Park in Southport. The show is set for May 21-23 and May 28-30.

    “Cycles” will be the seventh free musical revue Brunswick Little Theatre has performed in the park “as a gift to the community,” according to director Jonathan Richmond.

  • 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 Enrique Cruz Perez, 28, of 389 Tarklin Court, Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and careless and reckless driving in the CVS parking lot, where an officer found him to be “very impaired.” He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.