Today's News

  • Residents encouraged greenway, bike and paddle plan will blaze new trails

    BOLIVIA—About 100 residents dropped in on the Brunswick County Planning Department Greenway, Bikeway, & Paddle Trail Plan final draft open house Jan. 30.

    The planning department sought residents’ interest to help with creating plans for walking trails, bike routes, paddle trails and resource preservation.

    Kirstie Dixon, planning manager, presented visitors with two maps, one showing the county’s current bike, pedestrian and paddle trails and a conceptual map showing where areas trail, including greenways and blueways, could be developed.

  • North hosts ECC indoor track championships

    Photos from the East Central Conference indoor track-and-field championships Feb. 1 at North Brunswick High School.

    Results will be posted at MileSplit.com.

  • Vereen to play football at UNC Pembroke

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Taye Vereen signed a letter of intent Feb. 1 to play football at UNC Pembroke.

    “I liked the coaching staff and I feel like I can have a good chance to play there and be a great part of the program,” Vereen said.

    Vereen (6-feet-2.5 inches, 245 pounds) was a lineman on offense and defense last season for the Trojans. He said he was recruited to be a defensive tackle.

  • Treatment Courts graduate 15 participants

    BOLIVIA— Courtroom 4 of the Brunswick County Courthouse boasted tears and cheers as 15 people graduated from Treatment Courts on Thursday, Jan. 26.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis, with support from local officials, established the local treatment court in 2008.

  • Fire damages Southport camper, no one injured

    A Southport camper home is considered a total loss after a late Monday night fire. Brunswick County E911 Dispatch records show a 911 call was placed at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 30 in regard to a camper on fire in the 5000 block of Cagney Lane SE.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said no one was at home at the time of the fire, and a cause of the fire has not been determined, but the fire began inside the camper and spread outside the home to a fence, causing smoke damage to a nearby house.

    He said foul play is not suspected.

  • Man wanted in Davie Co. arrested at sister’s home in Supply

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted in a shooting in Davie County at his sister’s home in Supply.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Shanbrody Lee Pearce, 20, of Peak Road in Clemmons, was arrested at his sister’s home on Edgewood Road in Supply on Jan. 24 and charged with a felony count of discharging a weapon into occupied property and a misdemeanor count of simple assault. Flax said the sister’s name will not be released and she faces no charges.

  • ECHS students see history in action at inauguration

    BOLIVIA—Hundreds of thousands of people from all across the United States came together at the National Mall on Jan. 20 to see history being made, and 49 Early College High School students were among them.

  • Shallotte men to serve more than six years on drug charges

    Two Shallotte men will spend at least six years in prison after they were arrested separately for selling drugs on Tryon Road in Shallotte, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

  • Brunswick dropout rates fall

    SHALLOTTE—Students at Brunswick County Schools are saying yes to staying in school, according to the latest dropout data released last week. 

  • Shallotte aldermen look to the future at annual retreat

     SHALLOTTE — As a new year begins, aldermen and town staff gathered at their annual retreat Thursday, Jan. 26, to discuss short- and long-term plans for Shallotte.