Today's News

  • Top of Old Baldy to close June 7-11

     Until June 11, the top of Old Baldy Lighthouse will be closed while new windows are installed. The Smith Island Museum of History will remain open and visitors to the lighthouse will be able to climb as far as the fourth landing, where they will still have a view of Bald Head Island golf course, the mouth of the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, June 14

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, June 15

    Chicken parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, June 16

    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, June 17

  • Do you use a ‘secret ingredient’ for your summer potato salad?

     Summer barbecues mean ribs, steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs and plenty of baked beans and a variety of salads.

    My favorite summer salad is potato salad and everyone has their own special way of making it. Some like using white potatoes, while others like using red or Yukon Gold or even sweet potatoes. Whatever kind of potatoes you use, most contain a combination of onions, celery, peppers and hard-boiled eggs. Where the biggest difference comes in, though, is the seasoning.


    The secret ingredient

  • New books available at Rourk Library in Shallotte

     The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “The Truth About Psychics” by Sylvia Browne. Explains how you can spot a fraud and shows how to tap into your own spiritualism and develop legitimate psychic skills.

  • Some facts about the sun

     There are plenty of hot sunny days ahead as we head into summer. During spring of this year, we had a few days that gave us a taste of the hot days to come. With the summer approaching, here are a few Sun facts to think about next time you are in the sun getting a suntan and avoiding the dreaded over sun exposure, sunburn. Here’s to the power of the Sun.

  • 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 Nicholas Shaun Anderson, 26, of 9044 Shady Forest Drive, Calabash, with larceny and misdemeanor possession of one-half ounce of marijuana at Walmart. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of cash at Rourk Library; suspect took $15 gift card and $35 in cash from victim’s unlocked vehicle.

  • Cleveland Indians select West Brunswick’s Jay Gause in draft


    Jay Gause nearly slept through the biggest day of his young and promising baseball career. But the second round of the Major League Baseball draft began at noon Tuesday, and when Gause, a West Brunswick High School pitcher, hadn’t been selected by the seventh round in the early afternoon by any of the 30 teams, he napped.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Gause was awakened by a call from the Cleveland Indians informing him they had selected him in the 25th round.

  • Few speak out at public hearing

    BOLIVIA—A handful of people representing local nonprofit agencies made their final pleas for funding Monday evening during a public hearing for the county’s proposed $196 million budget.

    Commissioners are expected to vote on the budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year at their June 21 meeting. The proposed budget, which takes effect July 1, does not include a tax increase of any new fees and is 1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget.

  • Convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison could be paroled in 2013

    A man convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison could be paroled by 2013.

    According to the N.C. Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission, Terrance Jones, 34, could be released on parole May 19, 2013. Jones was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Oct. 17, 1994 for his role in a Nov. 28, 1993 murder in Brunswick County.

  • Veterans task force, Brunswick County Hospital Authority to meet Wednesday

    A recently established task force intended to benefit county veterans will meet Wednesday afternoon to elect officers and discuss various issues affecting veterans.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren assembled a community task force to address the needs of the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans, he said.

    The Community Veterans Task Force of Brunswick County will meet at noon Wednesday, June 9, at PJ’s Restaurant in Southport.