Today's News

  • Dip your oar into Sunset Beach’s second annual Paddle Fest

    Sunset Beach’s first Paddle Fest was such a hit last year, it’s back this year.

    The autumn event to showcase activities that make Sunset Beach special launched for the first time last Halloween in Sunset Beach Town Park. This year’s Paddle Fest is scheduled a little earlier in the season, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • Brunswick Coalition discusses action plan for 2016-17

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition discussed its 2016-17 action plan to fight prescription drug misuse and overdoses in the county during its meeting Sept. 19.

    Coalition coordinator Tammy Brunelle of Coastal Horizons in Wilmington said an action plan is required to receive a Partnership for Success grant, which keeps the coalition operational each fiscal year.

  • Animal shelter numbers continue to leap

    Four years after the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office took over running Brunswick County Animal Services, shelter director Lt. Tommy Tolley is still seeing improvements in numbers.

    This summer, the shelter has had days when its canine adoption row was down to just a few dogs in need of a home.

    “We’ve been very, very low on adoption row, which is great,” Tolley said during an interview in August. The day before, he counted a record number of dogs — just one — on adoption row that particular day.

  • Southport man sentenced for trafficking cocaine

    A Southport man has been sentenced to serve at least three years in prison for trafficking in cocaine, the District Attorney’s Office said.

    John Wesley Bines, 36, of Jabbertown Road was indicted June 27 on two felony counts of trafficking between 28 and 200 grams of cocaine.

    Superior Court Judge Ebern T. Watson III sentenced Bines on Sept. 6 to serve 35 to 51 months in the N.C. Department of Correction immediately after Bins pleaded guilty to the charges.

    Warrants showed Bines trafficked in cocaine Feb. 26, 2015, and was arrested the next day.

  • Compass Pointe intersection examined after fatal crash

     A fatal crash in last month has raised concerns about safety at the Compass Pointe and U.S. 74/76 intersection.

  • BCC board briefed on Title IX protocol

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees was briefed on Title IX as it applies to harassment during its Thursday, Sept. 15, meeting.

    Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities and employment practices.

    Nicole Williams, the college’s director of human resources and its Title IX coordinator, told the board how Title IX approaches harassment.

  • Greenlands Farm Tapas & Tour set for Saturday

    Greenlands Farm’s next farm-to-table Tapas & Tour promises an afternoon of good food, great conversation, and homestead living.

    The event from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, featuring Chef Melon Corsini begins with delicious tapas with ingredients grown right on the farm. It takes place as the only event ever planned in Greenlands’ farmhouse.

    Fine wine chosen by a local connoisseur will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 12-18 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest.

    Sept. 12

    Larceny reported on Fifth Street.

    Sept. 13

    Larceny reported on Seaside Road.

    Sept. 16

    Attempted breaking and entering on 29th Street.

    Sept. 18

    Breaking and entering, larceny reported on 29th Street.

    Miranda Carole Williams, 40, of 303 Shoreline Drive E., arrested on a DWI charge.

  • One of three people charged in illegal video gaming bust pleads

    One of three people accused of operating an illegal video gaming site pleaded guilty to the charges she faced.

    Tiffany Teal Ard, 33, of Supply, pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to a misdemeanor charge of operating/possessing a slot machine, misdemeanor gambling and misdemeanor probation violation, which was put in place until she paid her court fee of $568. Court records show Ard paid the fee the day of her plea.

  • Sunset Beach not likely to ban pine straw

    SUNSET BEACH ­­­— It’s not likely the town can prohibit use of pine straw in landscaping, but more realistically it can encourage communication and warnings about its potential fire dangers.

    The informal conclusion was reached following discussion at a Sunset Beach Planning Board meeting last Thursday, Sept. 15.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Kevin Dempsey said he would love to say it’s going to be easy to put something in place to regulate pine straw, but he said it’s also going to be “impossible to enforce.”