Today's News

  • Brunswick County Teacher Assistant of the Year has helped Supply Elementary students for 15 years

    Karen Parker decided to make a certain second-grade student her buddy.

    The Supply Elementary School teacher assistant realized the child, who came from a disadvantaged home, was having behavioral issues at school and needed individualized attention.

    To be her buddy, the student was to listen to all teachers and do as he was told. In exchange, the student was allowed to help Parker with various classroom duties.

    “It didn’t take but just a few days, and he was my buddy,” Parker said.


    For the first time, the Brunswick County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has representation on the state level.

    Ronnie Robinson, of Supply, is serving as the state treasurer of the NAACP.

    “It started back several years ago after attending the various state conferences and going to the various meetings in the state concerning the NAACP,” Robinson said of his interest in having a state position.

  • Your Brunswick weekend entertainment guide

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events happening in and around Brunswick County.

    Friday, March 26

    7 p.m. Bingo, Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road (half-mile east of Wal-Mart.) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For details, call 754-4921.

  • Anointed Vessels Ministry brings home story of Jesus, just in time for Easter

    There’s something intimate yet impressive about outdoor dramas. The large-scale setting allows more freedom to create more expansive sets and less time having to set up and take down scenery between scenes.

    It’s also certainly a more casual atmosphere for the audience, which can lead to a closer emotional connection to the action.

  • Sheriff's deputies searching for stolen vehicle, suspect in Calabash

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspect or suspects wanted for stealing a truck in the Calabash area last weekend.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office press release, sheriff’s deputies are searching for a white 2000 Chevrolet K-1500 extended cab truck stolen between 10 p.m. Saturday, March 27, and 7 a.m. Sunday, March 28, from Beach Drive in Calabash.

    The sheriff’s office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this investigation.

  • Lane strikes out 13 in West victory

     Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters and walked no one in pitching West Brunswick to a 2-0 victory Tuesday night over East Bladen.

    Lane, a left-hander, gave up six singles in the seven-inning, conference-game victory.

    “If we can get outings like that from him on Tuesday, we’ll be in good shape,” West coach Mike Alderson said.

    His strikeouts ended East Bladen rallies in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.

  • Twenty-six-year fugitive has Calabash address

    WILMINGTON—A fugitive from justice arrested Wednesday on identity-theft charges has a Calabash address.

    An overnight FBI fingerprint investigation determined the suspect, 69-year-old Charles Lee Sparks, is a 26-year fugitive who escaped June 17, 1983, from the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Fla., after serving one year of a 20-year sentence for drug trafficking.

    A fugitive-from-justice warrant was served Thursday on Sparks, who is being held without bond at the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

  • Track season already exciting in Brunswick County

     Just two weeks into the high school track-and-field season, indications are this could be a memorable year for county athletes.

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).

  • Lady Trojans’ rally falls short

     WHITEVILLE—West Brunswick fell behind 3-0 and then rallied for two goals before losing 3-2 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game March 24.

    Whiteville took a 3-0 lead with 21 minutes, 26 seconds left in the game, but the Trojans dominated thereafter.

    About two minutes after Whiteville score, West sophomore Julianna Zio scored on a penalty kick. She lined a low shot through the left side of the goal.

  • Unemployment reaches peak in January; tourist businesses begin hiring from large pool

    Local business owners say they’re seeing a lot of qualified applicants for seasonal jobs due to the large number of jobseekers in the area.

    The unemployment rate in Brunswick County reached 13.7 percent in January, and local officials say the rate is likely decreasing now that local tourism-based businesses are hiring.