Today's News

  • First Southport Songwriter Festival set for June 19-21

    The inaugural Southport Songwriter Festival (S2F) for songwriters and music lovers is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, at various venues throughout the city. The festival is being presented by Front Porch Productions, created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb.

  • Community tips leads to arrest of 3 men on drug charges

    Community tips and complaints led to the arrest of three men, including a gang member, on drug charges Friday, June 5, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Twenty-seven-year-olds Zane Alan Williams, a validated gang member, and Michael Jorrel Stanley, both of Ward Road in Longwood, are each charged with trafficking heroin, conspiring to traffic heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, the release said.

  • Deputies seize 19 dogs, charge Belville man with animal cruelty

    A 66-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after an alleged puppy mill bust at his Belville home.

    Deputies charged Clenton M. Howard with misdemeanor cruelty to animals after searching his home at 409 Glendale Drive at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4.

    During the search, deputies seized 19 miniature pinschers, also known as “min pins,” according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release issued Thursday afternoon.

  • Detectives seek S.C. man on felony charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a South Carolina man wanted on three felony charges.

    Jason Lee Hanna, 31, of Ashepoo Creek Drive in Myrtle Beach, faces felony breaking and entering and two felony larceny charges in two separate incidents late last week, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Hanna has also been charged with injury to real property and misdemeanor breaking and entering, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Evangelization is about naming grace

     Every decade has its buzzwords. This is true in religious circles, as well. It seems as if we need new nomenclatures to help us renew, and hopefully deepen, our understanding and commitment to any cause with which we are involved.

    Though I’d scarcely call it a buzzword, evangelization has been voiced as essential to Christianity from its beginnings. In the earliest gospel according to Mark, we read a terse command: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Then comes the Great Commission, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel.”

  • What is this mystery plant?

      By John Nelson 

    To be a dog, a mule, a cat, a fitchew, a toad, a lizard … I would not care.

    Shakespeare, Troilus & Cressida, V: 1.


  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Lynisa M. Aubin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Lynisa M. Aubin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Aubin, who graduated from North Brunswick High School in Leland, completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Hurray for hummus, the healthful alternative



    Hummus has become my go-to appetizer when we have guests. It’s a more healthful alternative to sour cream or mayo-based dips. I like to serve it with fresh vegetables, multigrain crackers or cut-up pita bread.

  • Grilling season is here, so it’s time to review the basics

     Grilling season is here, so it’s time to review the basics

    The Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the beginning of the grilling season for many in the country, and no matter where you live, new equipment, new techniques, new cookbooks and new recipes await the seasoned grill master for yet another summer of delectable delights.

  • Employees resign after child left on school bus

     Two Brunswick County Schools employees in the transportation department have resigned after a two-week investigation about an incident when a sleeping student was left on a school bus unattended.

    District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said bus driver Evelyn Miller and bus monitor Roswitha Delts resigned May 18 and May 22, respectively, after spending more than two weeks on paid administrative leave after a Virginia Williamson Elementary School first-grade girl was left on a school bus at Cedar Grove Middle School on May 13.