Today's News

  • Blue Star Mothers seek names of those in service

     The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers are accepting names and addresses of military service men and women to send holiday greetings to.

    They’ll be doing their first “package mailing” to troops this year Saturday, June 12, in time for them to receive by the Fourth of July.

    Please e-mail names and addresses by May 28 to grandstrandbsm@yahoo.com or call 843-390-5639.

  • Judge sues campaign worker for ‘libelous’ Facebook, blog postings

    BOLIVIA—Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has sued a campaign worker from state Senate candidate Bettie Fennell’s campaign.

    Fennell is running to represent District 8 in the state Senate—the seat currently held by R.C. Soles Jr., who is not seeking re-election. She is being challenged in the Republican primary election by Bill Rabon, a Southport veterinarian.

  • 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 James Joseph Winter, 37, of 2914 Bay Village Road, Shallotte, with breaking and entering and larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Billy Vester Jones Jr., 35, of 269 Union School Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

  • Assistant district attorney and near victim warns about e-mail scam

    As an assistant district attorney, Brooke Smith prosecutes people for scams. She also educates the public on what to look for and how not to become victims of a scams.

    But last week, Smith almost fell victim to an e-mail scam when she received a startling e-mail from her lifelong friend in England—only she wasn’t in England, and it wasn’t her friend.

    The e-mail came from her friend’s personal e-mail account around 7 a.m. Thursday, April 15, with “My Horrible Experience!!!” in the subject line.

  • Authority moves toward returning hospital to county commissioners

    SUPPLY—Members of the Brunswick County Hospital Authority have voted to begin the process of returning the hospital, its property and money in its coffers to Brunswick County Commissioners when Novant Health vacates the hospital in summer 2011.

  • Sheriff’s detectives searching for Supply breaking and entering suspect

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for the suspect or suspects involved in a breaking and entering to a Supply business.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, R&R Seafood, 3 Fisherman Road, Supply, was broken into between 3 p.m. March 25 and 10 a.m. March 26. A significant amount of cash was stolen from the business.

  • Business owner to host business-to-business events

    Bourbon Street Restaurant and Bar co-owner Leroy Brown has announced plans to host monthly “business-to-business” receptions at his new restaurant at 125 Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Brown is also the co-owner of The Bridge Grill and Pizza at Sunset Beach.

  • Nesting eagles

    This photo of two eagles nesting along the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach was taken at the Regency by Jim Barber.

  • Arts and Entertainment events



    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.


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