Today's News

  • First Early College High School class graduates

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Early High School class of 2010 has left its legacy.

    Members of the school’s first graduating class, known as the “legacy class,” accepted their diplomas during a commencement ceremony Thursday night at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Of the 21 graduates, nine graduated with associate degrees from Brunswick Community College. Kiley Brandt, Heather Carlyle and Adela Hernandez each graduated with two associate degrees.

  • West Brunswick wins season opener in Junior American Legion baseball

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season by beating the Hoggard-Wilmington Vikings 11-2 Thursday.

    Starter Landon Tilley pitched three shutout innings, giving up one hit. He walked none and struck out two.

    Ryan Sykes pitched two innings, giving up a two-run home run.

    Bruce Clewis pitched the final two innings, striking out five.

  • County Democrats resolve to oppose Soles' bills

    The executive committee of the Brunswick County Democratic Party has unanimously adopted a resolution opposing a bill Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus,  introduced in the General Assembly's short session splitting the 13th prosecutorial district in two—separating Brunswick from Columbus and Bladen counties.

  • Family Fun Day set for Sunday

    Highest Praise Worship Center and Southeaster Christian Academy will host Family Fun Day starting at noon Sunday, May 30, in Shallotte Park.

    Activities will include a softball tournament, inflatable rides, water rides, a lunch buffet and more.

    Everyone is invited to attend and are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

    The event is free and is open to people of all ages.

    For more information, call 754-4809 or visit www.hpwc.org.

  • South golfer Gore signs with Mount Olive

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Dalton Gore signed a letter of intent May 27 to attend Mount Olive College, where he intends to continue his golf career.

    “He is the greatest golfer I have ever coached,” said South Brunswick golf coach Gene Doane. “But more than that, he is the best person that I have coached. You don’t get one like this very often.”

    Doane said Gore had about 20 offers from colleges, but Mount Olive “was the one college where he basically has a full ride. It’s all taken care of.”

  • Spoiler alert: It’s all about finding salvation six years after getting ‘Lost’

    Six years ago a plane crashed on an island, and Americans became hooked.
    Over the next six years we watched 48 “Lost” survivors struggle to make amends with their past lives and make sense of their new lives and surroundings.
    They began their lives on the island in tiny shelters built from driftwood and tree branches. Over the years, they moved throughout the island hoping for rescue.

  • Enough is enough, Carolina Shores

    Carolina Shores residents hoping for open, transparent government are going to be disappointed.


    On May 3, the town board met in closed session to discuss personnel issues. When the board moved into open session, it approved having town attorney Holt Moore send a “personnel letter” to an employee. It did not indicate who the employee was or what action was taken.

  • Proposed Holden Beach budget has no tax or fee increases

    Holden Beach commissioners seemed pleased town manager David Hewett’s proposed $11.9 million budget for the next fiscal year has no tax increases and no fee increases.

    But they spent the most time at Tuesday’s budget workshop arguing whether the town should add a full-time recreation director.

    Commissioners Don Glander, Sandy Miller and Sheila Young voiced opposition to adding a position, citing it’s a bad time because of the economy.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on May 3:

    Victor Basily, 41, of 9650 Shore Drive Apt. 208, Myrtle Beach, SC; felony trafficking opium/heroin, four counts felony obtain controlled substance by fraud/forgery.

    Sherman Aundo Daniels, 53, of 1583 Longwood Road, Ash; felony assault with deadly weapon serious injury.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 12

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn: