Today's News

  • BLT's 'Shrek' continues through Aug. 2

    What happens when an unlikely hero who happens to be an ogre falls in love with a princess, who also happens to be an ogre? It’s “Shrek the Musical,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s summer show.

  • Half Hell Folk Music Festival brews Aug. 1 at Greenlands Farm

    Since its 2011 debut in the rural reaches of Brunswick County, Greenlands Farm has cultivated a sense of community in addition to country commerce.

    The latest seasonal, creative endeavor of the Bolivia-based farm and store is coming up the first day of August this Saturday as the Half Hell Folk Music Festival and “tap takeover” unfold from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the family-owned farm at 668 Midway Road.

  • BCC students achieve goals through Project Finish Line

     SUPPLY — Several students in Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education program are only a step or two away from securing their certifications in specialized job fields.

    Thanks to a $200,000 endowment grant, those BCC students will have the opportunity to finish their course work through Project Finish Line.

  • McCrory addresses sheriff’s conference

     SUNSET BEACH — Gov. Pat McCrory touted his aggressive approach to drug addiction and mental health issues that are hampering the state’s criminal justice system as he addressed the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Annual Training Conference on Monday.

    The governor repeatedly said he wanted to lead from the front, spending more than an hour July 27 speaking to more than 200 people during the third day of the annual conference, from July 25 through July 29, at Sea Trail Convention Center.

  • The Embers, Craig Woolard heat up summer concert stages Aug. 2 and 7

    Summer concert stages will warm up in coming days as musical legends The Embers with Craig Woolard team up to entertain at two locales.

    The renowned beach music entities will perform in tandem at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the end of Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach and again at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

  • Brunswick County road construction frustrates motorists

     SHALLOTTE — Many motorists may feel like the Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte areas are the current road construction capitals of the world.

    Ongoing road construction at three different locations in and around the two towns has caused significant traffic delays as the North Carolina Department of Transportation continues work a roundabout at N.C. 179 and Hale Swamp Road, in addition to other road construction projects.

  • Virginia Williamson students produce anti-bullying film

     “I wonder why people hate me. Everyone finds it easy to bully me and it’s tough. It hurts me. I hate school. Some times I hate myself because of other people hating me. I wish I felt normal like other people.”

    That’s the opening monologue of a three-minute video Virginia Williamson Elementary School students produced earlier this month as part of an anti-bullying campaign.

    Virginia Williamson physical education teacher Nick Westfall spearheaded the effort to create the film and recruited the help of 12 fifth-grade students.

  • Leland firefighter accused of sex crimes involving girls

     A 49-year-old Leland firefighter accused of sexually exploiting girls faces 14 felony charges after his arrest Monday, July 27.

    Deputies arrested Brian David Saltsgaver, of Liz Lane, and charged him with indecent liberties, nine counts of felony disseminating obscenities and four counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release issued Tuesday, July 28.

  • Lightning blamed for two Leland fires



    Lightning is being blamed for fires that destroyed a home and an amenities center in Leland last week.

    Scott Garner, Brunswick County’s fire marshal, said officials believe lightning strikes during a strong thunderstorm Thursday, July 23, sparked the two fires.

    One fire significantly damaged a home on Evangeline Drive in the Brunswick Forest community. A separate lightning strike hit the clubhouse at Waterberry Plantation in the Jackey’s Creek area.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 21-26 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 21

    James Carter Hendricks, 38, of 6388 Pigott Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with DWI

    July 22

    Larceny of an enclosed trailer on High Market Street.

    Jeremy Marlin Ludwig, 20, of 1121 First St. in Nitro, W.Va., charged with simple assault and assault on a female.

    July 26