Today's News

  • Albatross sitting at Brick Landing Plantation

    When you look up “albatross” in the dictionary, you will read about large, web-footed birds, mainly found in the Southern Hemisphere, having a hooked beak and long narrow wings. However, if you look up “albatross” in a golfer’s glossary, you will see it is a term used in Britain for a score of 3-under par for a hole. In the U.S., this score is more commonly referred to as a double-eagle.

  • Brunswick author pens children’s book under consideration by Scholastic



    HICKMANS CROSSROADS—Watching her dog, Margaret, snoozing on the sunporch last January ignited Marsha Tennant’s creative spark.

  • Obama wins in Supply Elementary's election

    SUPPLY—The students of Supply Elementary School have spoken. They voted Sen. Barack Obama as the next president of the United States during a school-wide election Monday.

    The fifth-grade students had a mock election Monday morning, complete with campaign supporters, poll workers and vote counters. Every student in the school had the opportunity to vote.

  • Brunswick Family Assistance needs your help now

    For 27 years Brunswick Family Assistance has helped Brunswick County families by making sure they don’t go hungry or get cold and have a place to live.

    It’s been a difficult journey—one spurred on by a dedicated staff, a devoted board of directors and countless giving community volunteers.

  • Trojans advance to third-round playoffs

    PIKEVILLE—As expected, the rout began early.

    The C.B. Aycock Golden Falcons, 19-1 and ranked among the top-10 high school soccer teams in Class 3-A, scored in the first 34 seconds in the state playoff Oct. 29 against West Brunswick.

    Falcons’ fans, who filled about half of the stadium, had seen this kind of domination all year.

    The Trojans, unranked and winless in their conference… then went on to beat the Falcons 2-1.

  • Shallotte Police arrest one for heroin, marijuana possession

    Shallotte Police officers charged a Supply man with possession of heroin and marijuana on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

    According to Shallotte Police officer Kyle Jones, Anthony Junior Bell, 38, of 1882 Ridge Road, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

    According to Jones, Bell was arrested after police responded to a disturbance at the Microtel in Shallotte.

  • Voters head to the polls

    Rainy weather hasn't stopped people from going to the polls this morning.

    Voters were lining up at the Supply precinct polling place—the Brunswick Educational Transition Center—where Register of Deeds candidate Brenda Mercer Clemmons was doing some last minute campaigning.

    At the old Shallotte fire department building, as a light rain sprinkled outside, poll workers said there were lines throughout the morning, but by around 10:30 a.m., it had slowed to a steady, constant flow.

    Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and will stay open until 7:30 p.m.

  • Lack of food, money threatens Brunswick Family Assistance’s future

    By Stacey S. Manning

    Managing Editor

    Officials with Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) say if they don’t come up with about $50,000 before mid-January, the nonprofit agency may have to close its doors.

    BFA, based in Shallotte, provides crisis services for families and individuals throughout Brunswick County by offering assistance with food, rental and utilities payments, clothing, disaster needs and more.

  • What is Brunswick Family Assistance?

    By Stacey Manning

    Managing Editor

    In 2007, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), a community nonprofit organization, helped 4,500 families—about 15,000 individuals. By the end of 2008, BFA officials estimate they’ll serve 5,500 households or 18,000 clients.

  • Voter turnout steady

    Throughout the day today, local polling places reported steady voter turnout.

    A steady stream of voters and local candidates arrived at Town Creek District Park this morning to cast their votes and, for the candidates, attempt to secure some last-minute votes.

    While the northern precinct was busiest early this morning, candidates arrived mid-morning in hopes of gaining some critical votes needed to capture their seats while voters continued to arrive at a steady pace.