Today's News

  • Loud crowds, ‘Fantanos’ and getting answers: it’s all in a day’s work

    Wow. When I signed on to be moderator of the Meet the Candidates Night, I knew things could get interesting.

    Just days before early voting began, and one of the last scheduled debates between U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre and GOP challenger Ilario Pantano, I was prepared for things to get heated.

    I’m on the Pantano camp’s e-mail list as a member of the press, but I also receive the e-mails they send out to their volunteers and supporters, so I know they ask people to show up to debates, bring friends, bring signs and be loud—very loud.

  • BCSO: We did send out automated calls

    After several concerned residents called the sheriff’s office after receiving automated calls about an endangered missing person, sheriff’s office officials want to confirm it was the sheriff’s office calling, not a fraudulent agency.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the sheriff’s office used the 911 center’s Reverse 911 system Friday night to alert people of an endangered missing person.

  • Committee completes yearlong architectural history of county

    With the exception of Southport, Brunswick County did not have a completed survey of its architectural history until a recent yearlong survey was completed.

    Leslie Bell, the county’s planning and community development director, presented the findings of the yearlong survey to commissioners at their last meeting, Monday, Oct. 4.

    “The project started a year ago—an architectural history of Brunswick County,” Bell said. “Brunswick County was listed three years ago as one of the most threatened places.”

  • Two suspects arrested for breaking into Supply business

    Two suspects were arrested Saturday, Oct. 9, for breaking into a Supply business.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, two suspects forced their way into Beach Realty, 3247 Holden Beach Road, Supply, between the evening of Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9.

    About $150 worth of property was damaged and another $500 worth of property was stolen from the business, Stanley said.

  • 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.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Write-in commissioner candidate to be on the ballot

    Brunswick County voters may have one additional choice on the November ballot they would not have otherwise had for county commissioner because of a write-in candidate.

    David “Reggie” Hewett of Supply has garnered more than the 100 required signatures needed to run as a write-in candidate, Sarah Ashcraft, deputy director for the Brunswick County Board of Elections, said.

    Hewett declared his intentions to seek the write-in candidacy on July 12. There will be a write-in line on the ballot for the District 2 county commissioners seat, Ashcraft said.

  • Incumbent Iler faces challenge from mayor in state house race

    Republican incumbent Frank Iler is facing a challenge in this year’s North Carolina House District 17 race.

    James Knox, mayor of the town of Northwest in northern Brunswick County, is also seeking the seat as a Democratic candidate.

    The two faced off at Monday night’s Meet the Candidates night at Brunswick Community College.

    Iler, a retired Oak Island businessman who was appointed to the seat last year when former Rep. Bonner Stiller resigned, and Knox responded to questions posed to candidates in state races.

  • Parade of homes marching out this weekend and next

    Want to take a peek inside some of Brunswick County’s finest and newest homes?

    You have an opportunity this week and next.

    Nineteen homes are in the lineup for Brunswick County’s eighth annual Parade of Homes, set for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the following weekend in six different towns.

    Nine of the homes are for sale.

  • First UMC service in new sanctuary Sunday

    SHALLOTTE—The construction of the new $2.8 million sanctuary set to open Sunday at Camp United Methodist Church is as much for the community as it is for its members.

    The Rev. Richard Vaughan said when looking at new visions for the church, members decided they should participate in more community outreach and missionary work opportunities.

    The new sanctuary and Sunday school rooms can provide ample space for small groups to develop, John Donoghue, finance chair, said.

  • Sunset Beach tables open space amendment

    SUNSET BEACH—The town is reviewing a proposed open-space amendment after it was tabled Oct. 4 by Sunset Beach Town Council, a town official said last week.

    Jeff Curtis, chief building inspector for the town, said at an Oct. 7 town planning board meeting that he, along with town attorney Mike Isenberg and planning board chairman Bill McDonald, are “working on making the section clear” regarding open space for golf courses.