Today's News

  • Leland man accused of selling marijuana to minors

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of selling marijuana to teens.

    Douglas Howard Secor, 43, of Huckabee Drive NE, was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three counts of felony selling/delivering marijuana to a minor, three felony counts of selling/delivering marijuana to a minor younger than 16 but older than 13 and maintaining a dwelling for selling marijuana.

    Warrants show Secor sold marijuana to a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and twice to 15-year-olds from his home between June 5 and July 22.

  • Shallotte police arrest woman on drug charges

    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., woman is accused of fraudulently acquiring oxycodone pills from a Shallotte drug store.

    Holly Leann Gladish, 31, of Gordon Street, was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery and uttering a forged instrument.

  • Here's Howie: Upbeat beagle doesn't let paralysis slow him down

    LELAND — Lt. Tommy Tolley has an instinct for canine potential.

    The director of Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services felt it the first time he met Howie, a weeks-old beagle puppy with paralyzed hindquarters struggling to get around the shelter on Green Swamp Road.

    Howie had been rescued from the home of a local breeder by Cpl. Teri Ferguson, one of the shelter’s animal protective services officers.

  • Sunset Beach's Jan Harris among Pelican Award recipients

    Longtime Sunset Beach resident Jan Harris is one of five recipients statewide receiving a Pelican Award this year from the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

    Harris, who lives on the Sunset Beach island, was recognized this past Saturday, Aug. 6, at an awards banquet in Beaufort for “tireless commitment to advocating for coastal resource protection.”

  • Carolina Shores donates $2,500 to chamber of commerce

    CAROLINA SHORES — Commissioners, aka the town’s new economic development committee, have approved donating $2,500 to the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce

    Unanimous approval came at commissioners’ second EDC meeting last Thursday, Aug. 4, following a presentation by chamber president/CEO Shannon Viera.

    Viera said all of the county’s 19 municipalities are designated chamber members as a courtesy, but only three — Holden Beach, Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach — are donating money to the chamber.

  • Puppeteer Jeghetto entertains Aug. 16 at Hickmans Crossroads Library

    Come and meet the puppeteer behind the Pharrell puppet in Missy Elliott’s hit music video, “Where They From.”

    Fresh off his experience on “America’s Got Talent,” puppeteer Jeghetto is bring his unique show to Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road at noon Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    It’s a show that’s not just for kids, library branch manager Christi Iffergan said.

  • Ferry float: Board a boat for a Fort Fisher or Bald Head day trip

    SOUTHPORT — Those interested in a different kind of day trip need look no further than the ferries in this historic waterfront town.

    Visitors with vehicles can drive on board the Fort Fisher Ferry, regularly departing throughout the day to cross the the Cape Fear River from the Southport terminal at 1650 Ferry Road.

    The Bald Head Island ferry carries passengers only (no cars) to the lush 12,000-acre Brunswick County island, where bicycles and golf carts are the only means of transportation.


    Southport-Fort Fisher ferries

  • Shallotte River Swamp Park gets third gator
  • Rouzer speaks on election, reform, more in Calabash

    CALABASH — A roomful of residents brought concerns about health care, veterans’ issues and the upcoming presidential election at a Coffee with Congressman Rouzer event Tuesday morning at a local restaurant.

    Rouzer, R-N.C. 7th District, spoke about House Republicans’ “A Better Way” reform plan in six areas at the Aug. 9 gathering at Dockside Seafood House Restaurant.

  • Washington jumps to second straight national title

    Jayhlen Washington remains the best Junior Olympic long jumper in the nation.

    The North Brunswick High School senior won his second straight championship in the long jump as he competed in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 25-31 at California State University in Sacramento, Calif.

    Washington’s winning jump among those 17 to 18 was 24 feet, 7.25 inches. In meters, his jump is 7.5 meters — the Junior Olympics record is 7.6 meters, set in 1991 by Sheddric Fields.