Today's News

  • Residents reiterate rainfall ripple in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Six residents including a former mayor spoke about ongoing problems with the town of Carolina Shores’ stormwater flow at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop meeting Monday, Sept. 12.

    Oakbark Court resident Phyllis Novkovic, who was among residents flooded out of their homes for months after last October’s storms, said she has been advised by the state and county drainage is insufficient in Carolina Shores.

  • West Brunswick soccer team wins for first time this season

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored four second-half goals in beating South Brunswick 4-2 and winning a soccer game for the first time this season.

    For West, sophomore forward Alex Younts scored twice. Junior forward David Reyes and junior defender Anthony Tapia also scored as West opened its conference season with the victory.

    West is 1-0 in the conference, 1-5-1 overall. South is 0-6 overall.

    West trailed 1-0 in the second half but tied the score on Reyes’ goal with about 26 minutes left.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 17

    Richard Lucas III was arrested on charges of assault and violation of a no-contact order.

    Larceny of a Silver 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and keys to another vehicle from Mac’s Auto Sales.

    Injury to real property; someone shot out the back window of a vehicle with a BB gun on Highland Hills Drive.

    Aug. 18

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 31

    Joshua Adam Ehrhard, 28, was arrested on a warrant for arrest.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a chainsaw worth $300 from a garage on Plamer Drive.

    Injury to personal property; someone damaged a vehicle parked on Village Road.

    Larceny of a trailer worth $5,000 from a parking lot on Harley-Davidson Drive

    Sept. 1

  • Third annual N.C. Rice Festival offers second chance to win rice cook-off crown

    The third annual North Carolina Rice Festival returns to The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18.

    The event opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There is a $5 per adult entry fee. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

    Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville park, at 580 River Road (N.C. 133) is across the street from Belville Elementary School, which will provide free parking.

  • Leland EDC debates Christmas parade business impact

    LELAND — By October, Christmas will have already arrived on the shelves of local businesses and Christmas will be on the agenda of the Leland Economic Development Commission.

    But the LEDC will consider who is getting scrooged as a result of the annual Christmas parade along Village Road.

    LEDC chairman David Sink spoke during the public comment segment of the Aug. 25 town council meeting, as the owner of Meineke Car Care Center, to ask board members to consider moving the Christmas parade off Village Road.

  • OIB approves island wide curbside recycling

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials agreed Tuesday to establish an island wide recycling program.

    The town board began discussing the idea in August while considering a contract extension for Waste Industries. The contractor notified town staff the yard debris pickup price would double from $30,000 to $60,000 in the next contract.

    To offset cost increases, officials considered contracting out yard debris removal separately and discussed expanding recycling to a curbside program for all residents.

  • Seniors question Lockwood Folly center site plan

    Residents who use the Supply Senior Site say it shouldn’t become the future Lockwood Folly Senior Center.

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. took over management of the Supply site from the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department on Jan. 1, 2015. The site operates at the Lockwood Folly community building at 1691 Stanbury Road SW from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Silver Coast Purple Feet Festival promises another grape time

    Saturday, Sept. 17, is the best day of the year for wine-lovers to go for a grape foot-dip.

    Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown area is having its 11th Purple Feet Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Highlights include grape-stomping and, at 3:30 p.m., the annual Lucille Ball lookalike contest, reflective of the 1956 “I Love Lucy” episode where Lucy unwittingly finds herself in an Italian vineyard vat having to crush grapes with her feet and winds up in a grape fight in the process.

  • 12th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival set for Sept. 17

    A season to celebrate culture and diversity kicks off with this weekend’s 12th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival.

    This year’s festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, once again on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia, promises a wide array of cultures, entertainment and food, event organizer Mari-Lou Wong-Chong says.