Today's News

  • Holden Beach updates fire prevention ordinance

    HOLDEN BEACH — Those who plan to visit Holden Beach will need to rethink plans to grill out on decks after Holden Beach commissioners voted unanimously at their Dec. 20 meeting to amend the town Code of Ordinances regarding fire prevention.

    The amended ordinance states open-flame devices, including charcoal burners, cannot be used within 10 feet of any combustible construction, with the exception of propane-fueled grills.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks woman last seen Christmas Eve

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public to find 26-year-old Mashanee Lashawn Cokeley.

    Cokeley is described as a black woman. She was last seen at her home on Allison Drive in Calabash at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, wearing a red hoodie and green jogging pants. The sheriff’s office said she was picked up by a man named Ruben Oviedo in a Lincoln Navigator with South Carolina license plate NBA-738.

  • Police seek Leland credit union robber

    A man carrying an assault-style rifle robbed the Riegelwood Federal Credit Union at 2065 Andrew Jackson Highway in Leland on Thursday morning.

    Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said officers received the robbery call at 8:21 a.m.

    Humphries said the robber wore a ski mask, a hooded jacket and gloves.

    “No one was injured. No shots were fired,” Humphries said.

    The robber left the credit union driving a light blue sedan with an undetermined amount of money, Humphries said.

    The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

  • Man sought in ATM scam case

    Sunset Beach and Southport police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man they think is committing ATM card fraud.

    Southport police Sgt. Kevin Long said the man, who is described as light-complexioned with a medium build who wears glasses and has facial hair, has been going to various ATMs in Southport, Sunset Beach, Shallotte, New Hanover County and Little River, S.C., and using cloned cards to withdraw money from people’s accounts.

  • District court docket for Dec. 12, 13 and 15, 2016

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 12, 13 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Dec. 12

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Prevent party crashers

     New Year’s Eve parties are always such fun and joyous events when friends and family get together for the final big event of the season. The last thing you want to invite to your party is a foodborne illness.

  • 7 resolutions your vet wishes you would make

     My favorite holiday may be New Year’s Day. It's a time to reflect on the past year and an opportunity to chart a path for the next. On New Year’s Day, you have the next 365 days to improve your health, relationships, and career; a gift to truly treasure. While you’re planning your personal improvements, don’t forget your dogs and cats. Here are seven resolutions I wish every pet parent would make this year.

  • A clean slate: yours to create

     By Linda Arnold

          New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday. Three hundred sixty-five delicious days. Twelve mesmerizing months. Fifty-two wonderful weeks.

         It’s the ultimate new beginning. OK, I’m strapping myself in!

         It’s also a time for reflection — looking back at the year in review and looking ahead at the year in preview. What will youtake into the New Year — both professionally and personally?  

  • Dish up some traditional food and drinks to celebrate the New Year


    New Year 2017 is around the corner and it’s time to lay the table with the traditional New Year foods. Almost every country has at least one special food that is eaten on New Year’s Eve or in the first days of the New Year that is supposed to bring luck, wealth or success in the coming year.

  • Look beyond the image you see and view the person in plain sight