Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman safely located

    A woman reported missing from Ocean Isle Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 15,  has been safely located, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said on Thursday, Nov. 17. 

    Bernice Huntley Logan, 82, of 1826 Waterwing Drive, had last spoken to her family Monday, Nov. 14, and was reported missing the following day. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Wednesday, Nov. 16, that has now been cancelled.

  • Day care owner accused of running over biker at business

    A Shallotte day care owner is accused of running over one biker and assaulting another Thursday, Nov. 10, after an encounter in the parking lot of his business.

    Shallotte police arrested 48-year-old Michael Williams, of Old Shallotte Road, and charged him with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony hit and run, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

  • 2016 final general election results for Brunswick County

    Below are the Brunswick County results for Nov. 8’s general election.


    With 26 of 26 precincts reporting


    Brunswick County Schools $152 million bond referendum

    Yes            44,616                        67.16

  • Voters approve $152M school bond referendum, return incumbents

    Brunswick County voters overwhelmingly approved $152 million school bond referendum while also returning many incumbents to the school board and board of commissioners in Nov. 8’s general election.

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to review about 150 absentee ballots and 791 provisional ballots, county elections director Sara Knotts said. The three board members will meet again at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 to certify the results.



  • District court docket for Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 3 and 4 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, Oct. 31

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • You decide: Where will we live?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Less than 50 years ago in 1970, North Carolina was still a rural state. More than half (54 percent) of the state’s residents lived in rural areas. In fact, at that time, only five states — Vermont, West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota and Mississippi — had a higher percentage of their population living in rural counties.

  • Meetings focus on road plans for future traffic

    The Carolina Bays highway plan to extend S.C. 31 into North Carolina has the support of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) joint transportation organization to include in North Carolina’s transportation priority list.

    But Horry County, S.C., voters put a down payment on their part of the project in the Nov. 8 general election.

  • An extraordinary experience, courtesy of kind readers

    Since my last column, some of the sting from this year’s World Series has abated. The series went to seven games and ended in defeat at Cleveland for my beloved Cleveland Indians. It pitted my team, now heading into its 69th year without a title, against the Chicago Cubs, whose 108-year drought finally ended. Before the series ended, they were the two Major League Baseball franchises with the longest championship droughts.

  • Belville ready to build town hall if state approves financing agreement

    BELVILLE — The public didn’t come out to speak on Belville’s plan to finance building a town hall site at a special public hearing Nov. 2, but town officials did, agreeing to proceed with the plan.

    Belville’s town council approved a financing plan at the meeting, but Town Attorney Jim Eldridge emphasized the action taken did not execute it.

    The board, which voted unanimously, 4-0, agreed to submit the financing plan to the state’s Local Government Commission, which is part of the state treasurer’s department.

  • Ocean Isle Beach receives CAMA permit for terminal groin

    Ocean Isle Beach received approval for a Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) major permit, putting it a step closer to building a terminal groin.

    The town submitted an application for the permit allowing the terminal groin in an Area of Environmental Concern to the Department of Environmental Quality on June 10.

    The Division of Coastal Management had 75 days from the application submission to review the terminal groin application.