Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Communicating threats on Cedar Tree Lane in Calabash; suspect sent victim a threatening e-mail.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Gum Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s Ford F-150 truck from victim’s yard.

    •Breaking and entering on Goldfinch Drive in Shallotte; suspect broke victim’s window and entered victim’s residence.

  • 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.

  • Seabrook Island Club: a long struggle, but reaping the rewards

    Last weekend, I traveled to the Seabrook Island Club for the spring meeting of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. For the first time, the meeting took place jointly with the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, and it was a blast.

    There were awards, meetings and social events during the weekend. Each day we played the courses at Seabrook.

    On Saturday, I met Brian Thelan, the head golf professional at Seabrook and heard the amazing story of how this beautiful private club came to be.

  • The Founders Club hosts St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational tournament

    On March 13-14, six NCAA Division II and III golf teams and one NAIA team played in the second annual St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational at the Founders Club. Two other schools played elsewhere to make the total nine.

  • Golf action

    Rita DuGan, Sharon Beavers, Dennis Shea, and Wayne McGlothlin were first at 1-under par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble March 10. Finishing second at even par was the team of Marian Johnson, Nancy McGlothlin, Bob Janovic and Bob Nobes. The team of Liz Boyer, Honey Gruzlewski, Fran Thomas, and Randy Coates tied for third place at 1-over par with the team of Marianne Nobes, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and Larry Boyer.


  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Jack Hooks with prosecutors Samantha Alsup, Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Meredith Everhart adjudicated the following cases during Superior Court sessions on March 1-3:

    James Taylor Beaver, 22, of 126 Morgan Road, Supply; PG felony larceny, NC DOC 80 days active with credit for time served; four counts breaking and entering, voluntarily dismissed per plea.

    Daniel Eugene Beverly Jr., 36, of 182 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland; DWI, state takes a dismissal.

  • Dosher Nursing ranked in U.S. News & World Report

    The February 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Dosher Nursing Center in Southport as “one of the best nursing homes in America.”

    In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes. Only four nursing home facilities received the designation in North Carolina.

  • Sunshine Week 2010: Mayor elects to shine light on improperly registered voters

    This is my favorite time of the year. Not because the days are longer and the temperatures are (usually) warmer. It’s not even the green beer and corned beef and cabbage.

    Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy those things, but what I love about this time of year is Sunshine Week.

    Sunshine Week, this year recognized March 14-20, is a time when media outlets across the country team up with nonprofit organizations and citizens’ groups to shine the light on freedom of information.

  • Trojan golf team finishes fourth at Whiteville Country Club tournament

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished three spots behind South Brunswick during a conference tournament March 8 at Whiteville Country Club.

    The conference team scores for the nine-hole round were South Brunswick 159, West Bladen 176, North Brunswick 179, West Brunswick 180, Whiteville 185, East Bladen 213, and South Columbus 213.

    Individual scores for the Trojans were Keith Hopkins, 44; Harrison Taylor, 44; Cole Grammen, 45; and Greg Hensley 47.

  • Get ready to catch speckled trout

    As spring arrives, Brunswick County anglers will begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and elusive speckled trout. Right now most folks on the water are chasing redfish in the shallows, as redfish have been the most consistent bite during this unusually harsh winter. That will change soon, however, as trout anglers begin to look for specks to help them shake off the winter doldrums.