Today's News


    This pelican was trying to stay warm as it waited for the snow to melt Feb. 13 at the Calabash waterfront. 

  • Brunswick Community Hospital officials lift visitor restrictions

    SUPPLY—Officials with Brunswick Community Hospital (BCH) have lifted restrictions for visitors younger than 18 years old at the hospital.

    On Oct. 1, 2009, hospital officials restricted visitation of children younger than 18 in an effort to combat the spread of flu, specifically H1N1.

    On Monday, Feb. 22, hospital officials lifted the ban.

  • South Carolina woman arrested for prescription fraud, trafficking pills

    A South Carolina woman was arrested Sunday night for her alleged role in a multi-state prescription pill trafficking ring.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Israel West said drug agents have been working with South Carolina authorities on a prescription pill ring in the southern end of Brunswick County. They believe the ring crosses over state lines into South Carolina.

  • Warm up to Southern climate and its plants

    Gardeners from cooler climates often wax nostalgic for that hedge of sweet-smelling lilacs or the stately rhododendron that anchored Grandma’s garden.

    Attempts to re-create these memories in the hot and humid climate of southeastern North Carolina are generally met with frustration and failure.

    Rather than lamenting over that which cannot be, let’s look at some of the wonderful things about gardening here.

    Winter blooms

  • ELECTION 2010: Two Republicans join incumbent Democrat in filing for Congress

    At least two Republicans will face off in the May primary in their bid to represent the 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    At press time Tuesday, two Republicans have joined incumbent Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, in filing for office.

    Republican Randy Crow of Kelly filed for office this week, joining fellow Republican and Iraq War veteran Will Breazeale, who filed for office Feb. 12.

  • The role of controlled burns in North Carolina

    One of the things that amazed me when I first came to Brunswick County as a permanent resident was the number of controlled fires that are created in our area. So, I decided to find out what these fires are all about.

  • A major theme of Lent is transformation

    I am not an electrical engineer nor do I understand what electricity is all about. My knowledge is limited to the ability to “plug it in” and believe all will work well. But, I do know everything stops moving, all appliances immediately arrest activity, fans and lights go off, when a transformer is struck by lightning.

  • ELECTION 2010: Burr files for re-election, faces primary competition

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has filed for re-election.

    Burr will seek the GOP nomination to return to Washington to serve his second term in the U.S. Senate.

    The Winston-Salem Republican will be challenged by two other Republican candidates in the May primary, Eddie Burks of Asheboro and Brad Jones of Toxaway.

  • ELECTION 2010: Incumbent commissioners face contested primary

    Four Republicans have filed for election for two county commissioners’ seats, but no Democrats have filed for county commissioner.

    At press time Tuesday, incumbents Marty Cooke and Phil Norris filed for office, as did their respective GOP challengers Randy Sullivan of Shallotte and Corrine McCray of Calabash.

  • Shallotte votes to decrease speed limit on part of Whiteville Road

    Responding to a letter from students at the Evelyn Smith Wray Village School on Whiteville Road, the Shallotte Board of Aldermen has approved a resolution to decrease the speed limit in the area in front of the school and ATMC.

    At Tuesday night’s pre-agenda meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve a resolution changing the speed limit along Whiteville Road (N.C. 130) the .3 miles between McMilly Road and ATMC headquarters from 55 to 45 miles per hour.