Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From April 12-18, K-9 deputies answered 27 calls, wrote six citations and made six drug arrests. K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Carolina Shores, Croft Pointe, Magnolia Greens, Waterford, Brunswick Forest, The Farm and Seashore Hills.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Kevin Ronette Stanley, 28, of 301 Marlowtown Road, Calabash; charged with flee to elude arrest.

  • Grilled asparagus over rosemary sprigs is an aromatic treat

    In our area, fresh asparagus season usually begins around late March to early April and lasts until the hot summer weather begins, around June or July. Even though it’s available year round, it tastes so much better in the spring.
    Asparagus is also one of the healthiest vegetables to eat, containing essential vitamins and minerals and is low in calories. It can be grilled, roasted, steamed, boiled, stir-fried or used in many soups, salads and casseroles.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Larceny of gas on Hickman Road in Calabash; suspect stole fuel from victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Flagship Avenue in Southport; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from residence.

    •Larceny on Ocean Highway in Winnabow; suspect stole watch from a display case at an antique store.

  • Camp Invention coming to schools this summer

    The Camp Invention program is coming to Brunswick County Schools this summer.
    A week of daytime excitement, children are immersed in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), history and the arts.
    The Camp Invention program helps cultivate the ideas critical to STEM by encouraging exploration and curiosity during everyday activities so children understand science is everywhere.

  • Ninja Firefly Monkeys win Coastal Envirothon competition

    The Ninja Firefly Monkeys team from the James C. School in Brunswick County won first place competing against 28 counties in the middle school division at the March 23 Coastal Envirothon event at Weyhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County.
    The Destinasia team of the James C. School finished second in Area 6 in the high school division. Joene Helms was the advisor for both teams.
    The five main curricula of study included soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.

  • Wreck sends one to hospital

    Troopers and EMTs responded to the scene of a wreck on N.C. 130 near the Ash community Tuesday afternoon. According to Shallotte Fire Chief Paul Dunwell, one female driver was transported to the hospital. Dunwell said the driver stopped her car for a braking school bus, but the driver of the vehicle behind her did not stop and hit her car, sending it sailing into the nearby ditch. No one in the school bus was injured.

  • Days at the Docks planned for this weekend

    Holden Beach will once again be the site of the world’s only “bopple” race, live entertainment from local and regional bands, festival food and events to raise money for local charities this weekend.

    The annual Days at the Docks celebration, scheduled for the last weekend in April of each year, is also a kind of unofficial kick off of the spring tourist season on this Brunswick County beach.

    After a long, cold winter, this year’s organizers are ready to hit the strand.

  • Fennell, Rabon seek GOP nomination for 8th District Senate seat

    Two Republicans will face off during this year’s primary election as they try to secure the GOP nomination for North Carolina State Senate District 8.

    Bettie Fennell and Bill Rabon are both seeking election into the Senate seat, which has been held by Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. (D-Columbus) for more than three decades. Soles announced last December he would not seek re-election.

    Fennell, who lost to Soles in the 2008 election, said she decided to run again because she has “a lot to offer for this district.”

  • Market slows project, but plans for Wisteria Place continue; construction expected this fall

    When developer Brian Griffin started making plans for a unique gated community off Village Point Road in Shallotte several years ago, he hadn’t predicted the coming recession or bank failures that have resulted in stalled development and under-whelming real estate sales.

    “Four or five years ago, people would buy a piece of land sight unseen. That’s what got us here today. They thought they could flip it and make a few bucks,” Griffin said this week.

  • McIntyre seeks to connect green industries, government funding

    CASTLE HAYNE—U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre brought together representatives from government agencies who know how to leverage available funds, entrepreneurs who need funds to start their businesses and scientists who can make the businesses’ products reality at a Green Energy Summit Monday morning at Cape Fear Community College’s North Campus.

    “We can unleash all types of resources and turn it into cost savings,” McIntyre told the crowd. “We can provide you with the tools to create green jobs.”