Today's News

  • Green building: Supply native launches reclaimed wood flooring line

    Supply native Mark Bryant learned the basics of running a business when his family ran a produce market near their home.

    Bryant is now the owner of two flooring businesses in Wilmington and is launching a new reclaimed wood flooring product, which is a popular choice among advocates of environmentally friendly, or “green,” building.

    In the business for the last 17 years, 15 as a business owner, Bryant is creating reclaimed wood flooring using wood pulled from the Cape Fear River.

  • Golf course rezoning still under scrutiny in Sunset Beach



    SUNSET BEACH—After much debate, the town planning board has agreed to continue discussion of proposed golf course rezoning at a March 4 meeting.

    Planning board chairman Bill McDonald said last week he would like to take comments from alternate board member Eddie Walters, who was out sick, as well as any others.

    “We’re going to continue this public hearing, then I’m really going to start the process over with public input,” McDonald said.


    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.