Today's News

  • Community briefs

    Arts Council  grant winners

    The Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) has announced the recipients of the 2010-2011 Grassroots Art Grant, made available through a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

    BAC will award almost $13,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations for support of their work involving art programs in the community. The funds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the recipient organizations. All projects will benefit citizens of Brunswick County. 

  • Balsamic vinegar brings out the flavor of fresh tomatoes and basil

    The only true balsamic vinegars in the world are from Modena and Reggio, Italy. The tradition started there and is still “artisan-made” today. These vinegars from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy are truly the finest you can buy. 

  • Bolivia Elementary students receive awards

    Bolivia Elementary School has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Second grade

    A honor roll: Dylan Belvill, Ari Bonello, Rebekah Gibby, Eden Hodge, Paul Jackson, Isaak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Pearce Quinn, Courtney Robbins, Christian Shelton, Noah Spencer, Brian Springs, Wyatt Walter, Summer Whitlock.

  • ECHS students help out with Relay for Life

    Brunswick County Early College High students and teachers have been supporters of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since the school was founded in 2006. This year, thanks to the efforts of senior Haylee Jones, the school’s involvement has reached a new level.

    “The fight for a cure for breast cancer is very personal to me because I lost my mother to breast cancer. So this year, I decided to have my graduation project focus on Relay for Life,” Jones said. 

  • Sunset Beach man charged for stealing metal items

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach man was arrested Monday and charged in connection with recent thefts of metal items from residences.

    Michael Lee Marti, 416 Stokes Drive, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor larceny. More charges may be pending, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    In a separate incident, larceny of a laptop computer was reported Nov. 28 at a house on Lakeshore Drive.

  • Students win awards at Jessie Mae Monroe

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Citizen of the month

    Kindergarten: Ja’lashia Marlowe, Dallas Russ, Cy’neia Bellamy, Chez Mastry, Gladys Marin-Dominguez, Camdyn Johnson.

    First grade: David Dominguez, Jaidin Smith, Jacob Boothe, Alyssa Gentile, Jade Harbin, Corbin Skipper.

    Second grade: Dulce Dominguez, Tajah McCray, Lillie McLamb, Caleb Vanasse, Kevin Ramirez, Yuli Rendon, Daliyah Stanley, Daivon Thomas.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 18, 19 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Thursday, Nov. 18

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Freddie Asbury, assault on a female, voluntarily dismissed.

  • 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.

  • Golf-cart ordinance on Sunset Beach agenda

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is scheduled to review a golf-cart ordinance at its upcoming meeting Monday night, Dec. 6.

    At council’s last meeting in November, concerns were expressed about how to regulate golf carts in town, particularly as they relate to the new Intracoastal Waterway high-rise bridge and traffic on Main Street.

  • Shop ’til you drop

    The turkey was barely eaten and leftovers put away before the Christmas shopping craze began.

    Black Friday shoppers bombarded Walmart in Shallotte well before the official start of the store’s sale at 12:01 a.m. Shopping was under way several hours before midnight at Walmart, according to several shoppers who waited in line for the 4 a.m. opening of Belk. One shopper reported by midnight, the checkout lines in the store were lined up with dozens of shoppers with carts overflowing with everything from movie DVDs to bath towels.