Today's News

  • Great-grandma clowns around

     “Great-Grandma Susie Inman clowns around with good old Ronald McDonald on her 75th birthday,” wrote 11-year-old Hailee Townsend of Ash. After Townsend asked Inman to pose with the famous clown many times for a photograph, Inman relented on her birthday Oct. 4.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson


    … Or, as the snail, whose tender horns being hit,

    Shrinks backward in his shelly cave with pain,

    And there, all smother’d up, in shade doth sit,

    Long after fearing to creep forth again …

    Shakespeare, Venus & Adonis, I.i.


  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Oct. 9

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $50 in snacks from the vending machine at North Brunswick High School after causing $850 in damage to an exterior door and the vending machine.

    Larceny of a $400 cell phone left at Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Water line break leads to mandatory water restrictions

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce updated county commissioners during their meeting Monday night on the effort to repair a water line break that has county water customers under mandatory restrictions.

    Pierce told the board a cooperative effort between Brunswick County utilities, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, a repair contractor and other partners are reassessing their options to repair the leak in the line. “Everyone understands the severity of it,” he said.

  • Battle against breast cancer

    By now most people know October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Here in Brunswick County, the observance kicked off with the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Association, which had its Rally for the Cure Oct. 3-5. This was the group’s 20th year of fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure.

  • Time with family accelerates weekends

    Do you ever get to Monday and wonder how your weekend went by so fast? It’s what I seem to do after every weekend I get to spend with my family outside the office.

  • You decide: Are there ‘excesses’ building in the economy?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    The word “excess” generally has a bad meaning in our society. It implies too much of a good thing that can lead to problems later. A second serving of my favorite apple pie can lead to an unwanted expansion of my waistline. Speeding to get to work on time can result in accidents and injuries.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Oct. 9-15 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Oct. 9

    Break-in reported at Coastal Outfitters on Sunset Boulevard.

    Oct. 14

    Larceny of phone reported on Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    Oct. 15

    License plate theft reported on Magnolia Drive.

  • Fish continue to bite after Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew ripped through our county a couple weeks ago and with it came record-setting flood waters to inland areas and destruction to properties along the beach. Aside from the horrific damage Matthew caused, folks who suffered minor damage or none at all began to wonder how the storm would affect the fishing. Before the storm, fishing was in full swing with fish biting from the surf to the Gulf Stream. However, once Matthew made its presence upon the Carolina coast, our fantastic fall fishery came to a screeching halt.

  • Drum-matic fishing after Hurricane Matthew