Today's News

  • Farewell 'Worms and Coffee': Midway Trading Post closing July 30

    BOLIVIA — It’s the only place in Brunswick County famously touted for more than two decades for its “Worms and Coffee.”

    When Midway Trading Post on N.C. 211 closes this coming Saturday, July 30, except for its array of dwindling souvenirs the landmark store and “Worms and Coffee” will become just a memory.

  • Three-vehicle bridge wreck in Sunset Beach sends four to hospital

    Four people were taken to the hospital Tuesday following a three-vehicle wreck on Sunset Beach’s Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge.

    It happened about 11:15 a.m. July 26 when a Ford truck headed toward the island collided head-on with a Chevrolet Impala headed toward the mainland, Sunset Beach Fire Chief Kevin Dempsey said. The Chevrolet Impala then hit a BMW head-on, Dempsey said.

    Dempsey couldn’t say whether injuries of the four people taken to the hospital were life-threatening.

  • Charlotte woman faces charges after Brunswick County chase

    A Charlotte woman faces two felony charges and others after leading deputies on a chase and threatening the one who arrested her before offering to perform oral sex on him in exchange for her release, warrants show.

  • Leland EDC to begin business survey

    LELAND — If you own a business in Leland, the town’s Economic Development Committee will be in touch.

    The LEDC finalized a business survey it will deliver to 352 businesses by next week.

    The committee members also selected 70 of those businesses to contact in person.

    Committee members David Sink, chairman, Richard Allison, vice chairman, Jennifer Harris, Gene Merritt, Paul Stiegler, PJ Doherty and Michael Braddock will each contact 10 businesses to interview in person beginning Aug 1.

  • Holden Beach commissioners to consider resolution regarding perpetual easements

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners will have a special meeting Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Holden Beach Town Hall to consider a resolution authorizing the filing of condemnation actions to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Central Reach Project.

    Town Manager David Hewett said a perpetual easement is a document that property owners sign giving the town permission to complete the town’s Central Reach Project along the shoreline of their respective properties.

  • Gators granted sanctuary at Shallotte River Swamp Park

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Al the alligator was the first relocated reptile to arrive at Shallotte River Swamp Park.

    The rescue gator was brought to the outdoor adventure park on Watts Road on the night of July 1, park owner Rube McMullan said.

    This summer, the park is working with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to provide a new enclosed area for relocated gators. Those types of gators are ones that have typically become overly acclimated and less fearful of civilization, often attributed to people who have been feeding them.

  • Gate approved, agency selected to find tenants for riverwalk park

    BELVILLE — Belville officials have approved an electronic gate and real estate agency for Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    At Monday’s Belville town meeting, commissioner Joe Breault said the town has received a contractor’s quote for about $16,000 in total costs to install an electronic gate at the park.

    The gate upgrade would include two, one horsepower motors to open and close the gates and a pedestal card reader at the entrance.

  • Oak Island Jet Ski accident injures boy

    An 11-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Friday, July 22, after the Jet Ski he was riding collided with another Jet Ski in the Intracoastal Waterway.  

    Oak Island Fire Chief Christopher Anselmo said the accident took place at 1:30 p.m. near the 700 block of West Yacht Drive, when the Jet Ski operated by the boy’s father collided with a Jet Ski operated by his mother. The boy was seated behind his father.

  • Holden Beach to file amicus brief in beach access court case

    HOLDEN BEACH — The public has the right to freely use the space between wet and dry sand portions of beaches.

    This is the position Holden Beach commissioners took at their July 19 meeting when they approved the filing of a joint amicus brief in the case of Nies v. Emerald Isle.

  • Calabash approves designated park smoking areas

    Smoking is now designated in Calabash Community Park.

    At their July 12 meeting, Calabash commissioners approved directing concert event organizers to establish designated smoking areas in the outer perimeters of the two-year-old park at 868 Persimmon Road.

    A town ordinance regulates smoking in town buildings or structures but does not address smoking in open areas of the park.

    Following discussion, the board was in consensus the areas be established for people wishing to smoke and that guests be made aware of the areas for their convenience.