Today's News

  • Teen Court team brings home top honors in state competition

     BOLIVIA — Let the record reflect Brunswick County’s Teen Court mock trial team is tops in the Tar Heel State.

    The team of eight county high school students traveled to Raleigh April 11-12 for the North Carolina Teen Court Association Mock Trial Competition and earned first place out of 16 counties.

    Lauren Demko, a junior at West Brunswick High School, recently celebrated a birthday and called the first-place finish “the best gift I got.”

  • Moose Ladies’ luncheon benefits youth, senior centers

     SHALLOTTE — Wayne Mims, a member of the Shallotte Moose Lodge, performed his “Shadows of Elvis” routine and everyone loved it.

    Mims sang and danced his way around the crowd like a seasoned professional, drawing smiles and turning the heads of those in attendance at the Shallotte Moose Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday, April 16, at the lodge off Holden Beach Road in Shallotte.

    Mims was the star of the show, and he entertained for a good cause.

  • Pruden’s newest plan would trim 10 minutes from school day

     Brunswick County School Superintendent Edward Pruden presented board of education members a modification to his original proposal for school start times in 2014-2015 during the board’s finance committee meeting Tuesday, April 15.

    Pruden asked the board to consider reversing the existing schedule, which would then require elementary students to arrive first and secondary students to arrive later in the morning.  

  • Leland residents quiz NCDOT on traffic during summer construction

    LELAND — How much of a squeeze construction on and around U.S. 17/74/76 will put on Leland’s traffic was on the minds of residents Thursday, April 17.

    Representatives from the Department of Transportation and engineering contractor S.T. Wooten updated Leland residents on construction projects that will begin in the summer at the special meeting.

    The first part of the NCDOT construction work has already begun. S.T. Wooten is rerouting Blackwell Road 600 feet south of the current intersection with N.C. 133.

  • Leland will work out street parking issues at April 29 special meeting

    Leland will work out problems resulting from on-street parking at a workshop at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29 in Leland Middle School.

    Town officials have received complaints about tickets for parking along neighborhood streets for the past year and agreed in September to have the staff look into best practices from other municipalities to consider changing Leland’s street parking ordinance.

  • Olympians take center stage at county competition

     CEDAR GROVE — Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. That’s the saying more than 330 athletes recited at Cedar Grove Park on Thursday, April 17, during the opening ceremony of the Brunswick County Special Olympics.

    Students, staff and volunteers from across the county rallied together for the event, which included the 400-meter relay, the 50-meter dash and the softball toss.

  • Woman rescued next to burning house in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES —Firefighters rescued a disabled woman during an Easter weekend blaze that broke out and destroyed the house next door to her.

    Neighbors alerted firefighters to a woman living next door to the burning, unoccupied house, during the incident reported at 7:31 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at 5 Court 11 Northwest Drive.

    Calabash firefighters with the first engine at the scene forced entry into the adjacent house after neighbors reported hearing screams.

  • Official connects Brunswick County MSA switch to new development

    The president of the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chamber of Commerce sees a new shopping center as the first benefit of the link between South Carolina and Brunswick County.

    Following the 2010 Census, the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) switched Brunswick County’s population connection from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach.

  • Cedar Grove community pays tribute to classmate, friend

     CEDAR GROVE — Every year, Cedar Grove Middle School hosts a fundraiser basketball a game that pits the students against the teachers. The students’ team is made up of its Basketball Poets organization, a cross-curriculum program directed by physical education teacher Marty Mentzer.

    The Basketball Poets decided in the months leading up to this year’s game to raise money for a scholarship in memory of John Paul Smith, a Cedar Grove Middle graduate who died last summer when he fell from the bed of a pickup truck.

  • Sheriff's office seeks two missing teens

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two missing teens in separate cases reported over the weekend.

    Diamond Shorter, 16, was last seen Saturday morning around 8:30 at her home on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    She is described as a black female, 5-foot-9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with green eyes and black hair in braids. The top of her hair is tinted red.