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.

  • 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.

  • Residents file suit against Devaun Park Community Association

    Two residents of Devaun Park in Calabash have filed a civil summons against the Devaun Park Community Association, charging it has failed to provide requested financial records and other documents.

    Patrick and Karlie Munro filed the action Thursday, June 21, in Brunswick County Superior Court against the Devaun Park Community Association and Community Association Services Inc.

  • Vandals damage Brunswick Town tomb

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer


    Vandals damaged a historic grave at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site less than a week after the site’s museum was burglarized.

  • Commissioners’ split vote nixes farm stand operations change

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ split vote Monday denied a change to the Unified Development Ordinance that would have allowed local temporary farm stands to operate for extended periods.

    Commissioners voted 3-2 against changing the limitations on farm stands and farmers markets.

    In the current UDO, farmers can sell their own produce on their own property without a permit, but it is difficult for farmers to have farmers markets or farm stands off of their property

  • Brunswick Forest gated community plan approved

    LELAND — Leland council members have approved a new gated community in the town after striking down the 2014 ordinance banning them in April.

    Concerned citizens, mostly from Brunswick Forest, filled the town council room for a contentious planning board meeting March 29 and the April 21 town board meeting to argue against amending zoning ordinances that would allow Brunswick Forest to add a gated community in one of the development’s phases.

  • Two men charged in shooting death of Holden Beach woman

    Two men sought in the slaying of a Holden Beach woman in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., were arrested four days after the crime.

    Nicholas Mciver, 20, and Terrell Freeman, 29, were arrested Wednesday, July 13, in Charlotte and are awaiting extradition to South Carolina each on a murder charge in the death of 29-year-old Amanda Fisher, according to a North Myrtle Beach news release. No information about a possible motive has been released.

  • County offers free hepatitis C testing

    BOLIVIA — As the number of hepatitis C-positive Brunswick County residents increases, Brunswick County Health Services knows more action needs to be taken.

  • Oak Island warns of police impostor

    The Oak Island Police Department is warning Brunswick County residents and visitors about a man who is claiming to be an off-duty police officer.

    Police Chief Greg Jordan said his office has received many complaints from people about a man who threatened them with violence during road rage incidents, telling people he’s an off-duty Oak Island police officer.

    Jordan said the man is about 5-foot-9 with red/brown hair, mustache and beard and drives a Subaru Tribeca SUV. He said none of his officers match this description.