Today's News

  • BCC offers programs for ‘Plus 50’ students

     Not every student at Brunswick Community College recently graduated from high school.

    Thanks to a Plus 50 Initiative launched in 2013, students 50 and older are taking advantage of the courses offered at the local college.

  • Leland amends development planning, reverses U.S. 17 zoning

    LELAND — Leland town council members approved including transportation impact analysis in development planning to better prepare for future use of town roads.

    When the main through roads become congested, people often use roads in the neighborhoods that were not intended for through traffic, Leland senior planner Ashli Barefoot said during the Sept. 17 town meeting.

  • Shallotte Masonic Lodge to have fish fry

     The Shallotte Masonic Lodge will host its 21st Annual Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 9.

    Fish plates will be available at the Shallotte Masonic Lodge, at 5072 Main St. in Shallotte adjacent to Rourk Library.

    The meals, which cost $8 per plate, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Brunswick Shrine Club member Bob Gunter said.

    All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, N.C.

  • Update: Sunset Beach road conditions

    The town of Sunset Beach has released its latest update on roadway conditions in and around the town. Any hazardous area not on the list can be reported to town clerk Lisa Anglin at sunsetbeach@atmc.net. Also, if your roadway has been incorrectly stated below please advise.

  • County claims its 10th, 11th lottery winners of the year

    A second Winnabow resident has won $10,000 through the North Carolina Education Lottery, continuing Brunswick County’s lucky streak by becoming the 11th winner this year.

    Diane Pennellatore won the Powerball money Sept. 16, state lottery officials said Friday, Oct. 2.

    Alfonso Villanneva of Southport also claimed a $10,000 instant prize by playing the Millionaire 7’s scratch-off game.

    Last month, Valient Simoncic of Leland won $10,000 playing the 50X The Cash instant prize scratch-off game.

  • Grand jury indicts Caswell Beach mayor on 18 felonies

    BOLIVIA — A superior court judge reduced bail for Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons at his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon from $1 million cash to $675,000 secured.

    Simmons was indicted on 18 felonies related to his service as chairman of the former Brunswick Beaches Consortium (BBC) by a Brunswick County grand jury Monday. North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office agents arrested Simmons in Caswell Beach on Monday afternoon.

  • Closures, cancellations

    Brunswick County Schools as well as county offices and the courthouse will be closed Monday, Oct. 5, due to continued rain and flooding in the region. Schools will be closed for students and staff.

  • Mountain bike club hosts 5th annual race at Brunswick Nature Park Oct. 17

    The Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will host its fifth annual Brunswick Brawl Oct. 17 at Brunswick Nature Park.

    The event includes six-, three- and one-hour mountain bike endurance races on a nine-mile trail. Helmets are mandatory.

    The one hour event is offered for first timers.

    Other race categories are open for men and women in single and duo categories as well as different age groups.

  • Brunswick County names economic development director

    Brunswick County has hired Michael DiTullo as the first economic development director for the newly formed county department.

    DiTullo, who serves as the president and CEO of Rockland Economic Development Corp. of Rockland County, N.Y., replaces former economic development commission (EDC) executive director Jim Bradshaw.

  • Grand jury indicts two men accused of sexual assault

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury has indicted two men accused of sexual assault.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 20-year-old Shimon Curtis Hales, of Turkey Trap Road SW in Supply, on March 5 and charged him with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of sexual offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. 

    The incidents, which involve a girl younger than 14 and a girl younger than 16, occurred between Feb. 28 and March 5, warrants show.