Today's News

  • Frinks celebrate 50th anniversary

     Barry and Birdie Frink are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 15, 1966, at Delco Baptist Church and made their home in Shallotte, where they raised three daughters: Leigh Ann, Jill and Amy. Their family now also includes son-in-law Steve and grandsons Joshua, Banyan and Kyle.
The Frinks are members of Camp United Methodist Church.

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  • West Brunswick’s Jon Jordan to play basketball at BCC

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Jon Jordan signed a letter of intent May 10 to attend Brunswick Community College and play basketball.

    Jordan, listed on the roster as 6-foot-8, 260 pounds, was a member of the West Brunswick team that played in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional his sophomore year. In his junior year, he was on the team that finished as co-champion of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and was 25-4 overall. In his senior year, West reached the third round of the state playoffs.

  • Trojans upset Swansboro in softball playoffs

    SWANSBORO — The West Brunswick softball team upset Swansboro 6-0 Tuesday, May 10, in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    West (14-10) is seeded No. 13; Swansboro (17-6), No. 10.

    West has a second-round home game against No. 26 Corinth Holders (12-10), which upset No. 7 South Johnston 8-5. The winner plays in the third round against either No. 15 Webb (16-10) or No. 2 Northwood (19-2).

  • Shallotte Middle student diagnosed with whooping cough

    A Shallotte Middle School student has been diagnosed with whooping cough, Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release Tuesday afternoon, May 10.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whooping cough, or pertussis, has cold-like symptoms, and can last anywhere from five days to three weeks. Symptoms in the later stages of whooping cough, after one to two weeks, include a violent cough followed by a “high-pitched ‘whoop,’” potential vomiting and exhaustion after coughing.

  • Supply woman charged in December 2015 stabbing

    A Supply woman is accused of stabbing a Bolivia man last December.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 29-year-old Ashley Michelle Spencer on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon May 4.

    The alleged victim swore out a warrant showing Spencer stabbed him in the side with a butcher knife. Emergency treatment using stitches and staples was required to close his wound.

  • Leland man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A 21-year-old Leland man is accused of sexually assaulting a child last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Timothy Sket on May 3 and charged him with committing a crime against nature, statutory rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child, warrants show.

    The crimes, which happened April 13 and 14, involved a child younger than 16 and more than six years younger than Sket, according to warrants.

  • Leland man charged in weekend beating


    A Leland man is accused of beating another man with brass knuckles.

    Quinton Sanders, 19, of Bluffield Court, was arrested Saturday, May 7, and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

    The victim’s identity and condition were not available.

     Sanders was booked and released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $30,000 bail the day of his arrest.    

  • Shallotte man involved in pursuit faces multiple drug charges

    A Shallotte man who refused to pull over for law enforcement officers until he crossed into South Carolina on Feb. 14 remains in custody on drug-related charges.

    William Carmichael Jr., 22, of Chadwick Landing Road, faces multiple outstanding charges in South Carolina, but was returned to Brunswick County and booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on April 29 after a governor’s warrant was issued for him, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Man charged in fatal chase that began in Brunswick County

    A Liberty man is charged in a chase that began in Brunswick County and killed a motorcyclist in Wilmington early Tuesday morning, May 10.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said 26-year-old Eduardo Patrick was driving a 2013 Toyota at 79 mph in a 55-mph zone east on U.S. 74.

    A state trooper turned on his cruiser’s lights and sirens and tried to stop the vehicle at 7:04 a.m., but it continued into Wilmington, according to a NCDPS news release issued Tuesday afternoon.