Today's News

  • School bus involved in collision with three other vehicles

    No students were injured after a vehicle struck a school bus on U.S. 17 near Ocean Isle Beach around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Brunswick County Schools.

    The incident in front of Beach Assembly of God at 6730 Ocean Hwy. involved three other vehicles, with emergency crews responding to assist and transport people in the other vehicles.

    Traffic backed up along the highway as emergency personnel assisted at the scene.

  • Stormy night keeps firefighters busy

    As a line of strong storms blew through the area Wednesday night, Calabash firefighters and their mutual-aid partners were busy with several fires, which were likely caused by lightning strikes.

    The first call came in at 7:08 p.m. for a structure fire at 260 Woodlands Way NW in the Crow Creek subdivision. Arriving units found that lightning had struck and damaged the large apartment building's fire alarm system, but there was no structure fire, according to Honey Shore Chiocco, spokeswoman for the Calabash Fire Department.

  • Easter tourney softball schedule at West

    Softball tournament April 10-12
    at West Brunswick
    4 p.m. — West Brunswick vs. Ronald Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — West Brunswick vs. West Stokes

    4 p.m. — West Stokes vs. Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — Reagan vs. West Brunswick

    4 p.m. — West Stokes vs. Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — West Stokes vs. West Brunswick

  • Charge dropped, reissued against man accused of impersonating officer

    A charge against a Boiling Spring Lakes man accused of impersonating a police officer last year was recently dismissed in Brunswick County Court before being reissued by Boiling Spring Lakes police officers.

    Anthony Mark Collins, 29, of East Boiling Spring Road was arrested twice in 2016 on misdemeanor charges of impersonating law enforcement.

    Brunswick County District Court Judge Pauline Hankins dismissed one charge of impersonating law enforcement, with the state’s motion to continue denied.

  • School board approves five-year capital improvement plan

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a five-year capital improvement plan starting with $4.9 million in outlay for fiscal 2018.

    Freyja Cahill, executive director of finance, outlined highlights at the April 4 meeting consisting of $3.2 million in the capital outlay budget in categories 1, 2 and 3 projects and $1.7 million for technology for fiscal 2018.

    The $57.5 million CIP for fiscal 2019 is significantly higher, marking the first inflow in bond proceeds approved in the November 2016 referendum.

  • Spring events in full bloom

    Spring has sprung with many things, including a long list of festive events. Here’s a closer look at what’s in store in the coming week.

    Sunset Beach Spring Market

    The Sunset Beach Spring Market on April 13 will offer a preview of the waterfront market season at Sunset Beach Town Park, which will open for a third year beginning in May.

  • Antimisiaris, Nawara announce engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Dr. Marika Antimisiaris of Prospect, Ky., and John Nawara Burgess of Louisville, Ky.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris of Prospect, Ky. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

    The prospective groom is the son of Eileen Nawara of Carolina Shores and the late Anthony Nawara. He is a graduate of West Brunswick High School, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

  • Boles-Berry wedding

     Mary Elizabeth Boles of Shallotte and Herman Waddell Berry of Shallotte were married April 2. Rev. Dr. Vaughn R. Cherry of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by John Edmond King. A reception followed the ceremony at the South Brunswick Islands Center in Calabash

  • District court docket for March 20, 23, 24 and 27

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on March 20, 23, 24 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, March 20

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Patrick Murphy and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Gardeners love ‘magic potions’

     Thirty-plus years of working in horticulture as taught me many things: don’t prune your sister-in-law’s Japanese maple, run away as fast as you can when a potential client describes themselves as “easy to work with” and be very careful when criticizing magic potions and botanical dogma held in high esteem by some gardeners. But, being a bit of an April fool (Happy April Fool’s Day everyone), I will make my way to the end of the branch and see how quickly I can saw it off behind me. It certainly won’t be the first time I fell out of a tree.