Today's News

  • Let’s go to the videotape … or just video

    During the Jan. 12 Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners meeting, members voted unanimously to stop their proposed multi-use path along West First Street.

    Town officials and staff had been working on the project for several months, even years, after a sidewalk on First Street was given top priority by a town survey.

  • School board approves contract with Communities In Schools

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education has agreed to a contract with Communities In Schools of Brunswick County with less than five months remaining in the 2015-16 school year.

    The school board approved a contract services agreement with CIS during a finance committee meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the district’s administrative offices in Bolivia.

  • Hospital visitors get 'Wagging Welcome' from canine greeters

    BOLIVIA — It just another dog day at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

    Posted to one side off the hospital’s front lobby, Anika, a friendly Labradoodle, was available to greet any visitors who might enjoy a little canine socialization.

    Anika and her handler Pat Atwater are among human and canine volunteers who have joined the local hospital’s latest initiative, Wagging Welcome.

  • Marine with Brunswick County ties missing after helicopter crash

     A Marine with ties to Brunswick County is still missing in the waters off a Hawaiian island after a helicopter crash during a training exercise Friday, Jan. 15.

    The U.S. Coast Guard officially called off the search Wednesday, Jan. 20.

    Among the 12 missing Marines is 25-year-old Sgt. Adam Schoeller, the husband of former Brunswick County resident and West Brunswick High School graduate Samantha Wickel Schoeller.

  • Shallotte Presbyterian presents 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Jan. 22

    SHALLOTTE — It was late winter 1963 or early spring 1964 when the first phase of establishing Shallotte Presbyterian Church got under way.

    The originators were mostly Presbyterians who were actively involved with Camp United Methodist Church at the time, according to history posted on the Shallotte Presbyterian website, shallottechurch.org.

    Other initiators included people who had recently moved to the area because of retirement or business interests.

  • Wildlife commission proposes alligator hunting season

    Brunswick County hunters typically use September as a month to prepare for North Carolina’s deer hunting rifle season that begins Oct. 18 and runs through Jan. 1.

    Now, they may have the opportunity to hunt alligators in September if the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) passes a proposal that would allow a gator hunting season in the Tar Heel State.

    The NCWRC has proposed a limited alligator hunting season after a review of current information showed the state’s alligator population had stabilized and possibly increased.

  • Rotary's 11th Las Vegas night gets ready to roll

    Get ready for another round of fun and games in Vegas, N.C.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 11th annual Las Vegas Night is pulling out all stops Saturday night, Jan. 30, with an array of food and Vegas-style games.

    The annual fundraiser is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    The catered event, hosted this year by WECT-TV’s Jon Evans, will once again feature a cash bar plus tableside cocktails, dinner, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cake.

  • Budget-cutting, Sunset at Sunset hot topics in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town staff has been instructed to starting looking into possible ways to cut budgetary costs and the ramifications for doing so.

    Sunset Beach Town Council also indicated at its second meeting of the month on Tuesday it will continue to support this year’s 10th Sunset at Sunset Celebration but would like for the committee overseeing it to look into becoming a nonprofit entity or working with a different committee.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 14-15

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 14

    Breaking and entering, larceny of four televisions and damage to real property on East Main Street.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of two televisions from Magnolia Drive.

    Jan. 15

    Uttering forged check at BB&T on Seaside Road.

  • Calabash hopes to consolidate split voting to one precinct

    CALABASH — Town leaders are hoping for a change in local voting so Calabash residents can all vote at the same place.

    Town commissioner Cecelia Herman, speaking at the monthly town board of commissioners meeting Jan. 12, said the Brunswick County Board of Elections is considering modifications to enable residents within the corporate limits of Calabash to vote at a single designated precinct.