Today's News

  • Profiles of men golfers in Beacon Tournament of Champions

    The 2015 men’s golf club champions are an awesome group. For some, this is their first club championship; others have won many such events, both here and in other states. Some are relatively new to the game of golf; others are seasoned competitors.

    Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly has won his championship seven times in nine years. Peter Allen of St. James is a four-time champion and so is Tom Oxenfeld of Ocean Ridge. Mike Depauw has won the Sea Trail championship four times — and this year he also won at Carolina Shores.

  • 'Listen Up' presents John Gorka on Nov. 15

    Renowned singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist John Gorka is coming to Brunswick County this weekend for the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert.

    Gorka is scheduled to present the special event performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 N. Howe St.

    Concert proceeds will go to the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South.

  • World War II vets recognized as Veterans Memorial unveils in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, surviving four Allied invasions and receiving a Purple Heart in the process.

    More than 70 years later, Sea Trail resident Gene Williams was among World War II veterans who were to be recognized Wednesday at the unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial in Sunset Beach on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

    Last week, Williams, 92, said he’s just been lucky. He also hoped to attend Wednesday’s Veterans Day service in Sunset Beach Ton Park.

  • Events to feed souls, hunger highlight season

    November is the ideal month for feeding souls and addressing hunger.

    Coming up in the month of Thanksgiving are a number of events that do both.

    Holiday Craft Show for Loaves and Fishes

    Food-minded festivities kick off this weekend at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at 5101 Ocean Highway in Shallotte, which is having a Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, to benefit the hungry of Brunswick County.

  • A Very Merry Crafted Market debuts in Leland

    The Friends of Leland Cultural Arts Center will present their inaugural holiday art market, A Very Merry Crafted Market, this week at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    A preview party for ticketholders is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, featuring live music, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and first dibs on art. The cost is $10 per person.

    The market Saturday will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 1

    Two-vehicle traffic crash at U.S. 17 and Olde Waterford Way resulting in property damage.

    Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle parked on Baldwin Drive.

    Two-vehicle traffic crash at U.S. 17 and Grandiflora Drive resulting in property damage.

    Nov. 2

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 30

    Mark Dwayne Holden Jr., 25, was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and open container.

    Someone drove off from a Nicklaus Court residence but left items on top of the vehicle.

    Oct. 31

    Brandon Lee Helton, 20, was arrested on a simple assault charge.

  • Leland hosts public workshops to update Master Plan

    It is time for an update to Leland’s Master Plan and officials invite all town residents to public meetings throughout the week to speak up about what they want to see in the town’s future.

  • H2GO starts running test water plant Nov. 16

    If the election of two candidates opposed to the Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO board set plans to build a reverse osmosis water plant two steps back, a test plant that starts running next week will move the project one step forward.

    H2GO is one of the wholesale customers of Brunswick County utilities’ finished water, which it sells to 8,500 customers in Leland/Belville/Navassa area.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 5-7 2015

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

    Nov. 5

    David S. Moody, 37, of 7229 Joe Brooks Road, Ocean Isle Beach, charged with shoplifting.

    Nov. 6

    Samuel A. Moody, 20, of 312 Kanawuha Trail, Longs, S.C., charged with assault on a female.

    Nov. 7

    Jonathan C. Powell, 34, of 1141 Indigo Circle, charged with criminal damage to property, failure to report accident.

    Larceny reported at Minuteman.