Today's News

  • BCC scores nine in 8th, beats Louisburg 17-12

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team rallied from deficits of 10-1 and 12-4 to beat 17-12 Louisburg in a non-region baseball game April 13 at Founders Field.

    BCC scored nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in taking the 17-12 lead.

    A three-run double to right field by Nolan Clenney cut the lead to 12-11.

  • Cameryn Smith on Queens’ championship golf team

    The Queens University of Charlotte women’s golf team won the South Atlantic Conference championship tournament April 13, the first SAC title for the program.

    West Brunswick graduate Cameryn Smith, a freshman, is a member of the championship team.

    The Royals shot a final-round 313 and finished at 938, four strokes ahead of

    2015 conference champion Carson-Newman College. The tourney had 11 teams.

  • West swimmer Ruppart signs with Catawba

    SHALLOTTE — Dustin Ruppart signed a letter of intent April 13 to attend Catawba College and compete in swimming.

    Ruppart is the first West Brunswick swimmer to sign with a college.

    “I like the school,” he said. “The campus is nice. They have the major that I’m looking for and I think that their program would put me on the right path to continue what I wanted to do, which is to become a chiropractor.”

    Swimming and academic scholarships will cut his tuition costs by more than 75 percent.

  • Sunset Beach police warn about impostor

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating a complaint about a man who approached a woman on the beach near the fishing pier and portrayed himself as "Sunset Beach Patrol."

    The encounter occurred at 9:30 p.m. April 4, according to a notification sent out by the town. The man told the woman she could not have a dog on a leash on the beach and he needed her name and information to issue her a citation. The woman didn’t divulge any information because she knew she was violating no rules.

  • Detectives seek man in Southport theft case

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for a man who stole a thermostat from Lowe's Home Improvement store in Southport on Dec. 18, 2015.
    The man, described only as a slender white man with short dark hair, took the Nest device, valued at $250, off a shelf, hid it in the black hoodie he was wearing and walked out of the store at 5084 Southport-Supply Road at 3:50 p.m.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Seth Parmelee at 880-4881    

  • Former Carolina Beach reserve officer faces new charges

    A former Carolina Beach Police Department reserve officer faces charges in Brunswick County.

    Warrants show 29-year-old Joseph Adam Silva was charged Friday, April 8, with two counts of second-degree rape, sexual servitude and impersonating a law enforcement officer in incidents that happened sometime between Jan. 1-20.

  • Shallotte to get Steak ‘n Shake restaurant

     The Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved annexation and rezoning of property at 4462 Main St. at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 5, for a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.

    Steak ‘n Shake restaurants has approved Nekillim Food Services Inc., which is owned by Lloyd Milliken of Shallotte, for territory ranging from the North Carolina-South Carolina state line to Jacksonville to build five Steak ‘n Shake restaurants, said John Kinlaw, who is representing Nekillim Food Services.

  • Myrtle Beach man, 71, faces drugs, weapons charges

    A 71-year-old Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop Friday morning, April 8, in Calabash.

    Raymond Bird is charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver heroin, trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed gun and possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants show.

  • Holden Beach holds budget workshop meeting

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Friday, April 8 regarding the budget workshop for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Town Manager David Hewett presented board members with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting both the town’s current and upcoming projects and finances.

  • Former dance studio owner faces two more indictments

    The former owner of a Leland dance studio has been charged in two more indictments related to a 2012 case involving the sexual assault of a child.

    Leland police charged 40-year-old Jamie Kyle Watson of Holly Street with two counts of sexual offense with a child younger than 13 on Aug. 17, 2012.

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted Watson on March 14 on a charge of soliciting sexual offense with child-adult offender and two counts each of indecent liberties with child and sexual offense with child-adult offender.