Today's News

  • Cooler weather brings leads to red-hot fishing
  • Ex-Trojan Russell Norton helps young football player

     Russell Norton, a West Brunswick graduate now a defensive line football coach at Bluefield College, is getting credit for finding proper equipment for a middle school football player.

    A 12-year-old player at Bluefield (Va.) Middle School who is 5-foot-10, 315 pounds, needed a size-17 shoe, a 2X size college helmet and other special equipment for play football. When Buster Large, the head football coach at Bluefield Middle School, told Norton about the situation, Norton was eager to help.

  • Yarbrough finishes second in Martinsville race

     The 2014 auto racing season became memorable for car owner Chad McCumbee and driver Sam Yarbrough when they had a second-place finish in the NASCAR-sanctioned MDCU 300 Sunday, Oct. 5, at Martinsville, Va.

    The finish was the highlight of the year for the team, who a few weeks earlier had clinched a second straight Late Model season championship at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.

  • OIB board selects canal dredge contractor

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Ocean Isle Beach commissioners selected a contractor for concrete canal dredging at a special town meeting Sept. 25.

    The board selected King Dredging Co., the low bidder for the contract, to handle the maintenance dredging for $539,335.

    King Dredging was one of two contractors to bid on the project, coming in lower than Com-Mar Limited Marcol Dredging Company who bid $814146.

  • Leland talks regulating golf carts on town streets

    Leland officials are considering adding rules for the use of golf carts on the town streets.

    The town board started a conversation on golf cart rules at the Sept. 18 town meeting.

    “I brought it up because we have no standard rules in place,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said.

    Town Manager David Hollis said state law covers golf carts but staff have reviewed additional laws used by Brunswick County and Carolina Beach.

  • Leland considers naming municipal park for first mayor

    Leland officials could rename the Municipal Park across from the new Town Hall after former Mayor Russell Baldwin.

    Baldwin, who died Sept. 18 after a long illness, was instrumental in creating the town of Leland and served as its first mayor.

    “I wanted to do something for the first mayor,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said during the Sept. 18 town meeting where she announced Baldwin had died.

  • County approves $4.2 million for water mains and pump stations

    Brunswick County commissioners approved more than $4.2 million in utilities construction contracts.

    “We limited the two projects to $6 million. These are under that,” County Manager Ann Hardy told the board members.

    Water mains

    The board approved selection of contractor Ralph Hodge Construction for the construction of the Danford Road water main and Duke Energy Canal water main.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    September 23

    Kennan Scott Jones, 22, 806 E. Moore St., Southport, arrested on a felony charge of assault on an officer and a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female.

    September 24

    Joseph Earl Hill, 61, 1046 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, arrested on misdemeanor charges of shoplifting and trespassing.

    September 26

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    September 21

    Rodney Hampton was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after being involved in a two vehicle traffic crash on Village Road that resulted in property damage.

    Traffic crash, hit and run by the unknown driver of a vehicle that hit a car parked in the New Pointe Boulevard parking lot.

  • Hale Swamp Road closed two weeks for Old Georgetown Road extension work

    Despite slow going due to summer storms, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Old Georgetown Road extension keeps moving.

    A mile and a half stretch of Hale Swamp Road from Goose Creek Road SW to Bricklanding Road SW closed Monday, Sept. 29 for construction work and will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 12.

    The road could remain closed if weather holds up the preparation work scheduled for the next two weeks.