Today's News

  • Prepare to Save the Date

    Sorry I missed everyone last week. The reason was because I had my first root canal. The procedure itself went just fine — it wasn’t even that painful or uncomfortable — but my recovery didn’t. Regardless of whether you’ve had a root canal yourself, I won’t bore, scare or disgust you with the details of mine.

  • Sunset Beach handles gun theft poorly

    There is no question Interim Sunset Beach Police Chief Joe Smith was the victim of a crime the first weekend in December at his home in Shallotte. 

    There is no question Sunset Beach citizens were, too.

    And if Smith and Town Administrator Susan Parker would have had their way, citizens would never have known it.

  • West Brunswick to host NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional in wrestling

    West Brunswick will host the NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional in wrestling Feb. 10-11.

    These are the approximate times for matches, provided by West wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway.

    Top four wrestlers in each weight advance to the state meet the following week in Greensboro.


    Friday, Feb. 10

       - Weigh-ins at 4 p.m. (DO NOT ARRIVE ON CAMPUS PRIOR TO 3:30 p.m.)

       - Schools providing scales please arrive no later than 3:40 p.m. so we can

  • Brunswick County has a new utilities director in 2017

    John Nichols didn’t expect becoming Brunswick County utilities director would involve fiber optic lines.

    Since taking over the role after former director Jerry Pierce retired at the end of 2016 the utilities department has dealt with two low water pressure/outages that required advisories for area residents to boil water or use bottled water.

    A Jan. 30 water line break along N.C 211 between Midway Road and Long Beach Road caused by construction work impacted the town of St. James, and The Regency, Arbor Creek, Abbington Oaks and West Trace neighborhoods.

  • Officials offer social media umbrella until damaged weather radio transmitter repaired

    Officials have advised residents to use social media as a backup for weather warnings after damage to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio transmitter took it offline.

    Steve Pfaff with the National Weather Service in Wilmington said an inspection of the radio tower found damage to a cable that connects to the antenna.

    Pfaff said Tuesday he thought the damage occurred a few weekends ago when Brunswick County received some actual winter weather.

  • Residents encouraged greenway, bike and paddle plan will blaze new trails

    BOLIVIA—About 100 residents dropped in on the Brunswick County Planning Department Greenway, Bikeway, & Paddle Trail Plan final draft open house Jan. 30.

    The planning department sought residents’ interest to help with creating plans for walking trails, bike routes, paddle trails and resource preservation.

    Kirstie Dixon, planning manager, presented visitors with two maps, one showing the county’s current bike, pedestrian and paddle trails and a conceptual map showing where areas trail, including greenways and blueways, could be developed.

  • North hosts ECC indoor track championships

    Photos from the East Central Conference indoor track-and-field championships Feb. 1 at North Brunswick High School.

    Results will be posted at MileSplit.com.

  • Vereen to play football at UNC Pembroke

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Taye Vereen signed a letter of intent Feb. 1 to play football at UNC Pembroke.

    “I liked the coaching staff and I feel like I can have a good chance to play there and be a great part of the program,” Vereen said.

    Vereen (6-feet-2.5 inches, 245 pounds) was a lineman on offense and defense last season for the Trojans. He said he was recruited to be a defensive tackle.

  • Treatment Courts graduate 15 participants

    BOLIVIA— Courtroom 4 of the Brunswick County Courthouse boasted tears and cheers as 15 people graduated from Treatment Courts on Thursday, Jan. 26.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis, with support from local officials, established the local treatment court in 2008.

  • Fire damages Southport camper, no one injured

    A Southport camper home is considered a total loss after a late Monday night fire. Brunswick County E911 Dispatch records show a 911 call was placed at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 30 in regard to a camper on fire in the 5000 block of Cagney Lane SE.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said no one was at home at the time of the fire, and a cause of the fire has not been determined, but the fire began inside the camper and spread outside the home to a fence, causing smoke damage to a nearby house.

    He said foul play is not suspected.