Today's News

  • Election outcomes will guide futures of our towns

    Voting is a right too many citizens continue to take for granted in our country.

    It is a right that was not granted to people of color, including former slaves, until 1870.

    It was not granted to women until 1920.

    It has been one of the rights for which our military services members fought to protect, just as much as the ideals the American flag symbolizes, just as much our right to freedom of speech and peaceful protest.

  • Man accused of disclosing private images

    A Wilmington man faces 11 felony counts of disclosure of private images.

    Francis Christopher Zober, 33, of Halifax Road was arrested Oct. 31, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Warrants show Zober shared the images Sept. 20.

    He remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • OIB first responders honored with free breakfast

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — A mix of Ocean Isle Beach town representatives, firefighters, police and residents gathered at Ocean Isle Beach Community Center to enjoy pastries, fruit, coffee and juice as part of the town’s first breakfast with first responders Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Capt. Robert M. Yoho Jr. of the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department has been with the department a total of 33 years, beginning as a volunteer in 1984. While he has no recollection of it, he said, apparently this job has always been his dream job.

  • Man re-indicted in Sunset Beach scam case

    Charges were dismissed and re-filed against a man charged in a fraud case in which a Sunset Beach woman was scammed of tens of thousands of dollars.

    Olanrewaju Oluwafemi Thomas, 30, of 821 21st St. in Washington, D.C., remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

    Thomas was arrested in Washington on May 23 and brought to North Carolina on May 26.

  • Rottweiler bites toddler in Winnabow

    A Rottweiler attacked a 1-year-old Winnabow boy Oct. 24.

    The boy, who was not named, was climbing over a kennel when the male dog bit his head and ear, according to a Brunswick County Animal Protective Services report. An EMS crew took the boy to New Hanover County Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment.

    The dog’s owner was not charged and signed the Rottweiler over to Brunswick County Animal Protective Services for a 10-day quarantine, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Two more arrested in gambling investigation

    Two more people have been arrested in a Brunswick County gambling investigation.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office announced Oct. 20 it arrested seven people on felony gaming charges after “an intensive undercover investigation over the past several months,” according to a news release. It also seized 387 video gaming machines and more than $250,000 in cash after 16 searches conducted throughout the county as part of the investigation.

  • Sunset Beach market a year-long topic of contention

    SUNSET BEACH — Since last year, the weekly Waterfront Market at Sunset Beach has undergone a management and name change, scrutiny and debate, the latter at times contentious among Sunset Beach Town Council members, vendors and citizens.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 1:38 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • District court docket for Oct. 16 and 17

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Oct. 16

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following case with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • What and when to plant down South

    Coastal North Carolina is the ideal place for those of you who are tired of the snow but still like some change from one season to the next. That means you’re just as likely to hear a “youse guys” as a “ya’ll” in these parts. It also means most of what you knew about gardening —especially the types of plants to use and doing things at the right time — don’t apply.