Today's News

  • Road trip your way to happiness, if only for a weekend

    Oh, college football, how I missed you.

    It’s great to have a sane, or plausible, reason to sit in one place and watch TV from sunup until well past sundown … wait, that’s the reason to get Netflix.

    The real reason to love college football is that its true purpose is to provide an excuse for a road trip.

    Obviously you can get in your car and drive off any time you want, but your relatives are going to call it running away from your problems.

  • Town Creek Park senior center site opens

    WINNABOW — Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. opened its 10th senior site Tuesday Sept. 15, in the community building at the recently revamped Town Creek Park.

    In nine months, the senior site went from a grassroots movement spearheaded by area residents to a county-funded, two-day-a-week program.

    “It’s always nice when the community approaches you,” BSRI president and CEO Jim Fish said.

  • Holden Beach Beautification Club celebrates 25th anniversary

    HOLDEN BEACH — Current and former members of the Holden Beach Beautification Club came together Sept. 9 for a celebration of the club’s 25th anniversary at Holden Beach Chapel to start their September meeting.

    Gayle Todd, president of the club, introduced several guests and members, including several past presidents who reminisced about their time in the club, which was founded Aug. 15, 1990.

  • County addresses Shell Point property condemnations

    A Shell Point Road property owner is concerned about the impact a sweep of notices of condemnation in the neighborhood could have on residents.

    The Brunswick County Code Administration Department posted notices of condemnation on 20 properties on Shell Point Road, five Gray Bridge Road lots, three Partridge Place properties, two Riverview Drive and a Pelican Place property, Deputy County Manager Steve Stone said.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in overtime in soccer

    TOWN CREEK — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-2 in overtime in a Mideastern 3A/4A conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    South scored two goals in the final two minutes of regulation in tying the score. The second goal came after West fouled in the final 10 seconds. From near the 50-yard line in front of the South bench, South senior defender Landon Smith lofted a free kick toward a crowd of players in front of the West goal and senior midfielder Jack Palagruto scored. 

  • School board: Engaging community is a must

     SUPPLY — Brunswick County Schools staff and county school board members said engaging the community remains one of their top priorities during a board retreat Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    Superintendent Les Tubb said the district can’t fulfill its mission of creating college and career-ready graduates if it doesn’t first receive support from the community.

    Staff and board members agreed on principle during the first day of the board’s two-day retreat at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2, 3 and 4 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, Aug. 31

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • Judge hands down sentence for brother of escaped inmate

     The younger brother of Brunswick County Detention Facility escapee William Hewett was sentenced to jail time for his role in the escape.

    Curtis Hewett pleaded guilty in April to felony escaping from a county jail facility and was sentenced Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, in Brunswick County Superior Court, District Attorney’s Office administrative assistant Ashley Bullard said.

  • MacCallum appointed to commission organized to improve state courts

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick County’s Clerk of Court will serve on a commission that will comprehensively evaluate North Carolina’s justice system.

    Jim MacCallum, who was first elected in December 2010, was appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin to serve on the inaugural North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice.

  • BCAR: Total residential sales increase in August

     The housing market in Brunswick County continues to trend in a positive direction, according to data released Monday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate sales and average sales price “saw another increase,” Brunswick County Association of Realtors CEO Cynthia Cumbie said in a Sept. 14 news release.

    BCAR also reported total sales increased 25.3 percent between August 2014 and August 2015, from $48.23 million last year to $60.9 million this year.