Today's News

  • Taking some time off for a spell

    Vacation brain, I’ve learned, is a very real phenomenon.

    After taking no real vacation in the past five years except to be sick, have surgery or go to the doctor, a wedding or a funeral, I’ve made up for lost time by taking two vacations this year.

    First, in August, my parents and I went back home to Cleveland to bask in the afterglow of our Cavaliers’ first NBA title, the city’s first national championship in 52 years and first in my lifetime.

  • Autumn festivals continue seasonal delights

    While Brunswick County sells itself on the warm-weather fun to be had on its beaches, fall festivals scheduled throughout our community keep people coming back for more.

    This past weekend, Sunset at Sunset in Sunset Beach celebrated its 10th anniversary with what organizers called its best event yet. The weekend before that, Sunset Beach Town Park played host to the second annual Paddle Fest, presented by Sunset Beach Business and Merchants Association.

  • Sloup second in college tourney in Greensboro

    Winthrop junior Ashley Sloup finished second in the Starmount Forest Fall Classic Oct. 4.

    Sloup, a South Brunswick graduate, finished at 9-over par in the three-day tournament in Greensboro. She shot a 76-71-75 — 222.

    Hollee Sadler of Tennessee Tech won the tourney by three strokes. She shot a 74-72-73 — 219 (6-over par).

    Sadler entered the final round a stroke ahead of Sloup. They played the final round together.

  • 'Monstrous' Hurricane Matthew drives Brunswick County into state of emergency, cancels events

    Brunswick County is one of 66 counties included in Gov. Pat McCrory’s state of emergency issued Monday as monstrous Hurricane Matthew advances northward toward the East Coast.

    McCrory issued an executive order Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, declaring a state of emergency for counties in eastern and central North Carolina.

    Though Matthew’s precise path and impact were not yet known, McCrory said the measure was to aid farmers and facilitate resources in advance preparation for the storm and potential flooding.

  • Uncertainty lies ahead for our fishery


  • Treffingers third in U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

    Over the years, tournament king mackerel fishermen begin to realize that no matter how hard they try, some days are good, and some are bad. It typically isn’t the bait, boat or skirt you have tied to your leader. It’s usually about finding the right spot and hoping your number gets called. It’s a waiting game and all you can do is hope that patience pays off. On Saturday, Oct. 1,  it paid off for my wife, Kelly, and I, as well as the rest of team OIFC: Brant, Amy, Brayden, Caroline and Barrett McMullan.

  • Three charged in robbery; victim arrested on unrelated felony charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people accused of robbing and assaulting a Supply man who was arrested the next day on unrelated felony charges.

    Rick Cody Russell, 30, and Pamela Nicole Lutz, 31, both of Oyster Lane in Supply, and Jennifer Nicole Bartley, 27, of Shallotte Point Loop Road in Shallotte, were arrested Monday, Sept. 26, and charged with felony common law robbery. Russell and Lutz were also charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

  • Leland police seek man in credit card theft

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in a stolen credit card case.

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said officers took a report in Magnolia Greens, where someone broke into a vehicle on Tommy Jacobs Drive on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Two credit cards stolen from the vehicle were used by the man at Target on New Centre Drive in Wilmington to buy miscellaneous items and gift cards totaling $1,307.81.

  • Leland man charged in two sexual offenses

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of two sexual crimes Saturday.

    John Robert Cuff III, 20, of Belvedere Court, was arrested Sunday, Sept. 25, and charged with felony second-degree forced sexual offense and misdemeanor sexual battery.

    Warrants show Cuff forced a victim to touch his genitals Saturday, Sept. 24.

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

  • Surf photos at Ocean Isle Beach, Oct. 2