Today's News

  • Comments sought for Sunset Beach bridge application

    An application for construction of a wooden bridge for the proposed Sunset Beach West development has been submitted to the Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Va.

    Sunset Beach West LLC proposes building a private, curved, 27-foot-wide wooden bridge less than 500 feet long at the west end of West Main Street over an unnamed tributary and wetlands to Mad Inlet in Sunset Beach.

  • BCC men open Region 10 season with victory

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat USC Salkehatchie 74-70 a Region 10 men’s basketball opener Jan. 13 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Dominic Page scored 23 points for the Dolphins, who improved to 11-8.

    Lysander Bracey, whose two free throws with 24.2 seconds left helped clinch the victory, scored 19 points.

    Other BCC scorers: Jahreim Smith and Josh Thompson two, Eric Freeman four, Saleik Edwards and Britton Reed five, Alex Brown six and Parker Helgerson eight.

  • Supply woman files criminal summons against Powerball winner

     BOLIVIA — A Supply woman has filed misdemeanor harassment charges against Shallotte Powerball winner Fontella Marie Holmes. 

    Holmes, who is accused of making threatening and harassing phone calls to Lorna Shannea Marlowe, was issued a criminal summons Jan. 13, court records show.

    Holmes is accused of “using words and language in a telephone communication with (Marlowe) threatening to inflict bodily harm,” the summons reads.

  • People shoot for Powerball pot at Shallotte store that sold winning ticket in 2015

    Could lucky lightning strike twice?

    Powerball customers seemed to think so as they got in line to buy lottery tickets this week for a shot at a record $1.5 billion jackpot in the Jan. 13 drawing at the Scotchman store on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    Lest anyone has forgotten, that’s where Shallotte mom Marie Holmes’ winning $188,033,333 ticket was purchased almost a year ago for the Feb. 11, 2015, Powerball drawing.

    Joseph Tippett was among hopeful customers as he stopped by the store at the corner of Bridger Road on Monday.

  • BCC defeats Lenoir in women’s basketball

    BOLIVIA — Daisha Jordan’s 3-pointer from the top of the arc broke a tie with 60 seconds left and the Brunswick Community College Lady Dolphins went on to beat Lenoir Community College 65-61 in a Region 10 basketball game Jan. 12 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC improved to 3-0 in the conference, 10-4 overall. Lenoir entered the game with an 0-5 record in the conference, 3-6 overall. In its previous two games, it had lost 59-38 at Wake Tech and 63-35 at Guilford Tech.

  • Cold weather pushes fish into winter pattern

    Brunswick County has endured many temperature fluctuations during December and January, yet this week’s cold front is definitely making it feel more like winter. With nighttime lows in the 30s, folks can finally break out their favorite winter jacket or burn their firewood they spent all fall cutting. Surprisingly, fish go through seasonal transitions as well. However, their changes revolve around migrating to find food or warmer water.

  • CGA has many roles for golfers

    The Carolinas Golf Association has many facets and functions. It serves North and South Carolina golfers and is the largest of its kind in the United States.

    The CGA headquarters is in Southern Pines. With a handful of employees and a vast number of volunteers, they perform the prodigious task of centralizing golf services and information for the two states.

    These are the main tasks the CGA performs:

    1. Agronomy: Providing the services of a full-time agronomist to member clubs.

  • ‘Unified’ school board moves forward with bond referendum

     SHALLOTTE — The Brunswick County Board of Education is ready to move forward with a $152 million bond referendum.

    At a special called board meeting before a Parent Advisory Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Shallotte, chairman Bud Thorsen asked board members where they stood on the issue.

    Board members Charlie Miller and Catherine Cooke have repeatedly voiced their disapproval of moving forward in asking the county board of commissioners to include the referendum on the Nov. 8, general election ballot.

  • Sunset Beach town staff can't explain UDO fill omission

    SUNSET BEACH — Jan Harris first noticed higher ground at an east-end development site a few months ago.

    Harris, long known for her scrutiny of development and environmental issues on the barrier island where she has lived for the past two decades, noticed a significant amount of fill being used for a new house under construction in the oceanfront Palm Cove development in the conservation reserve (CR1) zone at Sunset Beach’s easternmost tip.

  • Resident lawsuit seeks flood damages from Carolina Shores

    A resident has filed a lawsuit against the town of Carolina Shores claiming the town has been negligent in maintaining its stormwater system and her home was damaged as a result.

    Glenda B. Ward of 1 Court 6 Northwest Drive in Carolina Shores, whose case was filed Jan. 4 in Brunswick County Superior Court, alleges the town is at fault after her home was flooded “on or about” Oct. 2, 2015, when a large rainstorm hit the town.