Today's News

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 4, 5, 6 and 9 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.


    Wednesday, June 4

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina adjudicated the following cases June 2 during a grand jury session:

    Selvyn Martin Abbott, felony larceny.

    Corey Ric Anderson, breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking/entering, safecracking, injury to real property.

  • Making lower sugar jams and jellies



    Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

  • Clemmons-Hardee marry

     Kristi Leigh Clemmons of Supply and Michael Brandon Hardee of Calabash were married Sept. 28, 2013, in Calabash.

    The Rev. Jason Benton officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Kim and Dale Leo Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Verma and Randy Hardee of Calabash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Ashley Clemmons of Supply, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

  • Naming the 10 most influential people in my life
  • Low and slow is the answer when barbecuing your ribs

    Getting down the technique of indirect heat is the difference between grilling and burning your ribs. When it comes to barbecue sauce, don’t even think about it until the last 15 or 20 minutes of cooking. Then, think about it constantly.

    When finishing ribs with sauce, coat one side of the ribs with sauce, flip them over, coat the other side and then flip them over again. Repeat the basting process at least three or four times during the final minutes of cooking to ensure the ribs are well coated with sauce and evenly caramelized, not burned.

  • Detectives search for missing Southport man

     Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in located a missing Southport man.

    Matthew Hoffman, 21, of Blue Water Street, was last seen at his home this morning around 2am. He was wearing a black shirt, gray pants and black boots. He is 5'6" and weighs about 150lbs.

    Hoffman has cognitive disabilities, Flax said.

    Anyone with any information about Hoffman’s whereabouts is asked to contact Det, Jason Fennell at 910-880-4895.

  • West Brunswick High School principal rescinds resignation

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School's principal has decided to stay after all.

    Principal Brock Ahrens resigned abruptly Friday afternoon, June 13, after a dispute with Superintendent Edward Pruden regarding graduation eligibility requirements.

    Ahrens’ resignation came during a faculty meeting in which Pruden told the West Brunswick staff 18 seniors who met all of the academic requirements but failed to comply with attendance requirements will be allowed to participate in commencement exercises Saturday, June 14, at 9 a.m.

  • Varnamtown woman honored for efforts launching BCC

    VARNAMTOWN — It was a tribute to beat all tributes.

    Monday night, June 9, folks in Varnamtown turned out to honor one of their own — longtime resident Barbara “Bobbie” Varnam — for her efforts to start a community college in Brunswick County 36 years ago.

    Varnam, 78, was instrumental in her mission to see a local college in her neck of the woods, Varnamtown native Marlene Varnam noted at the June 9 gathering in the meeting room at Varnamtown Town Hall.

  • Kids' events heat up for summer

    It’s almost summer — do you know what your kids will be doing?

    An array of activities is out there to keep them busy and involved.

    Following is a closer look at what’s available.

    Brunswick County Summer Camp 2014

    Starting June 16, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Communities in Schools, is conducting weeklong summer camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at four local elementary schools.