Today's News

  • Jack Jack 180 headlines Leland on July 7

    Wilmington-based Jack Jack 180, which plays Leland’s next summer concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, is described as a multi-genre group specializing in a blend of high-energy party, pop and rock covers.

    The band consists of four members from different locales, musical backgrounds and eras who combine their ideas and talents to showcase a variety of exciting, fun and energetic music.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June 29-July 4, 2016

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 29

    Larceny of financial transaction card reported on Beach Drive.

    June 30

    Larceny of two surfboards reported on West Main Street.

    Larceny of cooler reported on West Main Street.

    July 2

    Larceny of iPhone reported on Sunset Extension.

    July 4

    Breaking and entering vehicle and damage to property reported at Club Villas.

  • The drought is over…‘Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks!’

     As a long-time Cleveland sports fan and native Clevelander, Drew Cary used to belt out “Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks!” during the many commercials for sports events featuring the Cavs, Indians and Browns.

    With the Cavs recent NBA championship run, the 52-year drought of no championships has finally ended. Maybe the Indians will follow up this season. The Browns?

  • Calabash Fire Department June 2016

    During the month of June 2016, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 144 calls: five structure fires, two woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, five fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, a water rescue, two gas leaks, an investigation, nine public assistance calls, a mutual aid call and 109 EMS first response calls.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases June 27 during a grand jury session:

    Ronald R. Beasley, misdemeanor financial card fraud, misdemeanor larceny, financial card theft.

    Korey Beatty, possession of firearm by felon.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated in District Criminal Court on June 20 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, June 20

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor C. Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Marshall applauds new crowdfunding law

    Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall congratulated the General Assembly for passage of new state crowdfunding legislation, saying it strikes a balance between investor protection and opening up new ways to invest.

    The legislation, SB 481, also known as the Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small Business, or “PACES Act,” passed June 21.

  • Committee launches grant program for veterans’ nonprofits

    The Committee to Honor America’s Veterans announces the launch of a grant program designed to help veterans, military personnel and their families. Grants will be awarded to existing veterans’ support organizations in Brunswick County, such as but not limited to Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Elks, Veterans Welcome Home & Resource Center in Little River, S.C., Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft. Bragg, and Wounded Warrior Battalion East at Camp Lejeune.

  • About 4,000 gallons of wastewater spills in Leland

    About 4,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled in the Magnolia Greens Community in Leland on Saturday, July 2, because of an electrical malfunction, Leland Town Clerk Sabrena Reinhardt said in a news release.

    Leland had a discharge of an estimated 2,000 gallons of untreated water at the cul-de-sac in Kobus Court and another estimated 2,000 gallons near 1351 Grandifloria Drive.

    The untreated wastewater was discharged into the Jackeys Creek Watershed in the Cape Fear River Basin the same day.

  • Sunset Beach mayor battles 11th-hour effort by Rabon to revive de-annexation bill

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts fended off a last-minute attempt by Sen. Bill Rabon to revive Senate Bill 875 on Friday, July 1, after it was defeated Wednesday by the House finance committee.

    Watts received information late Thursday night the bill had been put back on a House committee agenda for Friday. He also received a request for signed petitions opposing the controversial bill to de-annex three town parcels that were needed in Raleigh by 10 a.m. Friday.