Today's News

  • Missing Person

    Robin Michelle Mitchell, 38, from the Leland area was reported missing to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Dec. 27.

    Mitchell is described as a white female with blonde hair and brown eyes. She weighs approximately 145 pounds and is 5 foot 2 inches.

    Mitchell was last seen on Nov. 4 driving a bronze colored 2002 Mercury Sable towards the Wilmington area. Mitchell has not returned to her residence nor made contact with her family since her disappearance.

  • Healthcare in 2011: Officials get ready for reform, new hospital, other changes in the New Year

    Though federal reform hasn’t fully kicked in, changes in healthcare are already evident in Brunswick County.
    In 2010, a new facility for the nonprofit New Hope Clinic opened in Boiling Spring Lakes.
    In 2011, Brunswick Community Hospital will move to a brand new building north of the current facility on U.S. 17. And longtime Brunswick County Health Director Don Yousey is retiring.
    “From our perspective, [healthcare] is not going to change this year,” Yousey said in a recent interview, speaking on his department’s outlook for the New Year.
    At the same time, they’re preparing for it.

  • Stories that shaped 2010: Sweepstakes back in business

  • Marijuana charges in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces drug-related charges after local police found marijuana during a routine traffic stop.
    Howard Jason Harris, 35, was charged Dec. 24 with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule 6 of the controlled substance act. More charges are pending, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.
    Patrol officers stopped a Lincoln Continental for speeding on Sunset Boulevard. During the stop, officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and obtained a consent to search it.

  • Workshop Monday, meeting Jan. 6 in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners will convene at its monthly pre-agenda meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at town hall.
    The board’s monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.
    Copies of meeting agendas are available through deputy town clerk Nicole Marks.

  • White Christmastime is worth a write-up

    FROM THE SNOWY SIDE OF INTERSTATE 40—One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2011 is to keep a better diary—or weather log, whichever comes first.
    Since conditions this week decided to take a turn of white—one for the season and record books—I decided to start early and do both, smack at the tail end of 2010.

  • Fire board letter: Apologize

    The Calabash Fire Department is taking issue with the county’s emergency radio system as well as recent statements by county emergency services director Anthony Marzano.
    Last week, the Calabash board of directors sent a letter to Brunswick County commissioners stating Marzano owes the department and its firefighters an apology for “the public embarrassment experienced by the firefighters” following a Nov. 30 fire at Capt. John’s Seafood House in Calabash.
    The letter references an issue of radios working improperly during the fire.

  • Three fires in 24 hours keep Brunswick County firefighters busy

    Brunswick County firefighters spent a busy Monday and Tuesday battling three residential fires. For two families their homes were a total loss and a third was contained to the chimney area of the home. One person was transported to the hospital.

    According to Scott Garner, Brunswick County Fire Marshal, the first fire came in the afternoon hours on Monday at Pinecliff Drive in Leland.

  • North Brunswick’s girls win Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash

     TEACHEY—The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team won the Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash by beating Topsail 59-46 Dec. 31.

    Senior guard Tyera Fisher scored 22 points for the Scorpions (7-3). Junior forward LaDonna Sloan, playing in place of injured starter Alexis Mills, scored 11 points.

    “She did a tremendous job tonight, too, with her effort,” coach Travis Fortune said. “Tonight she played the whole second half and she hit some big jump shots.”

  • North Brunswick’s boys win Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash

     With two comeback victories, the North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team won the Wallace-Rose Hill Holiday Basketball Bash.

    Jeremy Young scored 21 points and LeGrande Roseborough 11 as the Scorpions beat Whiteville 56-53 Dec. 22 to win the championship.

    The victory came one night after North rallied to beat West Brunswick 64-59. North outscored West 25-12 in the final quarter for the victory. Jeremy Young scored 17 of the Scorpions’ final 25 points and finished with 27 points.