Today's News

  • Five women arrested in prostitution sting

    Five women were arrested last week, with charges ranging from soliciting prostitution to drug possession.
    On Thursday, April 1, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit raided two local establishments they say are known for prostitution—Sun Day Spa in Longwood, where two women were arrested, and Playmates Exotic Dancing on U.S. 17, where another three women were arrested.

  • BCC wins two from Rockingham

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Friday from Rockingham Community College in conference games at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC won 5-0 and 5-2.

    Brock Holmes pitched a nine-inning shutout—the first of his college career—in the first game. He gave up seven hits—two of those in the last inning. He struck out seven and walked one.

  • Board to interview final three superintendent candidates Tuesday

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will interview the final three superintendent candidates at a specially called meeting Tuesday, which begins at 3 p.m. at the Progress Energy Visitors Center in Southport.

    “We’re strictly focused on hiring a new superintendent,” Bud Thorsen, board chairperson, said Thursday afternoon.

    Of the 34 applications board members received, 10 were interviewed last month. Each board member was then told to select their top three choices, and the board members were unanimous in their decision.

  • Discerning the politics from the 'politi-facts' of healthcare reform

    I don’t know what’s more outrageous—the fact that no one who voted for it knows exactly what’s included in the healthcare overhaul or the fact anyone is surprised Congress and the president are in the proverbial dark about the legislation.

    I mean, as Vice President Joe Biden said, this is a big deal. Well, he said a little more than that, but this is a family-friendly newspaper, so I won’t repeat it.

  • Must love dogs (and cats and any other helpless animal that happens by)

    I’m a sucker for animals. The sadder they look, the more pathetic they are, the more I want to help them.

    It started when I picked my miniature pinscher Thor out from a litter about 12 years ago. He was the runt. He was smaller than the palm of my hand, and while his siblings were busy fattening up, he was by himself. When I picked him up and he nuzzled my hand with his eyes closed, I knew I wanted him.

  • Three men arrested for Supply area break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three suspects for a slew of break-ins in the Shell Point area of Supply.

    On March 30, detectives arrested Derrick Wesley Shepard, Evan James Coleman and Michael Anthony Clemmons for their alleged roles in the break-ins, which spanned from March 8 to March 27, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • County commissioners change meeting times, set annual budget retreat schedule

    Brunswick County Commissioners have changed their regular meeting time from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to hold any closed sessions before the 6:30 p.m. meeting begins, according to Debbie Gore, clerk to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.

    The meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month at the David R. Sandifer Administration Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners will recess their April 5 regular meeting to hold their annual budget retreat on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7.

  • Sheriff's Office part of operation that busts large-scale drug ring

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit ended a three month investigation last week with the arrest of five suspects in Loris, S.C.

    On March 25, drug agents from Brunswick County, South Carolina and the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms executed a search warrant at a Loris, S.C., residence. Agents seized more than $180,000.00 in U.S. currency, a stock pile of weapons and more than 2 kilograms of cocaine.

  • Not quite sure what cut of beef to buy or how to prepare it?

    How many of you have gone to the grocery store or butcher shop and picked up a London broil to bring home to cook? Ever wonder what cut of beef is it? I doubt if you’ll find it on a beef chart that shows the various cuts of beef from a steer.

  • Edward Trexler

    Edward Wagner Trexler, 84, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family.

    He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Detroit, a son of the late Egbert and Emma Wagner Trexler.

    He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

    He retired as an electrician with IBEW Local Union No. 158 after 55 years of service.