Today's News

  • Golf action

    Club 25 began its 2010 season with a tournament March 22 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Elaine Pipino from Carolina National led the excitement of the day with a hole-in-one on the 97-yard 16th hole.

    The first flight was won by Barb Eckroth (The Legends) with an 83. She was followed by Mary Barclay (St. James). Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) and Shari Hodson (The Lakes) tied for third. Barb Guhl (Pine Valley) finished fifth and Dianne Belair (Prestwick) sixth.

  • Veteran personally thanks students for Valentine

    ASH—Every year, students at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School make valentines for veterans, but it’s rare they ever hear back from recipients of those cards.

    On Tuesday, World War II veteran and Carolina Shores resident Hank Mattutat visited students to let them know just how much it meant to him to receive a Valentine’s Day card.

    “I was really touched,” Mattutat said with tears forming in his eyes. “And I’m not that kind of a guy.”

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects last week:

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Ocean Boulevard West on March 18.

    •Littering on Ocean Boulevard West on March 22.

    •Larceny and vandalism on Ocean Boulevard West on March 22.

    •Burglary and larceny on Brunswick Avenue on March 30.

    •Burglary and larceny on Ocean Boulevard East on March 30.

  • Brunswick County Teacher Assistant of the Year has helped Supply Elementary students for 15 years

    Karen Parker decided to make a certain second-grade student her buddy.

    The Supply Elementary School teacher assistant realized the child, who came from a disadvantaged home, was having behavioral issues at school and needed individualized attention.

    To be her buddy, the student was to listen to all teachers and do as he was told. In exchange, the student was allowed to help Parker with various classroom duties.

    “It didn’t take but just a few days, and he was my buddy,” Parker said.


    For the first time, the Brunswick County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has representation on the state level.

    Ronnie Robinson, of Supply, is serving as the state treasurer of the NAACP.

    “It started back several years ago after attending the various state conferences and going to the various meetings in the state concerning the NAACP,” Robinson said of his interest in having a state position.

  • Your Brunswick weekend entertainment guide

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events happening in and around Brunswick County.

    Friday, March 26

    7 p.m. Bingo, Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road (half-mile east of Wal-Mart.) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For details, call 754-4921.

  • Anointed Vessels Ministry brings home story of Jesus, just in time for Easter

    There’s something intimate yet impressive about outdoor dramas. The large-scale setting allows more freedom to create more expansive sets and less time having to set up and take down scenery between scenes.

    It’s also certainly a more casual atmosphere for the audience, which can lead to a closer emotional connection to the action.

  • Sheriff's deputies searching for stolen vehicle, suspect in Calabash

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspect or suspects wanted for stealing a truck in the Calabash area last weekend.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office press release, sheriff’s deputies are searching for a white 2000 Chevrolet K-1500 extended cab truck stolen between 10 p.m. Saturday, March 27, and 7 a.m. Sunday, March 28, from Beach Drive in Calabash.

    The sheriff’s office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this investigation.

  • Lane strikes out 13 in West victory

     Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters and walked no one in pitching West Brunswick to a 2-0 victory Tuesday night over East Bladen.

    Lane, a left-hander, gave up six singles in the seven-inning, conference-game victory.

    “If we can get outings like that from him on Tuesday, we’ll be in good shape,” West coach Mike Alderson said.

    His strikeouts ended East Bladen rallies in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.