Today's News

  • Coastal Land Trust to do timber management at new park

    The Brunswick County Nature Park was recently opened to the public with picnic shelters, parking areas and a new canoe/kayak access, a new recreational site for those who enjoy the outdoors and the solitude of nature.
    The Coastal Land Trust is planning to carry out some timber management at the park to open up the overgrown pine stands to create a pleasant visitor experience and to enhance habitat for wildlife.

  • Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte gets new books

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    “Every Day In Tuscany” by Frances Mayes. With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day, and a selection of favorite recipes, this is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
    “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci. A surprising, heart-stopping and timely thriller.

  • Hickman birth

    Johnnie and Bonnie Hickman of Bladenboro are the parents of a daughter, Allison Penny Hickman, born at 1:06 p.m. at Columbus Regional Medical Center.
    She joins sisters Ashley, 8, Amber, 6, and Abbie, 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed and Linda Little of Winnabow.
    Paternal grandparents are Russell and Teresa Hickman of Bladenboro.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 10
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 11
    Chicken/dumplings, lima beans, peaches, biscuit/margarine, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 12
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, May 13
    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, May 14

  • Fresh strawberries are ready for picking at local produce farms

    Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June and July in the North. Local farmers markets in our area now have strawberries ripe for the pickin’.
    If you like to pick your own, be sure to take a couple plastic buckets with you to load up on the local favorites. My wife recently went with some friends to indulge in their annual strawberry pickin’ event.

  • Commissioners to revisit tobacco ban

    BOLIVIA—After a motion to adopt a strict tobacco ban on all county property failed Monday night, county commissioners voted to revisit the idea after a second public hearing.

    After a public hearing, during which only one person spoke, commissioners voted on the tobacco ban, which would prohibit tobacco products on all county property, including the county complex in Bolivia and all county parks. The motion failed 2-3, with commissioners chairman Bill Sue and commissioners Marty Cooke and Scott Phillips dissenting.

  • Sheriff’s deputies searching for vehicle breaking and entering suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the suspect or suspects involved in multiple breaking and enterings to motor vehicles in the Hood Creek Village neighborhood in Leland last weekend.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the breaking and entering incidents took place between 10 p.m. Saturday, May 1, and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 2.

    Stanley said the suspects are targeting vehicles that are left unsecured and appear to be looking for GPS systems, electronic devices, coins and cash.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week.

    After executing a search warrant at 1305 Stevenson Road Lot 5 in Supply, on April 29, drug agents charged Tamara Paulette Clemmons, of the above address was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine. Cocaine and drug paraphernalia were seized from the residence.

    As a result of an ongoing investigation into prescription fraud and prescription pill diversion, the following suspects sere arrested April 26-29.

  • Work continues on San Rio, Rivers Edge projects

    Construction has begun on the sewer force main project for the long-stalled San Rio development off Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte.

    According to a memo to the town from LandTech, the court-appointed receiver for the property, various components of the sewer installation project have been completed, and the state Division of Water Quality is also reviewing the project.

    Installation of the sewer force main at Red Bug Road is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, the memo states.

  • Volunteers make things happen at local thrift shops

    Lucille Lewis has been volunteering every Monday for nearly 10 years at Sheltered Treasures Thrift Store in Calabash.

    The Little River, S.C., resident sorts clothes, making sure each item looks fresh, tags them and places them on a rack in the spacious shop. She purges the racks of clothes that have been around too long and helps customers find what they’re looking for.