Today's News

  • New Beginnings youth participate in 30-hour famine to benefit hunger relief

    It’s easy to say, “I’m starving” between meals, but luckily, most of us don’t really know what it’s like to go hungry.

    That’s the basis of World Vision International’s 30-hour famine, the goal of which is to raise awareness of and money to fight world hunger.

  • Casting set this weekend for CBS pilot to be filmed in Winnabow

    A local casting agency has announced an open casting call for background actors 18 or older to portray small-town residents in need of medical assistance for a new CBS television pilot to be filmed mostly in Winnabow.

    The open casting call will be from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and Sunday March 14 at Fincannon & Associates offices at EUE-Screen Gems Studios, 1235 23rd St. N., Wilmington.

  • Fire destroys Shell Point garage

    A fire destroyed a garage on Shell Point Road last Friday. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but investigators suspect an electrical overload, according to John Winders, fire and rescue coordinator for Brunswick County Emergency Services. Winders said it was a total loss. The Civietown, Shallotte, Supply and Tri-Beach fire departments responded, and firefighters were on scene more than three hours, according to Shallotte Fire Chief Paul Dunwell. Dunwell said the State Bureau of Investigation and the Brunswick County K-9 arson investigator responded, but no arson is suspected.

  • Struggling through a cold winter; how to have flowers now and later

    This has been a tough winter for cold weather wimps like me, and I have the chapped lips and cracked fingers to prove it. Yes, I know the former New Englanders are laughing hysterically and asking, “Would you like some cheese with that whine?”

    Some of our plants have, like me, struggled with the colder-than-normal temperatures.

  • Pruning rose bushes--when and how to do it

    Pruning rose bushes is intimidating to many gardeners but actually good for the plants. Becoming an accomplished rose pruner takes time and practice, but keep in mind it is hard to kill a rose with bad pruning.

    While there is a great deal of disagreement among rose experts regarding how and when to prune roses, it is generally agreed most mistakes will grow out quickly and it is better to make a good effort at pruning roses than to let them grow rampant.

  • Perceived or not, God is always doing something new

    Too many people understand newness as novelty. As a result, they are reticent to accept change in their lives. A “same ole, same ole” existence is good enough for them. It’s comfortable, soothing and affirms the adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  • Auto Zone store to be complete in May; law office to open end of March; owner transforms restaurant

    The look of Main Street is in a constant state of flux. These days, passersby will notice a large cinderblock building being constructed on the former site of Carolina Flooring Center and a small adjacent office being renovated beside it.

    The new building is to be the home of a new 6,786-square-foot AutoZone auto parts store, which is expected to open May 3.

  • Car flips, lands in ditch on Cumbee Road

    A one-car wreck on Cumbee Road Tuesday afternoon sent a woman to Brunswick Community Hospital, according to Capt. James Clemmons of the Supply Fire Department, which responded to the scene. Her injuries were not life-threatening, Clemmons said. At press time Tuesday, the department did not have the woman’s name or exactly how the wreck occurred. ‘It looked like she just lost control and flipped,’ Clemmons said.


  • Supply man sentenced to five years in federal prison for drug charges

    A Supply man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for cocaine and firearms charges.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced Dusty Lee Leggett, 28, of Supply, to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on Monday, March 8.

    In December 2009, Leggett pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

  • GOP organizations team up to host congressional candidates' forum

    Republican candidates running for Congress will make a stop in Brunswick County before the May primary.

    Several local GOP organizations have teamed up to host a candidates’ forum for Republican Congressional candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Brunswick County Republican Party Headquarters.