Today's News

  • South-end task force arrests Supply man for possession of stolen property

    Detectives with the South-End Task Force, which include sheriff’s deputies and officers with police departments in the southwest part of Brunswick County, arrested a Supply man for possessing stolen property.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives arrested Danny Keith Clanton, 27, of Supply, on Thursday, April 15.

    Clanton was charged with felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny.

  • To learn is to harness the power of signs

    I am a sign reader. I read billboards. I look for indicators of change. I observe gestures, facial expressions—all to understand more clearly the nonverbal messages being delivered. I am not always accurate in my assessment, but I definitely believe there is power to be harnessed in the signs.

  • Caudle birth

    Kevin and Denise Caudle of Leland are the parents of a daughter, Bailey Rae Caudle, born at 10:32 p.m., Feb. 27, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    She joins brothers, Jonah, 6, and Noah, 6.
    Maternal grandparents are Brenda and Billy Stidham of Bolivia.
    Paternal grandparents are Irene and Ronnie Caudle of Ocean Isle Beach.
    Great-grandfather is Mitchell Dunn of Star. Aunt and uncle are Angela and Jimmy Phelps of Winnabow.

  • Hill-Mason

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Loria Hill and Donald Mason. They will celebrate their wedding at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. A reception will follow from 5-9 p.m. at the Lockwood Folly Community Building.

  • ‘Little Governor’ pleads guilty to tax evasion

     RALEIGH—The man once called “Little Governor” because of his connections to former N.C. Gov. Mike Easley pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of tax evasion—50 counts of shy of the original 51 with which he was charged.

  • Hewett-Williams

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jessica Marie Hewett of Supply and Christopher Robin Williams of Jacksonville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Douglas L. Hewett and Pamela G. Hewett of Supply. She will graduate this year from UNC Chapel Hill. The prospective groom is the son of Paula Johnson and Robin Williams of Massachusetts. He is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. A May 16 wedding is planned at Supply Baptist Church.

  • Agenda item change sparks public prayer debate

    BOLIVIA—The change to Brunswick County commissioners’ agenda was so slight, one likely wouldn’t notice it.

    But the change on the agenda from “invocation” to “moment of silence,” caught commissioners’ attention, and all but one wanted to change it back.

    Commissioner Scott Phillips moved to change the agenda item back to invocation, or “public prayer,” as he called it.

  • Events planned in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The Brunswick County Community Child Protection Team has been working to bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is annually recognized each April.

    “What the team’s decided to do is every April we try to bring different events and venues to the community to get them involved, and so we have several things going on this month,” Linda Perry, parenting education director of Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc., said.

  • Board of elections residency seminar draws small crowd at Holden Beach Town Hall

    HOLDEN BEACH—Only a handful of people—many of whom hopped the ferry from Bald Head Island—turned out at Holden Beach Town Hall last week for a state board of elections seminar on voter registration and residency for voting purposes.

    Gary Bartlett, executive director for the North Carolina Board of Elections, said determining residency is “by far the most complicated issue in the elections process.”

  • BCC school officials volunteer to take pies in the face for Special Olympics fundraiser

    It’s not your usual fundraiser.

    The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of Brunswick Community College want to give teachers and administrators pies in their faces to raise money for Special Olympics.

    “The clubs try to find some community support group to help out,” Donna Briggs, NTHS vice president, said.

    This year, the groups have decided to donate everything they raise to Brunswick County’s Special Olympics program.