Today's News

  • Fire destroys Supply mobile home

    Fire destroyed a mobile home fire in Supply on Tuesday, June 7.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said dispatchers received a call about the fire at 5:10 a.m. at 2280 Kirby Road.

    No one was home and no one was injured as a result of the fire, Garner said.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

  • Tropical Storm Colin skirts Brunswick County

    Tropical Storm Colin’s only impact on Brunswick County was to give high school students a tighter window for final exams after a two-hour delay Tuesday, June 7.

    Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. centers and sites operated on a two-hour delay while the area was under a tropical storm warning with forecasts predicting high winds and several inches of rain.

    Brunswick County courts and Brunswick County government also operated on a two-hour delay.

  • West Brunswick’s Carlyle, Spivey sweep MEC baseball honors

    West Brunswick’s Johnathan Carlyle and T.J. Spivey have swept Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball honors.

    Coaches voted for the conference awards. Athletes were chosen on the basis of conference game statistics.

    Carlyle, a junior pitcher, is the MEC Player of the Year.

    “Carlyle was very consistent for us all season,” Spivey said. “He picked up huge conference wins over Topsail, Hoggard twice and new Hanover twice, including the conference championship clinching win. His ERA was under 1 all season.”

  • Carlyle, Spivey sweep MEC baseball honors

     West Brunswick’s Johnathan Carlyle and T.J. Spivey have swept Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball honors.

    Carlyle, a junior pitcher, is the MEC Player of the Year.

    Carlyle’s record as a pitcher this season was 9-1 with a 1.20 ERA. He struck out 73 and walked 18 in 75.2 innings. Carlyle batted .371 with 17 RBIs. He reached base 46.4 percent of his plate appearances.

    Spivey, in his second season as head baseball coach for the Trojans, is the MEC Coach of the Year. He coached the Trojans to the MEC championship.

  • Tropical Storm Bonnie slows fishing

     It is amazing how a change in the weather patterns can drastically change the fishing off our coast. This week the Brunswick County coast experienced the undecided nature of tropical storm Bonnie. As this storm originated around Tuesday and Wednesday of last week in the Caribbean, the fishing off our coast was downright incredible for this time of year. The mahi mahi were still biting in the Gulf Stream, the king mackerel and cobia were extremely aggressive in the 20-mile range, and it was all I could do to keep a Spanish mackerel off my hook while fishing along the beach.

  • Fishing controversy over House Bill 1122

     Two weeks ago I wrote about House Bill 1122, which proposes a law be passed removing all gill nets from our coastal creeks. I have received overwhelming responses from both recreational fishermen in favor of this bill and commercial fishermen who oppose this bill.

  • Leland man faces multiple felony drug charges

    Police arrested a Leland man on felony drug charges after he called them to investigate a break-in at his home Tuesday, May 31.

    David Laudell Jacobs, 31, of Sara Clip Lane, is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of schedule III substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule III controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and distributing a controlled substance without an authorized distribution license, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release.

  • Ohio man injured in Ocean Isle Beach Jet Ski accident

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — An Ohio man was injured in a Jet Ski accident Thursday afternoon, June 2, in the Intracoastal Waterway.

    North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Master Officer Scott Pritchard said Brian Willis, 24, of Cleveland, was conscious and airlifted to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after suffering a cut to his head over his left eye that will likely require stitches. As of Thursday afternoon, the hospital listed him in critical but stable condition.

  • Holden Beach Parks and Rec honors late member

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board donated a plaque in member of former member Tom Decker.

    Parks and rec board member Christy Ferguson showed fellow board members the memorial plaque honoring Decker, a former board member who died last year. Ferguson said the plaque will be placed in Holden Beach’s PAR course. She said Decker was one of the driving forces behind the course as well as the exercise stations along the boulevard.

  • Bald Head Island man faces up to 30 years in prison

    A Bald Head Island man who served as Robeson County’s longtime attorney pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a real estate scheme expected to result in more than $18 million in losses, according to aU.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

    Joseph Hal Kinlaw Jr., 63, who entered the plea Wednesday, June 1, faces up to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release, as well as a $1 million fine and an order of restitution to victims.