Today's News

  • What’s race got to do with it? Stop the misdirection and face the music

    I recently traveled to Elizabeth City to celebrate a belated Christmas with my boyfriend’s family. I have a huge black and blue welt below my right shoulder from improperly holding a 12-guauge shotgun in a rather pitiful attempt to shoot skeet on the farm, but all in all it was a fun time.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Lycia Lane in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole item from victim’s boat.

    •Burglary and larceny on Lula Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect kicked in victim’s front door and stole radio/TV/stereo equipment.

  • ‘Missing’ person wanted in several counties

    Last week he was missing. This week he is wanted.

    Kenneth Hewett, 30, of Leland, has been missing since Friday, Jan. 13. Last week, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office released Hewett’s information, saying he had been reported missing.

    But it turns out Hewett is wanted for several charges in two counties.

    New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Jerry Brewer said Hewett is wanted in New Hanover County for felony larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

  • DSS meeting rescheduled: Board member’s ‘suspension’ lifted

    BOLIVIA—The monthly DSS board meeting has been rescheduled to the day following chairman Charles Warren’s day in court.

    The January DSS meeting was originally rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, but Warren recently sent out an announcement the meeting date has been changed to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, the day following a court hearing to determine if commissioners have the authority to remove Warren from the DSS board.

  • Caretakers scams on the rise

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about the various financial scams that have been reported in Brunswick County. If you think you have been a victim of a scam, report it to your local police department, or to detective Ed Carter at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 253-2777.


    They live in your home. Take care of you. Watch over your finances. In some cases, even control your checkbook.

  • Sheriff’s detectives search for missing Shallotte man

    Update: Stephen Jeffery Stutts was found in Supply on Monday. He has returned to his residence.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Shallotte man.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Del Routh said detectives are searching for Stephen Jeffery Stutts, 25, of Shallotte, who has been missing since Friday, Jan. 13.

  • Salkehatchie routs BCC men

     USC Salkehatchie beat Brunswick Community College 95-76 Saturday in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game at the Dinah E. Gore Center gym.

    For BCC (9-8), Steve Johnson scored 18 points, Marcus Graham 16 and Kameko Walls 15. Salkehatchie is 12-7 for the season.

    The Dolphins broke to a 14-4 lead in the first five minutes, getting a 3-pointer from the right wing by Graham and a 3-pointer from Walls. Salkehatchie then rallied to tie the score 21-21 with 8:51 left.

  • VIDEO South boys swim 200 freestyle relay
  • VIDEO South girls swim 200 freestyle relay
  • South seniors finish strongly

     In their last home meet of the season Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center, South Brunswick High School senior swimmers had memorable performances.

    Most notably, senior Stephen Seeber set a school record in winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.45 seconds. The time also is an automatic qualifier for the regional next month.

    Seeber finished second in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.56 (automatic).