Today's News

  • Shireman-Hewett

    Dr. Jessica Shireman and Dr. Scott Hewett were married Dec. 19 at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Raytown, Mo., where the sanctuary was adorned with red poinsettias and white roses for the holiday wedding.

    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Kathe Shireman of Kansas City, Mo. She was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.

    The groom is the son of Aaron and Lisa Hewett of Shallotte.

  • Next Brunswick County Mothers Against Drunk Driving meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 4

    I have been humbled, horrified, saddened and proud of the phone calls and e-mails that have come in since it was announced Brunswick County is putting together a chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

    Many who have called and written have been touched directly by drunk driving. Far too many have lost family members and friends. One person has even had the horrific experience of losing two loved ones in two DWI-related fatalities.

  • Chicken thighs are juicy, tender and can be cooked in a variety of recipes

    I am still amazed I knew almost nothing about chicken thighs until I moved here about 10 years ago.

    We ate a lot of chicken breasts and whole chickens, but always thought the thighs didn’t have much meat on them. Boy, was I surprised. Now I can’t get enough of them. I can’t even seem to over-cook them. They always come out juicy and tender.

  • Two charged with breaking and entering, theft of TV in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Two Little River, S.C., men were charged last week in connection with a breaking and entering and theft at a house on the Sunset Beach island.

    Police were called at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, after a neighbor heard a loud noise behind his house and the house behind him.

    When officers arrived, they found a red Jeep Liberty parked underneath the unoccupied house with a flat-screen television in the back.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Mark Alan Dunavon II, 23, of 4284 Jones St., Shallotte, with driving while impaired. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Krystel Nicole Jones, 24, of 5613 E. Waterscape Drive, Supply, with resisting arrest. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Patrick Grey Barden, 29, of 2587 Dockside Drive, Supply, with driving while impaired. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • 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.

    •Property damage on Flagship Avenue in Southport; suspect threw a rock at victim’s window.

    •Larceny of medication on Juniper Street in Supply; suspect stole 90 pills from victim’s bathroom.

    •Property damage and larceny on Liberty Landing Road in Winnabow; suspect stole victim’s U.S. Flag.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Jan. 18-24, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Shell Point Acres, Carolina Shores, Magnolia Greens, Mariners Point, Highlands and Tall Pines.

    K-9 deputies wrote six uniform citations and made six drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Towns need this agreement

    It appears, finally, the towns of Oak Island and St. James are ready to come to an agreement about Midway Road property both towns had intended to annex.

    The proposed annexation sparked outcry from residents and sent lawsuits into Brunswick County courts.

    Now, it appears the towns are ready to settle the matter.

    It’s about time.

  • 'It only takes a can of peas to help'

    The news footage of the recent earthquake’s aftermath in Haiti is unlike anything most of us have ever seen.

    It’s not every day we turn on the news to see images of dead bodies lined up for miles along the side of the road.

    We don’t normally see doctors taking care of critically ill patients outside under a tent. And we certainly don’t see our homes, schools, businesses and buildings crumbled to the ground, possibly covering up bodies that could be alive or not.