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Today's News

  • Detectives search for two suspects wanted in Shallotte robbery

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects they say were involved in an early-morning robbery Tuesday.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, James Frederick Burriss and Ann Marie Jackson were involved in a robbery at 4405 Rounding Run Road in Shallotte.

    Stanley said Burriss and Jackson are believed to be driving a grey 2007 Lincoln Continental with 30-day tags.

  • Golfers support literacy council

     On June 5, almost 90 supporters of literacy teed it up at the Traditional Golf Properties’ course at the Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia for the 20th annual playing of the Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament. 

    Staff from Carolina National, especially pro Ray Newton and assistant Cheryl Brankel, facilitated the day’s event.

  • Isley finishes second in N.C. Open

    The 46th Toshiba North Carolina Open had everything a major championship should have in the Carolinas: a dynamic group of competitors, a challenging course and a dramatic finish. 

    David Rogers, an apprentice out of Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., caused the drama.  

    Although he’d scored consistently throughout the three-day tournament, Rogers was still flying under the radar coming into the final round June 10 at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis. 

  • Brunswick Plantation has third annual member-member tournament

     Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort sponsored its third annual member-member golf tournament May 31-June 3. The women played on May 31 and June 2 and the men played on June 1 and June 3.

    Day one was a two-person captain’s choice with 50 percent of the lowest handicap deducted from the two-person team score. Day two was stroke play with each two-person team using 80 percent of its combined tournament handicap deducted from the score.

  • Golf action

     The Beachcombers played at Beachwood Golf Course. Low gross: Stu Cleveland 82, Paul Michal and Charlie Shore 83, Bob Byrne 84, Hal Riebesehl 85, Randy Cogdill 89. Low nets: Riebesehl 63, Byrne 64, Cleveland and Bob Smith 65, Ed Hennessey 67, Michal 68, Dennis McCann, Ed Nocella and Shore 69. Team two low nets per hole: Ed Kinney, Dennis Davidson, Smith and Riebesehl were 33-under par. Golfer of the week was Riebesehl.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • The First Tee: A credit to Brunswick County

     I’m so proud I could burst. 

    In five short years, The First Tee of Brunswick County has become one of the premier chapters in the country. Imagine that. 

    Out of 204 chapters scattered across the United States and abroad, we are ranked near the top. We have great kids, wonderful volunteers, a real commitment from our business community, and two founders (Rusty and Carol Petrea) who are indefatigable in their support and leadership. 

  • Protect yourself from the dangerous heat lingering in the county

    Here’s a comment from Captain Obvious, “It’s hot outside.”

    As I sit here writing this Monday afternoon, Brunswick County is under a heat advisory. The National Weather Service has Monday’s highs at about 98 degrees, with the heat index potentially pushing as high as 107.

    Tuesday, the day the newspaper is printed and readied for the public, temperatures are expected to teeter in the mid-90s, with temperatures hanging out around 90 degrees for the rest of the week.

  • Terminal groin bill should go to the House floor

    The decision about whether terminal groins could be a viable option for coastal erosion control is now in the hands of one person, and that’s not how it should be.

    According to Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith and Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons, N.C. Speaker of the House Joe Hackney is controlling whether Senate Bill 832 will be heard on the House floor during the General Assembly’s short session. 

  • Local agencies join together for Safe Summer event

    It was before 2 a.m. when a driver on U.S. 17 was caught traveling about 96 mph. 

    When she was stopped by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) team, she thought she was somewhere near Leland.

    Actually, she was south of Shallotte, and she was intoxicated.

    “She had no clue,” ACE Sgt. Billy Caulk said, relating the tale of one of the many intoxicated drivers he’s encountered on Brunswick County roadways.

  • Homeless fundraiser reaps $5,000 for future shelter

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—Calvin Riley sat quietly inside a church fellowship hall Saturday, soaking up the tributes being paid to his late son.

    Knowing this church—Little River United Methodist on U.S. 17—was Phillip Riley’s last environment helps bring closure to his death, said Riley’s stepmother, Faye.