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Today's News

  • 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 May 18-24, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 28 calls, made eight drug arrests and wrote 13 uniform citations, including driving while license revoked, no operator’s license, expired registration and no insurance.

  • Holden Beach veterans honor fallen heroes at Memorial Day ceremony

    HOLDEN BEACH—Col. Joe Alano holds Memorial Day sacred, setting it apart from other days to honor those who “gave their lifeblood for their comrades in arms.”

    Alano, director of the JROTC program at West Brunswick High School, addressed others who also consider the day a special one at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at VFW Post 8866, Holden Beach.

    “We who are gathered at [here] pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for their country and who now walk with angels,” he said.

  • Southport woman murdered in home

    SOUTHPORT—The backdoor of Gladys Myrie’s 11th Street home was slashed and the window broken when a relative called 911 around 1:20 p.m. Friday, May 22, to report what he thought was suspicious.

    When asked if Myrie was at home, he told the dispatcher didn’t know.

    But when Southport Police arrived at the home Friday afternoon, they found her dead in her bedroom. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said the cause of death was a stab wound, but did not know how many times she was stabbed.

  • A day to remember those who gave all

    They gave all, and once again they are being honored and remembered.

    Ceremonies paying tribute to the hundreds of thousands of military men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice in defending American freedom are scheduled this coming Memorial Day holiday weekend in Brunswick County.

    Calabash and Holden Beach

    Memorial Day services are scheduled in Calabash and Holden Beach VFW—at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25.

  • 'Beehive: The '60s Musical' this weekend at Franklin Square Park

    Listen to the music of 1960s stars under the stars at Franklin Square Park in Southport for free.

    Brunswick Little Theatre (BLT) is presenting its first weekend of “Beehive: The ‘60s Musical,” at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24.

    Admission is free, but bring your lawn chair.

    “Beehive: The ‘60s Musical,” takes the audience through a decade-long journey, from girl groups and big hair to social change and women’s liberation.

  • Does 'zero tolerance' mean 'zero common sense?'

    While the world goes crazy all around us—drugs and killings and wars and poverty—it’s nice to know academic professionals are there to keep us safe from eyebrow tweezers and nail clippers.

    Catch the sarcasm yet?

    I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that another school district has used the “Safe School Act,” as a reason to suspend and expel a perfectly well behaved, high-achieving student.

  • First sheriff's substation ready for action in Calabash, Carolina Shores

    CALABASH—Would-be criminals might be doing double-takes and thinking twice about their actions now that a new sheriff’s substation has come to town.

    Across the street from a bank, the newly opened Brunswick County Sheriff’s Substation is already a welcome presence in the Carolina Shores Resort condominium complex.

    “We’ve been trying to have substations for years,” said Lt. Joe Scoggins, standing inside the freshly painted and converted substation office. “We just never had the funding or manpower.”

  • Class of '57 reunites again

    Members of the Shallotte High School class of 1957 as well as one of their former teachers, Lillian Hewett, gathered last week at Jerome’s in Shallotte for lunch and reminiscing. The 25 classmates, who had their 50th reunion at Jerome’s in 2007, decided they didn’t want to wait five or 10 years for the next reunion. According to the class officers, who organized the event, 66 students graduated in 1957, and 21 of them are now deceased.

  • West’s Josh Johnson finishes comeback with top-five finishes at state

    GREENSBORO—Josh Johnson completed his West Brunswick High School track career with two fifth-place finishes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state meet Saturday at N.C. A&T State University.

    Considering a year ago he had suffered a broken leg, Johnson’s performances were first- rate. He was the only West track athlete at the meet.

  • Wisteria Place takes gold medal in ‘green’ home category

    The trend to go “green,” or environmentally friendly, is everywhere, from town recycling initiatives to energy-saving appliances, and building money-saving, energy-efficient homes is something more people are considering, even as the market is in a downturn.

    Developer Brian Griffin did his research and noticed the need for efficient and eco-friendly homes when he began developing Wisteria Place in Shallotte.