Today's News

  • Mercer University tennis coach charged with DWI while driving team van

    WILMINGTON—A university tennis coach was arrested Oct. 31, charged with driving while impaired after he was stopped during a Booze It and Lose It checkpoint near downtown Wilmington.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team Sgt. Billy Caulk said 49-year-old Nick Keith Stutsman was driving the Mercer University tennis team’s van when he was stopped at the checkpoint around 12:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, on Market Street near the intersection of 15th Street.

  • Volunteers honored with Governor’s Award

    Several individuals and local organizations were honored Tuesday afternoon with North Carolina Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

    The honorees have a variety of volunteer experience in local schools, churches and community organizations.

    Bill Sue, chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, publicly thanked the volunteers for their contribution to the community.

  • Schiavone won't call for a recount in Holden Beach municipal election

    Saying she didn’t want to cost taxpayers the expense of the county election board having to conduct a recount, Peggy Schiavone said she wouldn’t ask for one.

    “I’m not going to ask for a recount,” said Schiavone, a candidate for Holden Beach commissioner in last week’s elections.

    She shrugged, smiled and said, “I lost by two.”

    Sheila Young, the candidate who received the two additional votes, said she wanted to thank the people who supported her and added, “I’ll try to represent everybody.”

  • Flood watch in effect through late Thursday night

    The National Weather Service in wilmington has issued a flood watch for Brunswick County from from 1 a.m. Wednesday through late Thursday night.

    The following is a statement from the National Weather Service:

    The remnants of Hurricane Ida will bring heavy rainfall to the area into Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected to occur Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.

    At this time flooding issues are most likely to occur. By the time the rain tapers off early Friday morning most areas will have accumulated a general 4 to 6 inches.

  • Employee charged with larceny after fabricating incident at Sunset Beach Fishing Pier

    SUNSET BEACH—An employee of the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier was arrested Monday and charged with larceny.

    Shawn M. Lowe, 25, of 272 Carolina Farms Blvd., Carolina Shores, was charged with larceny by employee less than $10,000 after an armed robbery and assault were reported at the pier store at 5:36 p.m. Nov. 5.

  • 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 Nov. 2-8, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Wildwood, Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens and Shell Point Acres.

    Narcotics located by K-9 deputies include less than 1 gram of marijuana, two smoking bowls, cocaine residue and 1 gram of crack cocaine.

    Allison Marie Todd, 28, of 1934 Aire St. SW, Supply, was charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • New books available at Rourk

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Through it All” by Christine King Farris. A unique, intimate portrait of the Kings, written as only a beloved elder sibling of Dr. Martin L King Jr. could, with insight, tenderness and wisdom.

  • Bell tower named in honor of Dinah Gore

    Twenty-four perfectly tuned bronze carillon bells rang out a medley of timeless hymns at the dedication of the Dinah E. Gore Bell Tower, part of Campbell University’s Anna Gardner and Robert B. Butler Chapel on Nov. 1.

    The tower is named in honor of Sunset Beach resident Dinah E. Gore.

  • The First Tee previews school day programming

    Dr. Bill Harrison, chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education, visited Cinghiale Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, to preview the ongoing school day programming of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    Also on hand were Superintendent Katie McGee, Faye Nelson, executive director of elementary education; Les Tubb, career and technical education director and director of athletics; Title 1 director Pam Collins the principals of the six elementary schools that are participating in school day programming and members of the board of education.

  • 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.