Today's News

  • Mayor, commissioners sworn in for new terms at Holden Beach

    The newly elected and re-elected Holden Beach mayor and commissioners were sworn in during the regular commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night at town hall.

    Commissioner Sandy Miller reminded Holden Beach property owners an open house would be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the new town hall. Property owners can tour the $4 million, two-story facility then.

  • Tomato-picking at the local farmers market can be a family event

    Last weekend, my wife and I decided to go to the local farmers market and pick some tomatoes. I had never done this before, so I didn’t really know what to expect.

    Once there, we grabbed some boxes and hopped on the hay wagon. There were five or six others onboard with us for the tomato-picking experience.

  • Party crashers: Sheriff's, chief deputy's move trump Tareq, Michaele Sahali stunt

    Move over Sahalis—the jig and your 15 minutes of fame are up. You crashed a White House soiree, embarrassed the Secret Service and the administration and now face Congressional hearings. You’ve kept politicians and pundits entertained in Washington, D.C., and across the country. You even landed the coveted opening of “Saturday Night Live.”

    But here in Brunswick County we have two new party-crashing stars, Sheriff John Ingram and chief deputy Charlie Miller, at least it seems, according to the reaction to the news.

  • Outstanding fishing foreseen for this month

    The long anticipated arrival of the first bluefin tuna catches of the year are finally here. This past weekend the first giant bluefin of the year were landed out of Morehead City. Reports are the water is still a bit on the warm side, but the recent cool weather will certainly drive more fish to our waters.

  • Golf action

    In the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association points game Monday, Paul Salerno, Chuck Hornfeck and Les Craft were first with 60 points. Bob Nobes, Bob Snopek and Dave Harper were second with 43 points.


    Results of the ladies’ golf league one-on-one tourney Nov. 3. First with 17 points each: Renee December, Janet Iekel, Mary Helen Naecker. Second with 16 points each: Barbara Johnson, Becky Seibert, Diane Tufts.


  • Sunset Beach police investigate vehicle break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated three vehicular break-ins reported Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 in the Sea Trail Drive West area.

    An 18-volt DeWalt drill and Craftsman drill bits were reported stolen in one incident. Change was reported stolen in the other two break-ins.

    The vehicles had been left unlocked at the time of the break-ins, a town police department spokesman said.


  • Animal gas chamber on health board agenda Monday

    Brunswick County’s new, refurbished animal euthanasia gas chamber has yet to be activated.

    David Swain, director of Brunswick County Animal Services, says the stainless steel unit standing dormant behind the shelter on N.C. 211 is awaiting delivery of a fan.

    The chamber is also a topic of discussion on the agenda of the next Brunswick County Health Department board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The matter also will be discussed prior to that at a county environmental health committee meeting at 6:30 p.m.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 25, 30 and Dec. 1 in Bolivia.

    Friday, Nov. 25

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Eustol Aguillon-Prado, no operator’s license, paid.

    William F. Barfield, exceeding posted speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Katherine E. Bickley, fail to wear seat belt/driver, $25 and costs.

    Christopher T. Blanton, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Nov. 16:

    Jeremy Phillip Bryant, 25, of 1800 Grissett Road, Shallotte; two counts felony assault with deadly weapon government official.

    Stephen Eric Buchanan, 25, of 285 Centenary Church Road, Mt. Ulla; felony financial card fraud, felony financial card theft.

  • Brunswick Ballet debuts with 'Nutcracker Under the Sea' Dec. 12-13

    No holiday would be complete without a performance of “The Nutcracker.”

    But in Brunswick County this holiday season, that calls for tradition with a bit of a twist—performances by the newly formed Brunswick Ballet Company dancing nimble steps to a coastal version called “Nutcracker Under the Sea.”