Today's News

  • Wayne Moody gives back as charity golf events director

    I met Wayne Moody several months ago when he agreed to co-chair (with Dan Lynes) the Future Generations Tournament for The First Tee of Brunswick County. A soft-spoken man, he still managed to command the attention of everyone in the room when we had our first organizational meeting. 

  • Community briefs

    Lions plan concert on Nov. 5

    Tickets are now on sale for the Calabash Lions Club’s “Trip Down Memory Lane” concert featuring Milton Bullock, former member of The Platters, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Little River United Methodist Church.

  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice celebrates 30 years, expands in Brunswick

    On July 15, I met some of the great people who, during the past 30 years, have made significant contributions to ensure people in Brunswick and surrounding counties have access to quality end-of-life care.

  • Congratulations, athletes!

     Congratulations to the talented Brunswick County athletes who have secured state titles in boys Dixie baseball.

  • Now is not the time to shift the blame

    It’s disappointing to learn only seven of Brunswick County schools met the most recent nationally mandated Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) benchmark.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, July 13

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

  • Debuts Friday: Brunswick Little Theatre's 'Oliver!' a real family affair

    BOLIVIA—Adorable orphans and pickpockets speakin’ and singin’ cockney-like have been raising the rehearsal-hall rafters of Brunswick Community College of late.

    Ranging in age from 3 to 13, the young troupers are a perfect fit for Brunswick Little Theatre’s upcoming performances of the hit musical “Oliver!”, which will be presented July 29, 30 and 31 and Aug. 5-7 in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the BCC campus in Bolivia.

  • Missing 'no parking' signs investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the loss of three “no parking” signs on island streets.

    On July 22, someone cut down the signs on Eighth, 30th and 31st streets, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

    The following incidents and arrests were also reported:

  • Reserve officers to be considered for beach patrol in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will consider a proposal to use reserve police officers for beach patrol at its upcoming monthly meeting next Monday night, Aug. 1.

    A 6:45 p.m. work session will precede the regular called meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall.

    At their monthly workshop July 19, council members mulled a proposal to start using reserve officers to serve in a beach patrol capacity, in lieu of current code enforcement officers currently on duty.

  • Oil companies are only winners in fluctuating 'gas market lottery'

    I pulled into a South Carolina gas station on manic Monday morning ready to fill up—again. Seems like it was déjà vu all over—again. Because, in fact, it was.

    I’ve been jumping through hoops on this gas-gigging, dog-and-pony routine on a weekly basis all summer. It’s sweltering outside, after all, and my car has been thirsty.

    Besides, I have the kind of reporting job that requires me to rove around Brunswick County—one of the largest in North Carolina.