Today's News

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, July 26

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, July 27

    Chicken parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, July 28

    Beef stew/vegetables, brown rice, blend juice, vanilla pudding, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, July 29

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit answered community complaints at 16 Robertson Park in Supply on July 14.

    Drug agents searched the residence and seized eight marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia from the home.

    Devin Roberts, of 16 Robertson Park, Supply, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Roberts was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $10,000 secured bond.

  • Sugar-free desserts can be as satisfying as the ‘real’ thing

     More and more people have been coming up to me and asking, “Can you give us some recipes for desserts using much less sugar and ones with fresh whole fruits instead?” 

    I must admit sugarless or at least less-sugar desserts would be a lot healthier for us, but would they taste just as rich and satisfying as the “real” thing?

    Sugar-free desserts, as the name would imply, are meant for people with diabetes (high blood sugar) or for those looking to lose weight, since an excess amount of sugar is believed to enhance weight. 

  • One Titan, two Olympians gather

     Look in the sky. Is it a plane, a UFO or leftover fireworks from earlier this month? 

    If the time is just after sunset and you are looking west, it is the goddess of beauty, the god of war, and the god of agriculture.

    Huh? They are normally enemies, a strange trio to be gathering in a small group. The group is three planets, which are the namesakes of these gods and goddess. From brightest to dimmest the list reads: Venus, Saturn and Mars. To view, look west and up at 9 o’clock.

  • Former Southport police officer indicted on four charges

    BOLIVIA—A former Southport Police officer has been indicted on four charges.

    A Brunswick County Grand Jury on Monday, July 19, returned true bills of indictment on David Benjamin Rivenbark, charging him with altering, destroying or stealing criminal evidence, misdemeanor larceny, embezzlement by a local officer or employee and obstruction of justice, according to court documents.

    Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said Rivenbark, 25, who had been with the department as a probationary officer for about 13 months, resigned June 24.

  • 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.

  • Former officer testifies in wrongful termination trial against town of Holden Beach

    BOLIVIA—Attorneys for the plaintiff and the defendant agree—Terri Oxford and Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne did not get along while Oxford worked as a police officer at the town of Holden Beach.

    But what a Brunswick County jury must decide is whether Oxford was wrongfully terminated from the Holden Beach Police Department by Layne based on her gender.

    In October 2008, Oxford sued the town of Holden Beach for wrongful termination and gender discrimination. Testimony in the lawsuit began Monday, July 19, in Brunswick County Superior Court.

  • Groundbreaking for new First Bank location set for September

    Officials expect to break ground on the new First Bank location in Shallotte this September, and the building should take about six months to complete.

    According to First Bank City Executive Dave Kesterson, the company’s engineers are going through some last-minute revisions to the original plan to meet the town of Shallotte’s specifications.

    He said a new building on the 1-acre property off Whiteville Road would be a welcome change from the temporary location now in use on Main Street.

  • Economic development, job training in state budget

    Local economic development and job training officials are happy about the state’s 2010-2011 budget, which includes continued funding for a number of job creation opportunities in Brunswick County and the surrounding region.

  • St. Brendan to dedicate new sanctuary Sunday

    After three years of construction, St. Brendan Catholic Church on Ocean Highway in Shallotte will officially move into its new sanctuary starting with Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

    That afternoon, at 2 p.m., the congregation and staff will dedicate the new 9,000 square-foot building, with seating for 1,100 people, with a special ceremony including a speech from Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh.