Today's News

  • Sheriff's office searching for breaking and entering suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an 18-year-old Supply man wanted for multiple car break-ins.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, detectives are searching for Daniel Adam Orlick, 18, of Supply. Orlick is wanted for multiple counts of breaking and entering to motor vehicles in the Oyster Harbor and Shell Point areas of Supply.

    The break-ins were reported between March 16 and March 18.

    Anyone with information about Orlick or his whereabouts is asked to contact detective Tony Caison at 253-2777.

  • West Brunswick opens conference softball season by beating South

     West scored four runs in the first inning and went on to beat South Brunswick 8-0 March 16 in the first conference softball game of the season.

    Carly White gave up six hits in the shutout. She walked four and struck out eight in the seven-inning game.

    Kristi Vance, the No, 8 hitter in the lineup, was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run and one RBI in the game between the only Class 3A teams in the conference.

  • Two suspects arrested for large marijuana growing operation

    Two suspects have been arrested after agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit dismantled a large indoor marijuana growing operation in Shallotte.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, around 4 p.m. Friday, drug agents executed a search warrant at 5801 Washington Road, Shallotte, where they found 59 marijuana plants inside the residence.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Steve Lanier said drug agents have been investigating the operation for a month.

  • West Brunswick routs East Bladen 8-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team rebounded from two shutout defeats in The Brittney over the weekend by routing East Bladen 8-1 Monday in the first game of the conference season.

    West scored its first goal three minutes into the game. A pass from freshman Karson Lewis set up a goal by Sheena Suttlemyre.

    Four minutes later, Nicole Turner scored on a shot from outside the box.

  • Final public hearing on terminal groins this week

    The public will have one last chance to voice its opinion regarding terminal groins before the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will present a report and recommendations to the Environmental Review Commission and the General Assembly.

    The CRC will meet Wednesday, March 24, at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach. The terminal groin study and presentation and public hearing will begin at 5 p.m. This is the last of five public hearings on the study that have taken place throughout the state.

  • Can officials now pick and choose which Constitutional rights apply to the public?

    A decision made Monday by the United States Supreme Court has left many wondering if First Amendment rights apply to only certain people in certain places.

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday a former high school student could not sue school officials for prohibiting her and her school’s wind ensemble from playing an instrumental version of “Ave Maria” at the school’s 2006 graduation.

  • Lawns celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little late

    St. Patrick’s Day was last week and some of our lawns are already “wearin’ a bit ‘o the green” because of some warm days. This move out of dormancy means that right now is the wrong time to stress your lawn with fertilizers or weed control products.

    Even though it seems illogical on the surface, one of the worst things you can do right now is apply nitrogen fertilizer to centipede, Bermuda, zoysia or St. Augustine lawns.

  • Cherish those winter blooms; spring and its blooms are here

    We are finally getting some warm and sunny weather and spring is here at last. This past winter had especially long periods of grey and chilly days; but the large variety of plants that bloom during the winter here in Zone 8 kept my spirit up. I enjoyed their colors and fragrance so much during the dreary days of winter that I vowed to spend more time this year adding more winter bloomers to my gardens.

  • Caison birth

    Bradley and Becky Caison of Ash are the parents of a daughter, Addyson Nadine Caison, born at 6:24 p.m. Feb. 9 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Dean Carroll of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Miller and Mamie Caison of Ash and the late Debbie Caison.

    Great-grandmother is Mable Hewett of Shallotte.


  • Haiglers celebrate 50 years

    Don and Donnie Haigler of Sunset Beach celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends and family Saturday, March 13, in the fellowship hall of Seaside United Methodist Church. They were married March 12, 1960, in South Carolina, and lived in Monroe before moving to Sunset Beach in 1998. The celebration occasion was hosted by the Haiglers' children, Scott and Jeanette Haigler, and their grandchildren, Jason Haigler, Lauren Mullis and Ashley Haigler.