Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Feb. 18, 2018

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident, taken directly from a department report.

    Feb. 18

    Someone passed a fake $100 bill at the Family Dollar. 

  • Library manager assesses future move

    Hickmans Crossroads Library branch manager Christi Iffergan is targeting this summer for the library’s planned move to Brunswick Community College’s former South Brunswick Islands Center on U.S. 17.

    She said the new library will also need a new name, since it will no longer be located at Hickmans Crossroads, in addition to new furnishings and shelving, describing the latter in particular as “not cheap.”

  • Calabash proceeds with park site appraisal

    CALABASH — The town is moving ahead with preliminary measures for its newly acquired riverfront parkland.

    The town board of commissioners last week approved authorizing Town Administrator Chuck Nance to proceed with seeking proposals for appraisal of the 1.42-acre property overlooking the Calabash River near the bridge at Beach Drive, which was purchased by the town last August for a future park.

  • CRC chairwoman calls for offshore drilling stance

    SUNSET BEACH — The chairwoman of the state Coastal Resources Commission last week called for the board to consider taking a stand on offshore drilling in the wake of proposed plans opening up off the North Carolina coast.

    CRC chairwoman Renee Cahoon of Nags Head, speaking on the second day of the two-day CRC meeting at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, said it’s time for the commission to act on the issue.

  • Police: Leland man used knife to rob shoe store Tuesday

    A Leland man is accused of using a knife to rob a shoe store Tuesday.

    Jared Lamar Galloway, 31, of Ploof Road is charged with armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping, Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release.

    Police responded to the robbery at 12:28 p.m. to Shoe Department at 1114 New Pointe Blvd, Suite 70, where they were told the robber was last seen going into Wal-Mart, Humphries said.

  • District court docket for Feb. 5 and 9

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 5 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Feb. 5

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutors Sarah McPherson and Jason Minnicozzi and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    Christian Ayala-Lopez, PNG/G DWI (trial).

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:03 p.m. Feb. 19, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:29 a.m. Feb. 20, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Jersey Mike’s Subs to open first Southport location

    Jersey Mike’s Subs is set to open in Southport on Feb. 21. Franchise owner Jason Kesler will host a grand opening and free sub fundraiser through Sunday, Feb. 25, to support Matthew’s Ministry.

    The new restaurant at 5130 Southport-Supply Road, is circulating 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $3 contribution to Matthew’s Ministry. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible. 

  • Wondering about that little cantina outside of Sante Fe

    While traveling out west many, many years ago, my wife and I stopped at a little cantina a few miles outside of Sante Fe, N.M., on our way back home. I was starving, and once I woke her up, she was, too.

    Not familiar with their restaurant, I asked the waitress if she could make some suggestions. One of the chicken dishes sounded good to me. She also mentioned that there was a little clothing shop in the other room, so we decided to check it out while waiting on our meals. The waitress then came over to tell us our meals were ready.