Today's News

  • Fishing in the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

    Halloween weekend provided many Brunswick County fishermen with ample opportunities to get in on some late fall offshore fishing. The weather forecasters were a bit off on the marine forecast Friday, Oct. 30, yet it didn’t stop avid anglers from venturing to the Gulf Stream.

  • Recreational commercial gear license should be banned

    This is a quote by Dr. Louis Daniel, director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries: “A gill net ban is a failure of fisheries management.” (Cited from facebook.com/ncfisherymanagementandyou.)


  • Laney defeats Trojans 28-6 in football

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    WILMINGTON — Laney beat West Brunswick 28-6 in the final football game of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference for the Trojans.

    The loss dropped West to 2-4 in the conference, 5-6 overall. Laney is 3-2, 4-6.

    The loss also dropped West’s seeding for the state football playoffs. The official brackets are expected to be released Nov. 8. 

    Laney scored on its opening possession on a 34-yard run with 9 minutes, 56 seconds left in the quarter.

  • Agents arrest two men on heroin-related charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two men on heroin-related charges in separate cases.

    Michael Anthony Marek, 29, of Tylers Cove Way in Leland was arrested Oct. 28 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, selling heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Oct. 30.

  • South Brunswick Middle School’s lockdown lifted after bomb threat

    South Brunswick Middle School was placed on temporary lockdown following a bomb threat Thursday afternoon, Oct. 29.

    School officials implemented standard procedures for a bomb threat reported at 12:30 p.m., Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

    Less than an hour later, the lockdown was lifted, Swencki wrote in a text message.

    “Students are on their way back to class,” she said, adding that South Brunswick Middle School principals notified parents through the district’s School Messenger system.

  • Brunswick County boasts 12th lottery winner of 2015

    A Leland man has been named the fourth and final player to win the top prize of $150,000 in the Emerald 7’s scratch-off game, making him Brunswick County’s 12th lottery winner of the year.

    Robert Jenkins purchased his winning ticket at Tommy’s Mini Mart on Mount Misery Road in Leland, state lottery officials said Wednesday, Oct. 28.

    After required state and federal withholdings, Jenkins received a check for $103,876.

    Diane Pennellatore of Winnabow won $10,000 in Powerball money Sept. 16while

  • Carolina Shores candidates speak out at community forum

    CAROLINA SHORES — Storm response and the town recycling center were hot topics of debate at a meet the candidates night Oct. 20.

    With the Nov. 3 election just days away, two mayoral candidates and six people vying for three town commissioners’ seats got a chance to speak to a smattering of residents who attended the event in the Village at Calabash community clubhouse.

    Former town commissioner Joyce Dunn, who is challenging Mayor Walter Goodenough, feels a need to get involved again.

  • Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent) Mike Williams



    Name: Mike Williams


    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent)


    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated


    Age: 65


    Town of residence: Sunset Beach


    Education: Bachelor of Science in education, Master of Arts in administration


    Profession: Retired; motel and apartment owner for 33 years; mental health professional for 25 years; teacher for four years. 


  • Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent) E. Wilson Sherrill

     Name: E. Wilson Sherrill


    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman (incumbent)


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Age: 72


    Town of residence: Sunset Beach


    Education: AS Electronics Engineering Technology, N.C. State University


    Profession: Retired from Duke Energy after 40 years of service; Realtor


  • Sunset Beach councilman candidate Rich Cerrato



    Name: Rich Cerrato


    Office sought: Sunset Beach councilman


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Age: 69


    Town of residence: Sunset Beach


    Education: Northeastern University, Boston, Bachelor of Science in labor and personnel Relations; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Executive Development Program (1973-1974)