Today's News

  • Battle of the Beach Saturday at West

    The West Brunswick wrestling team will be host of the Battle of the Beach Saturday. This will be an individual round-robin tourney with team scoring.

    In addition to the Trojans, North Brunswick, Ashley, Lumberton, Clinton and Socastee, S.C., will be participating.

    Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to end around 6 p.m. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger admitted free. Junior varsity matches will take place in the auxiliary gym.

  • BCC women get first victory of season

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Lenoir Community College 70-63 Friday, getting its first victory of the season.

    Freshman guard Willetta McIntyre scored 36 points, first-year coach Ashlyn Burke said. The game was the Lady Dolphins’ third in five days. They played again Saturday, finishing the week 1-3 in four games.

  • Finding the real Christmas spirit this holiday season

    Every year I bake dozens of cookies, listen to Christmas music and hope I will get into the Christmas spirit. Somehow, I never manage anything other than being a slightly less grumpy version of my usual self.

    This year, I wanted to try something a little different—I wanted to really experience Christmas. I wanted to take in every little bit of Christmas I could.

  • Early College students use Skype to communicate with people in other countries

    In the past few weeks, students in Claire McLaughlin’s earth/environmental science class at Brunswick County Early College High School have visited with students from Canada, Sweden, Seoul, Korea, Kosovo, Madagascar, Australia, London and Rio de Janeiro. And they did it without ever stepping foot outside of their classroom.

    The ninth-grade class has been using Skype, an Internet program that allows users to make free calls and chat via Web cam.


    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated larceny at Marathon on Causeway Drive last week. According to the police report, the suspect shoplifted a $1.50 can of beer.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. Information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Larceny and vandalism at San Rio development; suspect cut BEMC electrical boxes, causing $10,000 in damage to the boxes and $2,000 in damage to a light pole and stole copper wiring valued at $80,000, according to Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.

  • ATMC awards $25,000 in community grants for education

    ATMC awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 17 educators and community organizations serving Brunswick County students and residents and honored them with a reception on Nov. 12 at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte.

    Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students. Checks were disbursed for Smart Connections, the educational component of the cooperative’s grant program.

    Those receiving funding were:

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Nov. 30-Dec. 6, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Southport, Sunset Harbor, Tall Pines, Magnolia Greens, Brunswick Forest and Cedar Grove. K-9 deputies also assisted the sheriff’s office drug enforcement unit with a drug investigation.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering on Long Beach Road in Southport; suspect stole victim’s camera system.

    •Property damage on Acres Circle in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s door by attempting to pry it open.

    •Larceny on Lott Avenue in Supply; suspect stole victim’s lock box with documents from victim’s residence.