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Today's News

  • Smithville Park playground grand opening set for July 21

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation announced the official grand opening of its new all-inclusive playground at Smithville Park in Southport will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21. There will be snacks and giveaways as well.

    This playground was funded by a grant awarded by Trillium Health Resources.

    Call 253-2670 for more information.

  • Dixie Softball tourneys begin July 2 in county

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County will be the site of Dixie Softball state tournaments beginning Saturday, July 2.

    Three tournaments involving Brunswick teams will take place at Waccamaw Park. Brunswick County West Debs, winners of the 2015 Debs World Series, will play a first-round game at 12:30 p.m. July 2

    Four tournaments involving Brunswick teams will take place at Town Creek Park. Championship games are set for Wednesday, July 6. Winners advance to the Dixie Softball World Series.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 10

    Ronnie Joe Yates Jr., 38, of 37th Street, Sunset Beach, was cited on a charge of concealing merchandise while on Wal-Mart premises.

    Vandalism causing $200 in damage to a fence on Mulberry Street.

    Larceny of $31.69 in fuel (drive-off) from Go Gas on Main Street.

    June 11

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 10

    Vehicle verses deer traffic crash on Brunswick Forest Parkway near Low Country Boulevard resulting in property damage.

    Injury to real property; someone in a work truck drove over the victim’s lawn causing property damage on Heartwood Drive.

    Larceny of graphic t-shirts from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart by three people.

  • Believeland’s faithful finally rewarded

    If you run into Jackie Torok or Norm Harding in the next few days, or weeks even, give them a big smile and congratulations.

    You see, Jackie and Norm are Cleveland fans.

    It’s a big week for them as their faith was, for once, rewarded with the Cavaliers’ uphill run to the NBA title.

  • Believeland’s faithful finally rewarded

    If you run into Jackie Torok or Norm Harding in the next few days, or weeks even, give them a big smile and congratulations.

    You see, Jackie and Norm are Cleveland fans.

    It’s a big week for them as their faith was, for once, rewarded with the Cavaliers’ uphill run to the NBA title.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we got closer to a budget for 2016-17, we passed a major regulatory reform bill and we welcomed some important visitors from back home.

  • SHIIP not just for seniors

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist The services of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, are not only for people 65 and older. SHIIP also provides free counseling about Medicare to people on Medicare because of a disability.

    Before you can receive Medicare because of a disability, you must have received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a period of time.

  • You decide: What can we learn from the 1970s gas crisis?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Two important events happened in my life 40 years ago. I met my future wife. And I was an unwilling participant of the decade’s gas crisis.

    The first event went well; my wife and I have been married for 36 years. While the second event, the gas crisis, wasn’t fun at the time, it has provided some lessons for how public policy makers respond to shortages in key commodities, like gasoline.

  • Be aware of elder abuse

    As we begin our two-part series on scams in our community and how to fight against them, we feel it is important to call attention to one aspect of these crimes related to another type of crime: elder abuse.

    Brunswick County’s 65-and-older population in 2010 was 21.4 percent and grew to 27 percent in 2014, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data.