Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts two Supply men in meth lab case

    Two men arrested after a meth lab was found in their Supply residence have been indicted by a Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury.

  • Brunswick strategic planning meetings begin Oct. 5

    Brunswick County will host the first public meeting to develop a new strategic plan at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at Leland Town Hall.

    The strategic plan is a long-term vision statement to guide county officials in charting the county’s course for the future.

    The planning and visioning process will include extensive public input, both in the form of public meetings and an online survey.

  • Brunswick County unemployment drops to 7 percent in August

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent after four months of continuous increases.

    After the unemployment rate hit a year low of 6.2 percent for April, the rate rose to 6.9 percent unemployment in May, 7.1 percent in June and 7.2 percent in July.

    Unemployment in Brunswick County has improved from one year ago when the rate for August was 7.4 percent.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

  • Developer sued by Belville countersues for $25M

    Urban Smart Growth, the developer Belville sued for breach of contract in July, responded to the lawsuit by claiming the town owes it $25 million.

    Belville officials filed a lawsuit July 7 against USG, the developer it signed a 2007 agreement with for a potential downtown development on the Brunswick River.

    Belville and USG developer Lance Robbins signed a resolution in 2007 for a 20-year agreement to work together on a master redevelopment plan of large-scale mixed-use development constructed in multiple phases over two decades.

  • When it’s time to speak up, know how to play the game

    I have attended a number of public comment sessions recently and I have come to realize some public comments are better than others.

    No, I do not mean one person’s issue is better or more important than another. Anyone who is passionate about an issue that affects the masses should be encouraged to get up and speak about it to his or her elected officials and representatives.

    But some people know how to present their concerns better than others.

  • Topsail scores in final seconds, beats Trojans 14-13

    WILMINGTON — Topsail scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 22.8 seconds left and converted the ensuing extra point to beat West Brunswick 14-13 Wednesday, Oct. 7, in a Mideastern Conference game between two class 3A football teams.

    The loss dropped the Trojans to 1-1 in the conference, 4-3 overall. Topsail is 1-1, 4-3.

    The game was the first of two in four days for West. The game had been postponed from Friday, Oct. 2, because of rain that caused flooding in the area The game was played at Legion Stadium, a neutral site.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 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; waiver by clerk — waive court appearance if fine is paid.


    Monday, Sept. 21

  • Look inside and find a prize

     Before we know it, the stores will be boasting holiday music and holiday gift choices. Folks will be scheduling holiday parties. The air will be charged with anticipation and a degree of anxiety.  I was at a local department store last week where sales were gobbled up in expectation of the season. Stow the gift with hope of remembering the storage spot was the cry!

  • Let me be the judge of that

     By Linda Arnold


    I’ve been paying a lot of attention lately to the times I jump to quick conclusions. 

    Sometimes it seems like I’m on autopilot. When I’m able to catch myself, though, I stop to ponder that I may not have all the information.


    What did I do wrong?

  • Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes

     Whether you get them from your own garden, a farmer’s market or a pick-your-own field, there is still time for local tomatoes here in southeastern North Carolina. How you store and preserve these precious commodities is even more important now that we know the season is almost over.