Today's News

  • County to begin accepting LIEAP applications Dec. 1

    Brunswick County will begin accepting applications Dec. 1 for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are older than 60 or disabled.
    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Carolina Shores work session canceled

    The town of Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners monthly pre-agenda meeting for Dec. 7 has been canceled.

    The board’s monthly meeting is still scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, when new Mayor Joyce Dunn and newly elected commissioners Bill Brennan, Gere Dale and Mary Timothy will take the oath of office.

  • Open house Dec. 10 on Ocean Isle Beach Park

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, which is beginning phase two construction for Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road in Ocean Isle Beach, is hosting a drop-in public open house Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 W. Third St.

    This meeting will offer citizens an opportunity to provide valuable information to parks and recreation representatives as well as park planners about the future development at Ocean Isle Beach Park.

  • West, North wrestlers compete in quad

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick and North Brunswick wrestling teams competed in a quad Nov. 24 with South View and Purnell Swett.

    West beat South View 49-24  and beat North 55-24. South View beat North 55-18.

    (Results of matches against Purnell Swett were unavailable.)


    West Brunswick 49, South View 24

    (West Brunswick wrestlers)

    182 — Sterlin Fullerton won 12-7.

    195 — Tyler Long lost by fall

  • VIDEO: Patrick Burton and Peyton Tipton wrestling

    North Brunswick junior Patrick Burton wins by fall against West Brunswick senior Peyton Tiptpon with 3 seconds left in their match at 152 pounds Nov. 24.

  • VIDEO: Tyrone Watson and Sterlin Fullterton wrestling

    North Brunswick junior Tyrone Watson wins by fall against West Brunswick senior Sterlin Fullerton in a match at 182 pounds Nov. 24.

  • VIDEO: Nathan Gilbert wrestling

    West Brunswick senior Nathan Gilbert wrestles to victory by fall at 220 pounds in a match Nov. 24 against North Brunswick.

  • Shop local on Small Business Saturday

    By Gregg Thompson

    Guest Columnist

    Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions. The results aren’t surprising. Only 8 percent had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. Big business scored 21 percent. That’s no better than TV news.

    Small business, on the other hand, came in second with 67 percent of respondents considering it trustworthy. Only the U.S. military scored higher.

  • Leland Police report

    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.

    Nov. 13

    Obtain property by false pretense; some reported being the victim of a scam.

    Larceny of merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart.

    Nov. 14

    Jacob Lee Sealy was cited on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Two-vehicle traffic crash on Ploof Road and U.S. 17 resulting in property damage.

  • You decide: How can North Carolina use economic trends?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    As I travel the state giving presentations about the economy, there’s one common trait I find regardless of where I am: People are anxious about the economy.

    Although there’s been economic improvement since the Great Recession, I sense uneasiness among many people about how long the gains will last. Many believe the economic future is no longer in their hands and it is subject to forces and actions beyond their control.