Today's News

  • I hear what you’re barking

    Study proves dogs understand our words and intonation

    “It’s not only what you say, it’s how you say it” is equally true for both humans and dogs, according to new research. Hungarian scientists have proven something most dog lovers, including me, took for granted: Our dogs understand our words and tones. This exciting study holds many valuable lessons for how we can better study, train, and interact with our beloved canine companions. 

  • Great-grandma clowns around

     “Great-Grandma Susie Inman clowns around with good old Ronald McDonald on her 75th birthday,” wrote 11-year-old Hailee Townsend of Ash. After Townsend asked Inman to pose with the famous clown many times for a photograph, Inman relented on her birthday Oct. 4.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson


    … Or, as the snail, whose tender horns being hit,

    Shrinks backward in his shelly cave with pain,

    And there, all smother’d up, in shade doth sit,

    Long after fearing to creep forth again …

    Shakespeare, Venus & Adonis, I.i.


  • 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 reports.

    Oct. 9

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $50 in snacks from the vending machine at North Brunswick High School after causing $850 in damage to an exterior door and the vending machine.

    Larceny of a $400 cell phone left at Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Leland committee receives business study results

    LELAND — Leland’s economic development committee finished the first town business survey in time to provide a brief overview of responses at its Oct. 13 meeting.

    The LEDC sent the survey to 352 businesses in July in an effort to learn more about the business community, the hurdles business owners have faced and opportunities available and what is needed for the business environment to grow.

  • Supply man arrested in church break-in

        Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of breaking into a church.

    William Robert Cantrell, 44, of Trace Street, was arrested Oct. 14 and charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.

    Warrants show Cantrell broke into the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness at 5909 Ocean Highway W. in Ocean Isle Beach on Oct. 14. While on the property Cantrell also destroyed a glass sign, a front door and locks on the front door while entering the building.

  • Southport woman faces assault charge

    Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested a Southport woman accused of assaulting a man with a baseball bat.

    Shannon Dale Byrd, 34, of Maple Road, was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

    Warrants show Byrd fractured the man’s victim’s spine when she hit him with the bat Oct. 7.

     Byrd was released Oct. 10 from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $2,500 bail.    

  • Water line break leads to mandatory water restrictions

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce updated county commissioners during their meeting Monday night on the effort to repair a water line break that has county water customers under mandatory restrictions.

    Pierce told the board a cooperative effort between Brunswick County utilities, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, a repair contractor and other partners are reassessing their options to repair the leak in the line. “Everyone understands the severity of it,” he said.

  • Student drug use survey responses expected to meet coalition goal

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition expects to more than double the responses to its annual drug use survey of Brunswick County students this year, which will help guide its drug abuse prevention efforts.

    When 2015-16 Pride Surveys were sent to Brunswick County Schools, the Brunswick Coalition only garnered 116 responses from students.

  • Battle against breast cancer

    By now most people know October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Here in Brunswick County, the observance kicked off with the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Association, which had its Rally for the Cure Oct. 3-5. This was the group’s 20th year of fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure.