Today's News

  • Brunswick Fall Festival Oct. 27 in Bolivia

    Brunswick County’s Ninth Annual Fall Festival unfolds from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the government complex in Bolivia.

    The festival is free to everyone and includes hot dogs, drinks, candy, popcorn, a cake walk and haunted trail, hayride, carnival games, costume contest and face painting.

    For donations or questions contact Sgt. T.K. Nowell at (910) 253-2708 or First Sgt. Bert Reaves at (910) 253-2745.

  • Calabash rejects requiring Knox-Box emergency access

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have just said no to requiring use of Knox-Box emergency access systems.

    The board at its Oct. 11 meeting voted against a suggestion by town commissioner Cecelia Herman to develop an ordinance requiring the rapid-entry devices, which are used to hold and provide entry keys of businesses and residences to authorized personnel in the event of an emergency.

    Herman said insurance companies are “moving in that direction.”

  • West Brunswick beats New Hanover 26-14
  • Leland man arrested on child rape charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of raping a child.

    Michael Patrick Mazza, 19, of National Avenue, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 13, and charged with six counts of felony crimes against nature, four counts of felony statutory rape and four felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.

    Warrants show Mazza raped a child younger than 13 between June 1 and Sept. 30.

  • Brunswick residents required to cut water usage due to break

    Residents in all areas of Brunswick County are required to take steps to decrease water usage, effective immediately, following damage to a water line.

  • Detectives search for missing local man

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing local man. 

    Andy James Anderson, 34, was last seen in Bolivia on Wednesday, Oct. 5, BCSO spokeswoman Emily Flax said. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, blue shorts and white tennis shoes. 

    Anderson has family in Conway, S.C., and may be visiting homeless shelters, Flax said. 

    Anyone with information about Anderson's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Det. Kip Hester at 253-2777. 

  • Rescue group rushes to aid puppy mill canines

    SHALLOTTE — Volunteers and foster parents with Rescue Animals Community Effort did what they do best as they mobilized to aid 10 puppy-mill dogs brought to Brunswick County last week.

    The R.A.C.E. team was on hand to place the dogs into foster care until good, permanent homes can be found for them.

    The dogs were among 130 animals rescued Sept. 26 from a puppy mill bust outside Charlotte by the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society of the United States.

  • Infrastructure work finished in Rivers Edge

    Infrastructure work in Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation has been completed, according to a news release issued last week by the town of Shallotte.

    “The town of Shallotte is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its four-year effort,” Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard said.

    Eccard noted the effort began under the leadership of former Mayor Sara McCullough, with the town working with Coastal Companies to ensure completion of promised infrastructure in Rivers Edge.

    As a result, he said, 56 sites are now available for construction.

  • Calabash OKs new Devaun Park plans as residents question amenities

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners approved modified plans and a preliminary plat for Devaun Park at a special called meeting and workshop Oct. 6 after residents in the upscale community expressed concerns about a lack of promised amenities by its founder.

    Founder and developer Vaughn Stanaland outlined a revised master plan for Devaun Park’s Phase 6B. Modified plans call for lower-density construction of 40 single-family units instead of the previous 103 single- and multi-family units outlined in original plans.

  • Brunswick Arts Council show paints Calabash Oct. 17-20

    Brunswick Arts Council’s 16th Annual Fall Exhibition & Sale kicks off Monday, Oct. 17, at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash.

    Artists from all over Brunswick County will be represented with work of all different media, with prizes totaling more than $1,800 to be awarded.

    Exhibition artists, BAC members and friends and the public are invited to a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, with an award ceremony at 6 p.m. at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive.