Today's News

  • Holden Beach Boo at the Beach Oct. 21

    Join the town of Holden Beach from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, for Boo at the Beach at the Holden Beach Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard. The free event will feature booths with carnival games for children sponsored by groups, businesses and residents. A Halloween costume contest is at 6:30 p.m. Visitors can vote for their favorite booth, with the winner to be announced at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to sponsor a booth call Holden Beach Town Hall at (910) 842-6488.

  • Multi-instrumentalist Dave Bennett goes ‘Swing to Rock’ Oct. 27 at BCCOWA

    Multi-instrumental phenomenon Dave Bennett salutes The Roots of Pop “Swing to Rock” at the next Odell Williamson Auditorium Performing Arts Subscription Season concert.

    The concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Brunswick Community College venue in Bolivia showcases the clarinet virtuoso who sings and plays electric guitar, piano and drums.

    Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Bennett’s performance covers music from the swing era to early rockabilly and country, to Elvis Presley, the Beatles and beyond.

  • 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.