Today's News

  • Oak Island man dies in N.C. 211 collision

    A third person has died since the beginning of May in a crash on N.C. 211.

    The latest fatality occurred about 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, near the RiverSea development, Brunswick County Deputy Coroner Mark Gore said.

    The driver of a mid-size hatchback, 31-year-old Kenneth Paul Minnillo of Oak Island, crossed the center line, struck a concrete utility pole and died at the scene, Gore said.

  • grand jury

     Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases May 4 during a grand jury session:

    Charles Alfred Absher, DWI, assault with deadly weapon government official/employee, flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, resisting public officer, assault government official/employee, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed light or siren.

  • district court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 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.


    Monday, May 4

    Judges Jerry A. Jolly and Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Courtney Sanford and Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerks Kimberly Register and Courtney Graham:

  • Cereal for dinner: Taking cereal to a new level

     You’re tired, there’s no one else to fix dinner for tonight and all you feel like doing is pouring a bowl of cereal. But wait! Take an extra five minutes and prepare this luscious parfait, full of foods from three of the five food groups. This dish takes cereal to a new level.

  • Scars tell stories



    I don’t know Craig Scott. I do know a quote attributed to him. “From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived.’” The quote is powerfully real. It describes so many survival experiences, so many scars, so many stories.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Let’s be bees — busily buzzing bees. If I were one, this is where I would be.

  • Braising turns a tough cut of meat into a fabulous cooked meal

     Many of you have probably used a braising method when cooking meat or vegetables and didn’t even know it.

  • Officials say railroad track likely sparked wildfire

    The probable cause of a wildfire that burned nearly 500 acres damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest last month is a nearby railroad track.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed, but the N.C. Forest Service report estimated the damage at $980,000.

  • North coach appreciative after another state title

     GREENSBORO — Coach Garry Bishop may have been more excited than his athletes after they won the NCHSAA Class 2A state track title Saturday, May 16. This was the fourth straight title in two years for the Scorpions. They have won back-to-back indoor titles and back-to-back outdoor titles.

    Bishop knows what can go wrong at a state meet, and that is why state titles are so meaningful to him.

  • Washington earns Most Valuable Athlete award

      GREENSBORO — North Brunswick sophomore Jayhlen Washington won the Most Valuable Athlete award in the state track meet with an effort most appreciated by his coach.

    Washington scored 28 of the Scorpions’ 53 points in leading the Scorpions to their second straight NCHSAA Class 2A outdoor track state championship. He won the long jump and the triple jump. He was second in the 110-meter hurdles. And he was running the final lap in his final event, the four-by-200, until he pulled a hamstring, ending what already was a memorable day.