Today's News

  • General elections winners weren’t all Brunswick’s choices

    Marty Cooke, the Brunswick County Board’s incumbent commissioner for District 2 will serve another term following his victory in the Nov. 4 election over John Holleman.

    Cooke, the republican candidate received 24,229 votes (62.17 percent of voters) to defeat the democrat challenger Holleman, who earned 14,742 votes or 37.83 percent of the vote.

    Brunswick County Board of Education

    Two Brunswick County Board of Education seats were up for re-election and voters decided to keep the incumbents in their seats in both races

  • U.S. 17/74/76 bridge foundation construction will cause traffic delays

    A new piece of the construction project on U.S. 17/74/76 will slow traffic with rolling roadblocks, adding to the congestion factors drivers in the North end of Brunswick County should be aware of.

    Wanda James, assistant resident engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the contractor, S.T. Wooten, is working ahead of schedule on the widening project on U.S. 17/74/76 between Leland and Wilmington.

  • OIB agree to split flood repair cost with property owners

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Ocean Isle Beach officials agreed to help a neighborhood fund a fix for flooding into the streets from backyard retaining ponds.

    At the Nov. 10 council meeting, Town Administrator Daisy Ivey told the board members the staff met with property owners in the Starboard by the Sea development and on the west side of Ashville Street about flooding issues in two retaining ponds around which several homes are built

  • EDC study points to four best spots to push for new retail in Brunswick County

    A Brunswick County Retail Study sponsored by the Economic Development Commission pointed to the best locations in the county to emphasize retail development.

    Jim Bradshaw, Executive Director for the EDC contracted with Retail Strategies of Birmingham. Ala. for the study to identify retail gaps, demographic trends, consumer behavior and attitudes, and opportunities for new retail recruitment.

    Lacy Beasley, Vice President of Business Development at Retail Strategies began the study in May and completed it for release Nov. 3.

  • Community keeps stepping up for Leland boy with brain tumor

    Lathyn Elmer did everything a six year old boy does at a Saturday fall festival – he played all the games, ate more than he should and ran into a friend every time he turned around.

    He did not look like a boy who spent his Friday travelling to Chapel Hill and back for chemotherapy treatment, or who had been sick from the drugs all morning.

    His father, Dusty Elmer and stepmom Stephanie Tatom weren’t sure he would make it to the festival held in his name.

  • Verhoosky and Boob win Tournament of Champions


    On a cold November weekend beset with freezing temperatures, wind and sprinkles of rain, Mona Dye Boob of Brierwood and Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly won the 11th annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

    Boob shot a consistent 165 (82-83) in finishing ahead of Barbara Sauter of St. James, who shot 168 (88-80). Connie Koch of Carolina National finished third with a score of 175 (86-89).

  • Meo remembered for life of service

     Joe Meo, a popular golfer in this area, died Nov. 8 at age 97.

    Meo was born May 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and wife Ann moved to Carolina Shores from New Jersey in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    During the funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 14, Rev. D. Anthony Droze used a phrase from a World War II documentary in describing Meo as “a trophy of God’s grace.”

  • Trojans lose playoff opener 42-14 to Chapel Hill


    SHALLOTTE —  Connor Stough threw four touchdown pass and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA state football playoffs Friday, Nov. 14, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Tigers, 9-3 and the No. 12 seed in the East bracket, advance to play either No. 13 Eastern Guilford or No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Trojans, the No. 5 seed, finish 5-7.

  • Fuzzy Zoeller talks about putting, other topics

     LELAND — Fuzzy Zoeller delivered his quips as smoothly as he has putted during a professional golf career that has earned him $10.6 million.

    About U.S. futility in the Ryder Cup: “It’s unbelievable. It just so happens that the boys from overseas who live down in Orlando (Fla.) right now — well, I’ll say 97 percent of them live down in Orlando — win.”

  • School board fires Pruden

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to terminate the contract of Superintendent Edward Pruden during a special called meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Following a closed session that lasted almost four hours, the board returned to open session. Catherine Cooke made a motion to terminate Pruden’s contract effective Nov. 30, which was supported by Charlie Miller and Shirley Babson.

    Bud Thorsen and board chairman John Thompson cast dissenting votes.