Today's News

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

    A pickup rear-ended a school bus early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.

    No children were on board the bus and no one was injured.

    Odell Williamson Jr., 33, of Sunset Beach was driving north on U.S. 17 in Shallotte in a GMC pickup when he rear-ended a school bus driven by Teresa Walker, 46, of Longwood at 6:43 a.m. near Black’s Tire and Auto Service, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. H.A. Cannady said.

    After hitting the bus, the pickup ran off the road to the right. Walker was able to pull the bus over to the right.

  • Man charged in Supply break-in, assault

    A Southport man is accused of breaking into a Supply home, stealing items and assaulting a woman there.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ronnie Daniel Suggs, 39, of Pine Lake Road on Sept. 4 and charged him with breaking or entering, larceny from the person, assault by strangulation and second-degree kidnapping.

    Warrants show Suggs broke into a home in the 2000 block of Kirby Road, stole cologne, two EA cell phones, pens, pencils, clothing, cash, a motor vehicle key, a knife and three EA cigarette lighters and strangled the woman Sept. 3.

  • Couple accused of selling marijuana from home in Winnabow

    A Winnabow couple is accused of selling marijuana from their home.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 36-year-old Ronald Thomas Sessions and his wife, 38-year-old Holly Lane Sessions, of Bell Swamp Road on Sept. 4 and charged each with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, misdemeanor marijuana paraphernalia and child abuse.

  • READY results show high schools exceed growth

    All four Brunswick County district high schools continue to thrive, according to state data released Thursday.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction presented the READY accountability results during Thursday’s State Board of Education meeting.

  • Fire destroys vacant Bolivia home

    An early morning fire destroyed a vacant Bolivia home Thursday, Sept. 7.

    No one was injured.

    Fire crews arrived at a fire at 1221 Zack St. at 2 a.m. and cleared the scene about 6:30 a.m., Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    Garner said the cause of the fire was ruled undetermined.

    Sunset Harbor & Zion Hill, Supply Volunteer and St. James fire personnel also responded.

  • Brunswick County Academy named one of America’s Healthiest Schools

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Academy is one of only 13 North Carolina schools and one of only 323 United States Schools named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2017 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools”—and it’s not the first time.

  • Club Profile: Sudan Shriners and South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club

    4911 Old Shallotte Road, Shallotte

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 948, Shallotte 28459

    Email: contactus@sbisclub.com


    President: Kirby Bellamy

    First vice president: Chris Phipps

    Second vice president: Bill Bellamy

    Secretary: William Magee

    Treasurer: Michael Mattera

    Membership: Bill Magee, membership@sbisclub.com

    Website: sbisclub.com

  • NAACP lauds Hewett, Warren as latest honorees

    They’ve been involved in the community for decades. To this day, they still are with no plans to retire.

    Longtime Brunswick County residents Bernest Hewett and Charles Warren were lauded Saturday night as the latest honorees at the Brunswick County Branch of NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet.

    Hewett, 69, received the local chapter’s 2017 Service to the Community Award.

    The Brunswick County native previously served as president of the combined branches of Brunswick, Cedar Grove and Southport NAACP Chapters 5452.

  • Two minutes on Tuesdays meant so much

    By Mike O'Hare

    Guest Columnist

    Since retiring to Brunswick County five years ago, my wife and I have been lucky to have been part of a volunteer program that has us visiting people each Tuesday.

  • You decide: Are the humanities still useful in a tech world?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    My wife is part of a shrinking group of people. She is low-tech! Yes, she has a smart phone and a tablet, compliments of me, but she reluctantly uses them. Many days she forgets to turn them on, and even if they’re on, she’ll forget to check for messages. Rather than texting or emailing, she still likes writing letters, making phone calls or, better yet, talking to people in person.