Today's News

  • Change in weather brings new challenge
  • Sunbelt Senior Tour players rule

     The Sunbelt Senior Tour came to Brick Landing last week and played a two-day rain-shortened tournament. I was there to watch most of it, and let me tell you, folks, these guys can play.

    Danny Edwards, a five-time PGA Tour winner, carded a 129 (65-64) in finishing first and winning $2,000. In second place was Roger Rowland (66-65— 131). Third place went to Tim Conley (70-64 — 134). Fourth place was a tie between John Whitty and Steve Ford. They both shot 36-hole a score of 5-under-par 137.

  • Man arrested, charged in Leland attack

    A Wilmington man is accused of assaulting another man with a knife in Leland, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Dustin Brandon Taylor, 21, of Middlesound Loop Road, was arrested Wednesday night, Aug. 6, and faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, according to the release.

    Taylor attacked a man with a brown and silver curved blade knife on Leland School Road about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Southport man charged in robberies

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a man they said robbed two Southport businesses.

    Robert Anthony Nichols, 51, of Nichols Avenue, was charged with two counts of common law robbery.

    The first robbery happened Wednesday at the Murphy Gas Station. The second occurred Thursday at the Tobacco Road Outlet on Long Beach Road.

    Nichols is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility under $30,000 bail.

  • Brunswick County unemployment increases slightly in June

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate crept up to 6.9 percent in June.

    The increase is only one-tenth of a point above May 2014’s 6.8 percent rate, but it is the second consecutive month the numbers have gone up.

    The unemployment rate hit a two-year low in April 2014 at 6.3 percent.

    Throughout early 2014, Brunswick County’s unemployment numbers fell significantly.

  • Law change could aid Brunswick development

    A change to economic development funding Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law July 30 could offer Brunswick County another incentive for drawing industry.

  • Holden Beach playground construction a gift residents made happen

    HOLDEN BEACH — A jungle gym and swing set are in place along the Intracoastal Waterway, just across the street from the Holden Beach town hall.

    They are the first signs that the playground in the newly named Bridgeview Park is under construction.

    The idea for a playground grew out of the thought that Holden Beach residents would be willing to donate a little money for a swing set and jungle gym to give kids a place to play.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    July 25

    Breaking and entering and larceny from an unsecured motor vehicle parked on Annaby Cove and taking items.

    July 27

    Assault on a female, indecent exposure and driving while impaired by a man who exposed himself to the victim on Village Road.

    July 28

    Fraud by someone opening a Paypal account using the victim’s information.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    July 28

    Ray Paul Blankenship, 28, 7128 Town Center Road, Apt. 302, Sunset Beach, arrested on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Larceny from Lowe’s Home Improvement on Whiteville Road.

    Larceny from Home Depot on Shallotte Crossing Parkway.

    July 29

  • Jaded Mayberry plays Holden Beach on Aug. 10


    What: Jaded Mayberry

    When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10

    Where: End of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach

    How much: Free

    The origin of Jaded Mayberry is “kind of a long story,” says Will Hickman, leader and lead singer of the popular local band whose repertoire covers everything from AC/DC to Zac Brown.

    It dates back to the days when he and lead electric guitarist Seth Gearhart were roommates and played together in a praise band in Shallotte.