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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:53 a.m. Nov. 13, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 9, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:22 a.m. Nov. 8, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Sheriff's office safely locates missing woman

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office announced Monday they have safely located a woman last seen Nov. 8

    According to a Sunday Facebook post, Kaylyn Nicole Holler, 23, was last seen leaving her home on North Red Bug Road on Nov. 8.

  • Recounts set for Wednesday for Sunset Beach, three other elections

    One vote.

    That’s what separates two candidates vying to fill a third seat last week on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    Unofficial tallies following the Nov. 7 election show newcomer Jan Harris with a one-vote edge, 661 votes to former councilman Wilson Sherrill’s 660.

    Newcomer Charlie Nern was the top vote-getter in the municipal election with 713 votes, followed by appointed councilman John Corbett with 689 votes, winning them the first two seats. Fifth-place winner Duane Lewis received 541 votes, followed by 38 miscellaneous write-in votes.

  • Former Caswell Beach mayor pleads guilty to embezzlement

    BOLIVIA—Harry Simmons, the former Caswell Beach mayor and chairman of the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, was sentenced to serve at least six years in prison, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Special Superior Court Judge Andrew Heath asked Simmons if he understood the plea agreement as explained by his lawyer, Mike Ramos of Shallotte, and if he agreed to plead guilty to the two class C felonies.

    “You are pleading guilty?” Heath said.

  • Gas leak fixed after closing LCAC, businesses Wednesday morning

    A damaged gas line caused a leak that closed several businesses near Gregory Road and U.S. 17 in Leland for a few hours Wednesday.

    Utilities contractors installing a new connection for a State Employee’s Credit Union building hit a gas line while digging in front of Logan Homes on Gregory Road

    Leland Cultural Arts Center manager Julianne Scott said the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office told LCAC staff members at 8:55 a.m. to close and evacuate the building.

  • You decide: What will our state be like in 2050?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Most people engage to some degree in trying to predict the future.

    It can be for fun, such as predicting who will win the World Series or the next ACC championship.

    Or it can be serious, like when businesses attempt to forecast next year’s sales so they know how much product to make and workers to hire, and when our state leaders project future tax revenues so they know how much money will be available for programs and state workers’ pay.

  • A salute to our veterans

    By Mike O'Hare

    Guest Columnist

    It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when an agreement called an armistice was finalized to end the horrific fighting of World War I.

    A year later, President Woodrow Wilson made Nov. 11 a national holiday, called Armistice Day. In 1954, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to celebrate all veterans who have fought for our country.

  • Providence Home prepares to celebrate 20th anniversary

    By Bob Lee

    Guest Columnist

    Providence Home opened its doors Nov. 19, 1997, and is the only emergency shelter for youth in Brunswick County, providing shelter, food and clothing and attending to the medical, educational, emotional, recreational and spiritual needs of several hundred Brunswick County youth.