Today's News

  • Concerns about fisheries management of flounder

    Here is my quote for North Carolina: “First in flight and last in everything else.”

  • Ladybirds: Fantastic golfing fun

    Brunswick County is a great place for golf. We have 21 golf course communities. Some have 18 holes of golf, others have 27, 36 or 54 holes. St. James Plantation has a whopping 81.

    That’s a lot of courses, but what really makes everything click are the activities that center around golf. Each weekend there are several charity golf events. I can only write about a few because if I didn’t limit their coverage, that’s all I would ever write about.

  • Trojans open football season with victory

    SOCASTEE, S.C. — The West Brunswick High School football team opened its season by beating Socastee (S.C.) High School 25-13 Friday, Aug. 21, in a non-conference game.

    On a wet field, junior Shikeem Hill gained 143 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown. Junior Maliek King gained 132 yards on 21 carries and scored twice. His first touchdown run was 72 yards.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks Calabash liquor store thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for two Little River, S.C., men who they say stole liquor from the Calabash ABC store Thursday, Aug. 20.

    Mark Steven Johnson, 46, and John Edward Morrison, 32, both of Lakeside Drive, are each wanted on a charge of misdemeanor larceny, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    The men came into the store at 10203 Beach Drive about 3 p.m., Flax said. When security footage was viewed later that day, the men were seen taking bottles of liquor without paying for them.

  • School district works to resolve coal ash issue with state agency

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials are still working to resolve the problem caused by coal ash on the athletic fields at South Brunswick Middle School.

    School district officials found out about the coal ash on the fields two years ago. Last year, state officials determined the small amounts of coal ash don’t pose health risks to students, but the fields are still not being used.

    The district is still working with the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) on the problem.

  • Coastal alliance sets September meeting with consultant

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Brunswick Coastal Community Alliance, formerly the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, talked taking their alliance up the coast and on to Raleigh at their quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, in Holden Beach Town Hall.

    The alliance includes former consortium members from Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Brunswick County government.

    The name change is meant to signify the towns will work together on beach protection issues, but will no longer operate under a written agreement.

  • Shallotte man faces drug, other charges after traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man on drug and other charges after a traffic stop Thursday night, Aug. 20, on N.C. 130 near Shallotte.

    Drug agents and special operations deputies charged 21-year-old Jamar Akeem Bethea, of McMilly Road, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and unintentional littering, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Bladen County man charged in fatal collision near Bolivia

    A Bladen County man is charged in a traffic collision on U.S. 17 near Bolivia that killed a Wilmington man and injured another man early Thursday morning, Aug. 20.

    Sixty-two-year-old David Christopher Satrazemis was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Toyota Camry collided with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of U.S. 17 at 5:57 a.m., N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said.

  • Meeting to address county conservation, environmental issues

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District, will conduct a local working group meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the conference room at the Brunswick County Soil Conservation/NRC District Office in Bolivia.

  • Holden Beach Police report

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

    Aug. 10

    Larceny of a mountain bike and other items worth $360 from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Aug. 13

    Larceny of a surfboard worth $225 from under an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Larceny of a bicycle worth $500 from underneath an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Aug. 14