Local News

  • Tabor City man accused of beating two people in Ash

    A Tabor City man is accused of beating two people with his fists in Ash on Sunday night, Nov. 3.

    Allison Shane Holden, 41, of Will Inman Road, was arrested Monday, Nov. 4, and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury and assault on a female, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Holden is accused of punching a man and woman about 11 p.m. Nov. 3 at a home on Ash Little River Road in Ash.

  • Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP Walk steps out Sunday, Nov. 3

    Sunday is the day people will be walking for hunger.

    This year’s CROP Hunger Walk starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Calvary Baptist Church on N.C. 179 in Shallotte.

    Participants will walk 1.6 miles up to Eastside World Outreach Church on Main Street and back again.

    Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 180 walkers and hopes to raise $12,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives.

  • Craig Woolard Band entertains Sunset Beach on Sunday, Nov. 3

    A rescheduled Craig Woolard Band concert is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at The Village Park on Queen Anne Street in Sunset Beach.

    The concert was rescheduled after being rained out Oct. 6.

    The concert is part of the Sunset Beach concert series that has been so popular this past summer, which raised more than $15,000 for 15 different charities, according to event organizer and local businessman Fred Thorne.

    The afternoon concert featuring the ever-popular Craig Woolard Band will benefit The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Supply man to serve more than seven years for DWI

    A Supply man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after being convicted Thursday, Oct. 31, of driving while impaired.

    Frederick Corbitt Pence, 28, of Supply, was convicted and because of his habitual felon status, was sentenced in Brunswick County Superior Court to the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction for 77 to 105 months.

    Pence was arrested on N.C. 904 in Sunset Beach and charged with DWI on Sept. 14, 2012. He registered an alcohol concentration level of 0.15, almost twice the legal limit.

  • Detectives search for missing Sunset Beach woman

     Detectives have found a Sunset Beach woman, who was reported missing Oct. 29 around 10 p.m.

    Lara Selerico Rodriguez, 30, of Wrenn Drive in Sunset Beach, was found safe the weekend of Nov. 1-3, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff's Office news release.

    She was thought to be in the company of Gregory McCourt, who is wanted and has active warrants for the following charges, one count each of felony probation violation and financial card theft and three counts of financial card fraud. 

  • Brunswick County declared farming disaster area

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Brunswick County a primary natural disaster area because of excessive rain and flooding that damaged crops.

    Brunswick is one of 13 counties in North Carolina included in the declaration, which cites damages and losses caused by the wet weather that began May 1 and continues, according to a news release.

    Such declarations are typically issued when farmers report at least a 30 percent loss in a major crop, said Coke Gray, USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director for Brunswick and Columbus counties.

  • Detectives search for missing Sunset Beach woman

     Detectives are looking for a missing Sunset Beach woman, who was last seen Oct. 29 around 10 p.m.

    Lara Selerico Rodriguez, 30, of Wrenn Drive in Sunset Beach, was last seen at her residence, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Rodriguez is described as 5-foot-2, 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

    She is not believed to be in any danger, but is thought to be in the company of Gregory McCourt.

  • Two arrested on arson charges, charged with conspiracy

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the State Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Supply couple in connection with a Sept. 17 house fire on Clemmons Road in Bolivia.

    Stephanie Woods Thomas, 37, and Jason Terry Rollins, 31, both of Windward Drive, are each charged with second-degree arson and felony conspiracy to commit arson.

    Rollins is incarcerated in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under $56,000 bail.

  • Leland gamer raising money for kids

    Jonathan Poss is preparing for his first marathon: a game of Final Fantasy XIV.

    But he’s doing it for a good cause, raising money for Duke Children’s Hospital.

    Poss intends to play the game non-stop for 25 hours beginning Saturday morning, Nov. 2, as part of the Extra Life fundraiser that will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

    The Extra Life fundraiser organizes fans of video games, board games and tabletop role-playing games to use their interests to help those in need.

  • Leland makes Westgate Nature Park opening official

    Those in the know had Westgate Nature Park to themselves for the spring, summer and fall, but Leland officials let everyone else in on the secret with an official park opening Friday, Oct. 25.

    “It’s been effectively open for nearly a year. We wanted to put in the final touches,” Niel Brooks, Leland Parks and Recreation director, said.