Today's News

  • McCumbee extends string of top-10 finishes



  • Milliken sweeps races at Myrtle Beach

    In NASCAR Late Model racing Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway, the two 35-lap races were swept by Justin Milliken, of Ocean Isle Beach. Milliken is a third-generation driver whose grandfather began his career in 1958. 

  • Brunswick Beat for June 22, 2011
  • Community briefs

    Pesticide classes begin July 21

    Pesticide Applicator Recertification classes will be available at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, Training Center, Building N at the Brunswick County Government Complex on July 21 and Aug. 17.

  • Detectives searching for man wanted for Calabash, Carolina Shores break-ins

    Detectives are searching for a suspect who has been involved in multiple crimes in Carolina Shores and Calabash.

    From May 16-June 21, multiple residential and vehicle break-ins have been reported in the neighboring towns.

    Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said more than $3,000 in property has been stolen from the homes and vehicles, including watches, electronics, TVs, money, jewelry and other miscellaneous items.

  • If you don’t fight for your healthcare, who will do it for you?

    I’ll start my column with my own editor’s note: The following is not about my individual healthcare provider, a person for whom I have high regard. What follows is frustration regarding the healthcare system in general.

    Chronic fatigue. 

  • Voluntary water conservation important during times of drought

    Brunswick County is among several eastern North Carolina counties currently experiencing a severe drought.

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted in Carolina Shores armed robbery

    One suspect has been arrested and a second suspect remains is wanted for their roles in an armed robbery last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives have arrested one suspect in the May 15 armed robbery of Christopher’s Pizza in Carolina shores.

    Stanley said on May 15, a suspect entered the pizza shop and demanded money from the employee at the register, but left the business without any money before law enforcement officers arrived.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over eight days of District Criminal Court on June 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Friday, June 3

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • State, county agencies issue burn bans

    State and county officials have issued a burn ban for Brunswick County.

    At 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner issued a burn ban for Brunswick County, which coincided with a burn ban issued by state officials for 27 eastern North Carolina counties.

    Garner said the ban was implemented because of severely dry conditions as well as local wild fires that have already burned tens of thousands of acres.

    Firefighters and others are battling large wildfires in Dare, Bladen and Pender counties.