Today's News


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Jose Ruiz Martinez, 36, address unknown, with an immigration violation. He was wanted by immigration enforcement for a felony charge. He is being held without a bond at the Brunswick County Detention Center for immigration officers to pick up.

    •Police charged Gwendolyn Hewett, 40, of 2024 Dare St., Supply, with driving while license revoked at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Red Bug Road. She was taken to the

  • PGA trade show, smaller, but upbeat

    Each year the Carolinas Section of the PGA hosts a Merchandise Show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. I always go to check out what’s new in the world of golf.

    This year, I zeroed in on three booths. Two were startup clothing businesses and one was promoting one of the oldest courses in the world: the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, host of this year’s British Open.

  • BCC's Brunswick Interagency program earns accreditation

    Brunswick Community College’s Brunswick Interagency Program (BIP) has earned accreditation from the Council of Accreditation.

    The official notification states: “The Council on Accreditation (COA) is delighted to inform you that Brunswick Interagency Program has been accredited. COA’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services.

  • Detectives credit task force with breaking and entering arrests

    Detectives at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are crediting a multi-agency task force for the recent arrests of three suspects wanted for break-ins in the southern part of the county.

    The Brunswick County Law Enforcement Investigative Task Force was formed in December 2008, and was created to enable local law enforcement agencies to share information.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Vandalism on Bluff Drive in Leland; suspect broke victim’s fence and fence post.

    •Larceny on Caraway Drive in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s heating and air conditioning units.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Maco Road in Leland; suspect broke pad locks and stole tools.

  • Do you think you know who is best in Brunswick? Vote for them now

    There are a lot of opinions about people who have opinions. Some are more than happy to give you an opinion about what you can do with your opinion whenever you try to share it.

    Has not knowing what someone’s reaction to your opinion maybe ever prompted you to hold your tongue and say nothing at all? Have you ever been afraid to speak up about something because you’re not sure how others will react?

  • West ceremony retires Simmons’ No. 44

    Cedric Simmons made no comments during the brief ceremony in which his No. 44 West Brunswick High School basketball jersey was retired Friday night, but the standing-room crowd knew he was appreciative.

    They knew from his smile.

    With members of his family present—including parents Mae and Thynell Simmons, brother Thynell Simmons Jr., sister Jasmine Simmons, girlfriend Sabrina Acevedo and 1-year-old son Cedric Jayden Simmons—Cedric Simmons listened as short, poignant tributes were read.

  • Redfish are a true cold-water treasure

    Although our local waters are home to a wide variety of saltwater game fish during the majority of the year, the list narrows considerably in the winter. Warm-water fish such as Spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano long gone are roaming areas far to the south, while prized species such as flounder are wintering in deep offshore waters. Among anglers, late February and early March aren’t known for their diversity.

  • Golf action

    Carolyn Bosman made a hole-in-one Feb. 7 at the third hole at Carolina Shores. She used an 8-iron on the 80-yard hole.


  • Winter Art Show continues; winners announced

    The Brunswick Arts Council’s Winter Art Show continues at Sunset River Studio in Calabash until Feb. 20.

    This year’s judge of two-dimensional art was Allesandro Giambra, a native of Torino, Italy, who now teaches fine art classes in Wilmington.

    Two-dimensional category winners included Richard Staat, who received the Victor Gerloven Award for Best in Show for his work “Seated Figure.”

    Linda Drye earned first place for her painting, “Lazy Palm Pony.”