Today's News

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Community College celebrates our local businesses

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Small businesses in America create one out of three new jobs each year. Since 1963, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation establishing a National Small Business Week to recognize the outstanding economic impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners. For 2018, April 30-May 4 has been designated such.

  • No win, place or show for Beaconeers on battlefield

    While the members of other teams in the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Brunsco Battlefield on Saturday morning arrived wearing coordinating T-shirts with catchy slogans, inspirational posters and cheering fan sections, it looked like we simply showed up.

    But Kay Milliken, Laura Lewis, Lindsay Kriz, Brian Slattery, team captain Sam Hickman and I came equipped with the spirit of friendly competition. “We’re representing the public,” I told them.

  • It is time to ‘fight the bite’

    Now that it seems spring is finally here to stay, state health officials advise us to “Fight the Bite” by taking measures to reduce the risk of tick and mosquito bites.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of vector-borne diseases, or those transmitted though the bites of blood-feeding ticks, mosquitoes and fleas, has more than tripled across the country.

  • Hands Across the Sand at Brunswick County beaches May 19

    Those concerned about the potential impacts offshore drilling might have on the East Coast are organizing Hands Across the Sand events at every Brunswick County beach.

    At noon EST May 19, people will join hands for 15 minutes on beaches and parks around the world to demonstrate support for protecting our coasts from oil and gas development. These events are particularly timely given current federal plans to expand offshore drilling to the Atlantic coast.

  • Horry County police launch new mobile app

    The Horry County (S.C.) Police Department (HCPD) has announced the launch of the new HCPD mobile police app, developed by Applied Webology LLC.

    A crime-fighting application that enables users to have a real-time citizen reporting platform, it will allow tipsters the ability to send photos and videos regarding traffic complaints and crime tips. This platform will directly link tips received to the respective unit best able to respond allowing a secure two-way conversation between app users and the department.

  • Oak Island hurricane presentation May 22

    Oak Island town staff will host a hurricane preparation presentation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Oak Island Town Hall Council Chambers, 4601 E. Oak Island Drive.

    Presenters from the Oak Island police and fire departments, along with the National Weather Service, Brunswick County Emergency Management and American Red Cross, will attend to answer questions and share information.

    All are invited.

  • Coastal reserve site committees to meet

    Local advisory committees for eight coastal reserves, including two in Brunswick County, will meet this month.

    The Bird Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. May 22 at Sunset Beach Town Hall, 700 Sunset Blvd. N. in Sunset Beach.

    The Bald Head Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 23 at the Bald Head Island Conservancy Auditorium, 700 Federal Road on Bald Head Island.

    All meetings are open to the public.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 1:13 p.m. May 7, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Leland man accused of raping child nearly a decade ago

    A Leland man is accused of raping a child nearly 10 years ago.

    Curtis Steven Pryor, 59, of Cottonwood Trail was arrested May 1 and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sex offense with a child.

    Warrants show Pryor committed the crimes against a child younger than 13 between June 1 and July 2, 2008.

  • Former law enforcement officer faces drug, embezzlement charges

    A former law enforcement officer faces drug and embezzlement charges.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit agents arrested 42-year-old John Blasingame, of Amber Pines Drive in Leland, after a traffic stop on Chappell Loop Road in Leland on Thursday night, May 4.