Today's News

  • A holiday hound dog horror story

    There are times in life you never want to forget — and there are times you can’t. This is the story of one of those. Mostly.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 5-6

    Released at 1:06 p.m. Nov. 7, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Holden Beach commissioners opt against amicus brief in Ocean Isle Beach lawsuit

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners decided not to involve the town in a lawsuit over Ocean Isle Beach’s planned east end terminal groin.

    The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of the National Audubon Society on Aug. 16, 2017, in U.S. District Court, challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ permit authorizing Ocean Isle Beach to build the groin.

  • Two Southport firefighters injured in house fire

    Two Southport firefighters were injured while responding to a house fire Nov. 3 off Long Beach Road.

    Southport Fire Chief Charles A. Drew did not name the injured firefighters, but said one fell through the floor of the home and suffered a leg injury and the other passed out from overexertion. Both were treated at the scene and are recovering, he said.

    Crews arrived within six minutes of receiving the fire call about midnight and contained the fire about 20 minutes later, Drew said.

  • Tax and Retirement strategies class offered at BCC Nov. 15

    First Financial Education Centers will present a tax and retirement strategies class from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, Room 2.

    The Virginia Williamson Event Center is in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College campus at 150 College Road, Bolivia.

    John Ingraham LLC, with First Financial Education Centers, who will be one of the guest speakers along with Phyllis McCoy of Elph’s Accounting, will host the event.

  • Shallotte seeks residents’ input on Mulberry Park expansion

    Shallotte has plans to expand Mulberry Park and wants residents to share their thoughts on what to add as town staff begins preparing to seek a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant from the state for the project.

    In recent years, Shallotte has developed Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. as part of the riverwalk project being developed across Main Street from the site.

    The town broke ground in 2015 and built amenities including a playground, amphitheater stage and picnic shelter in the park, which opened in May 2016.

  • County board allows gated communities to submit debris cost reimbursements

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners agreed Nov. 5 to give a handful of gated community property owners associations the chance to submit debris removal costs to the county for reimbursement.

  • ‘South Park Susan’ turns self in to Sunset Beach police

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer


    A Charlotte woman dubbed “South Park Susan” after footage of a racist tirade went viral on the Internet turned herself in to Sunset Beach police Saturday.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged 51-year-old Susan Jane Westwood, of Fairview Road with misuse of 911 after the Oct. 19 video showed a confrontation with sisters Leisa and Chele Garris.

  • Group to dedicate World War I monument at Fort Caswell Rifle Range

    Since 2011, the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range have worked to repair and recognize the World War I site.

    The Friends organized as an all volunteer group and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to preserve the Fort Caswell Rifle Range with Norma Lee Eckard as president, Russ Barlowe as vice president, Tom Luken as secretary-treasurer and Ronald Eckard as administrator.

  • Southport man arrested on attempted murder, assault charges

    Officers arrested a Southport man accused of slashing a woman’s throat in Boiling Spring Lakes last summer.

    William Leon Holmes Jr., 33, of Burrington Avenue is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault inflicting serious injury in the Aug. 8 incident, according to a Boiling Spring Lakes police news release.

    Warrants show Holmes used an edged weapon to try to kill the woman and assaulted a man by kicking him in the face, breaking his nose.