Today's News

  • Sunset Beach runners warming up for first Thanksgiving Turkey Trot on island

    SUNSET BEACH—Local runners won’t be doing much gobbling this Thanksgiving, that is, not until they’ve run in the first Sunset Beach Turkey Trot.

    The 5K run is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Sixth Street and Canal Drive on the Sunset Beach island.

    Participants will head east down Canal, eventually cutting over to Main Street and looping west toward North Shore Drive before heading back east to the finish line at the same intersection where the run begins.

  • Local high schools begin wrestling season

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick won its last five matches by pin in beating Ashley 47-21 in a season-opening wrestling dual Nov. 16.

    In all, the Cougars won nine of the matches of the 14 matches (the match at 112 was a double forfeit).

  • BCC dedicates court, beats Potomac State

    SUPPLY—The first basketball game played on the Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center was a victory for the Brunswick Community College Dolphins. The Dolphins beat Potomac State College 94-86 Saturday in a non conference game.

    BCC trailed early in the first half and was behind 28-26 when Tyree Graham, who was leading the team in scoring, injured an ankle. But Graham was able to return and the Dolphins outscored the Potomac State 19-8 in taking a 45-36 halftime lead. The final points of the half came on a 3-pointer by Graham at the buzzer.

  • Churches serving free Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday

    For anyone who doesn’t want to cook or spend Thanksgiving alone, two area churches are cooking and serving free Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday.

    For the 16th year, members of Little River United Methodist Church are offering free Thanksgiving dinners to anyone stopping by the church at 1629 U.S. 17 N., across the state line in Little River, S.C.

    The meals will be served in the church’s new Life Center from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Any and everyone who would like to enjoy the feast and fellowship are invited.

  • Superintendent search under way

    Brunswick County Schools’ search for a new superintendent has begun.

    The board of education met with Kathy Boyd, senior staff attorney with the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) Thursday to discuss the timeline and documents that will be used in the search.

    The board hired the NCSBA to assist with the search last month.

  • Senate candidate speaks at NAACP Freedom Fund banquet

    The Brunswick County chapter of the NAACP welcomed U.S. Senate candidate Kenneth Lewis as its guest speaker at Saturday night’s annual Freedom Fund banquet.

    Lewis, a Chapel Hill attorney, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s seat in the next election. He spoke to 130 people gathered at Ocean View Missionary Baptist Association headquarters about the future.

    NAACP chapter president Bernest Hewett met Lewis at the organization’s state convention in Hickory earlier this year and liked what he had to say.

  • Miss Out of this World beauty pageant to feature men in their finest--dresses that is

    A Shallotte police officer, a contractor, a truck driver and a taxi driver walk into a room.

    One of them is wearing a dress. One of them has on high heels, the other a wig.

    Oh, wait. They’re all dressed that way.

    What’s the punch line for this?

    There isn’t one. They’re doing it for a few good laughs and most importantly for a good cause.

    On Saturday, Dec. 5, Brunswick County men will put on sparkling dresses, high heels, wigs and more to compete in the “Miss Out of this World” Beauty Pageant.

  • Eggo shortage makes national news headlines. Really? ‘Leggo!’

    A few weeks ago, I was barreling down the aisles at the Food Lion, throwing items into my cart, when I stopped in my tracks.

    There was a sign that said “Attention customers! Eggo products may be unavailable for several weeks, due to a problem at the processing facility. We hope to have this resolved by mid-November. Thank you.”

    Well, that’s not good, I thought to myself. My son and I love Eggo waffles. They are a staple item in our freezer.

    I knew I had to act quickly, so I grabbed four of the remaining boxes to get through the next few weeks.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Timothy Duane Martin, 54, of 811 Martin St., Wilmington, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and left of center in the Hill’s parking lot. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated property damage reported on Nov. 15. According to the police report, a window was broken at a house on East First Street, but nothing inside appeared to be missing.