Today's News

  • We’ve got the ‘Beat,’ we’ve got the ‘Beat…’ yeah, we’ve got it

    Excuse me, but c’mon, it’s not every day an editor gets to pay homage to an old ’80s song, and when I get the chance, I’d rather not pass it up.

  • Buy local, Brunswick!

    At last, warm weather has settled into the area. As the sun has warmed our spirits, it has also shown brightly on area gardens and fields.

  • CIS, programs are valuable to Brunswick County

    Communities in Schools is a unique program that benefits students throughout Brunswick County.

  • Community briefs

    Benton enlists in U.S. Navy

    Ronnie W. Benton II, son of Kathy S. Benton of Leland and Ronnie W. Benton of Hampstead, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Michelle Caulk adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on April 18:

    Sarah Elizabeth Allan, 19, 128 NE 74th St., Oak Island; obtain property false pretense.

    Randall Eugene Anthony, 45, 416 E. Georgia Ave., Bessemer City; two counts sex offense-parental role.

    Dawn Michele Bak, 38, 234 Carolina Ave., Carolina Beach; embezzlement.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19 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.

    Wednesday, April 13

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Emily Morgan Amos, PG shoplifting/concealment goods, BCDC 24 hours active.


    Much of Brunswick County has remained dry but windy today, however, the National Weather Service has extended the tornado watch for Brunswick County through 8 p.m. Thursday.

    Storms and accompanying tornadoes that wrought destruction and death Wednesday in Alabama and other portions of the South are moving northeast toward our area. Several tornado warnings have been issued throughout the day for nearby counties, including neighboring Columbus.


  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational photos

     Photos of the West varsity, West junior varsity and North varsity from the games April 27. 

  • Sheriff’s office searching for missing Southport man

    UPDATE: William Tyler Wood was found Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Southport man.

    William Tyler Wood, 27, of Southport, has been missing since April 21.

    Wood has a light complexion, red hair and blue eyes. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a scar on the right side of his forehead.

  • Brunswick County building inspector settles with state code officials

    RALEIGH—Brunswick County’s chief building inspector Delaney Aycock has settled with the state’s qualifications board.

    According to a voluntary settlement agreement between Aycock and the N.C. Code Officials Qualification Board in Raleigh, the board investigated various claims regarding Aycock’s inspection work at Seascape, a gated community near Holden Beach.