Today's News

  • Destroyed but not out of business

    SHALLOTTE—Saturday morning’s fire at Long’s Garage didn’t only destroy the automotive business but also Hewett Glass.

    Hewett Glass and Long’s Garage shared a building at 250 Holden Beach Road. A fire broke out on Saturday morning inside Long’s Garage. The fire spread through the walls and also devastated Bryan Hewett’s longtime business.

    “What is not burnt is totally black,” Hewett said. “My life’s business was shut down in one day.”

  • Family moves into county's first Women Build house

    It only took a few months, a little know-how and a lot of women to build a brand-new house for a Shallotte family.

    Last week, Brunswick County’s first Women Build / Habitat for Humanity house officially became home for Dana Gause and her family.

    It’s the area’s first Habitat home built through the labor of dedicated teams of women, who started working on the house on Evans Circle last October. In a week’s time, the teams had the main frame of the three-bedroom house erected, from foundation to roof.

  • Sunset Beach opposes terminal groins

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council voted Monday night to oppose terminal groins following discussion at its monthly meeting and pre-agenda workshop.

    “I’m still convinced that terminal groins in Ocean Isle Beach will adversely impact Sunset Beach,” councilwoman Carol Scott said during the workshop. “I would like us to take a position against terminal groins.”

    Councilman Lou De Vita said he thought the board had already submitted a position.

  • Stewart bestowed Calabash's first stewardship award

    CALABASH—Devaun Park developer Scott Stewart was recipient Tuesday night of the town’s first Stewardship Award.

    Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said the award is going to a “very special person in recognition and appreciation for many continuous contributions and services to the town of Calabash. Over the years, this person has been involved at the grassroots level, providing services and promoting the spirit of Calabash.”

    The 2011 recipient, Clemmons said, is always upbeat and ready to lend a helping hand.

  • West Brunswick beats North Myrtle Beach in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team improved to 3-1 by beating North Myrtle Beach 1-0 March 8 at West.

    Junior midfielder Tessa Bennett scored the Trojans’ goal about 10 minutes into the second half. She took a pass in the box from junior midfielder Jordan Sanchez, spun around a defender a scored.

  • Family of four dies in head-on collision with school bus

    A family of four is dead after being involved in a head-on wreck with a Brunswick County School bus Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Sgt. T.T. Daniels of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Joshua Steed Williams, 31, of Ash, was driving his passenger vehicle west on Camp Branch Road near Makotoka Road and N.C. 211 when he crossed the center line. His vehicle collided with a school bus driven by Connie Russ, 61, of Ash, just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

  • One woman is transforming her vision for a more sensitive community into a reality

    SHALLOTTE—Last year as Regina Evans recovered from a battle with breast cancer, she decided it was time to make a difference in the local community and started a support group for the visually impaired.

    When Evans was 3 years old, her grandmother tried to show her an airplane in the sky. Evans could not see the plane. Her parents took her to the eye doctor, who was discovered Evans was visually impaired.

  • Final member of the dirty dozen retires

    Sergeant Ricky E. King entered retirement by being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his years of dedicated service to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

    Sergeant King began his career with the highway patrol on September 2, 1982. He officially retired on March 1 after 28 and a half years of service.

    “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to come together to honor Ricky,” said First Sergeant Troy Pope. “It is amazing a man can get through a career like this in the Highway Patrol without any major incidents.”

  • Going once, going twice, gone to the highest bidder

    SHALLOTTE—There is a new business in town where fast-talking is the norm.

    Crow’s Nest Auction House and Treasure Mall opened last week at 4606 E. Main St. in the Confederate Rose building.

    Auctioneer Kent Calvin Ward is the owner, and he hosts two weekly auctions. Auctions are on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:30. Attendees are asked to arrive around 6 p.m. in order to register for bidding. Auctions are held out back in the crow’s nest (red barn) that has been transformed into an auction barn.

  • Economic Development Commission announces two industry expansions in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—Late last week, the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission (EDC) announced two industry expansions in the county.

    Glycotech, a biotech company, and CATTS, an electronics recycling business, confirmed plans to expand in Brunswick County in 2011.