Today's News

  • Refrigerated truck manufacturer picks Shallotte for startup’s hub

    SHALLOTTE—A new business that opened in Shallotte on Dec. 5 intends to revolutionize the refrigerated trucking market, but local officials are happy just to have the anticipated 30 new jobs created in the first year.

    NEAH Transportation Holdings chose an existing building in Shallotte Business Park to base manufacturing and assembly of a new Refrigerated Transportation Vehicle (RTV).

  • Diaper drive benefits from car show, bike show set for Dec. 18

    LELAND—Smithfield Chicken ’N Bar-B-Q’s final classic car show of 2012 brought in 100 pounds of donations for General Manager Tonia Atkinson’s annual diaper drive.

    “The diaper drop off is going great. People are coming by dropping off a couple boxes at a time. We’ve started building our wall of diapers,” Atkinson said after the Dec. 3 car show.

    “We have a half-wall of diapers already. Within the last week and a half, people really started getting into the giving spirit.”

  • Brunswick County elected officials sworn in to new terms

    BOLIVIA—The 2012 elections may have been decided in early November, but elected officials didn’t reach their final destinations until they were sworn in Dec. 3 at the Brunswick County Commissioners’ meeting.

    The two new county commissioners, Frank Williams and Pat Sykes, and re-elected incumbent Scott Phillips, along with Register of Deeds Brenda Mercer Clemmons and Brunswick County Coroner Greg White took their oath of office.

  • Rabon gets Long Leaf Pine award in 1973, recognized in 2012

    Wilbur Rabon was one of more than two dozen Rabon-family members at the Dec. 3 Brunswick County commissioners meeting for the swearing in of his niece, Register of Deeds Brenda Mercer Clemmons.

    As he stood at the front of the room to hold the Bible for Clemmons, he did not realize he was set up to be the center of attention.

  • Navassa Drum and Drill team represents town

    While Saturday’s Christmas parade stretched down Village Road, old Leland’s main street, the Navassa Drum and Drill team represented its town as part of the North Brunswick celebration.

    The local community group, organized by former members William Alston and Carlton Mosely, gives kids from the small town of 1,900 a chance to perform all around Brunswick County and the surrounding area.

  • Leland Police report

    The Leland Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.


    Dec. 4

    Larceny from a business on Village Road, Leland; an unknown suspect took three gold chains valued at $2,500.

    Forgery and counterfeiting, obtaining property by false pretenses at New Pointe Boulevard, Leland; a check was used to purchase items without the owner’s consent.

  • People here love leaving doors unlocked as much as setting fires in yards

    You’ve got to lock your doors Brunswick County.

    The car, the house, the shed; all of them—it’s time.

    I’m not from here, but I’ve lived in North Carolina long enough to know you don’t want to hear this. North Carolinians love to leave the windows open and the doors unlocked almost as much as they love setting fires in their yards.

    But wherever I’ve lived in this state I have seen truly impressive strings of unforced breaking and entering reports.

  • Commissioners agree to Waccamaw Park plan

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have approved a master plan for upgrading Waccamaw Park in Ash.

    However, they haven’t said yes to the $2.9 million the plan requires.

    Jim Pryor, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation director, explained to the board how the master plan came together.

    “(Waccamaw Park) was built (almost) 30 years ago and has been used to death,” Pryor said.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 72-12 in wrestling

     LELAND—The West Brunswick wrestling team won 10 of 12 matches by fall in beating North Brunswick 72-12 Dec. 12.

    For the Trojans, three freshmen and four sophomores won non-forfeit matches.

    The match began at 160 pounds, and West junior Dylan Darguzas wrestled to a first-period fall against freshman Jacob Kemp.

    North won the next two matches. Sophomore Evin Bellamy wrestled to a victory by fall at 170 pounds against West senior Nolan Scoggins. Senior Homero Segura won by fall at 182 pounds against West senior Caleb Dispirito.

  • Suspect dials 911 and refuses to pull over for police; demanding $300,000

    A South Carolina woman who led Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed pursuit Monday night called 911 and said she’d stop—for $300,000.

    According to the BCSO, deputy Joe Cherry attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Monday, Dec. 10, around 11:25 p.m. The driver failed to stop for blue lights and siren.

    Instead, Jeniffer Melisa Herring, 37, of 121 Misty Pine Drive, Surfside Beach, S.C., led police on a pursuit that began on Holden Beach Road and on Oxpen Road in Supply.