Today's News

  • Homeowners get money-saving insurance tips

    HOLDEN BEACH—Making approved home improvements can significantly lower wind insurance rates for homeowners, Spencer Rogers from N.C. Sea Grant told Holden Beach commissioners at their meeting in town hall Tuesday night.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 30, 31 and April 1, 4 and 5 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, March 30

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Daniel Cameron, harassing phone call, voluntarily dismissed.

  • For ease of use, improving traffic flow, so far Smith Avenue gets an F

    Pardon me a moment while I reach into my desk drawer and pull out my trusty red editor’s pen.

    I want to use it to mark all over the Smith Avenue extension project.

  • Kudos BCC for being open about president search

    Brunswick Community College officials, particularly all those involved in the search for the new college president, allow us to pat you on the back.

  • Community briefs

    Child Protection plans events

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. After a successful “Flower Launch” on Tuesday, April 12, the Brunswick County Community Child Protection Team will be presenting these additional events this month:

  • Two arrested for stealing nearly $40,000 worth of jewelry

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives recently arrested two local suspects wanted for stealing nearly $40,000 worth of jewelry.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives located the stolen jewelry—valued at $37,900—at Pawn USA in Shallotte.

    All stolen property was received from the pawn shop and returned to the victim, Stanley said.

    Detectives arrested Steven Tyler Roberts, who Stanley said pawned the jewelry, and Gabrielle Pitroski on Friday, April 8.

  • Hensley wins golf tourney at Rivers Edge


    In a high school conference golf tournament April 4 at Rivers Edge, West’s Greg Hensley shot a 5-over par 77 and won by one stroke.

    North’s Mason Roberts was second at 78 and South Brunswick’s Adam Franklin was third with a 79 on the 6,440-yard course. West’s Chris Clendenin was fourth at 80 and North’s Tommy Wroblewski was fifth at 82.

    Other West scorers: Holt Durham 90, Jack Donoghue 92, Keith Hopkins 93.

  • Calabash closed-session minutes released

    The town of Calabash on Wednesday released copies of minutes from its March 8 closed session having to do with property acquisition.

    Minutes provided by town clerk/interim administrator Kelley Southward are as follows.

  • Softball will not be part of Beach Diamond Invitational

     Softball will not be included in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill and South Columbus were scheduled to join host West Brunswick in the tourney.

    “Too many teams dropped out,” West Athletics Director John Floyd said Wednesday afternoon. He said Wallace-Rose Hill dropped its program last week.

    He said the West Brunswick softball team may play in an out-of-town tourney during the week of the Beach Diamond Invitational.

  • St. James Flea Market set for April 30

    For the 13th year, the St. James Service Club is proud to present its annual flea market on Saturday, April 30, at Brunswick Community College in Supply. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. This very popular event is attended by hundreds of area residents.

    The St. James Service Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting the needs of the community through volunteer participation and fundraising. All proceeds from the flea market will be used to meet the mission of the

    St. James Service Club.