Today's News

  • Find fun, rewarding volunteer opportunities at Brunswick County Volunteer Fair & Expo

    BOLIVIA—Are you interested in becoming more involved in your community but aren’t sure how to start? Do you have extra time that could be spent helping others?

    Find out about fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities at the Brunswick County Volunteer Fair & Expo, which will be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Virginia Williamson Events Center in the Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

  • Grand opening for relocated Ocean Isle Beach Dollar General this weekend

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A grand opening for Dollar General, located on Beach Drive, is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

    The first 50 shoppers at the store’s grand opening will receive a $10 gift card, and the first 200 will receive a Dollar General tote bag.

    The new, freestanding store located at 6675 Beach Drive SW replaces the Dollar General that was located on Seaside Road. Spokesperson Mike Machak said the store had been in operation since 1999 but is now closed. The new location is about 3 miles away.

  • Find ‘The Champion Within’ with Bruce Jenner at BCC

    BOLIVIA—Are you a champion?

    Learn to find “The Champion Within” with Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, who will speak Tuesday, April 12, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College Campus.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated one report of larceny on East First Street on March 18. The suspect claims 11 silver spoons were taken from the residence. Officers also investigated a breaking and entering and property damage on East Second Street on April 2. An unknown subject entered the house and caused damage to the exterior doorframe.

  • One man wanted, one arrested for OIB breaking and enterings

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is looking for a man who has been charged with breaking and entering and larceny.

    Warrants have been issued against Christopher Sean Evans, 22, of 599 Sabbath Home Road, Supply. Evans has been charged with one count of felony breaking and entering, one count of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of injury to real property. Additional charges are pending upon further investigation.

    Anyone with information regarding Evans’ whereabouts can call detective Sean Morrow at 579-4221.

  • No Need 2 Speed campaign helps catch speeders

    Ocean Isle Beach Police Department participated in the No Need 2 Speed Campaign from March 28-April 3. Heightened patrol and enforcement helped officers stop speeders and other drivers in violation. Officers also conducted an evening checkpoint station in cooperation with the Sunset Beach Police Department.

  • Students want their voices heard and take opportunity to voice opinions

    Every single decision made by members of the Brunswick County Board of Education ultimately affects students and the classroom.

    A group of five individuals makes decisions that will affect about 12,000 children, possibly double the number of parents or guardians and several thousand Brunswick County Schools employees.

  • Bicyclist raising funds for MS Society

     A bicyclist raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society is scheduled to ride through Shallotte on April 10 during a 750-bike ride from New Bern to Winter Garden, Fla.

    Douglas Bacskay, of Vanceboro, was inspired to do the journey after a friend died of the disease.

    Part of the ride will go through downtown Shallotte on Main Street, travel to Village Road and onto Brick Landing Road. The ride will continue of Beach Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Shoreline Drive, Highway 179 and connect again with Beach Drive through Calabash into South Carolina.

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 schedule


    The three county varsity high school baseball teams, along with the West Brunswick junior varsity, will once against play in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    West Brunswick will be the only county softball team playing in the four-team softball tourney.

    The daily pass costs $5. The tournament pass, available the first day of the tourney, costs $12. WBHS season passes are not good for this tourney. Spectators may enter only from the front gate.

  • County settles with longtime former DSS director for $190,000

    BOLIVIA—He was fired for workplace sexual harassment last year, but former DSS director Jamie Orrock will now be allowed to have resigned or retired rather than been fired.

    In October 2010, Orrock, who helmed the county’s Department of Social Services for nearly 30 years, was terminated for workplace sexual harassment.