Today's News

  • Christmas season officially arrives in Shallotte this weekend

    The Christmas season is in full swing in Shallotte.
    This weekend the season will get even merrier as the town will be home to two events celebrating the sights and sounds of the season.
    On Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. in Rourk Gardens, the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration presented by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Women’s Club will kick off a weekend of festivities.

  • BFA families: Christmas efforts a challenge for local charity

    It’s a busy time for Santa’s “elves” at Brunswick Family Assistance.

    This holiday season, the charity is stretched trying to meet all the requests for its holiday wish list, in addition to covering for the rent for its annual Christmas distribution site coming up in less than two weeks, on Dec. 15 and 16 in Shallotte.

    BFA volunteer Rae Numbers stayed busy Monday answering phone calls and assisting clients stopping by for food at the charity headquarters in Twin Creek Plaza in Shallotte.

  • Wrongful termination suit retrial begins this week

    BOLIVIA—Former Holden Beach Police officer Terri Oxford will once again have her day in court to try to convince jurors she was fired from the force for being a woman.

    In August, a deadlocked jury failed to unanimously determine whether Oxford was fired for being a woman, leading Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis to declare a mistrial in the nearly three-week wrongful termination and gender discrimination trial against the town of Holden Beach.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Nov. 22-28, K-9 deputies answered 19 calls, wrote five citations and made four drug arrests. Deputies patrolled the following communities: Longwood and Reed’s Country Store and Lakeside.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects:

    •Myron Sanders, 19, of 4015 Bluefield Court, Leland, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects during the last two weeks:

    •Ashton Brooke Edwards, 21, of Supply, was charged with displaying a revoked license and no insurance on Nov. 12.

    •Brandon Scott Childress, 22, of Southern Pines, was charged with displaying an expired registration and expired inspection on Nov. 14.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

  • County golf cart ordinance to take effect Dec. 1

    BOLIVIA—Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, golf cart drivers in Brunswick County will be required to follow new regulations.

    Adopted by county commissioners at their Nov. 1 meeting, the golf cart ordinance regulates recreational golf cart use in the unincorporated portions of the county.

    The new provisions require golf cart drivers to have a valid driver’s license to drive on state roads with speed limits under 35 mph. Learners’ permits will not be considered a valid license, the ordinance states.

  • ROCAME hosts circuits workshop

    ROCAME hosted a workshop on electrical circuits for about 45 students and advisors at Cape Fear Community College North Campus on Saturday, Nov. 13. The workshop began at 9 a.m. with students assembling in the BB&T Auditorium at the McKeithan Center for a lecture/demonstration.

    Students from Brunswick, New Hanover, Columbus and Pender counties attended the workshop.

  • Trade assistance workshop for shrimpers in Varnamtown on Wednesday

    A workshop for shrimpers who have applied for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance is set for 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Varnamtown Town Hall.

    Jackie Varnam, chairman of Brunswick Catch, which is hosting the event, said the session is for area shrimpers who have applied for up to $12,000 in individual federal assistance being offered as compensation for reduced prices they’ve been getting for their shrimp.

  • Waccamaw Elementary students earn awards

    Waccamaw Elementary has announced its first nine-weeks honor rolls:

    A honor roll

    Second grade: Emily Hales, Samuel Hewett, Kaziah Lewis and Lily Wells.

    Third grade: Ella King, Olivia Fish, Ashleigh Warren, Tanner Babson, Austin High, Jadyn Hill, Jordyn Hill, Rachel Tennett, Daniel Vanskiver, Peyton Daniels and LeAnna Mintz.

    Fourth grade: Jacob Cribb, Olivia Fluharty, Myangel Ledbetter, Jonathan Mintz, Leonardo Ramirez, Christopher Tucholski and Alex Younts.