Today's News

  • Days at the Docks Saturday and Sunday in Holden Beach

    Holden Beach is getting ready to bopple.

    The traditional bopple race is just part of the fun at this weekend’s Days at the Docks festivities in Holden Beach.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season has returned to being a two-day event after taking place for just one day last year.

    It is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday under the Holden Beach Bridge. Admission is free, and there’s plenty of free parking.

  • Remembering Capt'n Jack: Tribute paid to seafood market founder

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If you didn’t know Jack, well, his son and family can tell you all about him.

    Jack Todd, longtime proprietor of his namesake business, Capt’n Jack’s Seafood Market, is being remembered by his family after he died suddenly on April 15.

    Todd, a Jack of all trades with roots that ran deep in Brunswick County, was one of the “greats,” his daughter-in-law Karen Hockett said—“a most selfless, considerate, warm-hearted person who believed in doing all he could so others wouldn’t have to.”

  • Jason Watts wins conference singles title

     West Brunswick junior Jason Watts beat South Brunswick junior Gabe Azzato 6-2, 6-4 April 24 and won the Waccamaw Conference championship singles tennis tournament.

    Watts broke serve twice in taking a 3-2 lead in the first set. He hit a service winner to take the sixth game and the lead went to 5-2 when Azzato defaulted. Watts held serve in the eighth game, winning when Azzato hit an errant shot.

  • Relay for Life gets moving next weekend

    SHALLOTTE—There’s no sleeping at Relay for Life.

    While people can bring tents for the 24-hour annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, event organizers say participants shouldn’t plan on sleeping.

    They’ve even planned round-the-clock events, including an early-morning rooster-crowing contest, to make sure no one sneaks in a nap.

  • Crown Management withdraws bid for hospital purchase

    Crown Management, the only entity to bid on the purchase of the former Brunswick Community Hospital, has withdrawn its offer.

    Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing said Crown Management, who announced plans to locate an acute-care psychiatric treatment facility and physiatrist residential facility in the old hospital, withdrew its $1.5 million dollar offer on April 11.

  • County budget to be presented at May 21 commissioners meeting

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County administration officials are working to prepare the upcoming fiscal year’s budget to present to Brunswick County commissioners.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone said he, finance director Ann Hardy and county manager Marty Lawing were in the process of meeting with the county’s department heads to discuss their budget requests.

  • State unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent in March

    RALEIGH—North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent to 9.7 percent in March, down from February’s revised rate of 9.9 percent.

    According to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, the number of unemployed North Carolinians decreased by 12,092 workers to 451,657.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From April 16-22, special operations set up checkpoints on Varnamtown Road, McLamb Road, Cherry Tree Road, Ocean Isle Beach Road, Mount Misery Road, Village Road and the U.S. 74 on-ramp.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Benton Road in Supply on April 19; suspect stole candy, three bicycles and two calculators from Supply Elementary School.

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach on April 20; suspect stole a couch and a love seat from the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store.

  • Gore has best round of day in college tourney


    MOUNT OLIVE—Mount Olive sophomore Dalton Gore (Oak Island/South Brunswick High School) posted a tournament-best, 2-under-par 70 Monday, propelling him into the top 10 after two rounds of the Conference Carolinas Men's Golf Championships at Woodlake Resort in Vass. The Trojans head into Tuesday's final round in eighth place with a two-round total of 617.