Today's News

  • Congratulations, athletes!

     Congratulations to the talented Brunswick County athletes who have secured state titles in boys Dixie baseball.

  • Now is not the time to shift the blame

    It’s disappointing to learn only seven of Brunswick County schools met the most recent nationally mandated Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) benchmark.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19 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, July 13

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Debuts Friday: Brunswick Little Theatre's 'Oliver!' a real family affair

    BOLIVIA—Adorable orphans and pickpockets speakin’ and singin’ cockney-like have been raising the rehearsal-hall rafters of Brunswick Community College of late.

    Ranging in age from 3 to 13, the young troupers are a perfect fit for Brunswick Little Theatre’s upcoming performances of the hit musical “Oliver!”, which will be presented July 29, 30 and 31 and Aug. 5-7 in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the BCC campus in Bolivia.

  • Missing 'no parking' signs investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the loss of three “no parking” signs on island streets.

    On July 22, someone cut down the signs on Eighth, 30th and 31st streets, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

    The following incidents and arrests were also reported:

  • Reserve officers to be considered for beach patrol in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will consider a proposal to use reserve police officers for beach patrol at its upcoming monthly meeting next Monday night, Aug. 1.

    A 6:45 p.m. work session will precede the regular called meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall.

    At their monthly workshop July 19, council members mulled a proposal to start using reserve officers to serve in a beach patrol capacity, in lieu of current code enforcement officers currently on duty.

  • Oil companies are only winners in fluctuating 'gas market lottery'

    I pulled into a South Carolina gas station on manic Monday morning ready to fill up—again. Seems like it was déjà vu all over—again. Because, in fact, it was.

    I’ve been jumping through hoops on this gas-gigging, dog-and-pony routine on a weekly basis all summer. It’s sweltering outside, after all, and my car has been thirsty.

    Besides, I have the kind of reporting job that requires me to rove around Brunswick County—one of the largest in North Carolina.

  • Rescued Brunswick County dog fetches new life with new owners

    SUNSET BEACH—Three months ago, Callie the dog was homeless and suffering from heartworm at Brunswick County Animal Shelter.

    “We pulled Callie out of the Brunswick County Animal Shelter, put her in our foster program and worked with her until the Pernos decided to adopt her,” said Cheri McLain, founder of Rescue Animals Community Effort, a local nonprofit animal advocacy group hoping to eventually privatize the shelter on Green Swamp Road.

  • Calabash gets 'sneak peek' at new town administrator

    CALABASH—A crowd that converged for Town Hall Day last week got a chance to meet new town administrator Chuck Nance, who officially starts his new duties next Monday, Aug. 1.

    Nance, transferring to Calabash from his work as a senior planner for the past 10-and-a-half years with Isothermal Planning & Development Commission of western North Carolina, told citizens he is looking forward to his new job and move to the Seafood Capital.

  • A Taste of Brunswick Plantation offers delicious delights from new recipe book

    It was a night for mingling and sampling the wares as A Taste of Brunswick Plantation took place Sunday night.

    For the cost of an admission ticket to benefit the new Brunswick Hospice Care Center, residents turned out en masse to enjoy food samples from the community’s new recipe book bearing the same title as the event.

    The tickets entitled each attendee to food tickets that could be used to sample assorted dishes showcased in the recipe collection, “A Taste of Brunswick Plantation.”