Today's News

  • Second suspect captured with aid of drones

    A suspect with active felony warrants has been taken into custody with the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team.

    Jacob Tyler Cortes, 23, of White Street, Shallotte, was seen in the area of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. A tip was called into Brunswick County 911 Communications Center advising of his location and deputies were dispatched to the area.

  • Volunteers resurrect sign in Sunset Beach

    You might call it a four-decade-old sign of the times.

    That’s about how old the old sign was at the entrance to the Seaside Station and Shoreline Woods neighborhoods in Sunset Beach.

    Thanks (or no thanks) to the unwelcome visit of Hurricane Florence last September, the old wooden sign at the Park Road entrance to the neighborhoods at Sunset Boulevard North finally met what seemed to be its demise.

  • West Brunswick High School Graduation

     Despite gusting winds, brutal rain and hail, West Brunswick High School's Class of 2019 displayed true Trojan determination and proceeded with commencement services at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick County water conservation alert issued

    Brunswick County has declared a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert effective immediately. 

    Demand for water over the Memorial Day weekend exceeded 90 percent of available production and distribution capacity.

    Drought conditions are expected to continue for the foreseeable weather forecast and water demands are expected to increase as vacationers visit Brunswick County beaches.

  • BCC YES camps offer more fun summer explorations for children

     Say yes to summer fun.

    YES (Youth Explorations for Summer) Camps offer youngsters an opportunity to ditch the video game remote as they discover new interests and make new friends.


    YES summer camps, sponsored by Brunswick Community College, promise to help children develop valuable life skills and explore potential careers. In fact, the college “guarantees (children) will have a blast this summer!” according to the BCC website.


  • NC Watercolor Society Travel Exhibition makes stop in Calabash

    Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash has been chosen to host the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 2019 Travel Exhibition.

    The show runs from June 14 through Aug. 14 with a public reception Friday evening, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The exhibition consists of 33 paintings chosen from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual show.

  • Sea & Sand Band serenades Sunset Beach and beyond

    They’re a merry musical band of 12 who got their start less than five years ago.

    Sea & Sand Band members met up in November 2014 through mutual location (Sea Trail) and love of music. They’ve been going and growing ever since.

    Composed mostly of retirees with a variety of musical talents, the band began via a query published in the Sea Trail newsletter seeking “any neighbors wanting to get together for a little jam session,” according to the group website at seaandsandband.com.

  • Calabash car show rolls out June 15

    Classic cars are once again revving up for the Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at 940 Carter Drive in Calabash.

    Event organizer Wendy Wowk, owner of Jewelry By Wendy and president of the Calabash Merchants Association, anticipates more than 100 classic vehicles of all makes, years and models at the event that’s co-sponsored with the Tri-Beach Cruisers and town of Calabash. This year organizers have also added a craft show on car show grounds.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents ‘The Second Time Around’

    Senior citizens Samuel Jonas and Laura Curtis, a widower and a widow, strike up a love affair in Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production.

    When they announce plans to live together without marrying so they can keep Social Security benefits that they’d otherwise lose, their children hit the ceiling, even though they were never close to their deceased parents and their own marriages leave a lot to be desired. 

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 25-June 6, 2019

    May 25

    Breaking and entering reported on Live Oak Drive.

    Hit and run reported at 36thStreet and North Shore Drive.

    May 27

    Unknown male subjected reported stealing a lighter at Food Lion.

    May 28

    Nicholas Alan Morales, 21, issued state citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Larceny reported on Sunset Boulevard South.

    June 6

    April Cordevant Dandron, 46, of Holly Lane, Sunset Beach, arrested for outstanding warrants.