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Today's News

  • County’s foster children need your help

    It’s a difficult, but rewarding job and Brunswick County’s children need you to sign up for the call.
    Brunswick County’s Department of Social Services and the Boys and Girls Homes (B&GH) of North Carolina are planning training and information sessions about what it means to be a foster or adoptive parent in our community.
    According to DSS, right now Brunswick County only has about 16 foster parents/families licensed through its agency. They desperately need more—there are 145 children in DSS care.

  • Detective’s service to community not forgotten

    It was a show of solidarity among area law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
    Saturday, with uniforms freshly pressed and lights flashing, the men and women who risk their lives daily to keep each of us safe, remembered one of their own.
    They were joined by friends and family of Brunswick County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Jones, a career lawman who died suddenly Monday, Jan. 14.
    At 41, Jones is a hometown hero who is gone too soon.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 9 and 14 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, Jan. 9

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • County joins together to say goodbye to detective

    Brunswick County stood still Saturday as the life of Brunswick County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Jones was honored by family, friends and law enforcement.

    Jones died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 14, at his Oak Island home.

    Throughout the county flags were at half-staff, and law enforcement badges were shrouded as tears filled hundreds of eyes.

  • Sunset Beach: Streetscape work delayed

    SUNSET BEACH—Timing has delayed a proposed schedule for streetscape improvements for the Sunset Beach island.
    At their monthly meeting Jan. 7, town council members considered a request for proposals (RFP) for streetscape designs.
    Proposed landscape design work by local golf course architect Tim Cate entails landscaping and parking areas, the sidewalk and a bike path, with “hardscape” work by Michael Norton.
    Specifications for construction have also been completed and are part of the RFPs.

  • Jury selection begins in judge's libel case

    BOLIVIA—Jury selection has begun in a libel case filed by District 13 Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis against media strategist Edward Rapp.
    Selection was to begin Tuesday afternoon at the Brunswick County Courthouse following preliminary pretrial proceedings that morning.
    The case is being presided over by visiting Superior Court Judge F. Lane Williamson of Mecklenburg County.
    Williamson decided against defense attorney Hugh Stevens’ motion to disqualify Lewis’ attorney, Lonnie Williams, on grounds Williams is a witness in the case.

  • Carolina Shores gearing up for annual retreat

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners is getting ready for its annual retreat.
    Same as last year, the day-long retreat is scheduled to take place at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center on U.S. 17. This year’s retreat date is Monday, Feb. 4.
    The retreat will kick off with commissioners’ usual monthly workshop, which precedes their monthly meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

  • Big deal: Eighth annual Las Vegas Night ready to roll Saturday night, Jan. 26

    Get ready for fun and games in Vegas, N.C.
    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s eighth annual Las Vegas Night is pulling out all stops Saturday night, Jan. 26, with an array of food and Vegas-style games.
    The annual fundraiser is from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.
    “It’s the most fun event of the year,” said Doug Terhune, past Shallotte Rotary president, founder and official organizer of the festive night of gambling in Brunswick County.
    This year’s event follows a similar format as in years past, only bigger and better, Terhune said.

  • Carolina Master Chorale presents vocal valentine at Seaside UMC Feb. 9

    The Carolina Master Chorale and Mason Memorial Choir will perform “Hearts of Passion IV: A Gospel Valentine” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

  • Calabash mayor responds to expenditure questions

    CALABASH—Calabash Mayor Mary Knight sat at a smaller desk in a much smaller office than where she started out as mayor last year.
    A new rug, festively printed in coastal hues—sky blue with yellow sun shapes, covers new laminate flooring—both coverings a recent topic of controversy between Knight and town commissioners.
    On the wall of the freshly floored room hangs a framed picture of Jimmy Durante, along with the late entertainer’s famous quote, “Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”