Today's News

  • Eight-year-old bitten by shark off Bald Head Island

    An 8-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Sunday after reportedly being bitten by a shark off the coast of Bald Head Island.

    Chris McCall, manager for the Village of Bald Head Island, confirmed the incident happened at about 4 p.m. June 16 along Bald Head's South Beach when a young boy was reported to have been bitten by what is believed to be a shark because of the type of wounds he received. An assessment by first responders called to the scene indicated that as well.

  • NCLM ‘toolbox’ to help towns cope with opioid crisis

    Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.

  • Brunswick commissioners pave way for Supply VFD to buy property for new site

    Brunswick County commissioners have agreed to send a letter of no objection providing the Supply Volunteer Fire Department the go-ahead to pursue financing for the purchase of property for a new department site.
    Commissioner Pat Sykes cast the only dissenting vote.

  • Supply couple relishes chance to age in place

    For the Young family, aging in place was the best option.
    David Young, 83, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in recent years, which made it difficult for he and his wife, Monica, to reside at their two-storied home on the Lockwood Folly River in Supply near Holden Beach.
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.”

  • Sunset Beach mayor breaks tie for 1-cent tax increase

    SUNSET BEACH — Newly seated Mayor Paul VanWormer broke a split 2-2 tie vote to approve a 1-cent ad valorem tax rate increase at the June 3 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting.

    VanWormer voted with town councilmen John Corbett and Charlie Nern to approve the hike from 15 cents to 16 cents per $100 of valuation for the town’s proposed $6,872,060 budget for fiscal 2019-2020 that takes effect July 1.

  • Shark bite reported in Ocean Isle Beach

    A 19-year-old surfer was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after he apparently was bitten by a shark in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Austin Reed of Ocean Isle Beach was taken by ambulance to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington after the incident that occurred around 1:45 p.m., bystanders said.

    Reed’s brothers, Gavin and Ethan, said he was seated and paddling on his surfboard with a friend about 50 feet offshore near Beaufort Street when he felt something bite his foot.

  • Questions surround 72-unit complex in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Three homeowners and a business owner voiced concern Monday night about a 72-unit apartment complex planned for construction on High Market Street that they said the town had failed to notify anyone about.

  • Instant marsh: Volunteers plant native grasses at Sunset Beach living shoreline

    SUNSET BEACH — A team of volunteers once again turned out last week to launch into the last phase of building a living shoreline.

    At 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, the group converged in Sunset Beach Town Park to plant native grasses at the project site abutting Mary’s Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Shallotte shags the night away celebrating 120th birthday

     With folding chairs and coolers in tow, Shallotte and nearby residents kicked off the summer concerts series Thursday evening. Mayor Walt Eccard welcomed everyone to enjoy hot dogs, chips and iced-cold bottled water in celebration of Shallotte’s 120th birthday.

  • Shallotte teen waiting for healthy liver




    Like all West Brunswick High School graduates, Zachary Townsend walked across the Odell Williamson Auditorium stage, accepted his diploma and marked a huge milestone in his young life.

    Very soon, he hopes to mark a second, perhaps much greater, milestone. Townsend is scheduled to receive a healthy new liver in approximately two weeks.