Today's News

  • Early primary results put Benton ahead of Thompson on school board

    By Lindsay Kriz and Brian Slattery
    Staff Writers

    The Brunswick County Board of Education will have a new member come November, according to preliminary May 8 primary results.

    At press time Tuesday, it appeared Jerry Benton of Leland bested incumbent John W. Thompson of Belville to become the District 5 Republican candidate in November, with candidate Robert Cruse of Leland coming in third among the three Republican candidates.

    Benton will face Democrat Joanne Levitan in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Jinks Creek dredged up again in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Dredging Jinks Creek continues to be a hot water topic, taking up more than half of town council’s nearly three-hour meeting Monday night.

    Council’s hour-long discussion and debate during a presentation by consultant Robert Neal with Moffatt & Nichol was followed by comments from many affected residents from the area who spoke in favor of dredging to enable better boat navigation as well as to enhance their property values and amenities for visitors.

  • Carolina Shores set for new budget, neutral tax

    CAROLINA SHORES — Commissioners are poised for a first reading and public hearing Thursday of the town’s proposed $2.3 million fiscal 2018-19 budget calling for a neutral tax rate.

    At their monthly workshop Monday, board members and Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall combed through revenue and expenditure numbers for the proposed balanced $2,321,787 budget that takes effect July 1.

  • BLT apprentices present “That’s Entertainment IV” May 13 and 20

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s 2018 class of Musical Theatre Apprentices presents their annual revue, “That’s Entertainment IV,” with matinee performances at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, and Sunday, May 20 at the BLT Theatre at 8068 River Road in Southport.

  • Summer concert: Chocolate Chip & Company heats up Thursday night in Leland

    It’s free summer concert and movies time again in Brunswick County.

    Chocolate Chip & Company dance band of Myrtle Beach, S.C., is slated for a show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Leland Municipal Park at 102 Town Hall Drive in Leland.

    Poor Piggy’s BBQ Food Truck will be on hand with food available for sale.

    Another upcoming concert is Carolina Line Bluegrass Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Franklin Square Park in Southport.

    On May 19, the movie “Coco” will be shown at sunset in Leland Town Park. 

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children Fund Raiser

    Inlet View Bar and Grill at 1800 Village Point Road at Shallotte Point will host a benefit fundraiser for Shriners hospitals for Children from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11.

    During that time, a portion of all proceeds at the restaurant will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Thirty children from Brunswick County are being treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children, according to a news release.

  • Brunswick Arts Council brings back 4x4 Mini Masterpiece Gala

    After a seven-year hiatus, the Brunswick Arts Council reactivates its 4x4 Mini Masterpiece Gala showcasing art, dance, music, cuisine and auctions.

    Festivities for this black-tie-optional event take place 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Brunswick Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Road.

    Only 250 tickets, priced at $80 each, will be sold for this event in quantities from one to 10.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, April 30-May 1 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made this arrest. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    April 30

    Shoplifter reported at Island Market, 430 Sunset Blvd. S.; a woman took $40 worth of T-shirts.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a flat-screen TV from the living room at a 37thStreet residence.

    May 1

    Christy Ann McCliesh, 45, of Bo Tuck Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge.


  • Calabash Fire Department April 2018

    During the month of April 2018, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 161 calls: six structure fires, two woods/brush fires, eight fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, two gas leaks, an investigation, an other, 23 public assistance and 106 medical first-response calls.

  • District court docket for April 25 and 26

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on April 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Wednesday, April 25

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans: