Today's News

  • Leland Hot Stove League honors two Scorpions

     LELAND—Two North Brunswick High School baseball players were honored Saturday during the ninth annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet.

    Matthew Lowry was named the North Brunswick baseball Player of the Year.

    Dylan Reed was named the recipient of the Nelson Best Scholarship.

    North Brunswick baseball coach Randy Fennell spoke about Lowry’s accomplishments, noting most significantly that Lowry was the North Carolina Class 2A Player of the Year.

  • BCC to offer advanced nursing training on campus

    Brunswick Community College was the site on Dec. 4 for the signing of an agreement that will result in advanced nursing training on the college campus.

    With the bridge articulation agreement in place, UNC Pembroke will offer its bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at the college.

    BCC President Susanne Adams welcomed the UNCP contingent to campus.

    “Working with our university partner to serve this rural region has been a labor of love for us,” she said. ”Our nurses are eager to continue their education.”

  • Calabash Fire Report

    During December, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 133 calls: 12 structure fires, two woods/brush fires, four fire alarm activations, four motor vehicle incidents, 98 EMS first-response calls and 13 public service calls. 

  • Leland introducing new nature park with a 5K run

    LELAND—Leland will host its first 5K race on Saturday, Feb. 2.

    That’s Groundhog Day, so Leland Parks and Recreation organizers are calling it the “Whistle Pig 5K”—a different way of saying groundhog.

    And the race itself is a different way of introducing the public to the new Westgate Nature Park.

    “It’s not a fundraiser, but we will do it at-cost. We want to raise awareness of the new park and promote health,” Neal Brooks, Leland Parks and Recreation director, said.

  • Obesity, cancer, lack of information affect county health

    The Brunswick County Health and Human Services Department ended 2012 by presenting county commissioners with an update of its efforts to improve the county’s overall health.

    Health services director David Stanley said health issues they work on each year are based on the Community Health Assessment, a review completed every four years involving surveys and focus groups.

    The last assessment was in 2011.

    Using priorities identified in the assessment, they focus on issues they can bring in line with state levels.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to study ‘Purpose Driven Life’
    Sunset Beach Community Church in Pelican Square in Sunset Beach is beginning the best-selling Rick Warren blockbuster, “The Purpose Driven Life,” on Sunday, Jan. 13, for the next 10 weeks. Participants will meet four times each week: Sunday morning at The Gathering at 9 a.m.; Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
    Be a part of the dialogue, “What on earth am I here for?” All are invited to participate.

  • Les misérables, the impoverished ones, cause us to weep and act

    I often heard my father speak in hushed tones of the heartrending tale Victor Hugo wrote.
    This did not impress me when I was young. It was a long time before I was awestruck that an Italian immigrant who had only attended school for three years in his native country could read, comprehend and appreciate Hugo’s genius and insight in “Les Misérables.”
    As time went on, I, too, read the story. When it became a Broadway production, I listened to the tapes and merrily sang along with the music.

  • Social Services offers training to add foster families in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County’s Department of Social Services could use more foster parents.

    Tamela Jones, DSS licensing supervisor, is encouraging people to take part in a 10-week training program to become licensed as a new foster parent.

    There are 145 children in DSS’ care. The children range from only a few months to 18 years old.

    The county has 16 foster parents/families licensed by DSS.

    Jones said that’s not many, and it’s the reason they are recruiting more.

  • Leland Police report

    The Leland Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.


    Jan. 1

    Bemon Wilson Kennedy, 48, 933 Village Road; arrested on an outstanding warrant and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public official.


    Jan. 2

    Larceny; unknown suspects removed cast iron storm drain grates, valued at $400, from the roadway at Brunswick Forest parkway.

  • Holden Beach police report

    The Holden Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.


    Dec. 31

    Larceny from a boat and criminal damage to property; suspect took a gas tank, gasoline and a fuel line, with a total value of $57, from a boat parked on Lumberton Street.