Today's News

  • New school board chair thanks Babson for enduring service

    The Brunswick County Board of Education didn’t have any turnover following the 2012 elections, but there was one change.

    Charlie Miller was voted new board of education chairman at the Dec. 4, 2012, meeting, replacing Shirley Babson.

    On Jan. 8, Miller took time at the start of the first school board meeting of the new year to thank Babson for her years of service.

    “I wanted to salute Mrs. Babson,” he said. “The board was definitely behind (the sentiment.). She’s a very hard worker. She nominated me for chairman.”

  • Kyle Jones loved by many

    While Kyle Jones is being remembered for his dedicated service as a police officer and detective, his family and friends are remembering the man who was their friend.

    Kyle Jones was also a loving father, son, husband, friend, baseball coach, role model and confidant.

    He inherited a love of NASCAR from his late father Jerry Jones.

    Jones’s father, a stock car racing fan, named his youngest son after Richard Petty’s son Kyle and Petty’s brother Maurice: Kyle Maurice Jones.

  • Local law enforcement mourns the unexpected loss of one of their own

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s detective has died, leaving a community mourning for a career lawman and community servant.

    Kyle Jones, 41, was at his Oak Island home on Monday, Jan. 14, when he died suddenly.

    No foul play is suspected, investigators have said. An exact cause of death wasnot  released by press time Tuesday.

    Jones was the youngest son of Barbara Skipper Jones and the late Jerry Windle Jones of Shallotte. Jerry Jones was a former Shallotte mayor and alderman and county commissioners’ chairman.

  • Police, fire and more descend on North Mulberry in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick County’s first fatal crash of the year claimed the life of 56-year-old Shallotte resident Don Cordell Bryant on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    Bryant was involved in a one-vehicle wreck on N. Mulberry Street shortly after 8 p.m. Multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders arrived on the scene within minutes of the call being dispatched.

    According to Sgt. Chris Williams with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Bryant’s vehicle rolled over several times trapping him in the vehicle.

  • Sunset Beach Police make DWI arrest

    A Sunset Beach man has been arrested and charged with DWI.

    Brian David Lynch, 26, of 864 Great Egret Circle was charged on Jan. 12.

  • Sunset Beach: Public to be part of Sunset Boulevard vision plan

    SUNSET BEACH—The town is ready to move forward with a vision plan for Sunset Boulevard.

    Landin Holland with Holland Consulting Planners of Wilmington said it would involve a two-part public effort. Then work will proceed with town council to document how the plan will unfold regarding the look and feel of the Sunset Boulevard corridor.

    “The goal is to come up with preferences of the public,” Holland said at a Jan. 9 town workshop. “Ultimately, council will decide the appropriate route to take.”

  • Carolina Shores: Town seeks public opinion regarding gates, medians

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners wants to hear from residents about future maintenance and authority over community gates and medians.

    The Carolina Shores Property Owners Association recently indicated in a letter to the town it can no longer maintain such properties it believes are owned by the town.

    Properties referred to include residential “gate roads,” such as those lining Country Club Drive, as well as medians along several town streets.

  • Souper Bowl heats up Saturday, Jan. 26

    It’s that time of year again—Souper Bowl Saturday is just around the bend.

    For the fourth year, the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club is having its delicious Souper Bowl fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the fellowship hall at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    For each $15 per-ticket donation, attendees will receive a freshly glazed bowl handcrafted by a local potter, along with a piping hot serving of soup prepared by one of several participating eateries.

  • Dreams live on with MLK Jr. Day tributes

    Nearly 50 years after his famous “I Have A Dream” speech was delivered during the March on Washington, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. lives on.

    Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day events kick off with a Memorial March at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The march will begin at International Longshoremen’s Association Union Hall at the corner of 10th and Lord streets in Southport.

  • Games over: Law shuts down sweepstakes businesses

    Sweepstakes businesses in Brunswick County have officially shut down.

    Official closures ensued last week as the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office started serving notice on the businesses throughout the county.

    The closures have come in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for local law enforcement to enforce a ban on sweepstakes games.

    Enforcement was delayed for a few days as the sheriff’s office awaited direction from the Brunswick County District Attorney’s office.