Today's News

  • Brunswick Thunder finishes first season 30-2

    The Brunswick Thunder, a 9U baseball team in its first season, finished unbeaten in seven tournaments before finishing third in the USSSA Winter World Series at Rocky Mount. The team finished 30-2 overall.
    Team members are Bud Baldwin, Ty Lawson, John Lawson Cook, Guiliano Maggioli, Garrett Emmons, Maddux Morrow, Landon Hill, Spencer Sievers, Brent Holland, Grayson Simpson and Eian King. The coaches are Brian Simpson and Nicole Norris-Simpson.
    In the tournament at Grand Park at Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Thunder finished 4-0.

  • Jury finds man guilty of second-degree murder in DWI death

    BOLIVIA—In a trial that lasted less than a week, a Brunswick County jury has found Daniel Harrison Brennick, 25, Southport, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Satu Harris.

    Harris, 38, of Oak Island, a mother of three, died on the scene of the wreck around 11:30 p.m. May 7, 2010.

    Harris’ car was hit head-on by a truck driven by Brennick. The wreck was on N.C. 133 about 3.5 miles north of Southport.

    Brennick was also found guilty of felony death by vehicle and DWI.

  • From a fishing boat to Main Street—church celebrates 50 years

    SHALLOTTE—It’s been more than 50 years since a preacher first pulled his boat over at the end of Gause Landing in Ocean Isle Beach to share a Sunday message.

    On Sunday, Dec. 2, St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church celebrated its 50th anniversary as a church that started underneath the live oak trees on Gause Landing.

  • Five people will be selected for ‘A Season of Smiles’

    Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry is rewarding those who give back this year with “A Season for Smiles.”

    “This year marks the inception of a new program that is meant to reward people in the community who spend so much time giving to others that they may forget to take care of themselves in the process,” said Liz Cervantes of Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry.

  • Brunswick County sweetheart princess fights for her life

    SHALLOTTE—It started as a typical autumn weekend for the Goodman family.

    Molly Goodman, 3, watched her older brother Justin’s football team, the Shallotte Pirates, play a game. Then the family went out to dinner to celebrate. Molly went to her grandmother’s house in Southport.

    Brian and Tangela Goodman, Molly’s parents, got a call at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, saying Molly was throwing up, hadn’t slept and was really thirsty.

  • Toy Run celebrates 20th anniversary this Saturday in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Some of them may have long hair and tattoos. Many of them may wear leather, but they all have big hearts.

    This Saturday, Dec. 8, bikers and classic car enthusiasts from throughout county will come together to make a difference in the lives of children.

    The 20th anniversary of the Brunswick County Toy Run by the Motorcycle and Classic Car Enthusiasts is Saturday.

  • Southport Police seek men in theft spree

    The Southport Police Department needs help in finding William Randolph Spencer and an unidentified white male who are believed to have stolen multiple televisions and computers at the Southport Walmart early Saturday morning.

    The two have been on a spree, police say, and are wanted in connection with multiple thefts from businesses throughout Brunswick County, New Hanover County and Pender counties.

    Spencer’s last known address was in Burgaw, however, he has addresses listed in surrounding counties as well.

  • Special Operations Report


    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

  • Ex-Trojan Johnson inducted into WCU Hall of Fame

    Staff Report

    Eric Johnson, a West Brunswick High School graduate, was one of three former student-athletes representing four sports inducted into the 2012 Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame class Nov. 3.
    Eric Johnson excelled in football and baseball during 1995-99.

  • Wanted man arrested in Wrightsville Beach

    A Brunswick County man has finally been arrested after police have been searching for him since early October.

    Kenneth Ross Jessup, 45, of Southport, was wanted for felony worthless check, absconding a felony indictment for a similar charge and a contempt citation from court.

    He had last been seen in the Southport area in mid-November. He was arrested around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Wrightsville Beach.

    According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, officials received an anonymous tip about Jessup’s whereabouts.