Today's News

  • Oak Island teen killed after crashing car

    An Oak Island teenager has died after crashing his car late Saturday night on N.C. 133.

    Aaron Michael Burke Jr., 18, died early Sunday after being airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

    Burke died after his south-bound 1996 Chevrolet ran off the road around 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Sgt. C.K. Parks with the N.C. Highway Patrol said Burke’s car was going around a curve when it traveled left of center. The vehicle went off the left-hand side of the road, struck a ditch, then hit a tree.

  • Puppy-mill couple pleads guilty to animal cruelty

    A Brunswick County couple has pleaded guilty to 24 counts each of Class 1 cruelty to animals.

    Andrew and Amelia Millis, charged in an Aug. 3 puppy-mill bust on Maco Road in Leland, entered their pleas on Friday, Aug. 17, in a case prosecuted by assistant district attorney Gina Essey.

    The judgments were consolidated into two sentences per statutory guidelines that are to run consecutively, according to a press release issued Friday by district attorney Jon David’s office.

  • West Brunswick loses football opener 38-14 to Hoggard

     The West Brunswick High School football team lost 38-14 to Hoggard in a season-opening football game Friday at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West was not penalized in the game but did fumble four times, turning the ball over on three of them.

    Hoggard scored on its last four possessions of the first half and on its first two possessions of the second half.

    West coach Jimmy Fletcher said he was proud his team played hard to the end of the game—the Trojans scored on their final possession—but he noted some disappointments.

  • 2,000 bindles of heroin confiscated in Brunswick County


    Two thousand bindles of heroin with a street value of more than $40,000 headed for distribution in Brunswick County were intercepted in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 16.

    After a lengthy investigation, investigators with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Joseph Mosby, 43. Mosby resides in both New Jersey and Leland.

    On Thursday, Mosby was returning to Leland after a trip to New Jersey when he was apprehended by law enforcement. He was in possession of 2,000 bindles of heroin.

  • Ash man gets 10 years for 2009 manslaughter

    An Ash man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a man to death three years ago in Little River, S.C.

    Thomas Edward Shipplett, 61, of 2046 Ash Little River Road, turned himself in at the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Police Department on July 1, 2009, a day after Dale McDuffie Hammond, 56, of Cerro Gordo was shot numerous times at Hammond’s vacation home in Little River.

  • Wanted suspect

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in locating a wanted suspect.

    On Wednesday, Aug. 15 around 6:30 a.m., a female resident at Ash Street in the Forest Hills subdivision in Supply was confronted by possibly a Hispanic male. As the victim went outside to get her iPod from her vehicle, the male subject, dressed in all black from head to toe, ran up on the back porch, grabbed the female and told her not to fight, that he wouldn't hurt her.

  • Calabash Gallery to host Wildlife Artist Society exhibition

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will host the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society exhibition from Nov. 21, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013.
    The show, “Wild North Carolina through the Artist’s Eyes,” consists of approximately 40 pieces of art by members of the juried art association. This is the first time the North Carolina group has exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace.

  • CIS fights obesity with Organ Wise Guys

    The Communities in Schools (CIS) summer program at Belville Elementary School joined more than 5,000 schools in 20 states by participating in an innovative childhood obesity prevention program called The OrganWise Guys (OWG).
    The OrganWise Guys is a comprehensive pre-school and elementary school curriculum built around a group of engaging characters who personify the major organs of the body to teach children and adults about the importance of eating well and being physically active.

  • Bull Pup camp helps sixth-graders become Bulldogs

    Will I be able to open my locker? Will I have enough time to get to my classes? Do I really have to dress out in gym? With school starting in less than three weeks, these are common questions on the minds of rising middle school students.
    To help ease the anxiety of a pretty big transition, Cedar Grove Middle School Bulldogs offered Bull Pup camp for rising sixth-grade students on Thursday, Aug. 9.

  • The orb-weaving golden silk spider

    n Intricate circular webs are a sign
    of the arachnid
    If you have noticed huge, intricate spider webs lately, you are probably looking at the handiwork of a golden silk spider, also referred to as a banana spider.
    These spiders are known for weaving large, complex, circular webs, also referred to as orbs. Webs are usually attached to trees and low shrubs. Golden silk spiders can be found in the warmer regions of the world. In the U.S., they range from Texas to North Carolina.