Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sheriff’s Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:


    Nov. 30

    Burglary with forcible entry on Rosa Trail in Bolivia.

    Larceny of building materials on Milliken Street in Holden Beach.

    Vandalism on Ocean Sound Circle in Supply.

    Larceny and credit card fraud on Beachwood Drive in Calabash.

    Larceny of a fishing pole on Pembroke Street in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Missing person on Scorpion Drive in Leland.

  • Education briefs

    Virginia Williamson honors students with awards
    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has recognized the following recipients for its first nine-weeks awards:
    First grade
    Principal’s award: Josue Cifuentes-Lopez, Amtra Daniels, Tanner Fields, Chevy Gaughf, Ava Hinson, Kerstynn Klass, Bailey Klutzz, Brennan McFadden, Courtney Weston, Tyrieck Woodard.
    Citizenship: Hellen Browning, Teyah Clemmons, Grace Dibenedetto, Morgan Furr, Michael Hernandez, Kaylein Ouellett, Leah Renegar, Reyna Syrianah, Justin Ward, Kamyriah Webb.