Today's News

  • Reunions

    Miller Gore reunion

  • Special operations team 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.

    From Oct. 1-7, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Mount Misery Road, Holden Beach Road, Empire Road, Hickman Road, Stanley Road, Cedar Hill Road, River Road, Lackey Road, Maco Road and Shell Point Road.

  • Holden Beach board opposes homeowners’ insurance rate hike

    Holden Beach commissioners asked the town manager to draft a resolution opposing any rate increases in residential insurance in coastal North Carolina, during their regular monthly meeting in town hall Tuesday night.

    The state’s rate bureau has filed for a 30 percent increase.

    “The insurance commissioner in all probability will not approve this rate,” said insurance expert Stuart Powell, manager of the insurance agency that insures the state of North Carolina.

  • Crime report

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


    Oct. 2

    Violation of a domestic violence protective order on Hewett Street NW in Longwood.


    Oct. 3

    Fraud/financial exploitation of an elder person on Oakview Drive in Southport.


    Oct. 4

    Missing person investigation on Petrel Court in Carolina Shores.

    Larceny of a 280-gallon oil drum and aluminum ductwork on Stanbury Road in Supply.

  • Calabash Fire report

     During the month of September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 151 calls: nine structure fires, three fire alarms, 16 motor vehicle wrecks, 14 incidents classified as “other” and 109 EMS first-response calls.    

  • West Brunswick beats West Bladen 9-0 in soccer

    West Brunswick beat West Bladen 9-0 in a conference soccer game Oct. 10.

    Junior Cody Postich scored four goals. Normally a defender, he played forward as a substitute for the injured Scottie Melvin. Postich also had an assist.

    Senior midfielder Rodrigo Cardenas scored two goals. Junior forward Luis Espinosa, senior midfielder Jonathan Newhouse and Tristan Murphy each scored a goal.

  • Knox Harris wins surfing event

    Knox Harris, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the Association of Surfing Professionals’ 1-Star Fins Pro Junior Sept. 16 in Belmar, N.J.
    He beat Evan Thompson (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.), 20; Cam Richards (Garden City Beach, S.C.), 16; and Californian Griffin Colapinto (San Clemente, Calif.), 14.

  • Young runner stars in Sunset 5K run

    A clear and sunny morning greeted runners and walkers at the Sunset at Sunset 5K Run and Fitness Walk on Saturday morning. Firm sand and a wide strand were ready for the race on Sunset Beach as a kick off for the sixth annual Sunset at Sunset festival.

  • WBHS Band: A tradition of music, marching excellence

    Shallotte—For the nearly 75 members of the West Brunswick High School marching band, music is a way of life.

    Whether it’s after-school band practices, rehearsals for competitions, half-time shows, pep rallies, weekend competitions, parades and more, this group of musicians stays busy.

    This year the WBHS marching band has put a different spin on music-making. For the first time since band director Jason Seip has been at WBHS, the band has blended contemporary music with classical.

    The marching band’s theme this year is a rock show.

  • Town to oppose homeowners’ insurance rate increase

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—With a unanimous vote, the town board of commissioners and mayor agreed to take an opposing stance to a proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increase.

    “We just got notice that there is a proposed 30 percent increase on the coast and a 17 percent increase inland in homeowner’s insurance rates,” commissioner Dean Walters said at a recent meeting. “Every year we have a 7 to 9 percent increase.”