Today's News

  • Brunswick rescue groups assist with puppy-mill rescue

    Members of Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) of Brunswick County are assisting with rescued puppy-mill dogs from South Carolina.

    RACE founder/president Cheri McLain said 21 dogs were brought to Shallotte on Monday to be checked in and provided with foster care by RACE volunteers.

    McLain said the rescue was the result of a puppy-mill raid more than two weeks ago in Edgefield County, S.C., about 70 miles southwest of Columbia.

  • Mount Pisgah Baptist church celebrating 250th anniversary

    SUPPLY—It’s the oldest Missionary Baptist church in Brunswick County and it’s believed to be one of the three oldest Baptist churches in North Carolina.

    In fact, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church on Mount Pisgah Road is celebrating its 250th anniversary this coming Sunday, Oct. 7.

    The Rev. Tim Lynch said the congregation will celebrate with a special service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The service will include membership recognition, special singing by Sammy and Helen Thomas, a 250-year tribute video and a special sermon from Lynch.

  • Brunswick Catch lures appreciative sweepstakes winner for weekend visit

    Reidsville resident Doug Isley was already a fan of the Carolinas coastline when he snagged top prize in this year’s first Brunswick Catch Seafood Discovery Sweepstakes.

    The contest, promoted last spring with co-sponsor Our State Magazine, invited readers and attendees at assorted festivals throughout North Carolina to submit entries for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid weekend visit to Brunswick County.

  • Utilities work outlined in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Residents interested in connecting to county water will pay an $1,800 tap fee.

    Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce, speaking at a Carolina Shores town commissioners workshop Monday, said the county has no mandatory connection requirement except for new construction, and availability fees no longer exist.

    “As long as you have a properly functioning well, you do not have to [connect],” said Pierce, who presented an update on a sewer improvements project and water-service extensions.

  • Calabash EMS 'godmother' still busy at thrift shop

    CALABASH—Edith Correll has been a fixture at the Calabash EMS Thrift Shop for close to a quarter of a century.

    “She’s the longest-serving volunteer,” part-time shop employee Loretta Todd said as Correll showed Todd another needlepoint she’d recently made, this one for a granddaughter who’s getting married this month.

    Todd said she’d only been working at the shop for seven years.

    “She’s catching up to me,” Correll said, chuckling.

  • ABCPOA Meet the Candidates Night is Oct. 17 at BCC

    Get ready to hear what the candidates have to say.

    Oct. 17 is Meet the Candidates Night in Brunswick County.

    That’s when the ABCPOA—Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association—is offering voters a chance to tune in to candidates’ responses to questions on the issues less than a month before the Nov. 6 General Election.

    The forum starts at 6 p.m. in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Jon Evans from WECT/Fox News will be moderator of this year’s forum.

  • Armed and dangerous suspect in custody


    On Friday, Sept. 28 at about 4:48 p.m., wanted subject Brandon Lamar Stevenson turned himself into the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. A $500 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of Stevenson and he was to be considered armed and dangerous.

    Stevenson, 23, was a suspect in the non-fatal shooting of Zachary Hankins, 25, on Saturday, Sept. 15.

    The shooting took place at 2526 Burnice Lane, Bolivia, the same address listed as Stevenson’s residence on his booking information.

  • Shallotte man convicted of prescription narcotics trafficking


    On Thursday, Sept. 28, a Brunswick County jury returned guilty verdicts for trafficking, sale and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver hydrocodone against defendant Erskin Howard Moody. 

    Moody was arrested as part of an undercover investigation by the Shallotte Police Department and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in May 2011. He sold a quantity of hydrocodone tablets (Vicodin) to a confidential source of information in the parking lot of a Shallotte grocery store.

  • Missing teen

    A Winnabow teen disappeared in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Herbert Bradley was last seen at the Warner Temple Church at 620 Nixon Church Road in Wilmington at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

    According to the BCSO, Bradley was with his parents when he got up and walked away from the church in an unknown direction.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Trojans beat East Bladen in overtime

     West Brunswick junior Daniel Locklear kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime and then the Trojans blocked an ensuing field goal try by East Bladen to beat the Eagles 31-28 on their football homecoming night.

    Locklear is a junior varsity soccer player who was not on the West roster at the start of the year and the field goal was the first of his short football career.

    “I was actually saying a prayer, hoping I would score,” Locklear said.