Today's News

  • 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.

  • Club briefs

    Shriners to have yard sale on Sept. 15
    Members of the South Brunswick Shrine Club will host a community-wide yard sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club, 4911 Old Shallotte Road in Shallotte. Families in the greater Brunswick County area are invited to participate in this opportunity to clean out that garage or attic and turn unwanted items into extra cash.

  • Sunset at Sunset photo contest seeking submissions

    “North Carolina and coastal flora are perfect together and that’s why we’ve chosen that as this year’s photo contest theme,” a Sunset at Sunset committee representative said recently.
    “The Carolina coastlines are resplendent with unique and attractive plants and flowers and we know that our local photographers will capture their beauty,” added contest chairperson Judi Ballweg.

  • Food safety class set for restaurant managers

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at the training center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the government center in Bolivia. The classroom sessions will are from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Students who successfully complete the class and the exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.