Today's News

  • How many people are homeless in Brunswick County?

    BOLIVIA—You’ve seen the empty houses.

    You may even know someone who sleeps in a car or finds shelter in the woods.

    But just how many people are homeless in Brunswick County?

    A nationwide survey will soon be under way to help officials get a better grasp on the number of homeless people living here.

    Once a year, typically in January, nationwide communities attempt to count the number of homeless persons in their area through the Point-In-Time Count.

  • You are not alone: Grief services available

    Enduring a holiday season without a loved one can be painful.

    Rowena Miller and Larry Hall know the grief of loss at the holidays too well.

    Miller and her husband moved to Brunswick County to enjoy their “golden years” from England. John Miller became sick and was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer.

    “John died very suddenly,” Miller said.

  • Port or no port? Express your opinion.

    Do you think North Carolina needs a larger port? Should it be in Brunswick County?

    The state is offering the public the opportunity to voice opinions on the matter. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are planning three public meetings to discuss the North Carolina Maritime Strategy. Local activists encourage everyone to attend.

  • Pro profiles: Bryan Thomas, general manager of Crow Creek

    After a long, winding road, Bryan Thomas has found his calling, his niche in life, and today he is a happy man. His job as general manager of Crow Creek keeps him busy and engaged in the world of a sport he loves.
    He is also the host of a television show called “SeasideGolf.com Presents Myrtle Beach,” taping shows weekly that include interviews with golf pros, tour representatives, industry leaders and featuring various Myrtle Beach, S.C. area courses.

  • Let there be (Christmas) lights

    Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. The smell of pine in my nose and the dazzle of Christmas lights twinkling in my eye make my soul jump.

    I have always been enamored by decadent holiday light displays. They beckon many fond memories of my childhood.

    Over the years, my father toyed with outdoor lights from the multicolored to the classic white, but nothing says home for the holidays like the candles in the window and the spotlighted wreath on the front door of my parents’ home.

  • Sports calendar


  • December: Time to fish red drum, speckled trout

    Red drum and speckled trout fishing are already into their wintertime pattern, even though the outside temperatures are still touching 70 some days.
    That is great news for local anglers who want to pursue redfish and trout in boats, looking for the schools in the shallow water without having to endure the harsh cold that will eventually come. If you are a small-boat angler in Brunswick County, now is a good time to get on the water.

  • Cedar Grove finishes unbeaten in boys’ soccer

    Using the motto of “one team,” the Cedar Grove Middle School soccer team finished the season 8-0.
    “In my 22-year coaching career in Brunswick County, this is my first 8-0 championship team,” coach Marty Mentzer said.
    She has won at least 10 championships and one team finished 7-0.
    “‘One team’ exemplified the way this team played together,” she said. “We scored 31 goals by eight different players and only allowed three goals scored against us all season.”

  • Rankin honorable mention at All-Pac-12 conference


    Brandon Rankin was one of nine Washington State University football players who received All-Pac-12 Conference recognition, including three named to the second team. Rankin received honorable mention.
    Rankin, a defensive tackle/end, picked up his first career all-conference accolade in his final season at WSU, making 20 tackles, 12 solo and 4.5 for losses.

  • Sunset Beach man charged with DWI

    A Sunset Beach man has been charged with DWI by the local police department.

    Peter Harold Oler, 60, of 416 40th St., Sunset Beach, was arrested Nov. 29, according to the Sunset Beach Police.