Today's News

  • Community briefs

    Republican meetings set

    Republican Women meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Republican Headquarters in Supply. Call 540-6607.

  • Glee Club students participate in conference

    The members of Brunswick County Early College High School’s Glee Club have been performing throughout the spring. Most recently, the students presented sing-along programs at Lincoln Elementary, Town Creek Elementary and Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary.

  • Longwood man arrested for shooting

    LONGWOOD—Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man Wednesday, May 25, for a shooting in Longwood earlier in the week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies responded to a home at 7688 Etheridge Road in Longwood on Monday, May 23.

    When they arrived at the home, deputies found two victims who had suffered gunshot wounds, Stanley said.

  • Chasing the dream of film


    SOUTHPORT—For one Southport man, life these days is about chasing a dream.

    Most people in Southport recognize Chip Shultz as the guy who owns Cape Fear Printing in downtown Southport.

    But that is starting to change as people are recognizing him as the guy behind “New Guy Productions” who is filming his first feature-length film.

  • When a local hero needs help

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Every day, firefighters are asked to put themselves in harm’s way to protect citizens. Some are paid for their heroic acts, and others are volunteers. Regardless, they always put others first.

    On April 21, a car accident drastically changed the life of one of Brunswick County’s volunteer firemen.

  • Shallotte to have a ball, bocce ball

    SHALLOTTE—A newly renovated bocce ball court is ready for players behind the Shallotte Senior Center. A grand-opening ceremony and tournament will officially kick off the court’s presence in the community on June 1 at 9 a.m.

    For Bob Cozzi the renovation of the bocce ball court became more than a project; it became a passion.

    “When I lived in New Jersey, I played a lot,” said Cozzi, who moved to the area 10 years ago. “It all started last May when Khrystye (Haselden) called me from parks and

  • Small plane crashes in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Supply resident Hal Cheers was 2,500 feet in the air when the engine in his Ultralight single-engine aircraft cut off around 2:15 p.m. last Wednesday.

    “I knew by the way it cut out it wasn’t going to start,” Cheers said the following day. “The first thing I did was look around for a place to land.”

    Cheers decided to attempt a landing along N.C. 130 near the water tower.

  • Eight West Brunswick athletes honored at senior awards

     Eight West Brunswick High School athletes were among the students honored May 25 during the senior awards program.

    Quan Bates was named Male Athlete of the Year and Kayla Padgett was named the Female Athlete of the Year.

    Bates is a three-sport all-conference athlete.

    In track, he was a member of the four-by-200 relay at the state meet. He also was a state qualifier in the long jump. He has run the 100 meters in 10.96 seconds.

    In basketball, he averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds a game.

  • Mom steals eight shirts from Walmart: threw kid in car on getaway

    The Shallotte Police Department is searching for a suspected shoplifter who dragged a child through the parking lot while escaping from Walmart.

    The suspect has been identified as Courtney Margaret Mittelstad, 34, of 8888 Broughton Place N.W., Calabash.

    According to the incident report, the suspect was seen stuffing at least eight women’s T-shirts into her purse. The shirts are valued at $90.

  • A look beyond and relearning life lessons

    Sometimes we just have to relearn the same life lessons over and over again. Last weekend was one of growth and enlightenment though it could have been the exact opposite.

    Often people sugarcoat the truth—but say what you mean. I have a thick enough skin, and I would much rather hear it straight from the horse’s mouth than to hear the truth in a roundabout manner.