Today's News

  • Donations continue rolling in for Shallotte teen in need of liver transplant

    The total amount of donations collected for Shallottee teen Zachary Townsend has jumped from $410 as of Aug. 8 to $3,910 as of Tuesday, Sept. 3.

    Townsend has been on the Duke Health Liver Transplant Center’s wait list since early this past spring. The 17-year-old discovered nearly two years ago that his diseased liver needs to be replaced with a healthy organ.

  • Samara's Village offers caring, supportive partnership for pregnant teens

    Teen pregnancies cost North Carolina taxpayers $325 million annually.


  • Brunswick officials breathe collective sigh of relief following Dorian's passing


    While the southern areas of Brunswick County appeared to bear the brunt of Hurricane Dorian, the central areas of Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and the Town of Shallotte fortunately suffered no significant damages during the storm.


    Holden Beach

    Beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, Mayor Alan Holden released information through the Holden Beach Newsletter and issued several communications throughout the storm.

  • Oak Island environmentalists sponsor first e-recycling drive

    OAK ISLAND— The first electronic recycling drive held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ocean View United Methodist Church in Oak Island offered Brunswick County residents an opportunity to dispose of outdated technology free of guilt.

    Approximately 25 volunteers helped individuals find an earth-friendly alternative to tossing their old, unused computers, laptops, TVs, printers, scanners, cell phones and “basically anything with a cord” in an already overcrowded landfill.

  • Brunswick joins NYC retired firefighters in 9/11 memorials

    BOLIVIA— The solemn, ceremonious notes of a lone bagpiper drew hushed responses from guests gathered to remember and honor those courageous New York City firefighters who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 18 years ago.

    Leading a procession of Fire Department of New York Carolina Retirees Association members and Brunswick County officials, bagpiper Kevin Mulholland set a reverent tone prior to the Wednesday, Sept. 11, memorial service set in the Brunswick Community College Victory Garden.

  • Southwest branch library books events

    The Southwest Brunswick Branch Library in Carolina Shores welcomes two authors at two separate events in coming days.

    Meet the Author: Ralph Wimbish goes to bat at 3 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 19, at the library at 9400 Ocean Hwy. W.

    Wimbish, sports editor for the New York Post for more than 25 years, brings copies of his latest book, “Elston: The Story of the First African-American Yankee,” which will be available for purchase and signing.

  • Leland Art League unveils ‘I Heart Art’ Saturday and Sunday

    Art and scholarship go hand-in-hand at the Art League of Leland’s first I Heart Art Fine Art Exhibition & Sale scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness Center at 2701 Brunswick Forest Parkway in Leland.

  • ARTfall show at Hannah Block Center

    The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington presents the fifth annual ARTfall, a juried exhibition featuring the work of emerging and established artists.

    The exhibition will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 19-22, with an artists’ reception and awards presentation 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the center at 120 S. Second St.

    Admission is free.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Sept. 11-14, 2019

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sept. 11

    Report taken at Food Lion in reference to male and female subjects taking $400 worth of merchandise.

    Justice William Harris, 19, of Slippery Rock Way, Carolina Shores, charged with possession of marijuana less than one-half ounce.

    Aliza Dejuan Brooks, 20, of Dogwood Drive, Sunset Beach, charged with possession of psilocybin mushroom (Schedule 1). 

    Sept. 14

    Joshua David Weiss, 41, of Brierwood Road, Shallotte, arrested on outstanding warrant.

  • What is this Mystery Plant?

    By John Nelson

    Here’s an odd little herb. It looks like a miniature tree, with a single, central stem rising from the ground, and then abruptly branching. The plants get to be almost as high as most people’s knees, although usually somewhere between ankle and mid-calf. There will be plenty of leaves present, but you must look closely for them. Each leaf is not much more than a slender green scale, and these closely hug the stem, just above their attachment point (the “node,” of course).