Today's News

  • ‘An Evening with Sam Quinones’ scheduled Aug. 23

    The Brunswick County Treatment Court will present ‘An Evening with Sam Quinones,’ author of “Dreamland,” the true tale of America’s opiate epidemic, on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

    This is a free event. The first 250 attendees will receive a free copy of “Dreamland” (one per family).

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:56 a.m. June 20, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 8

    Breaking and entering and injury to personal property by breaking a lock on a construction trailer on Druids Glenn Drive and Muskerry Way and larceny of two concrete saws and a generator worth $3,400.

    Injury to real property by striking the Waterberry Plantation Club House on Jackeys Creek Lane with a vehicle and leaving the scene, causing $5,000 in damage.

    June 9

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 18

    Felony larceny of three iPhones worth $2,157 from a storage room at Verizon Cellular Sales on Main Street.

    Larceny of a Jeep Wrangler worth $12,000, two BMX bikes and a surfboard worth $890 from the parking lot of John Madison DDS dental office on South Willis Drive.

    Theft of a wallet containing a checkbook and credit cards from a purse at Rourk Branch Library on Main Street.

  • District court docket for June 4, 5 and 6


    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 4, 5 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, June 4

    Judge C. Ashley Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sarah McPherson and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Bringing back the pollinators

    By Sam Marshall


    Did you know that your backyard has the ability to support more than 1,000 different species of insects at any given time? Given that there may be upwards of 10 quintillion individual insects on the planet at one time, it should come as no surprise that insects have a remarkable ability to adapt an amazing diversity of habitats, including our backyards. So read on to learn more about you can protect pollinators.


    Why the urgency?

  • Pietrafesas celebrate 50th anniversary

    Marilyn Tully and Len Pietrafesa were married June 22, 1968, in Bloomfield, N.J.

    They met in Chicago and after marrying, moved to Corvallis, Ore., and then to Seattle. They settled in Raleigh, where they raised three daughters.

    Since they retired — Len from N.C. State and Marilyn from Wake County Public Schools — they moved to Ocean Isle Beach and Charlotte, where they spend their time golfing, traveling the world and enjoying their four grandchildren.

  • Pair grilled meats with skewer-friendly fruits and veggies

    In case you didn’t get the memo, today (June 21) is the first day of summer. It seems to me, though, it actually started a few weeks earlier.

    We all enjoy grilling meats on our outdoor grills this time of year, especially during these hot, summer months. Heating up the kitchen oven doesn’t seem like a good option for me.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Fathers, daddies and families — it can be complicated

    By Linda Arnold


    With this past Sunday, another Father’s Day is in the books.

    Since this holiday is in the immediate rear-view mirror, it’s a perfect time to evaluate its impact not only from the standpoint of last Sunday, but for the entire year.


    A family affair

    If you happen to fall into the idyllic “Norman Rockwell” definition of a healthy family, this was likely a pleasant day for you. Continue to celebrate those special connections.