Today's News

  • Deputies arrest men in separate heroin cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men July 2 in two separate heroin cases.

    Charles Lamon Brown, 27, of Jenrette Way NW in Sunset Beach is charged with conspiring to sell or deliver heroin and two counts each of conspiring to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Brown conspired with an unnamed person to sell and deliver 1.2 grams of heroin and had a wax bindle Feb. 7.

    Brown remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Supply man gets two life sentences for raping child

    BOLIVIA — A Supply man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to impregnating a 9-year-old girl in his care in 2016.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:38 a.m. July 10, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • You decide: is North Carolina keeping up with other states?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

  • Some stories begin with a bang, fade with a fizzle

    This year, I managed to make it to both the Ocean Isle Beach fireworks July 3 and the Calabash fireworks July 4. Both were spectacular! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy some time off to celebrate Independence Day by participating in one or more celebratory events here in our community last week.

  • Smoke alarms still help reduce fire fatalities

    We are pleased to report no mishaps involving fireworks in Brunswick County during this year’s Independence Day celebrations. We are alarmed, however, by the number of fire deaths our state has had so far this year, including one at a mobile home in Leland on May 31 that killed the wife of a Winnabow firefighter. The cause of that fire has not been determined and it is unclear whether the residence had a functional smoke alarm.

  • Shallotte adopts updated flood maps

     Three public hearings were held regarding the 2018 Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) at the July 3 regular meeting of the Shallotte Board of Aldermen.

    Planning director Robert Waring said the state released the updated flood plain maps that included all of Brunswick County and municipalities for public comment and review. Shallotte was notified in February the maps would need to be adopted as revised by Aug. 28.

  • District court docket for June 25, 27 and 28

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 25, 27 and 28 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 25

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • What is this mystery plant?
  • Is there too much drama around you?


    By Linda Arnold

    Are there people in your life who magnify everything around them? It’s like one crisis after the other.

    Whether it’s complaining, gossiping or lamenting their lot in life, it can truly be exhausting! Chances are, you’re not going to change the other person. This is their modus operandi. And you’ve always been there to listen to their continued rants.