Today's News

  • Fantastic Shakers pour on the music Sunday in Holden Beach

    The third week of September 1978 marked the start of an era, the launch of The Fantastic Shakers, now renowned and touted as the “South’s Finest Show Band.”

    Since the beginning, the Lincolnton-based band, which graces Holden Beach’s summer concert series stage starting at 6:30 p.m. next Sunday, June 10, has performed more than 6,000 engagements from New York to Florida.

  • Woman charged with filing false police report in Sunset Beach

    An Ocean Isle Beach woman is charged with filing a false police report after claiming her car was vandalized in Sunset Beach.

    Sunset Beach police charged 59-year-old Alice Burns Taylor of Westbrook Avenue on May 29 after she called 911, stating her vehicle had been damaged in a hit-and-run while parked at the back of the Food Lion parking lot. She also told police her purse had been taken from the vehicle.

  • Developer, Ocean Ridge Master Association reach settlement

    A settlement has been reached regarding litigation over past assessments between developer Mark Saunders and the Ocean Ridge Master Association.

    A joint news release issued Tuesday by Saunders’ firm, The Coastal Companies, and ORMA president Debra MacFarlane states the issue dates back to 2010 when governance of the association was turned over to board members elected by property owners.

  • Leland woman succumbs to injuries received in fire

    A Leland woman died of injuries she suffered in a mobile home fire May 31, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    The Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department said Kimberly Eggleston, wife of Winnabow firefighter Edward Eggleston, died hours after being airlifted to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill.

  • County ranks high in hepatitis C, suicide

    Brunswick County’s latest State of the County Health Report shows the county ranking high in cases of hepatitis C and suicide.

    According to the report for 2017, Brunswick County in 2016 had the second highest number statewide of acute hepatitis C (HCV), a blood-borne pathogen whose rise is attributed to shared needles and the heroin epidemic. Reported cases more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 and are 11 times higher since 2012, from .9 cases per 100,000 population in 2012 to 10.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2016.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 29-June 2 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    May 29

    Rodney Mead, 53, of Viking Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with property damage at Sea Trail Golf Course. Victim said someone drove a red pickup truck onto the green and cut doughnuts with a vehicle, causing an estimated $6,000 in property damage.

    May 30

  • Calabash Fire Department, May 2018

    During the month of May, the Calabash Fire Department responded to a record 215 calls: nine structure fires, a woods/brush fire, a vehicle fire, eight fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, three mutual aid, 33 public assistance, six other and 141 EMS first response calls. 

  • District court docket for May 21, 22, 23 and 25

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 21, 22, 23 and 25 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, May 21

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:35 a.m. June 5, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Holden Beach plans public hearings

    Holden Beach town commissioners will have a public hearing on the town’s proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the town hall public assembly, 110 Rothschild St. on Holden Beach.

    Another public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the public assembly for comments regarding a proposed change to Chapter 154: Flood Damage Protection.

    The change will incorporate the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Brunswick County, effective Aug. 28, into the town’s Code of Ordinances.