Family of 13-year-old killed in Shallotte wreck: ‘We want him to be remembered as a child that had a big heart’

“Sometimes I cry myself to sleep at night because I miss him so much. I will always love my brother and he will always be in my heart.” -- Hannah-Ruth Smith

Family and friends of Caleb Smith release balloons outside the courthouse following a plea in his death. Photo by Christina Haley.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Thirteen year-old Caleb Smith played many roles in his young life: son, grandson, brother, best friend and a means of support, love, faith and forgiveness for many that knew him. It was his care for others, and his big heart, which led to the situation that took his life a year ago, […]

Learn to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food with ‘Cook Smart, Eat Smart’ classes in Cedar Grove

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CEDAR GROVE — Have you been wanting to learn how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food for you and your family within your food budget? The “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” cooking class will be taught at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church starting Feb. 21 and is open to the public. More from Local Shout: Strut […]

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Ocean Isle Beach teen takes plea for wreck that killed 13-year-old boy

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY —  A Brunswick County teen charged in connection with a Shallotte wreck that killed a 13-year-old Caleb Smith has pleaded guilty in the case. Devin Keither Harris, 19, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and interfering with an electronic monitoring device in connection with the […]

Supply man pleads guilty to killing 21-year-old woman in April 2014

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Supply man will serve at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins in April 2014. William Calvin Steward, 38, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court before Judge James Gregory Bell. Along with the murder plea, […]

Giving students a second chance via second hand sales

"I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the quality they find here."

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LELAND – Despite years of modest success, the Communities in Schools thrift stores are still facing a major hurdle: many people have some serious negative preconceptions about discount and second-hand stores. The thrift stores fund Communities in Schools (CIS) efforts to provide counseling, tutoring and mentoring as part of its partnership with Brunswick County schools. The […]

Catch the sights and sounds from the 152nd anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson (video)

Reenactors ready cannons for fire. Photos by Christina Haley.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — There’s still one more day to catch the sights and booming sounds of the “Plunging Shot and Screaming Shell” – The 152nd Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, located at 8884 St. Phillips Road SE in Winnabow, is hosting the event for one more day […]

F-1 tornado in Brunswick County on Wednesday tracked more than 3 miles

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Forecasters with the National Weather Service have confirmed and tracked an F-1 tornado that ripped through the Longwood area of Brunswick County on Wednesday. According to a report from the National Weather Service (NWS), the tornado touched down at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday and lasted for about 5 minutes. The tornado’s path was […]

West Brunswick High student in custody after bringing gun to school

A morning shelter in place at West Brunswick High School has been lifted after law enforcement responded to, and investigated, two unrelated incidents on the campus.

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WILMINGTON — A morning shelter at West Brunswick High School has been lifted after law enforcement responded to two unrelated incidents on campus. This morning, 16-year-old Kavon Kenith Gause, a West Brunswick High School student, was arrested and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Facility after an unloaded firearm was found in his book bag, according […]

Heaven at Half Hell: Greenlands farm reopens store and reinvigorates family farming

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BOLIVIA – Local, seasonal and sustainable: customers are increasingly encouraged to seek out these things but often remain at the mercy of what grocery stores have in stock. Unless, of course, those customers know a farmer. Or where to find a farm store. The Greenlands farm store, located in the area of Bolivia known locally […]

Interested in a law enforcement career? Brunswick County’s Sheriff’s Office has you covered

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the new Deputy Cadet Program. The BCSO Deputy Cadet Program aims to give rising high school seniors the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of what it takes to become a law enforcement officer. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, the program will serve as […]

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