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Local News

  • County Libertarians attend state convention

    A five-member delegation representing Brunswick County attended the Libertarian Party of North Carolina 2017 State Convention earlier this month. Lee Butzin of Oak Island, Tammy Sollenberger, Tiffany Boyd and Dave Krons-busch of Southport/Boiling Spring Lakes and Anthony Mascolo of Shallotte made the cross-state trek to participate in the Aug. 12-13 weekend event.

  • S.C. man accused of running from deputies in Leland

    A South Carolina man is accused running from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies before they arrested him in Leland on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Shaquille Weaver, 23, of Wright Boulevard in Conway, is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, fictitious information to an officer and speeding.

  • Calabash man faces resisting arrest, drug charges

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Calabash man who tried to run from them after they found cocaine in his possession.

    Eric Lamont Stevens, 36, of Marlowtown Road NW is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

     

  • Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates.

    Paul Andrew Frick, 41, of Crosswinds Drive was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sixth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    Saturday, Sept. 30 will mark the sixth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, held by Hope Harbor Home.

    This year’s event will start at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

    On-site pre-registration will start at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Riders will be escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jessica’s Journey: Former teacher travels the globe for God

    Christ’s presence has been felt by 24-year-old Jessica Bundy for a long time. But the Southport native and former Supply Elementary School teacher said she decided about two years ago it was time to truly let the Lord into her life.

    “Since then, I realized the Lord’s plans for us are the best,” she said.

    But Bundy knew she didn’t want to keep the good news all to herself and set out to spread the word to everyone she could.

    The World Race made that possible.

  • School board approves Town Creek schools’ designs

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education approved the schematic designs for the addition to Town Creek Elementary School and the new Town Creek Middle School during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

  • Belville opens new town hall on River Road

    BELVILLE — Belville pushed the limit of the new town hall’s 156-person occupancy as visitors filled commissioners’ meeting room for the opening of the new building at 63 River Road on Saturday.

    Mayor Mike Allen told the audience that in 1977, the causeway connecting Belville to Wilmington opened and had the unfortunate effect of causing a number of businesses that were located just across River Road (N.C. 133) to close.

  • Town board OKs brunch bill, beer garden for Run OIB

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach town officials heard from enough local businesses in the past month to vote for the “brunch bill.”

    North Carolina passed the Senate Bill 155 that allows alcohol sales by businesses beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, subject to local government approval.

    In August, commissioners discussed approving an ordinance allowing the brunch bill legislation in town, but none of the board members had heard of any interest in changing the alcohol sales hours in town.