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  • FOP fundraiser under way in two counties

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 53 is conducting a fundraiser through Aug. 25.

    Fundraisers will be calling businesses in Brunswick County and Columbus County.

    Monies will be used for its annual Christmas Cops and Kids program, formerly Shop with a Cop.

  • Pedestrian in stable condition after being hit by car

    A woman is in stable condition at Grand Strand medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. after being hit by a car in Holden Beach on Monday.

    According to a Holden Beach Police news release, Anne McClain of Powhatan, Va., was walking at the intersection of N.C. 130 and Ocean Boulevard W. when 80-year-old James Dullaghan of Holden Beach abruptly turned in the intersection, crossing the center line and hitting McClain.

    Dullaghan has been charged with driving left of center and failure to yield right of way, according to the release.

  • Man dead in Oak Island weekend shooting

    The identity of a man killed in a weekend shooting in Oak Island has been released.

    Oak Island Police Chief said the victim has been identified as 36-year-old Michael Christopher Auvil.

    Jordan said police responded to a shooting in the area of Keziah Street and Ocean Drive on Saturday at 11:15 p.m.

    Jordan said police learned there had been a fight, and during the fight Auvil was shot He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Fire crews quell Calabash house fire

    Area firefighters brought under control a house fire reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, at 1385 McMurray Lane.

    Arriving firefighters found flames shooting from the roof of a doublewide mobile home. All residents of the house were already safely outside.

    Calabash firefighters with the assistance of Sunset Beach and Grissettown/Longwood fire departments were able to bring the blaze under control in about 15 minutes and limit damage to just one side of the residence, Calabash Fire Department spokeswoman Honey Chiocco said.

  • Family rescued from overturned boat in Shallotte Inlet

    Sea Tow Ocean Isle, the Coast Guard and the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department helped rescue a family Saturday after their boat overturned in Shallotte inlet.

    According to a Sea Tow Facebook post, the family lost power in their cabin cruiser Saturday, July 22, in Shallotte Inlet. After they drifted into the breakers, the family put a call out to let the Coast Guard know they were taking on water.

  • Supply man accused of selling pills out of his home

    A man is accused of selling pills out of his Supply home in May.

    Ronnie Earl Steen, 67, of Cedar Landing Road was arrested July 18 and charged with felony sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Man accused of shooting at coworker after argument

    A man is accused of shooting at his coworker after an argument at construction site Monday, July 17.

    No one was injured.  

    Dadrian Earl Todd, 27, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Driver accused of hitting, killing bicyclist Wednesday back in jail

    A Supply man facing two charges in a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Civietown Road Wednesday is back in jail Friday after his bail amount was raised to $250,000.

    Ricky Colin Pruett, 42, of Supply, was charged with misdemeanor DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.

    He was originally booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bail later that day.

  • Missing dog reunited with family in Holden Beach

    On Saturday, July 1, Nick Bazzle, Kim Jenkins Bazzle and their dogs Macy and Marley arrived in Holden Beach to soak up some sun and sand and spend some time with Nick’s mother, Dolly Kennerly.

    On Monday, July 3, the family was forced to return to their Taylorsville home because of work obligations without Macy.

    Nick said he and his wife arrived at his mother’s house in the early morning hours July 1 and later put the dogs in Dolly’s fenced backyard.

  • State trooper involved in OIB wreck

    A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday night in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Trooper R.M. McDermott was driving north on N.C. 179 and turned on his emergency lights to stop a vehicle for an infraction in front of Robertos Ristorante, Sgt. P.M. Sanders said. Two vehicles were in the center lane attempting to turn left into the restaurant.

    The driver of the second vehicle, a Jeep, decided to turn without being able to see any vehicles traveling north and was hit in the right rear by McDermott’s 2014 Dodge Charger.