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  • H2GO board gets along at short October meeting

    When the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO Board’s newest commissioners, Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley, were sworn in Dec. 8, 2015, meetings became more contentious as the two board members opposed a reverse osmosis water plant project supported by commissioners Carl Antos, Bill Browning and Ronnie Jenkins.

    “Good lord, is this what it’s going to be for the next few years?” Antos said at the end of their first meeting.

  • Sunset Beach council candidates' forum Wednesday, Nov. 2

    Four people who have applied for a vacant Sunset Beach Town Council seat will speak at a candidates' forum starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Sea Trails Property Owners Association building at 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach.

    The candidates include John Corbett, Veronica White, Bob Farrell and Bruce Fadem, who will respond to questions posed by Sunset Beach Town Council members and citizens. The public is invited.

  • Volleyball game wraps up Cedar Grove’s Red Ribbon Week

    SUPPLY— Since 1985, the Red Ribbon has signified to communities the dangers of drugs and the importance of drug prevention.

    Throughout the week of Oct. 24, Cedar Grove Middle School hosted activities and provided information regarding Red Ribbon Week and drug prevention in Brunswick County Schools.

  • Man wanted in Shallotte burglary nabbed in New Hanover County

    A Wilmington man wanted in a Shallotte burglary was captured in New Hanover County on Oct. 26. 

    Brian Michael Gines, 27, of Beeson Court, was charged with felony second-degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him at his workplace .

  • Supply woman accused of stealing dog during break-in

    A Supply woman is accused of stealing a man’s dog and some of his clothing during a break-in Oct. 26 in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Angela Carter, 38, of Estate Street SW on Oct. 27 and charged her with felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny of a dog and misdemeanor injury to personal property.

  • God always uses tragedies to get our attention

    Do tragedies occur because of our sins? “Or those 18 who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them — do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But unless you repent, you too will all perish ...” (Luke 13:4, 5) In this case, Jesus said no.

    In the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, three angels visited Abraham, God’s handpicked founder of his chosen nation, Israel. They came disguised as men, travelers along the road. Two of them went down to Sodom and Gomorrah to observe the wickedness in those cities.

  • NCDOT reminds motorists about increased potential for animal collisions in autumn

    Autumn in North Carolina brings more than cooler temperatures and falling leaves. This is also the season when more deer appear along state roadways, and in turn there is a greater chance of a collision with a deer.

    Between 2013 and 2015, there were more than 56,000 animal-related crashes in the state, and nearly half of them took place in the final three months of the year. A great majority of those involved deer.

  • Kindred Spirit steward Frank Nesmith, 90, lauded in Sunset Beach

    He’s a familiar fixture in and around Sunset Beach, renowned for his regular treks to Bird Island and tending to messages left in the uninhabited island’s famous Kindred Spirit mailbox.

    Last Wednesday, Oct. 26, was Frank Nesmith’s day as 55 townspeople and members of Sunset Vision and the Bird Island Preservation Society gathered to throw him a recognition dinner at Backstreet Cafe.

  • Brunswick County added to Individual Assistance FEMA declaration for Hurricane Matthew

    Brunswick County has been added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Matthew disaster declaration as an Individual Assistance County.

    This declaration allows individuals and households with damage from Hurricane Matthew to apply to FEMA and potentially receive assistance. Those in Brunswick County can register and apply for assistance by contacting FEMA directly online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-3362. TTY calls can be made to (800) 462-7585 and 711 or Video Relay Service calls can be made to (800) 621-3362.

  • Southport Mobile Driver License Unit site moves

    The Southport Mobile Driver License Unit has moved from its previous location on North Howe Street to a new site at 111 E. Nash St. in the Southport EMS and Rescue Building.

    The mobile unit will be open to customers Nov. 1-3, and Dec. 6, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.