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  • Donation conserves land along Town Creek

    While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-acre property in Brunswick County.

  • Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in southeastern North Carolina

    The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and Onslow counties.

  • Dosher receives $450K grant, launches community health initiative

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has received the largest grant in its 86-year history: $450,000 from The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Hospital officials said the funds would be used to launch the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition to improve the health and wellness of area residents.

  • C. Ashley Gore sworn in as district court judge

    C. Ashley Gore was sworn in Jan. 3 as district court judge for the 13th Judicial District, covering Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, in the Superior Courtroom of the Columbus County Courthouse.

  • Brunswick Community College warns of scam

    Brunswick Community College officials warn local residents to be wary of scam artists pretending to represent the college.

    Reports of an individual asking for donations to help support students in a study abroad trip to Great Britain have occurred among residents and businesses in the North Myrtle Beach, S.C. area, according to a BCC news release issued Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

    Officials with the College have no such arrangement with anyone and encourage residents to contact the BCC Foundation to confirm fundraising efforts by third parties.

  • Rabon sworn in as state senator

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Raleigh for his fourth two-year term representing the 8th District in the state Senate.

    North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin administered the oath of office.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project makes steady progress

    HOLDEN BEACH — A field trip to the oceanfront at Winding River Beach Club served as the highlight of the Holden Beach Park Advisory Board’s meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, as they surveyed firsthand the town’s Central Reach Project in action.

    The project is placing up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Marshals arrest woman in 2006 stabbing

    The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a woman Thursday, Jan. 5, who was wanted in Brunswick County in a 2006 stabbing.

    Marshals found 49-year-old Lorie Jean Smith-Postupack at her home in Hampstead, a spokesman for the agency said.

    Warrants show Smith-Postupack stabbed a man on July 31, 2006 with a pocketknife before telling Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Laurie Smith she had been raped in order to “hinder and obstruct the law enforcement officer in the performance of her duty.”

  • Four women cited in Mulberry Park fire

    Four women are accused of starting a fire in Shallotte’s Mulberry Park last month.

    Belinda Tyree, 29, of Holden Beach Road in Supply, Tonya DeRouin, 30, of Ocean Forest Drive in Calabash, Jamie Robinson, 35, and Katharine Moro, 36, both of Varnamtown Road in Supply were each cited on misdemeanor charges of injury to personal property, setting fire to personal property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and littering.

  • Two accused of taking tools from workshop

    Two men are accused of taking tools from a workshop in Leland they broke into Christmas Eve.

    Ryan Tyler Duffy, 25, of Holly Hills Drive in Shallotte and Johnnie Ray Ison, 23, of Judy Ray Lane in Leland were each charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony conspiracy to break or enter a building.