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  • Man charged in shooting of 15-year-old girl in Bolivia

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 19-year-old Bolivia man Friday, March 17, in the shooting of a 15-year-old girl the previous day.

    Tosont Djimon Brown, of Miami Loop SE, was arrested at his home about 7 p.m. and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said

    Dispatchers received a call just before 7 a.m. Thursday about the shooting in the 2500 block of Burnice Lane NE in Bolivia, Flax said.

  • Ocean Isle Beach signs check for causeway roundabout

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials approved a construction agreement for a roundabout at the town’s main intersection on the mainland at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Commissioners have supported the North Carolina Department of Transportation roundabout plan at Ocean Isle Beach Road (Four Mile Road) and Beach Drive (N.C. 179) for the past two-and-a-half years, but agreed at the March 14 town meeting to send a check.

  • NCDOT announces Brunswick County road closures

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close Village Point Road, 0.1 miles south of Bill Holden Road, in Ocean Isle Beach​ in both directions beginning Monday, March 20, at 8 a.m. continuously through Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m., to replace twin 60-inch pipes.

    Drivers who travel on the Project Road NW bridge over a branch of the Waccamaw River near Ash should also be aware the bridge will be closed beginning March 20 so workers can build a drainage culvert. The new structure will open in August.

  • Winnabow man cleared of assault charges

    A Winnabow man accused of assaulting a woman in October has been cleared of the charges against him.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 24-year-old Tyler Richard Long, of Cherry Tree Road NE, on Oct. 23 and charged him with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Warrants show Long grabbed a woman around the throat before throwing a cell phone at her that day.

    Judge Scott L. Ussery denied a state motion March 7 to continue the case against Long and the charges were voluntarily dismissed, court records show.

  • Veterans Benefits Action Center scheduled

    American Legion District 9, with 19 posts in Brunswick, New Hanover, Johnson and Pender counties, in cooperation with Congressman David Rouzer and the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Winston-Salem are sponsoring a Veterans Benefits Action Center for all veterans and family members March 30, 31 and April 1.

  • Fire destroys Sunset Beach home

    A Sunset Beach couple lost their home Wednesday afternoon to a fire attributed to a smoking-related cause.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Kevin Dempsey said the mostly wood three-story house at 514 Twisted Oak Lane was fully involved when his department arrived at the scene of the fire relayed by 911 dispatch at 3:11 p.m. March 15.

    The couple and their pets were able to escape the blaze that erupted and was quickly spread by wind blowing Wednesday afternoon.

  • County woods fire quelled

    A woods fire that led to evacuations last week has been quelled.

    The blaze started as a controlled burn Thursday, March 9, that got out of control, flared up again and led to the closure of a portion of Makatoka Road in the Ash and Supply area Friday afternoon, March 10.

    Fire officials said between 60 to 100 acres burned, and some homes were threatened.

    By 4:30 p.m., Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said, the fire was 50 to 60 percent contained and only a small portion of Makatoka Road remained closed because of smoke.

  • Roomful of residents bring questions about The Farm at Brunswick

    CAROLINA SHORES — A roomful of residents brought questions about development plans in The Farm at Brunswick to the March 9 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

    Foremost were questions about a development agreement approved by commissioners as proposed by developer D.R. Horton for phases 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 as well as a planned residential development (PRD) that is to be “age-restricted,” aka a “55-and-over community.”

  • Fire fatality attributed to smoking at Southport assisted living facility

    An elderly resident of Carillon Assisted Living of Southport died from injuries she received from a smoking-related fire that broke out at the facility the morning of March 4.

    Joan Dolores Vannoordt, 79, was critically injured and later died from injuries caused by the fire attributed to an oxygen tank that ignited and exploded at the facility at 1125 E. Leonard Road.

  • ‘From Boys to Men’ mentoring program launches at West Brunswick High School

    SHALLOTTE — Their ages range “from boys to men,” inspiring the title of a new mentoring program that launched last week at West Brunswick High School.

    For the program’s March 8 kickoff, they converged in the school media center to share sandwiches and biographies about their lives.