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  • Grand jury indicts Bolivia man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Superior Court grand jury indicted a 42-year-old Bolivia man accused of sexually assaulting a child.

    Deputies arrested Grady Arnold Barnard, of Harbor Drive, on Feb. 18 and charged him with four counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of first-degree sexual offense against a child, warrants show.

    The grand jury indicted Barnard on those charges July 25, court records show.

  • Kitchen fire destroys home in Winnabow

    A kitchen fire destroyed a Winnabow home Friday, July 29. No one was injured.

    Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the grease cooking fire was reported at 10 p.m. on Ellis Street.

    Personnel from Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Winnabow Fire Department and Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Rescue responded.

    The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced family, he said.

  • Jellyfish alert in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach Town Hall is receiving reports Friday, July 29, that numerous jellyfish are in shallow waters of the ocean and washing up onshore.

    Beachgoers are advised to refrain from touching or brushing against the jellyfish as they can sting. If stung, please seek medical attention.

  • Trillium, Autism Society of NC provide camp for autistic children in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA — For the first time, nearly 20 children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Brunswick County have been able to attend a summer camp just for them.

  • Holden Beach commissioners to consider resolution regarding perpetual easements

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners will have a special meeting Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Holden Beach Town Hall to consider a resolution authorizing the filing of condemnation actions to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Central Reach Project.

    Town Manager David Hewett said a perpetual easement is a document that property owners sign giving the town permission to complete the town’s Central Reach Project along the shoreline of their respective properties.

  • Holden Beach to file amicus brief in beach access court case

    HOLDEN BEACH — The public has the right to freely use the space between wet and dry sand portions of beaches.

    This is the position Holden Beach commissioners took at their July 19 meeting when they approved the filing of a joint amicus brief in the case of Nies v. Emerald Isle.

  • Camp Invention lets kids be the creators

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    ASH — “Go. Create.”

    That’s exactly what the children participating in Communities In Schools’ Camp Invention did during their three-week program at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

    The free camp allows for students entering third and fourth grade to learn as creative problem solvers with material based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting July 11.

  • Charlotte woman faces charges after Brunswick County chase

    A Charlotte woman faces two felony charges and others after leading deputies on a chase and threatening the one who arrested her before offering to perform oral sex on him in exchange for her release, warrants show.

  • Waterford home, two dogs lost in fire caused by lightning strike

    A Leland home was destroyed July 19 by a fire caused by a lightning strike during an afternoon thunderstorm.

    The owner wasn’t at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured, but two dogs in the home died, Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Chief John Grimes said.

    Grimes said the wood framed, single-family home on Nightingale Court in the Waterford Neighborhood caught fire during a storm that dumped three and a half inches of rain in 45 minutes and included winds of 40 to 50 mph.

  • BCS students ‘read to achieve’ during summer camps

    This summer, Brunswick County Schools students had the opportunity to ignite their love of reading at five campuses across the county.

    Summer reading camps kicked off Monday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Thursday, July 28, at host schools Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, Southport, Supply and Town Creek elementary schools. Each school chose a different theme to engage their rising second-, third- and fourth-grade attendees. Students from other area schools were also in attendance at the participating school closest to their campus.