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  • BEMC to install electric vehicle charging station in Sunset Beach

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. will install an electric vehicle charging station Wednesday, May 10, in Sunset Beach on Sunset Boulevard South near Sunset Properties.

    The northbound lane will be closed during the installation.

    Plan for delays or choose alternate routes to exit the island.

  • Pop-Up Shop for teen moms set for May 20

    The N.C. Cooperative Extension Brunswick County Center is sponsoring a “Pop-Up Shop” on May 20 at the Cooperative Extension office. This will give the moms-to-be and moms an opportunity to “shop” for baby necessities. In addition, it will offer free baby items, helpful information, parenting seminars, refreshments and more.

  • Paws Place Inc. to open new kennel

    Paws Place Inc., a nonprofit dog rescue, will host a ribbon-cutting celebration Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to attend.

    The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. to show off its new 6,000-square-foot facility, which provides a combination of indoor and outdoor kennels, an exercise yard, adoption, grooming, laundry and veterinary examination rooms.

    Accessed off U.S. 17 and N.C. 87, the new kennel is at 242 George II Highway. Visitors will be invited to tour the facility. Rain date is May 20.

  • BFA commodities distribution May 11

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution Thursday, May 11. Clients picking up their commodities should first report to the BFA/Big Lots parking lot to check in and line up.

    When directed, turn right onto Main Street, continue down Main Street to Shallotte Avenue, turn right. Then, turn right onto Randall Street. Continue down Randall Street to Bailey Street, turn right. Travel to Smith Avenue and turn right, when directed, to The Brunswick Beacon by traffic personnel.

  • Campaign under way to feed Brunswick County’s poverty-stricken children

    The Summer of NO Hungry Child is launching a campaign to raise 1,000,000 pounds of food to feed the more than 7,500 Brunswick County children existing in poverty.

    Every canned or boxed food item donated will be distributed by various churches and organizations in the county and will go directly to Brunswick County families with the greatest needs.

  • Cape Fear Preparedness & Safety Expo is May 11

    The American Red Cross will host the Cape Fear Preparedness & Safety Expo presented by Live Oak Bank and WWAY on Thursday, May 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St. in Wilmington.

    This family-friendly event will feature live and interactive demonstrations, kids activities and multiple vendors offering critical and timely information about area disaster vulnerabilities, along with resources and tools to help residents prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies.

  • Two arrested after mobile meth lab found in Supply

    A man and a woman accused of operating a mobile meth lab in Supply were arrested Friday.

    Lisa Nicole Hood, 29, of Elon Street SW in Supply and Bobby Lee Barrier, 26, of Nance Farm Road in Troy were arrested by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies and both charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine, felony possession/distribution of meth precursor chemicals, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Calabash woman accused of trying to bite deputy

    A Calabash woman is accused of trying to bite a deputy who tried to arrest her on an assault charge.

    Gloria Thomas, 76, of Wampee Street was arrested April 27 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of resisting a public officer.
    Warrants show Thomas tried to bite the deputy who tried to arrest her for hitting a man in the back and torso with a wooden cane April 27.

    Thomas was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released April 28 on $2,000 bail.

  • Woman accused of conspiring with juveniles to traffic drugs, steal lawnmowers

    A Leland woman is accused of conspiring with three juveniles to traffic painkillers and steal lawnmowers.

    Jessica Lynn Figueroa, 31, of Dogwood Road NE was arrested April 25 and charged with conspiring to traffic opium/heroin, four counts of conspiracy, three counts of conspiring to commit misdemeanor larceny and two misdemeanor counts each of possession of stolen goods and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

  • State agents arrest Navassa police officer

    North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Navassa police officer Monday who claimed he was fired upon while on duty last month.

    Thomas Moshe Cutler, 24, of Oak Island was charged with filing a false report to a police station, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

    Cutler was booked and released May 1 on $5,000 bail, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Jon David, District Attorney for the 13th District, said Cutler claimed to be the victim of a shooting April 16.