Local News

  • Rabies clinic planned for April 16

    Brunswick Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and the Brunswick County Health Department will sponsor a rabies clinic Saturday, April 16, when vaccinations are $6.

    N.C. General Statute 130a-85 requires all dogs and cats four months or older to be vaccinated against rabies. The penalty is a $100 citation. For information, call BCSAPS at 754-8204.

    Locations and times

    • Four Paws Veterinary Hospital, 4320 Southport-Supply Road in Southport, 457-7387 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Pesticide disposal collection day April 16

    A pesticide disposal collection day is scheduled for Brunswick County from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road in Shallotte. There is no charge to the public for this service.

    Brunswick County Extension Agent Sam Marshall said any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) that are in original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted. Products with unknown identities, products that are unlabeled, products not in pesticide containers and household hazardous materials such as paint will not be accepted.

  • Realtors association plans to leave 101 Stone Chimney Place

    The Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) announced Thursday it is stepping away from its facility at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply and will relocate to a new office space in Shallotte.

    A Notice of Hearing on the foreclosure of the building is imminent, and BCAR’s leadership expects the foreclosure sale will take place sometime during the summer or early fall.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates road sign thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of North Carolina Department of Transportation road and information signs worth about $200,000.

    The signs were in a trailer taken from the staging area in Bellville off of Main Street just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Investigators were able to locate and recover the trailer and all the signs just off of Dogwood Road on Thursday morning and are pursuing leads in the case.

  • Bolivia handyman, volunteer firefighter accused of failing to work after being paid

    A Bolivia handyman who serves as a volunteer firefighter with three local departments is accused of failing to complete work after he was paid up front on three different occasions by three different customers.

    Frankie Baker of Teakwood Court was arrested three separate times, each time a customer took out a self-initiated warrant.

    North Carolina is one of only a few states that allow self-initiated warrants, meaning people can make a criminal complaint in front of a magistrate through the court system.

  • Belville takes steps to finance town hall purchase

    BELVILLE — Town commissioners held the first public hearing on the town’s intent to purchase property for a new town hall Monday night, but didn’t receive any public input.

    Commissioners voted Jan. 26 to purchase a .71-acre lot for $535,000 for a town hall building near the Blackwell Road realignment where developer Julian “Bubba” Rawl is creating Belville Commons.

    Belville has David Lisle of Lisle Architecture designing the one-story, 5,800-square-foot building.

  • State commerce reps tout services in Brunswick County visit

    BOLIVIA — Gov. Pat McCrory’s economic team made up of Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, Rural Development Assistant Secretary Dr. Patricia Mitchell and Workforce Solutions Assistant Secretary Will Collins came to Bolivia on March 23 to promote a turnaround in the state’s effort to assist business growth.

    The officials related stories of being told North Carolina was the hardest state in the U.S. with which to do business and that the state’s business permitting practices were byzantine to highlight new practices or revisions they have made.

  • County commissioner candidate protests primary election results

    Alan Lewis, a candidate in the race for the District 4 seat on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, filed a protest of the March 15 primary that pitted him again fellow Republicans Louie Lewis and Mike Forte, the winner.

    Alan Lewis claims Louie Lewis does not live in the district in which he filed to run, Brunswick County Elections Director Sara Knotts said.

    Alan Lewis filed the protest March 24, the day the county elections board completed its canvass to certify the official results.

  • Groceries first to show growth in Brunswick County

    Growth in Brunswick County will be measured in grocery stores in 2016.

    A new shopping center anchored by Lowes Foods is in the construction stage in Supply while plans for the county’s first Publix are in the works in Oak Island.

    The same developer is also looking at a second new shopping center in Ocean Isle Beach.

    And Aldi, another new name in the county, is still planning its site along U.S. 17 in Leland.

  • Two killed, four injured in separate county traffic collisions

    The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said two people died in a crash Monday near Sunny Point and four others were injured in a crash near Supply on March 22.

    Highway Patrol Trooper M.E. Gore said the fatal crash happened at 10:14 a.m. on N.C. 87. Paul Setnicky, 88, of Boiling Spring Lakes, was driving his 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan south on the highway when he veered left off the road. The vehicle struck a ditch, fence and tree before flipping and coming to rest on the east side of N.C. 87 facing west.