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  • Free pesticide container disposal day

    A pesticide disposal collection day is scheduled in Brunswick County on Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site will be at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, Bldg. N in Bolivia. There is no charge to the public for this service.

    Any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) 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.

  • Two Supply residents face drug conspiracy charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two Supply residents accused of conspiring to sell prescription painkillers.

    Patrick Michael Cooney, 62, of Captain’s Wheel Avenue, and Betty Lou Small, 67, of Indian Street, were arrested April 18 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or delivers and schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

  • New Sunset Beach police chief on the job

    SUNSET BEACH — Right on time, new Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar arrived to begin his new job with the town last Thursday, April 20.

    Klamar was hired by the town in March after serving the past eight years as chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, where he worked his way up the ranks after launching his career in law enforcement in 1995.

  • Meet new Sunset Beach police chief May 10

    New Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar would like to invite the public to a meet-and-greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Sunset Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The public is invited to attend anytime during this window to meet Klamar.

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday, May 5, at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony, celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by subsequent survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • NHRMC removes visitor restrictions

    Because of the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children. This change is effective immediately.

    If you have flu-like symptoms, do not visit the hospital. It is always a good idea to stay home if you are sick and avoid public places if possible. The care teams at NHRMC suggest if you have flu symptoms to consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients.

  • Agents arrest five people in county drug cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five people in the past two weeks as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

  • NCDOT names Oak Island as 2017 Watch for Me NC partner

    Oak Island is among eight communities expected to benefit from participation in Watch for Me NC, a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle safety program aimed at reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina.

  • Senate bill threatens Brunswick County sales tax with redistribution

    By Brian Slattery

    Staff Writer

    Brunswick County and municipal officials are keeping an eye on a Senate bill proposed for a second year that threatens to cut Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenues.

    Senate Bill 126 would allow collection and redistribution of sales tax money to counties other than where the tax is originally collected.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits on one-year anniversary

    SUNSET BEACH — All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee tendered their resignations last week after Sunset Beach Town Council took action regulating what they can do.