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  • World War II party celebrates 'Greatest Generation'

    CALABASH — They’ve been lauded as the Greatest Generation, legions of brave men and women who served and fought for the United States during World War II more than seven decades ago.

    This past Saturday, Dec. 12, 22 of those veterans were honorees at Calabash VFW Post 7288’s annual World War II party.

  • Two students injured in N.C. 130 school bus crash

    Two high school students were taken to a local hospital Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, after a truck crashed into the back of a school bus in front of West Brunswick High School.

    Bus No. 245 was hit from behind on N.C. 130 just before 8 a.m. resulting in non-life threatening injuries for a pair of Brunswick County students, school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki wrote in a news release an hour after the crash was reported.

  • Last 2015 Bolivia Brief Holiday Market set

    The Brunswick County Cooperative Extension will host the final Bolivia Brief Farmers Market of the year Thursday, Dec. 17, in front of the Government Complex Cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    For a complete list of farm stands and markets in the region, go to feastdowneast.org/FarmersMarkets2015.pdf or farmersmarketfinds.com.
    Those interested in selling for free at the market or if you have any questions about the market, call the Cooperative Extension office at 253-2610.

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  • Shallotte has 18 positions available

    The town of Shallotte is seeking citizens who have an interest in local government and improving the future of the town. Anyone who wants to apply for any of the 18 positions up for appointment should do so by downloading an application online at townofshallotte.org or drop by Town Hall at 106 Cheers St. for an application.
    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen will make appointments during its regularly scheduled Jan. 5 meeting. The meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. in council chambers at 110 Cheers St. Applications should be submitted to town hall before 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

  • Nighttime lane closures on N.C. 211

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue nighttime lane closures on N.C. 211 in Southport at N.C. 87 to the Ferry Terminal through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, excluding the Christmas and New Year holidays.
    The work will be performed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays each week for milling and resurfacing, weather permitting. During the work, no on-street parking will be allowed within the work zone and towing will be enforced.

  • Nighttime lane closures on N.C. 211

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue nighttime lane closures on N.C. 211 in Southport at N.C. 87 to the Ferry Terminal through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, excluding the Christmas and New Year holidays.
    The work will be performed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays each week for milling and resurfacing, weather permitting. During the work, no on-street parking will be allowed within the work zone and towing will be enforced.

  • Judge sentences Leland man in high-speed chase

    A Leland man will spend at least a year in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday, Dec. 9, to a charged of felony fleeing to elude arrest.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis sentenced 35-year-old James Emmett Long Jr. to serve one to two years in prison.

    Long led Leland police on a chase for five to 10 miles at speeds reaching 120 mph on Oct. 29, Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage said. He was captured after he jumped from his vehicle and ran into the woods.

  • Distemper alert issued

    Animal control officers with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services are advising the community to ensure their dogs and puppies are up-to-date on the distemper virus vaccine.

  • Man wanted in Calabash robbery, brother caught in Florida

    A man suspected of robbing the Family Dollar store in Calabash on Dec. 9 was captured with his brother following a high-speed chase in Florida.

    Zachariah Gerald Bay, 21, of Temple Street in Conway, S.C., and his 20-year-old brother, Jacob Denzil Conner Bay, were taken into custody by the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Police Department on Thursday night, Dec. 10, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Detectives locate teen reported missing

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have located a  Leland teen who was reported missing.

    Fifteen-year-old Rebecca Ellis, of Pine Braches Circle, who was last seen Tuesday morning, Dec. 8, on Pine Branches Circle, was found safe, sheriff's office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 9.