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  • SB 875 passes Senate committee in Raleigh

    RALEIGH — A controversial bill to de-annex three portions of Sunset Beach was approved by a Senate committee following a hearing Tuesday in Raleigh.

    Senate Bill 875 Town of Sunset Beach/Deannexation, introduced by District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was approved by the Senate Committee on State and Local Government after parties on both sides of the issue, including Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts, spoke at a midday hearing in the Legislative Office Building.

  • State coastal agency to survey beachgoers

    North Carolina beachgoers may be asked to participate in a survey about public beach and waterfront access this summer. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) will conduct the survey on behalf of the state’s coastal agency at public beach and waterfront access sites along the North Carolina coast.

  • Deputies seek man reported missing from Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a Virginia man last seen a week ago in Shallotte.

    Arpad "Arpi" Carl Nagy
, 53, was with family about 5 p.m. May 15 at a Kinlaw Drive residence before he disappeared, according to a news release issued Saturday afternoon, May 21.

  • Coast Guard rescues man near Oak Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a man Saturday, May 21, after his kayak capsized near Oak Island.

    Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the distressed 38-year-old Monroe man via his handheld VHF-marine radio at 9:38 a.m., according to a Coast Guard news release/ The man said he was fishing when his kayak overturned near Yaupon reef about 1.5 miles south of Caswell Beach.

  • All clear issued after bomb threat evacuation at West Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued an all-clear for West Brunswick High School following a bomb threat Friday. Shelters that were in place have also been lifted for Union Elementary, Shallotte Middle and Waccamaw schools.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

  • SBMS substitute teacher accused of assaulting student

    A former South Brunswick Middle School substitute teacher was relieved of his position amid accusations he assaulted a student.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives charged Peter Jay Julicher, 70, of Southport, with simple assault after he pushed and pulled on a 12-year-old male student about noon Wednesday, May 18, warrants show.

    Julicher turned himself in at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Wednesday afternoon, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. He was released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

  • Shallotte announces Mulberry Park grand opening changes

    The town of Shallotte has rescheduled several of the Mulberry Park grand opening events originally planned for Saturday, May 21.

    The community picnic and the evening showing of Disney’s “Inside Out” have been rescheduled for Sunday, May 29. The town’s annual Memorial Day ceremony featuring The Wilmington Big Band will continue as planned May 29. However, the concert will now be preceded by the community picnic from 2 to 4 p.m. and after the concert at dusk, the movie “Inside Out” will be shown.

  • BHO seeks to raise $35K for summer blitz

    Brunswick Housing Opportunities Inc. (BHO) welcomes the first of three groups, totaling nearly 300 volunteers, kicking off its Brunswick Blitz this June.

    This summer, BHO plans to complete more than 30 home repairs for the elderly, disabled, veterans and very low-income homeowners in Brunswick County. But in order to do this, BHO needs to raise at least $35,000.

  • DSS recruiting foster, adoptive parents

    Brunswick County Department of Social Services will prove Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety-Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to be a foster/adoptive parent starting June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Social Services Building B in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, call Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Vehicle registration late fee takes effect July 1

    Beginning July 1, North Carolina vehicle owners must pay their annual vehicle registration renewals by the expiration date or face a late fee. The new fees were passed by the General Assembly last September and require one of three graduated late fees to be assessed on late registration renewals starting in July.