Local News

  • Supply woman wins $71,713 in Carolina Cash 5 jackpot

    Supply resident Deborah Clemmons is $71,713 richer after winning a Carolina Cash 5 jackpot Tuesday, March 7.

    Clemmons’ lucky ticket was purchased at  Civietown Mini Mart in Shallotte.

    The winning numbers were: 12-13-14-25-34.

    Prizes up to $99,999 can be claimed at one of the lottery's regional claims centers. The closest lottery office to where this ticket was sold is in Wilmington. Winners in a drawing have 180 days to claim prizes.

  • A Nomad’s Notes: In praise of Pearl Jam


    To be honest, I decided to officially make this topic my column not one minute ago. It was my initial idea for this week’s column, but I talked with my mom about some other ideas now that my Egypt series is over, and they were good ideas, but none of them felt as genuine a topic for me as this one.

  • Man accused of taking indecent liberties with children

    A Leland man charged with taking indecent liberties with a child Saturday, Feb. 25, is accused of committing the same crime against a second child.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Wells of Maco Road on Feb. 25 and charged him with the felony.

    Warrants show both incidents happened Feb. 25 and involved a child younger than 16 and a child younger than 13.

  • Animated crowd fills Odell Williamson Auditorium for Rouzer visit

    BOLIVIA — Congressman David Rouzer’s town hall packed Odell Williamson Auditorium on Monday with an audience that was more interested in disagreeing with their representative than hearing what he had to say.

    Rouzer took in stride the crowd’s animated reactions to each public comment and his responses to them from the auditorium stage.

  • Leland hosts twin events – Bark in the Park and Youth Arts Day March 11

    Kids and pets are the focus of Leland’s two events Saturday, March 11.

    The dogs will have the run of Leland Municipal Park at the town’s seventh annual Bark in the Park.

    The dog-centric, free event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

    The Leland Municipal Park is at 102 Town Hall Drive across from the new town hall building.

    Bark in the Park features a free rabies clinic presented by Capeside Animal Hospital and Furever Friends Animal Rescue of Brunswick County.

  • Agreements offset de-annexation in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council approved two memorandums of agreement Monday night that will forego de-annexation efforts for areas where future development is planned.

    Town Attorney Grady Richardson said council was being asked to consider the agreements in light of rezoning approved for the Ocean Club Estates property on Riverside Drive.

  • Developer sues Ocean Ridge Master Association for more than $600K

    Coastal Communities, the developer of Ocean Ridge Plantation, has filed a lawsuit seeking return of $650,511 in what it claims are wrongfully billed and collected assessments by the Ocean Ridge Master Association (ORMA).

    The lawsuit filed Jan. 19 in Brunswick County Superior Court identifies Coastal Communities at Ocean Ridge Plantation the “plaintiff declarant,” who claims ORMA from 2010 to 2016 “billed and collected assessments from the Plaintiff, notwithstanding that the Plaintiff was and is exempt from such assessments.

  • School board OKs recommended calendars for 2017-18

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County School Board approved recommended calendars Tuesday night for Brunswick County Schools, plus a separate schedule for Early College for 2017-18.

    At the start of the March 7 session, Stuart Smith, chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, outlined issues with voting on Election Day at several schools that are in session.

    He said for the past 14 years he’s been involved with “three extremely serious problems” with traffic as voters leave polls at Town Creek Elementary School.

  • Sunset Beach ERC member shuns council meeting over Riverside Drive

    SUNSET BEACH — A member of the town’s Environmental Resource Committee stayed away from the March 6 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting because she said she didn’t want to witness what she deems an inevitable “travesty” to allow development on Riverside Drive.

    “The council has sold the island out behind closed doors,” ERC member Jan Harris charged in an email sent Saturday, March 4, referring to development along the road on property abutting the North Shore Drive feeder canal on the northeast side of the island.

  • Carolina Shores pursues stormwater improvements

    CAROLINA SHORES — Stormwater work continues to be foremost on the town’s goals list.

    At their monthly workshop Monday, town commissioners mulled at length work that is being done as well as a schedule of future work as funding permits. Town engineer Robert Tucker also outlined details.

    Mendenhall cited a summary sheet and map showing where the town is on spot improvements. He also talked about a prior meeting Monday with the county about the Caw Caw drainage district.