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  • School bond campaign kickoff Aug. 18

    Voters in Brunswick County will answer a $152 million question when they cast their ballots Nov. 8 on whether to approve a bond referendum to benefit Brunswick County Schools.

    The bond would pay for capital improvement projects at each of the district’s 19 schools in an eight-year cycle between 2017 and 2024.

  • Elections board talks one-stop voting

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections discussed one-stop implementation plans for the 2016 General Election during its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 15.
    The one-stop plan must be revisited in light of the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals that now mandates a 17-day early voting period.

  • Bolivia couple dies in apparent murder-suicide

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office identified a Bolivia couple found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Monday morning, Aug. 15.

    A medical examiner said 54-year-old Helen Ann Santilli and her husband, 60-year-old Richard Albert Santilli, each died of a single gunshot wound at their home in the 400 block of Kingswood Court in Winding River Plantation, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation fish fry Aug. 26

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will host a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at N.C. 130 and 179 in Shallotte, behind the former First Community Bank and next to Hills supermarket, to raise funds for its Sunshine Fund. This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office families who suffer tragedies.

  • Bolivia man claims Cash 5 jackpot ticket worth $535,318

    Carl Greggs Sr. of Bolivia is the latest player to beat the odds of 1 in 749,398 to win the Cash 5 jackpot in the drawing Friday, Aug. 12.

    Greggs claimed his prize Monday, Aug. 15, at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $370,708.

    Greggs bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at Kopp’s Kwik Stop 2 on George II Highway in Southport, matching all five numbers in the nightly Carolina Cash 5 drawing to win the $535,318 jackpot. The winning numbers were: 9-14-19-24-35.

  • Second annual Brunswick County Family Fair is Aug. 27

    Brunswick County has many community resources and program for parents and children. Start off the new school year with information about what is offered to parents and children at the Brunswick County Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, the at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Building N, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

    The Brunswick County Health Department will also be there to offer immunizations.

    Free school supplies, free Sunset Slush and other giveaways will be offered, as well as vendors and drawings for door prizes.

  • Public utilities announce annual change from chloramines to chlorine in water

    Every summer, Brunswick County and the towns, cities and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County implement an annual flushing program.

  • One person injured in ATV accident Sunday in Supply

    One person was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington following an ATV crash Sunday night, Aug. 14, in Supply.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said a call came in at 8:10 p.m. about an ATV accident on N.C. 211 near Lockwood Folly Park where someone was seriously injured.

    Neither the victim’s name nor condition were available; Garner said no more information would be released.

  • Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend extradited

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    An Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was extradited to Horry County, S.C. early Thursday morning, Aug. 11.

    Chris Kalb, 25, of Ash-Little River Road, was picked up by South Carolina officials on a governor’s warrant, which was issued May 17. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and murder, according to jail records. No bail has been set.

  • Leland man accused of selling marijuana to minors

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of selling marijuana to teens.

    Douglas Howard Secor, 43, of Huckabee Drive NE, was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three counts of felony selling/delivering marijuana to a minor, three felony counts of selling/delivering marijuana to a minor younger than 16 but older than 13 and maintaining a dwelling for selling marijuana.

    Warrants show Secor sold marijuana to a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and twice to 15-year-olds from his home between June 5 and July 22.