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  • Woman charged in fatal wreck that killed Ocean Isle Beach woman

    The driver of the vehicle that killed an Ocean Isle Beach woman has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle.

    N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. T.W. Pope said Brenda Chapman Tew, 67, was charged with several felonies Tuesday for her role in the April 15 wreck that killed 83-year-old Betty Grace Grabb.

    Tew was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, felony serious injury, driving while impaired and driving left of center, Pope said. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was placed under a $200,000 secured bond.

  • Sheriff's deputies search for missing Leland teen

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing Leland teenager.

    Gregory Allen Eason, 16, was last seen at 5 p.m. Monday, May 9, leaving his home at 7320 Pinecliff Drive in Leland, on foot.

    Eason was last seen wearing blue shorts and a white shirt and had a red backpack with him.

    He is 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

    He is possible headed to McDonough, Ga., to see his girlfriend, possible on a Greyhound bus.

  • Family grieves tragic loss

    SUPPLY—Sometimes laughing through the tears is the only way to deal with loss.

    One Supply family is trying to do just that.

    On Wednesday, May 4, around 10:45 a.m., Heidi Joann Robinson, 34,  fell to her death from a 14th floor balcony at the Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Heidi Robinson was staying in a room on the 17th floor with several other people. Details surrounding the accident are under investigation.

  • Taco Bell opening delayed until Tuesday

    The Taco Bell in Shallotte was scheduled to open Monday at 5 p.m. As customers arrived on Monday evening, they were greeted by the store's owner and district managers in the parking lot. Customers were told the store would not open until around noon on Tuesday.

    The delay was caused by a delay in the arrival of necessary equipment. Owners apologized for the inconvenience and said everyone seemed understanding.

    Traffic control arrangements are in place for Tuesday's opening.

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  • Fun for the whole family at annual Day at the Docks

    The annual Day at the Docks festival returns to Holden Beach this weekend. 

  • Holden Beach to do parks and rec survey

    Holden Beach property owners will receive a parks-and-recreation survey form when the next water bills are mailed.

  • Upcoming West Brunswick High School fine arts events

    West Brunswick High School students will take part in several upcoming fine arts events.

    The West Brunswick High School Spring Band Concert will be at 7 p.m. May 16 at Odell Williamson Auditorium. Admission is free.

    The West Brunswick High School Spring Dance Concert will begin at 7 p.m. May 17, at Odell Williamson Auditorium. Admission is $5.

  • Cultural arts festival to showcase talented West Brunswick students

    BOLIVIA—The West Brunswick High School Cultural Arts Festival is “not just your average” high school student performance, said band director Jason Seip.

    It’s the “elite of the elite at West Brunswick High School.”

    On Friday, May 6, at Odell Williamson Auditorium, students from the school’s art, theater, band, dance and choral departments will take to the stage in the first ever collaborative festival. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

  • Local legislators work to find agreement on terminal groin bill

    RALEIGH—A bill to allow terminal groins is once again back in committee.

    This time, it’s in a conference committee between North Carolina House and Senate members—and Brunswick County has direct representation on the committee.