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  • Two teens injured in Easy Street shooting

    Two teens were injured last week after investigators say they were shot at while sitting in a vehicle on Easy Street in Bolivia.

    According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, Anthony Johnson, 17, of 22 Sharrow Estates, Supply, and Bradley Williams, 16, of 1174 Easy St., Bolivia, were sitting in a vehicle parked in front of 1174 Easy St. when Jaquan Lamont Holland, 21, and Brittany Leann Smith, 17, drove past them.

  • Leland man arrested for rape, kidnapping

    A Leland man was arrested Sunday and charged with kidnapping and rape.

    Christopher Ryan Dayton, 23, of 3240 Mount Misery Road, Leland, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, and charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree rape and crimes against nature, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Carter said.

  • Wrong inmate accidentally released from detention center

    A case of alleged stolen identity led to the wrong inmate being released from the Brunswick County Detention Center on Sunday night.

    Rosher Rodriquez-Aguilar, 27, was released from the detention center around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said.

    But Rodriquez-Aguilar, who was arrested for failure to appear Sept. 17, was not supposed to be released, Miller said. Rodriquez-Aguilar allegedly used another inmate’s identification to be released, which he had been planning for about two weeks, Miller said.

  • Calabash Board of Adjustment OKs variance for new restaurant

    CALABASH—The town board of adjustment cleared the path Monday for a new eatery to open at the site of the former Mo Better Burgers.

    The operators of the new Heavenly Wings and Things at 10009 Beach Drive didn’t waste any time.

    After securing approval for nonconforming variances and stipulations allowing a temporary certificate of occupancy, managers and employees readied the short-order restaurant to open for lunch Tuesday.

  • Sunset Beach council to consider rezoning at Monday meeting

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Sunset Beach Town Hall to consider the following matter:

    •To rezone 1.6 acres, parcel 227003901 on Old Georgetown Road, belonging to the town of Sunset Beach from County R-7500 to Mainland Business-1.

    More information is available during normal business hours at Sunset Beach Town Hall. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and be heard.

     

  • $1.49 million grant secured for Sunset Beach Fire Department's second station

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Beach Fire Department has been awarded a $1,494,103 grant to build its second fire station.

    Sunset Beach is among six communities in North Carolina to receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $8,366,609 for fire station construction.

    Announcement came Tuesday from the office U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

    Among awardees is the Navassa Volunteer Fire Department in northern Brunswick County, which will receive $1,607,950 to build a new station.

  • Wish for beach vacation granted for girl with cerebral palsy

    HOLDEN BEACH—She could wish for anything in the world, and she wished to come to the beach.

    Haley Atkins, 18, of Micaville, was granted a weeklong vacation at Holden Beach through Wishing Well Foundation USA, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children who suffer from life threatening illnesses.

    Haley suffers from cerebral palsy—a condition that resulted from an injury during birth.

  • Hospital restricts visitation to prevent spread of H1N1

    SUPPLY—Beginning Oct. 1, Brunswick Community Hospital will restrict visitation of children younger than 18 in an effort to combat the spread of flu, specifically H1N1.

    Hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said children and adolescents are more susceptible to H1N1 and have a higher incidence of infection than adults.

    Children are often contagious before they exhibit symptoms.

  • Association recommends guidelines for parasail operators

    The Professional Association of Parasail Operators (PAPO) requires numerous operational standards and guidelines for its members and strongly urges all parasail operators to join the group.

    A few of PAPO’s Operating Standards and Guidelines are as follows:

  • Insurer has no N.C. license

    The company N.C. Watersports reportedly uses for insurance is not licensed to operate in North Carolina and could face fines from the state.

    N.C. Watersports president Barrett McMullan testified last week the Ocean Isle Beach parasailing company is insured by Marine Specialty Management, an insurer based in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

    According to the N.C. Department of Insurance, however, Marine Specialty Management does not appear to be licensed in the state, meaning there is nothing stopping the company from not paying claims.