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  • Calabash man hits lottery jackpot

    John Butler, a retiree from Calabash, strolled into the Minuteman Food Mart on Beach Drive in Sunset Beach this past Monday, the Fourth of July, expecting to claim a $2 Cash 5 prize.

    He was surprised when the clerk announced he had matched all five numbers in the previous night’s drawing, winning $138,513.

    Butler had one of two tickets that matched all five numbers in the July 3 drawing, earning half of the $277,026 jackpot. Butler said the clerk started jumping up and down, and other customers in the store cheered for his win. 

  • Latest election filings

    As of 5 p.m. Friday, the following candidates have filed for municipal elections in southern Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick Beat for July 6, 2011
  • Commissioners approve road projects funding wish list

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Tuesday approved a wish list of sorts for funding transportation projects throughout the county.

    Asked to prioritize road projects for funding to submit to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, commissioners selected five road-improvement projects they’d like to see funded.

  • ACE roundup

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested two people for impaired driving last week.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From June 27-July3, ACE deputies issued 56 total arrests and citations, including six driving while impaired charges and 17 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Summer of fun and healthy meals for local students

     

     

    CALABASH—One local church has joined forces with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Nutrition Services Branch to bring summer fun and nutrition to students from around the county.

    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Calabash serves as one of two locations in the county and one of 54 in the state to offer a summer food program made possible by the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny by taking a bicycle from the Newport Street beach access.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering on Fairmont Street; suspect stole cash from center console of a 2009 Sienna.

    •Assault on a female on Laurinburg Street; suspect struck and grabbed the victim.

  • Lawyer and alderman go head-to-head

    SHALLOTTE—A heated exchange broke out between a lawyer representing the developer of Rivers Edge and an alderman during July’s regularly scheduled board of aldermen meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

     

    “I found her presentation to be disingenuous, uncooperative and unresponsive,” said alderman Walt Eccard at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Giving back to those who give all

     

     On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at least two military couples will celebrate marriage in Brunswick County as a gift from area residents and business owners.

    Oak Island’s Alecia Geddings founded the nonprofit Operation Marry Me Military this year with the 10-year goal of 100 active military personnel being married on Veterans Day across the state.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Obtaining by false pretense at Britt’s Jewelry; suspect issued two worthless checks on closed accounts. Suspect also issued a worthless check at the store’s Leland location.