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  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    Felony larceny on Causeway Drive; suspect took a jewelry case filled with rings out of the Eagles store.

    Mike Malcolm, 31, of 8025 Footpath Road, Leland, was charged with felony larceny.

    Assault on a female on Raeford Street; subject struck victim in face.

  • Town park still a hot topic for Sunset Beach

    Landscape architect Greg Lambert with consultant Withers & Ravenel once again summarized recent survey results and two proposed concepts for the Sunset Beach Town Park at Monday night’s council meeting.

    He reiterated 1,859 controlled surveys were returned by citizens, which he said at council’s Sept. 18 work session was a record 35 percent return rate of those sent out.

  • Brunswick rescue groups assist with puppy-mill rescue

    Members of Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) of Brunswick County are assisting with rescued puppy-mill dogs from South Carolina.

    RACE founder/president Cheri McLain said 21 dogs were brought to Shallotte on Monday to be checked in and provided with foster care by RACE volunteers.

    McLain said the rescue was the result of a puppy-mill raid more than two weeks ago in Edgefield County, S.C., about 70 miles southwest of Columbia.

  • Mount Pisgah Baptist church celebrating 250th anniversary

    SUPPLY—It’s the oldest Missionary Baptist church in Brunswick County and it’s believed to be one of the three oldest Baptist churches in North Carolina.

    In fact, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church on Mount Pisgah Road is celebrating its 250th anniversary this coming Sunday, Oct. 7.

    The Rev. Tim Lynch said the congregation will celebrate with a special service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The service will include membership recognition, special singing by Sammy and Helen Thomas, a 250-year tribute video and a special sermon from Lynch.

  • Utilities work outlined in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Residents interested in connecting to county water will pay an $1,800 tap fee.

    Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce, speaking at a Carolina Shores town commissioners workshop Monday, said the county has no mandatory connection requirement except for new construction, and availability fees no longer exist.

    “As long as you have a properly functioning well, you do not have to [connect],” said Pierce, who presented an update on a sewer improvements project and water-service extensions.

  • Calabash EMS 'godmother' still busy at thrift shop

    CALABASH—Edith Correll has been a fixture at the Calabash EMS Thrift Shop for close to a quarter of a century.

    “She’s the longest-serving volunteer,” part-time shop employee Loretta Todd said as Correll showed Todd another needlepoint she’d recently made, this one for a granddaughter who’s getting married this month.

    Todd said she’d only been working at the shop for seven years.

    “She’s catching up to me,” Correll said, chuckling.

  • ABCPOA Meet the Candidates Night is Oct. 17 at BCC

    Get ready to hear what the candidates have to say.

    Oct. 17 is Meet the Candidates Night in Brunswick County.

    That’s when the ABCPOA—Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association—is offering voters a chance to tune in to candidates’ responses to questions on the issues less than a month before the Nov. 6 General Election.

    The forum starts at 6 p.m. in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Jon Evans from WECT/Fox News will be moderator of this year’s forum.

  • Missing teen

    A Winnabow teen disappeared in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Herbert Bradley was last seen at the Warner Temple Church at 620 Nixon Church Road in Wilmington at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

    According to the BCSO, Bradley was with his parents when he got up and walked away from the church in an unknown direction.

  • Two more Brunswick Countians win in lottery

    Another $40,000 has been won by Brunswick Countians playing the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    Ronald Gore of Longwood won $30,000 in the Sept. 25 Mega Millions drawing. He bought the winning ticket at Inman’s Country Store in Longwood.

    Betty Barnhill of Ash scored $10,000 playing the Sept. 26 Powerball game.

    The latest big Powerball jackpot grew to $202 million Powerball. It ended with the winning ticket sold in Iowa. 

  • State unemployment rate at 9.7 percent for August

    North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 percent in August to 9.7 percent. That’s 1 percent lower than a year ago.

    For August, the national rate declined 0.2 percent to 8.1 percent.