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  • Congress OKs extension for flood insurance program until Nov. 18

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congress has temporarily extended The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 18.

    The program was set to expire Sept. 30, and if the program lapses in November, the National Association of Realtors estimate 1,300 potential real estate closings per day could be delayed or stopped across the country.

    On Sept. 26, members of the U.S. Senate passed a temporary extension of the program until Nov. 18 by a 79-to-12-vote margin.

  • Flu shot clinics under way in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Health Department began its flu shot program Sept. 24, and public health officials say the program is in full swing.

    Fred Michael, deputy health director, said this year is the first time in about five years the health department has taken flu shots to so many different locations in the community.

    The health department is also allowing walk-ins with no appointments this year, Michael said.

  • Commissioners OK starring role for former hospital

    BOLIVIA—What once starred as Brunswick Community Hospital will have a different starring role in an upcoming feature film.

    Brunswick County commissioners on Monday approved a contract with Vertebra Newman Film Co. to use the vacant hospital facility on U.S. 17 in Supply to film “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro,” between Oct. 5 and Oct. 15.

    Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing said the film company agreed to pay the county $2,000 per day of filming at the hospital, and $500 per day for set-up and breakdown of the movie sets.

  • Parade of Homes to unfold next weekend in Brunswick County

    The Brunswick County Homebuilders Association’s annual Parade of Homes unfolds Oct. 14-16, and then again Oct. 21-23.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Parade hours are 10 a.m.- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Homes on the Parade of Homes in St. James are not available for viewing Fridays. Homes in St. James can be viewed from noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Brunswick County ACE roundup

    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 Sept. 26-Oct. 2 ACE deputies issued 58 total arrests and citations, including eight driving while impaired charges.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Sean Ranier Delmore, 45, of 80 Cedar Tree Lane, Calabash, was charged with driving while impaired.

    •Wesley Stuart Gescat, 38, of 130 Block House Road, Bolivia, was charged with driving while impaired.

  • Longwood murder suspect, accessory suspect in custody

    BOLIVIA—Both suspects charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting in Longwood are in custody.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said Alfred Lamont Butler turned himself in to authorities Wednesday evening.

    Authorities had been searching for several days for Butler, who was charged with the murder of Sherman A. Daniels, who was fatally shot Sunday, Oct. 2, at a Carlon Road home in Longwood.

  • Oak Island woman killed in fatal wreck at Shallotte intersection

    SHALLOTTE—An Oak Island woman was killed Monday after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Main Street in Shallotte.

    According to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. T.D. Wheeler, Joseph David Fancher, 45, was driving an Ameritech Ambulance south on U.S. 17 around 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

    Fancher failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and his ambulance collided with Sarah Elizabeth Allen, 19, of Oak Island, who had the right of way, Wheeler said.

  • Sheriff’s detectives investigating Longwood murder

    LONGWOOD—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a murder that occurred in Longwood on Sunday.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives responded to a call on Carlon Road in the Longwood community just after noon Sunday, Oct. 2.

    When they arrived, investigators found Sherman A. Daniels, who had been fatally wounded.

    According to the incident report, Daniels, 54, who lived on Longwood Road, was shot. It does not say how many times he was shot.

  • Monday morning wreck re-routes traffic on U.S. 17

    A wreck on U.S. 17 near the north-end traffic light at Shallotte has caused law enforcement officials to re-route southbound traffic through Red Bug Road on Monday.

    According to law enforcement officials, the wreck occurred Monday morning and involved a vehicle and an ambulance.

    Check back for information as it becomes available.

  • Brunswick Beat for Sept. 28, 2011