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  • Cahoon to speak on water safety Dec. 18

    The Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT) will host an informational discussion with Dr. Larry Cahoon of UNCW on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.in Supply.

  • Duke Energy to test sirens around nuclear plant Wednesday

    The outdoor warning sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Nov. 8, between 10 and 11 a.m. The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will sounded at least once during the test at full volume. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for about three minutes. No public action is required.

    This full volume test is performed annually in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Supply man charged in Friday fatal shooting

    A Supply man is charged with murder after a shooting Friday night, Nov. 3, at the victim’s home.

    Jeffrey Len Carlyle, 56, of Secession Drive, was charged Saturday morning, Nov. 4, with the murder of 64-year-old Carl Edward Robinson, following an investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dispatch records show the shooting happened at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Robinson’s home, 2885 Paddlewheel Trail SW in Supply, sheriff’s office Capt. Mose Highsmith said.

  • Supply man charged with murder

    A Brunswick County man has been charged with murder following a shooting Friday night, Nov. 3, at the victim's home in Supply.
    Jeffrey Len Carlyle, 56, of Secession Drive, Supply, was charged Saturday morning, Nov. 4, with the murder of Carl Edward Robinson following an investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Dispatch records show the shooting happened at 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
    Robinson was shot at his residence Friday night at 2885 Paddlewheel Trail SW in Supply, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mose Highsmith said.

  • Sykes challenges Iler for state House District 17 seat

    SOUTHPORT — Less than a week before the 2017 municipal election, the race for the 2018 North Carolina District 17 House seat has already begun.

    On Oct. 30, state Rep. Frank Iler released a statement announcing he will seek re-election in 2018.

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes announced Nov. 2 her intention to challenge him.

    Both candidates are Republicans and would face off in the primary election Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

    Sykes, of Southport, is serving her second term for county District 3, having won re-election in 2016.

  • Wanted Bolivia man arrested after standoff

    Horry County, S.C., police arrested a Bolivia man wanted on a felony drug warrant after a standoff in Little River, S.C., on Nov. 1.

    Christopher John Clarida, 27, is charged with resisting arrest and being a fugitive, Horry County Government spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said.

    Someone called police to Lincoln Heights Drive where Clarida was believed to be at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Dotson said.

    “After many unsuccessful attempts to have Clarida exit the home,” members of the Horry County police SWAT went inside and apprehended him, Dotson said.

  • Coastal Ambassador training session on marine debris Nov. 15

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Coastal Ambassador training session in November will focus on the federation’s work to reduce marine debris on the coast. The evening training will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center. For newcomers, there will be a required orientation session starting at 5 p.m.

  • State reports
 two flu-related deaths

    The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced the state’s first flu-related deaths of the 2017-18 season after two adults died of complications from influenza infection from mid-to-late October.

    One of the deaths occurred in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, and the other occurred in the eastern region of the state. To protect the privacy of the families, neither person’s hometown, county, age or gender will be released.

  • Brunswick County residents receive Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

    Dozens turned out Oct. 31 to celebrate four Brunswick County individuals and groups that received recognition from the governor’s office for their volunteer efforts.

    William “Buzz” McManus; 4-H volunteers Benje Jones, Amanda Barnhill, Agnes Taylor and Dawn Britt; and the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor’s Center volunteers all received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The members of Mike’s Garage Band received the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service.

  • State’s 2017 ozone season ends with fewest unhealthy days

    Statewide monitoring shows North Carolina continued to be in full compliance with national air quality standards as the 2017 ozone season ended.

    Since March 1, the state recorded just four unhealthy ozone days with concentrations higher than the 70 parts per billion (ppb) ozone standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015. It’s the best outcome since the previous record low of five unhealthy ozone days in 2013.