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  • Animal group sets sights on tethering ban after cruelty arrests

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    SHALLOTTE — An advocacy group for the humane treatment of animals in Brunswick County is calling for a ban on tethering after two Winnabow men were charged in an animal cruelty case last week.

    Bristol Benjamin Richardson, 67, was arrested July 3 and charged with obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, after the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said he tried to stop deputies and animal control officers from taking his relative’s dogs.

  • Ladies Night Out Purse Bash returns July 20

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Ladies Night Out Purse Bash from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

    The fundraiser returns to 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply, formerly known as 101 Stone Chimney Place, now The Brunswick Center at Supply.

    The main event is a drawing every 5 minutes to win handbags by Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade. The last drawing of the night is for a surprise designer bag.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Drawings are between 6 and 6:50 p.m. and will continue from 7:35 to 8:20 p.m.

  • Sidecar Social Club to bring jazz, blues, R&B and rock to LCAC

    The heat of the summer has ended Leland’s concert in the park season, but the music keeps playing at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, which will host the Sidecar Social Club on July 15.

    It will mark the Raleigh-based five-piece group’s first performance in Brunswick County.

    They bring a special sound that mixes jazz, blues and music from the ‘40s and ‘50s with more modern covers.

  • OIB increase in visitors raises trash concerns

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach has had a hard summer dealing with trash— in trashcans, on the beaches and in the sewer system.

    Public utilities director Bobby Hardy told the town board at its meeting Tuesday morning flushable wipes are causing problems with the sewer pumps.

    The utilities department has had to change out sewer pumps that get clogged by the wipes, which are supposed to be dissolve but don’t.

  • Leland opens big and small connector streets

    LELAND — Leland added two connector streets through the town in as many weeks with extensions opening Mallory Creek Drive and WB&S Road.

    While the projects are on opposite ends of the spectrum in scale, both have been ongoing concerns for the past year.

    Construction of a one-mile extension of Mallory Creek Drive to Rice Gate Way began in November and opened July 7.

  • Sunset Beach receives drop box for unwanted medicines

    Sunset Beach is now officially a medicine drop-off location, Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth J. Klamar said.

    “In an effort to keep unused and unwanted prescription medicine out of the hands of others, we are proud to offer this service to our community,” he said in a news release issued Tuesday. “In cooperation with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and Safe Kids NC, we were able to obtain this drop box at no cost.”

  • SBI warns of scam

    The State Bureau of Investigation has learned the SBI’s main phone number, 919-662-4500, is being used in a scam asking for money. The public should know that the SBI would never solicit money from a private citizen.

    “Unfortunately there is no way to prevent spoofing of a phone number,” SBI assistant director Chris Laws, who oversees the agency’s information technology section, said in a news release. “In the event you receive such a call, simply hang up.”

  • GenX tests find low risk of health effects in drinking water

    Brunswick County officials received the results of testing for the chemical GenX from raw and treated water from the Cape Fear River, the source of drinking water for Brunswick County Public Utilities.

    According to preliminary assessment reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), while there are no U.S. regulatory guideline levels for GenX, there is a low risk of adverse health effects from drinking water with the concentrations of GenX found in the samples.

  • BEAT rally scheduled July 17 in Sunset Beach Town Park

    The Brunswick Environmental Action Team is teaming with Oceana for a rally against offshore drilling and seismic testing at 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, in Sunset Beach Town Park at 206 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The event includes a lineup of speakers.

    “Despite bipartisan resolutions against offshore drilling and seismic blasting from municipalities up and down the Atlantic coast, the Trump Administration is moving to expand unnecessary dirty and dangerous offshore drilling,” reads a news release about the event.

  • Veterans committee continues to offer grant program

    The Committee to Honor America’s Veterans announced the continuation of a grant program designed to help veterans, military personnel and their families.

    Grants will be awarded to existing veterans support organizations in Brunswick County, such as but not limited to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Elks, Veterans Welcome Home & Resource Center in Little River, S.C., Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg and the Wounded Warrior Battalion East at Camp Lejeune.