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  • Shallotte man charged in Supply home invasion

    A Shallotte man is accused of committing a home invasion in which a man was injured in Supply.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 33-year-old Khandon Onsha Frink, of Todd Road, at the scene Friday, Feb. 24, and charged him with first-degree burglary, assault with a weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within an enclosure to incite fear and possession of a firearm by a felon.

  • State officials encourage precautions after lapse in email encryption protocol

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is notifying affected citizens and the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights of a Nov. 30, 2016, incident in which protected health information was sent to health care providers via an unencrypted email, according to a news release.

  • Community gardening workshops offered

    A series of free workshops about community gardening will be offered beginning March 8 by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, in Bolivia.

    All workshops are free and open to the public at Sunnyside School, 221 Village Road (N.C. 179), from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunnyside School is in front of Shallotte Middle School and adjacent to the Filling Station Donut and Coffee Shop in Shallotte.

  • Red Cross open house March 2 in Leland

    The Cape Fear Area Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers and is inviting the community to attend a Red Cross volunteer open house Thursday, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brunswick Forest Community Commons, 1007 Evangeline Drive in Leland.

  • Annual controlled burns at Orton Plantation begin March 6

    Orton Plantation is starting its annual controlled burns to improve forest health, bring back longleaf pines and restore habitats.

    Controlled burns at Orton will take place between March 6 and May 1, as weather allows and permits are available.

    Area residents should be aware smoke may be visible in the vicinity of Orton, and may at times reduce visibility on N.C. 133. Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington residents will be able to see and smell smoke at times.

  • Blue Alert system for law enforcement agencies implemented across state

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, has announced the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a suspect is being sought.

  • Vehicle property tax receipts available on NCDMV website

    Taxpayers across North Carolina no longer have to scramble to find paper copies of vehicle property tax receipts when preparing their tax returns. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has initiated an online service that allows drivers across the state to view and print copies of their individual vehicle property tax receipts.

  • Novant Health restricts access to avoid spread of flu

    Out of concern for the health and well-being of its patients, Novant Health is asking the community to keep visitors 12 and younger out of all of its hospital facilities because of the widespread outbreak of the flu virus throughout the community. This restriction is effective Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 a.m. until further notice.

    The restrictions apply to all hospitals throughout the Novant Health system, including Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia.

  • Central Reach Project may finish mid-March

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is still awaiting absolute confirmation it can use the dredges in place to add the 100 cubic yard sand loss from Hurricane Matthew into the current Central Reach Project effort.

    Town Manager David Hewett said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given the town a verbal OK for the addition, but said the request is in the Office of Legislative Affairs for further review

  • Tri-county investigation ends with drug arrests

    Two men are accused of running a marijuana operation spanning Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover counties.

    New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 66-year-old Blair Jay Whitham of Aaron Fullwood Drive SE in Bolivia and 53-year-old James Michael Beneway of Loop Road in Bolton on Feb. 15, according to a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office news release.