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Today's News

  • Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donations

    The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

    Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply.

  • Supply woman convicted in December stabbing

    A Supply woman accused of stabbing a Bolivia man last December was convicted July 7 of assault with a deadly weapon

    Ashley Michelle Spencer, 29, pleaded not guilty to the crime before Judge Jerry A. Jolly.

    The alleged victim swore out a warrant showing Spencer stabbed him in the side with a butcher knife. Emergency treatment using stitches and staples was required to close his wound.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Spencer on May 4, when she was booked and released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $250 bond.

  • Brunswick Nuclear Plant declares alert because of pump motor damage

    Duke Energy officials at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport declared an alert July 13 at 8:39 p.m. because of damage to a pump motor. It ended at 9:18 p.m. that day when alert conditions cleared.

    “The utility declared an alert in accordance with procedures but resumed regular operations soon thereafter,” the North Carolina Department of Public Safety-Emergency Management said in a news release. “It is important to know that at no time during the brief incident was there any risk to public health or safety.

  • McCumbee, McAleer win IMSA race

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer won the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race Saturday at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.

    McCumbee and McAleer led 107 of 147 laps en route to their second victory of the season in the No. 25 Freedom Autosport ModSpace Mazda MX-7.

    “We now close the gap to seven points to the championship leader,” McAleer said.

    Last year, the championship-bound team led 85 laps co-driving for C.J. Wilson Racing.

  • North Brunswick’s Jordan Howard in East-West All-Star football game
  • Schools on right track under Tubb

    After a long-term pattern of discord between members of the Brunswick County Board of Education and sitting Brunswick County Schools superintendents, it appears the rapport between current school board members and superintendent Les Tubb will result in steady progress toward improving schools in the district.

  • Tranquility, fulfillment found in lawn mowing

    Thanks to staff writer Brian Slattery, my not-so-secret secret was revealed last week to our readership: I enjoy yard work.

    Specifically, I love mowing the lawn.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 10, 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and issued the following related warrants. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 10

    Breaking and entering and larceny of televisions from East Main Street.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of televisions from East Main Street.

    Warrants were issued for the incidents and served on Joshua Buck Priest, 36, of 2210 Copperhead Road in Longwood.

  • Classic Catalinas set for Shallotte concert July 21

    The Catalinas began in 1957 and is still one of the most popular bands in the southeastern United States.

    Known for their quality tight sound and onstage energy, the longtime Statesville-based band is one of the in-demand groups for city festivals and private parties, always playing a variety of music to suit all ages.

    Though known for beach music, regionally and nationally for the mega hit “Summertime’s Callin’ Me,” they play all styles.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases July 11 during a grand jury session:

    Shane Bradley Battles, breaking/entering, larceny after breaking/entering, larceny of motor vehicle.

    Lashawn Ravon Bland, three counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, three counts of sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, three counts of possession drug paraphernalia.