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Today's News

  • Eighteen teachers receive national board certification

    Brunswick County Schools can add another 18 nationally board-certified teachers to its count.

    According to a press release from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), 18 teachers from schools across the county have earned their 2010 National Board Certification.

  • Jesse Mae families receive ‘buckets of love’

    ASH—This holiday season, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School decided to look after its own.

    Students in the Girls on the Run program helped facilitate a school-wide food drive that was later distributed to families of the school.

    Lauren Halberstadt, school counselor, said many families had asked the school for help, so rather than look for an outside organization to help this season, they decided to focus on need within the school community.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Two instances of breaking and entering and damage to property on East Second Street; suspect gained entry to houses and caused damages to the wooden door frame.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East Second Street; unknown suspect forced back door open to gain entry and caused damage to the door frame and door.

  • S.C. man arrested for vehicle theft in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have arrested a Myrtle Beach, S.C., man and charged him in connection with the November theft of a motor vehicle from Sunset Beach.

    Scenca Devon Benning, 32, was being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center after Sunset Beach police picked him up Friday in Newberry, S.C.

    Benning is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Sunset Beach Parking Committee sets four meetings in early 2011

    The Sunset Beach Parking Committee has scheduled the following meetings in the New Year.

    The meetings are scheduled for Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and Feb. 24.

    All of the meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Sunset Beach Town Hall Conference Room.

  • Sunset Beach still pursuing grant money for first town park

    SUNSET BEACH—The town of Sunset Beach is still in the process of trying to secure grant money for a 5.22-acre Intracoastal Waterway site being eyed for a future town park.

    Town administrator Gary Parker, speaking at a Dec. 16 planning board workshop, said no contract is in place as yet for the property, priced at an estimated $3.5 million, in order for the town to acquire it.

    “But in anticipation of possibly getting one in the very near future, we’re proceeding to apply for grant funding,” Parker said.

  • Old Sunset Beach bridge being dismantled

    SUNSET BEACH—Bill Prince is starting to feel nostalgic about an old bridge that sparks as much affection as it has consternation over the years.

    Prince is the only operator of the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge still on duty since the new $44 million high-rise bridge officially opened to traffic Nov. 11. In about two more weeks, the permanent NCDOT employee will revert to other duties after the old bridge is completely removed from the Intracoastal Waterway to a mainland site for a future museum.

  • Firefighters respond to blaze at J2 Custom Cabinetry

    Smoke could be seen high in the sky north of Shallotte Monday afternoon after several local fire departments responded to a blaze on Mount Pisgah Road. The fire engulfed a building at J2 Custom Cabinetry at 703 Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

  • Former DSS director files suit against accusers

    Former Brunswick County DSS Director Jamie Orrock has filed a lawsuit against the three women who had previously made sexual harassment claims against him.

    On Monday, Dec. 20, Orrock filed suit for defamation, libel and slander. He is seeking punitive damages for more than $10,000.

  • Commissioners to host workshop Monday afternoon

    Brunswick County Commissioners will have a workshop at 3 p.m. today (Monday) to discuss the proposed landfill expansion and recycling options in Brunswick County.

    The meeting will be at the county commissioners chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners’ regular meeting will follow with a closed session at 6 p.m., and regular session at 6:30 p.m.

    The meeting will include a public hearing on affordable housing incentives in Brunswick County.