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Today's News

  • Crime report

    Agents of the Brunswick County Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a vehicle stop on May 29 on U.S. 17 near N.C. 904. Agents seized more than a pound of marijuana and arrested Terrance Clarida, 29, of Catawba Road in Ash. Clarida was charged with possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He was placed on a $5,000 secured bond.

    Additional arrests made by the Drug Enforcement unit include:

  • Protect yourself from H1N1

    Summer is here and with winter coats long since put away, many people are thinking more about suntans than they are the chance of getting the flu.

    But just because cold weather has gone away, it doesn’t mean the chance of getting the flu has passed us by. While the seasonal flu season is almost over, residents can still contract the H1N1 virus.

  • Suspect to be charged with Sunset Beach break-ins, thefts

    SUNSET BEACH—A man in custody in Columbus County will be charged with recent break-ins and thefts on the Sunset Beach island.

    Raymond Lee Jones III, 24, faces charges in connection with the incidents reported June 5 and 6, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said Tuesday.

    Jones currently is being held on theft charges in Columbus County.

  • Frank Iler appointed to Bonner Stiller's seat

    State Rep. Bonner Stiller’s resignation from the N.C. General Assembly became effective Monday, and on Tuesday night, the Brunswick County Republican Party’s executive committee elected Frank Iler to replace him.

    The vote was 25-10 in favor of Iler, of Oak Island, over Brunswick County Board of Education Chairwoman Shirley Babson, who also sought the seat.

    Iler was set to go to Raleigh at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, he said, and was to be sworn in that evening.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, June 3

    Judge Sherry Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Michael C. Abercrombie, no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued and costs; failure to reduce speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Betsy Carol Adcock, improper equipment, costs.

    Sasha Vanessa Ahlers, speeding 65 in a 55 zone, costs.

  • Two arrested, 88 marijuana plants seized in two investigations

    The Drug Enforcement Unit seized 61 marijuana plants and made one arrest after an investigation in the Holden Beach area.

    Drug agents seized 61 marijuana plants growing in a wooded area off Hazelnut Drive on June 9. An investigation led agents to 1129 Bluefish St. in Holden Beach, where they found three ounces of marijuana, grow material, seven additional marijuana plants, a 72-plant seed bed and related drug paraphernalia at the Bluefish residence.

  • Carolina Shores residents exercising their rights

    When Carolina Shores commissioners decided recently to change the town’s form of government from mayor-council to council-manager, the decision didn’t sit well with some residents. Rather than accept the change some say they don’t want, some residents decided to take action.

    Resident Joe Lowry researched North Carolina General Statutes and found out citizens had the right to seek out residents’ signatures for a petition that could force the town to have a referendum about the future of its form of government.

  • Northern Border Bluegrass pickin' and singin' at Concerts on the Coast

    Northern Border Bluegrass pickin’ and singin’ at Concerts on the Coast

    Concerts on the Coast have launched for another season and are well under way in Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Shallotte and Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Sponsored by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, Concerts on the Coast offer free admission and a chance to take in a variety of music that changes weekly from May through September.

  • Celebrate ice cream month and make memories

    The hottest season of the year is here, and July will no doubt be the worst of the hot months. Luckily, since 1984, July has been officially designated as “National Ice Cream Month.”

    As far as I’m concerned, that’s a great reason to indulge in the delicious frozen treat.

  • West Junior American Legion team splits doubleheader

    WHITEVILLE—The West Trojans Junior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader Sunday with Whiteville at Legion Memorial Stadium, losing the first game 10-2 but winning the second game 6-1.

    Lorenzo Pigott was the winning pitcher in the second game, giving up five hits. He walked one and struck out four in the five-inning game.

    West (2-3) scored a run in the first. With one out, Colby Cannon singled. Nick Napolitano reached on an error. Pigott singled home the run.