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Today's News

  • Calabash eyes riverfront property purchase

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have been going into closed session to look into the possibility of buying a 1.42-acre parcel overlooking the Calabash River.

    The parcel is on the southwest side of the river bridge off N.C. 179 at a site where people frequently fish, Town Administrator Chuck Nance said after the board went into closed sessions at their June 13 meeting and during a last-minute called “emergency” closed session to discuss the matter again last Thursday afternoon, June 15.

  • Teen dies after falling off third story balcony in Holden Beach

    A 19-year-old died after falling from a third story balcony of a Holden Beach residence Friday night. His identity has not been released.

    Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad, Tri-Beach Fire Department and Brunswick County EMS personnel and Holden Beach police and were dispatched to the home on Sand Dune Lane at 7:07 p.m., Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief David Robinson said in a news release.

    First responders found the man unresponsive, initiated CPR and resuscitated him.

  • BCAR releases May 2017 real estate data

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show exceptional growth during May 2017, including a substantial increase in average sales prices and the year’s highest sales total to date, according to statistics data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market is still red hot, to the point of breaking records,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “We have not seen sales like this in one month since before 2010.”

  • Patient, EMTs recall rescue from cardiac arrest

    SUPPLY — On May 10, 76-year-old Theodore Racz of Sunset Beach began his tri-weekly kidney dialysis at Fresenius Kidney Care Brunswick County in Supply as usual. The treatment, which removes waste from the body after a person’s kidneys fail, usually lasts about five hours for him.

    About 30 minutes into it on this day, however, he said he “felt like I was hit by a baseball bat in the chest.

    “I called out to the nurse and that’s the last thing I remember.”

  • ATMC works to upgrade Internet services in rural areas

    ATMC announced an aggressive network improvement project that will enable more than 3,000 households in some of Brunswick County’s most rural areas to have access to much faster broadband Internet speeds by the end of 2019. The project is part of the cooperative’s five-year plan to expand and enhance its broadband network throughout Brunswick County.

  • Boat-builder Dean Dosher crafts his own ark

    SUPPLY — It looks like an ark, and Dean Dosher doesn’t disagree.

    The longtime carpenter and craftsman is nothing if not crafty, especially when it comes to building a big boat.

    His plan is that someday soon the wooden boat he’s been working on for the past couple of years at his Kirby Road home will also float like an ark.

  • Ousted mom gets a new home

     VARNAMTOWN — Gail Hewitt has a new home.

    Months after an appeals court ruled against the 81-year-old woman in favor of her youngest daughter in a legal dispute over Hewitt’s Varnamtown house, Hewitt started moving last week to a new home less than a mile away from her former home on Varnamtown Road.

  • Commissioners seek end to GenX discharge

    BOLIVIA — County commissioners approved a resolution at their June 19 meeting requesting the Chemours Co. halt any processes that could discharge the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River.

    A June 8 media report said GenX was found in the river, the raw water supplier for Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

    BCPU water meets all EPA and state standards for water quality, but labs don’t test for the chemical and it isn’t known if GenX is a chemical of concern, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

  • Sunset Beach delays action on Mayors National Climate Action Agenda

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council has postponed until its Aug. 7 meeting a proposal for the town to join the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda.

    Speaking at council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday, June 20, Neil Gilbert of the Brunswick Environmental Action Team thanked the board for its prior resolution opposing offshore drilling.

  • County board approves establishing 19-member fire commission

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County board members voted to establish a Brunswick County Fire Commission at the June 19 meeting

    The commission will analyze the current fire services funding as well as other funding options to recommend for a long term solution to fire department needs.

    The commission will also study and prioritize the 2017 Fire Services Peer Review recommendations and create an action plan to implement it.