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Today's News

  • Calabash commissioner cleared of assault charges

    Assault charges against Calabash town commissioner Jody Nance have been dismissed.

    Nance, 62, was cleared of charges of simple assault and communicating threats against his brother-in-law, John Climer of River Road in Calabash, following a trial Aug. 4 at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    District Court Judge W. Fred Gore found Climer, 61, guilty of a simple assault charge against Nance.

    Climer was sentenced to five days in jail, which was suspended, and placed on unsupervised probation for 18 months.

  • Dredge returns to Lockwood Folly Inlet

    The Merritt side-cast dredge has been repaired and is scheduled to return this week to Lockwood Folly Inlet to continue maintenance dredging on or about Wednesday, Aug. 16.

    The dredge is expected to continue working in the inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island for 10 to 12 days, said Lisa Parker, spokeswoman for the Wilmington district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Tests show lower GenX levels at Northwest plant

    Results from additional testing for GenX in the Brunswick County water supply show the chemical level has dropped since the last round of tests.

    The latest water samples tested were taken July 27 and sent to Northern Lake Service Inc. analytical laboratory and environmental services in Crandon, Wis., on Aug. 1, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

    The results revealed GenX levels of 36.9 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water source, or before it entered the plant for treatment.

  • Advisory rescinded after water main repair

    The Brunswick County Public Utilities 24-inch water main break in Shallotte last week caused low pressure and outages from Shallotte to the South Carolina state line for a few hours and a system pressure advisory for a few days.

    The distinction made a difference for some local businesses. Those caught without water had to close for the day while the businesses under the advisory could keep their doors open.

  • Calabash approves revised vacation time

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved a revised policy for town employees’ vacation time.

    The change came at the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, and allows employees to accumulate vacation leave time “without any applicable maximum” until Dec. 31 of each year. On that date, an employee with accumulated leave can have the excess converted to sick leave so that no more than 240 hours or 30 days are carried forward into the following calendar year.

  • Clayton man identified in Caswell Beach drowning

    A man who drowned off Caswell Beach on Saturday has been identified.

    Caswell Beach Police Captain Sam Massey identified the victim as 39-year-old Telley Knight of Clayton.

    Massey said Knight was visiting the beach with his family, and went swimming with a cousin just before 4 p.m. Saturday. His cousin, who has not been identified, told Knight he was going ashore, and Massey said that's the last time anyone saw Knight conscious.

  • Carolina Shores sailing forward with stormwater improvements

    CAROLINA SHORES — In the midst of hurricane season, the town is moving ahead with its drainage spot improvement program and other stormwater improvements.

  • Sunset Beach sinkhole attributed to rainfall

    Heavy rainfall last week is blamed for a sinkhole that opened up at 796 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation went on-site last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, closing one lane of the mainland street.

    NCDOT back-filled the hole, Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin said.

  • Winnabow woman dies after being hit by car

    A woman is dead after being hit by a car Thursday, Aug. 10, in Winnabow.

    Sarah Fowler, 33, of Winnabow was in the westbound lane of Old Mill Creek Road just before 6 a.m. Thursday when she was struck by a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Charles Rayl, 25, of Winnabow, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Adams said.

    She died at the scene.

    Adams said it was not clear why Fowler was in the roadway.

    No charges will be filed in the incident, Adams said.

  • Southport man accused in shootings during two-county chase

    A Southport man is accused of shooting at two people during a chase that began in Leland and ended in Wilmington on Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

    Terrell Jamal Pompey, 28, of Stuart Avenue is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of firearm by a felon out in New Hanover County, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.