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Today's News

  • Man charged in attempted Oak Island kidnapping

    Police arrested a man accused of trying to steal a vehicle with a pregnant mother and child inside in Oak Island.

    Joseph “Joe” Dylan Dreisonstok, 24, of Wilmington was arrested Monday morning and faces charges of assault on a female, attempted larceny and larceny of a motor vehicle, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

    Warrants were served on Dreisonstok in the July 1 incident on South Middleton Avenue, according to an Oak Island Police Department Facebook post.

    Dreisonstok remains jailed on $100,000 bail.

  • My staycation offered a different view on Brunswick County

    I had the chance this past week to get a different look at Brunswick County when the entire family arrived for a few days of togetherness while vacationing on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Most of my experiences in and around the county involve town meetings, budget meetings, or the occasional accident or fire, although I get out into the community when we feature people and places in the paper or a special section.

    But I’m still on the clock for those moments even when I’m wandering the beach looking for a good photo or taking a tour of the Shallotte River.

  • Municipal elections filing period open

    Brunswick County’s election filing period for Brunswick County’s 19 municipalities, two sanitary districts and the Dosher Hospital Board of Trustees opened at noon Friday, July 7.

    Election filing will continue through noon Friday, July 21.

    Brunswick County’s municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    Bald Head Island

    Mayor Andy Sayre filed July 7 to run for re-election.

  • Playground to re-open with new equipment

    ASH — Ruth Marlow dreamt of building a park in her community on Little Prong Road, but she died in 1991 before it was realized.

    The late Bettie Marlow kept that dream alive by establishing the Roosevelt and Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation in memory of her grandparents and then established Roosevelt and Ruth Memorial Park in 1997 on nearly four acres donated by the couple.

  • New Brick Landing development receives preliminary OK

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Planning Board approved revising Brick Landing’s planned development to allow adding up to 30 single-family residential lots on 7.2 acres off Goose Creek Road.

    The Greenside Manors at Brick Landing project would revise a change to the planned development made in 2005 that intended for the area to become a driving range.

    Plans to relocate the existing driving range fell through and the property remained vacant.

    The planning board held a public hearing July 10 to receive input from residents on the proposal.

  • Superior Quality Car and Truck Club

    Founder and president: Josh Knight

    Info: Go to superiorqualitycarclub.com or facebook.com/superiorquality.est13 for meeting times, dates, locations and other details

    Superior Quality Car and Truck Club members are serious car enthusiasts who are serious about supporting the community.

    Josh Knight, club founder and president, said the club was organized July 4, 2013, in Shallotte.

  • Animal group sets sights on tethering ban after cruelty arrests

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    SHALLOTTE — An advocacy group for the humane treatment of animals in Brunswick County is calling for a ban on tethering after two Winnabow men were charged in an animal cruelty case last week.

    Bristol Benjamin Richardson, 67, was arrested July 3 and charged with obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, after the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said he tried to stop deputies and animal control officers from taking his relative’s dogs.

  • Ladies Night Out Purse Bash returns July 20

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Ladies Night Out Purse Bash from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

    The fundraiser returns to 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply, formerly known as 101 Stone Chimney Place, now The Brunswick Center at Supply.

    The main event is a drawing every 5 minutes to win handbags by Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade. The last drawing of the night is for a surprise designer bag.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Drawings are between 6 and 6:50 p.m. and will continue from 7:35 to 8:20 p.m.

  • Sidecar Social Club to bring jazz, blues, R&B and rock to LCAC

    The heat of the summer has ended Leland’s concert in the park season, but the music keeps playing at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, which will host the Sidecar Social Club on July 15.

    It will mark the Raleigh-based five-piece group’s first performance in Brunswick County.

    They bring a special sound that mixes jazz, blues and music from the ‘40s and ‘50s with more modern covers.

  • OIB increase in visitors raises trash concerns

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach has had a hard summer dealing with trash— in trashcans, on the beaches and in the sewer system.

    Public utilities director Bobby Hardy told the town board at its meeting Tuesday morning flushable wipes are causing problems with the sewer pumps.

    The utilities department has had to change out sewer pumps that get clogged by the wipes, which are supposed to be dissolve but don’t.