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Today's News

  • Calabash Fire Department March 2015

    The Calabash Fire Department in March responded to 148 calls: five structure fires, five woods/brush fires, one vehicle fire, three fire alarms, three motor vehicle accidents, three investigations, nine public assistance calls, two other and 117 EMS first-response calls.

  • East end inaction could cost more than $35 million, OIB mayor says

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — If nothing is done to fend off erosion at the east end of Ocean Isle Beach, economic losses could total more than $35 million over the next 30 years, Mayor Debbie Smith outlined at a public workshop about a proposed terminal groin for her island this past Saturday, April 4.

  • Sunset Beach mayor opposes town staff recommendation

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts has opposed a town staff-supported request to remove multifamily residential uses from the island’s beach business (BB1) commercial zoning district.

    Watts, who owns property in the district, said he spoke “as a citizen” at the board’s April 2 meeting about island resident Jan Harris’ requested zoning change, which the board tabled until its April 16 meeting.

  • Sunset Beach councilman explains role on terminal groin team

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Councilman Wilson Sherrill said he was invited to attend a meeting about Ocean Isle Beach’s proposed terminal groin about two years ago while serving on the Brunswick Beaches Consortium.

    Sherrill, reading a statement at his town board’s monthly pre-meeting workshop Monday, April 6, said he was invited as a member of the public by Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith to an environmental impact statement (EIS) meeting about the groin sought for Ocean Isle Beach’s east end in late 2012 or early 2013.

  • West Brunswick teams reach title games

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it rallied to beat Winslow Township (N.J.) 8-7 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Tuesday, April 7, on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans will play in the title game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    West trailed 5-2 in the fifth. Tyler Stanley led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Zachary Johnson singled. Brett Babson singled home a run and Johnson advanced to third. He then scored on a steal of home, cutting the lead to 5-4.

  • Hunter Allen has three hits in ECU victory

     GREENVILLE —Hunter Allen and Jackson Mims each recoded three hits, while Charlie Yorgen drove in a pair helping East Carolina (20-13) to a 7-5 win over Campbell (24-8) Tuesday night at Jim Perry Stadium.

    Jacob Wolfe (2-1) notched the win working five-plus frames allowing three runs (all earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Reid Love recorded his fourth save of the season surrendering a run (earned) on three hits in the ninth inning.

  • County board responds to legislative bills with slew of resolutions

    BOLIVIA — County officials have made their stand clear on local legislative items.

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during their meeting Monday, April 6, for a series of resolutions to notify legislators of the county’s stance on proposed legislation that, if approved, could greatly impact Brunswick County.

  • Residents bring H2GO fight to county

    BOLIVIA — Residents of northern Brunswick County who have called for an end to the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO sanitary district filled the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners room Monday, April 6, to seek the board’s support.

    The residents of Magnolia Greens and Waterford subdivisions in Leland, among other H2GO customers, learned that property in Belville, which sits between the neighborhoods, has been zoned for H2GO to build a $40 million reverse osmosis water plant.

  • Shallotte police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 1

    Leslianne Paolilli, 35, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Larceny; someone took $71 from a wallet in a nightstand at a Mulberry Street residence.

    April 2

    Judith Short Thacker, 57, was arrested on a charge of larceny by an employee.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 21

    Sandra Artis was arrested on speeding and DWI charges on U.S. 74/76 at Enterprise Drive.

    Missing person found; victim’s girlfriend reported his disappearance from Leland.

    Property damage on Village Road.

    Identity theft; victim’s Social Security card was used to file a tax return on Watersfield Road.