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Today's News

  • Leland man accused of stealing safe from septic business

    A Leland man is accused of stealing a safe from a septic business.

    Thomas Louis Bortone, 24, of Mount Misery Road was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with safecracking, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.

    Warrants show Bortone broke into Budget Septic at 9971 Chappell Loop Road and stole a Sentry safe that contained $400 in cash and various vehicle titles Sept. 12.

    Bortone was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released the same day on $35,000 bail.

  • NCDMV customers reminded to check for ‘.gov’ in websites

    The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has received complaints from citizens using unofficial websites that charge fees for the simplest DMV services or products. The official NCDMV website charges nothing for DMV information or forms, and its products are usually provided free or at much lower rates than those advertised on unofficial sites.

  • Sixth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    Saturday, Sept. 30 will mark the sixth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, held by Hope Harbor Home.

    This year’s event will start at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

    On-site pre-registration will start at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Riders will be escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Marshall issues warning about fake charities following natural disasters

    North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall warned that the second Category 4 hurricane to hit the U.S. in less than three weeks may spawn a wave of solicitations from fake charities.

  • Six sent to two area hospitals after collision near Calabash

    Six people were taken to two area hospitals following a two-vehicle collision at Thomasboro Road and U.S. 17 North near Calabash.

    Ruth Barone, 72, tried to turn her 2015 Honda Odyssey left onto Thomasboro Road from the highway and struck a 2017 Nissan driven by 29-year-old Rachel Moss of Calabash at 5:33 p.m. Friday, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper J.S. Ransom said.

  • State settles with Lenovo over software

    North Carolina has settled with Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to North Carolina consumers that made consumers’ personal information vulnerable to hackers. The settlement was negotiated and finalized in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission and 31 other states.

  • Club Profile: Carolina Shores Garden Club

     Meets: second Wednesday of each month, September to May

    Membership: Open to all communities in Carolina Shores

    President: Jane Boyle, (910) 575-6367, jboyle@atmc.net

    Vice President: Joanne Bendy

    Secretary: Jeanne Zalasko

    Treasurer: Kay Craig

    For almost four decades, the Carolina Shores Garden Club has been doing its part to cultivate beauty in the community.

    Founded in 1978 by Mary Quinlan, the club convenes monthly from September through May to cover a variety of topics having to do with gardening.

  • Byrd fights for spot on European Tour

     Zack Byrd has spent the last year playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa after a decorated golf career at Coastal Carolina University. Byrd, a Carolina Shores native, was once one of the top junior golfers in North Carolina. Now Byrd is in the second stage of qualifying school for a position on the European Tour. 

  • County golf squads compete in conference match

     South Brunswick and West Brunswick finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in a Mideastern Conference golf match Sept. 13 at The Lakes at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Laney won the nine-hole team event, which was played on the 2,767-yard par 36 in Brunswick County.

    Laney’s Jayla Rogers captured medalist honors with a 3-over par 39, while Hoggard’s Anna Moore finished as runner-up with a 5-over 41.

    Laney (133) bested Hoggard (164) by 31 strokes to capture its fourth consecutive team win of the 2017 season.