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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach police seek Hardee’s robber

    Sunset Beach police are seeking information about a robbery at Hardee’s early Friday morning, Sept. 22. No one was injured.

    Someone armed with a pistol entered the restaurant at 1651 Seaside Road SW just after 4 a.m. and demanded the manager open the safe. The robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    No description of the robber was provided.

    Sunset Beach police were first to arrive and soon received mutual aid from Ocean Isle Beach police and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Latest Lockwood Folly dredge work finished, for now

    Maintenance dredging of the Lockwood Folly Inlet has been completed, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week.

    USACE Wilmington District completed work in the inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island that resumed in late August. Work by the shallow-draft side-cast Merritt dredge had to be suspended in July after the half-century-old vessel had to be taken up to Manns Harbor near the Outer Banks for repairs to a hole and breach on the dredge boat that had caused it to start taking in water.

  • Hurricane Jose lingers as Hurricane Maria threatens coast

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Hurricane Center in Miami announced Hurricane Maria became a Category 5 storm as of 8 p.m. Monday.

    By Tuesday afternoon, the hurricane was 110 miles southeast of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, moving northwest at 10 mph. Forecasts show it was likely to continue in that direction and reach Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

    The hurricane was reported to have sustained winds of 160 mph; 110 mph is considered a major hurricane.

  • School board approves Town Creek schools’ designs

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education approved the schematic designs for the addition to Town Creek Elementary School and the new Town Creek Middle School during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

  • County board OKs school bond financial advisor, water connection

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved a contract Monday night with Stephens Inc. to serve as the financial advisor to issue the first phase of General Obligation (GO) bonds for Brunswick County Schools improvements and expansion.

    County Manager Ann Hardy said the $152 million in bonds will be issued in phases with $52,950,000 to be issued in July 2018.

    In July 2020, $47,550,000 will be issued for phase two and $51,500,000 will be issued in July 2022 for phase three.

  • Jessica’s Journey: Former teacher travels the globe for God

    Christ’s presence has been felt by 24-year-old Jessica Bundy for a long time. But the Southport native and former Supply Elementary School teacher said she decided about two years ago it was time to truly let the Lord into her life.

    “Since then, I realized the Lord’s plans for us are the best,” she said.

    But Bundy knew she didn’t want to keep the good news all to herself and set out to spread the word to everyone she could.

    The World Race made that possible.

  • Railroad work requires River Road closure

    River Road/N.C. 133, north of the intersection with George II Highway/N.C. 87 in Brunswick County, will be closed to traffic for two weeks, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    The closure is needed so a contractor for the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point can make improvements to a railroad crossing.

    The road closure will start at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 and last until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. Traffic will be detoured using N.C. 87, U.S. 17 and U.S. 17/74/76.

  • Sunset Beach to address park fees Oct. 2

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council is stepping up consideration of town park fees and other matters after Mayor Pro Tem Carol Scott took issue with ongoing delays and a lack of agenda items at council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday, Sept. 19.

    Following debate about a deadline and time factor, council informally agreed to address park rules and fees at its next meeting Monday, Oct. 2.

    Scott also complained about a scant agenda Tuesday.

  • BCAR releases August 2017 real estate data

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued its steady growth during August with the number of units sold up 20 percent over July and 33 percent over August 2016, according to statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “August may be the last month of summer vacation, but the real estate market in Brunswick County certainly didn’t take a summer a break,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release.

  • Supply man wins $150,000 Powerball prize

    Joseph Britt of Supply is celebrating after he won $150,000 playing Powerball. He beat odds of one in 913,129 to win the prize in the Sept. 13 drawing, according to a N.C. Education Lottery news release.

    His good fortune happened after he stopped at the Minuteman Food Mart on Holden Beach Road in Shallotte and bought a Powerball ticket.

    The ticket matched the numbers on the four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. Because Britt added the $1 Power Play feature, the prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn.