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Today's News

  • Duo accused of robbing Carolina Shores drugstore

    A man accused of robbing a Carolina Shores drugstore with a knife faces felony charges in Brunswick County after his Thursday, Feb. 19, arrest.

    Deputies arrested 39-year-old Luther Stanley and 21-year-old Jennifer Hailey Moreland, both of 4409 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on various charges a day after Stanley was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Meteorologists expect ‘dangerously cold’ temperatures

     A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) is no longer in effect, but the cold is here to stay through the end of the week.

    The winter weather advisory issued earlier in the week was lifted after very little precipitation fell Feb. 16-17, said Steve Pfaff, an NWS meteorologist in Wilmington.

    But the forecast prompted Brunswick County Schools to operate on a one-hour delay for students Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • Attorney alerts lottery of apparent winner

    An attorney representing a person who claims to have one of the winning tickets sold in the Feb. 11 Powerball jackpot has told the North Carolina Education Lottery no immediate claim of the prize is planned.

    The N.C. Education Lottery confirmed Thursday the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Scotchman convenience store on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

  • Wedding house report under review in Holden Beach

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners sent back a report for further review to the planning and zoning board about the wedding house controversy during their meeting Feb. 10.

    Commissioners had asked at their January meeting for the planning and zoning board to look into the situation involving the 16-bedroom house at 1355 Ocean Blvd. W., where weddings are held virtually every week during the tourist season.

  • Brunswick Beaches Consortium elects new leaders

    OAK ISLAND — The Brunswick Beaches Consortium voted in a new chairman and vice chair for the second time in three months at its Feb. 12 meeting.

    The BBC leadership has been in flux since Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons was removed from representing his town in November after Caswell Beach Commissioners questioned where the town’s yearly $12,000 lobbying payment to the BBC was going.

  • Bill could eliminate ETJs before Leland can ask for one

    Leland officials want an extraterritorial jurisdiction just like other Brunswick County towns, but a bill proposed in the new legislative session could eliminate every ETJ in North Carolina.

    Town board members discussed how to sway Brunswick County commissioners to allow ETJs again at their first goal-setting workshop in January.

    North Carolina statute G.S. 160A-360(e) requires that the county approve the extension of city extraterritorial jurisdiction into any area where the county enforces zoning, subdivision regulations and the state building code.

  • Major injustice to the fishing community
  • Ray Reyes: New golf manager at Sea Trail

     Last September, Raymond Reyes, came to Sea Trail as the new golf manager. He is having a blast and making a difference.

    The 25-year-old resort and residential community in Sunset Beach had been experiencing financial difficulties for several years. In 2013, a Chinese investor known only as Mr. Pan, bought Sea Trail for $8.5 million.

  • Movie magic delivers reality checks
  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

     

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we had less activity than normal because of the weather in the Raleigh area, we had no vote sessions in the House of Representatives and few votes in the Senate, and we were able to put more work behind the scenes into some of the bills we hope to file and pass.