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Today's News

  • Hotop-Hyduke

    Deborah Lynn Hotop and Wesley Ryan Hyduke of Egan, Minn., were married April 4 at Seaside United Methodist Church, with Deacon Bob McGahran of St. Brendan Catholic Church officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Diana and William Hotop of Ocean Isle Beach.

    The groom is the son of Susan and Andrew Hyduke of Bethlehem, Pa.

    Sarah Hotop served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Martha Hotop and Kylene Hyduke.

    Scott Mackaro served as best man. Groomsmen were Shane Krabenbauer and Scott Hotop.

    A reception followed the ceremony at Brunswick Plantation.

  • McNabb-Flynn

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lenora Kay McNabb and William. F. ‘Bill‘ Flynn Jr. of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kay D. Pleasants of Supply.She is originally from Charlotte. The prospective groom is the son of Jacqueline Flynn of Philadelphia and is originally from Philadelphia. The two decided to make their home in Brunswick County because they fell in love with the area, the people and their church. An Oct. 17 wedding is set at Sharon United Methodist Church.

  • Norwood-Mills

    Martha Norwood of Marshville and Danny Norwood of Sunset Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Kathleen Norwood, to Daniel Ray Mills. The bride-elect graduated from Forest Hills High School in Marshville in 2004 and from Appalachian State University in Boone in 2008. She is employed by Wilkes County Public Schools and Appalachian State University Athletics. The prospective groom is the son of Tami and David Mills of Marshville. He is a 2003 graduate of Forest Hills High School and attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

  • Developer responds to county's bank attachments, default declarations

    With $1.3 million in unpaid property taxes owed to the county, Brunswick County Revenue Collector Ken Perry moved to attach developer Mark Saunders’ bank account to begin to recoup the money.

    On May 19, Perry attached one of Saunders’ bank accounts for $125,847.

    But in a statement released last week, Saunders said he has yet to pay his property tax bill because the county owes him money.

  • Life happens while you're making other plans

    Just when we thought everything was copasetic and we could just roll along with life, we experienced a number of surprising glitches in our usually tranquil routine. Little did we know that life was happening before our very eyes.

    Life was happening while we were making other plans, usual plans, ordinary plans. It all began with the return of the raccoons.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Sunny Brook Way in Leland; suspect broke victim’s window and stole a pit bull.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Gator Lane in Supply; suspect broke into victim’s storage area and stole a lawnmower, leaf blower, fishing rods and a hammock.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From May 18-24, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 28 calls, made eight drug arrests and wrote 13 uniform citations, including driving while license revoked, no operator’s license, expired registration and no insurance.

  • Holden Beach veterans honor fallen heroes at Memorial Day ceremony

    HOLDEN BEACH—Col. Joe Alano holds Memorial Day sacred, setting it apart from other days to honor those who “gave their lifeblood for their comrades in arms.”

    Alano, director of the JROTC program at West Brunswick High School, addressed others who also consider the day a special one at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at VFW Post 8866, Holden Beach.

    “We who are gathered at [here] pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for their country and who now walk with angels,” he said.

  • Southport woman murdered in home

    SOUTHPORT—The backdoor of Gladys Myrie’s 11th Street home was slashed and the window broken when a relative called 911 around 1:20 p.m. Friday, May 22, to report what he thought was suspicious.

    When asked if Myrie was at home, he told the dispatcher didn’t know.

    But when Southport Police arrived at the home Friday afternoon, they found her dead in her bedroom. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said the cause of death was a stab wound, but did not know how many times she was stabbed.