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Today's News

  • Brunswick promotes from within, selects Perkins as new parks and rec director

    BOLIVIA — Aaron Perkins will lead the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, county administrators announced Monday.

    Deputy County Manager Steve Stone said he was part of a three-person committee including County Manager Ann Hardy and Human Resources Director Scott Milligan to select the new parks and rec director after Jim Pryor left Oct. 8.

    Pryor submitted a resignation letter Sept. 17. He accepted a job as the director of parks and recreation in Forsyth County, Ga.

  • 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.

    Oct. 10

    James Lester Simmons, 39, 7257 Loula St., Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on an order for arrest on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Oct. 11

    Structure fire at 4910 Bridger Road, Apt. 14, by stove catching fire, causing smoke and fire damage.

    Larceny by someone taking buffet table from behind Old Shally Restaurant on Main Street.

    Oct. 12

  • Leland Police report

    Leland 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.

    Oct. 9

    Nicholas John Mateer, 29, 1565 Morgan Road, Supply, arrested on a warrant from New Hanover County for assault with a deadly weapon.

    Oct. 10

    Assault reported by a juvenile who was assaulted at Hunterstone Apartments on Oct. 9.

    Traffic crash, vehicle versus deer on U.S. 74/76 resulting in property damage only.

  • Leland pays $25,500 to settle Internet café lawsuit

    LELAND — Leland commissioners unanimously approved a lawsuit settlement that will pay $25,500 to Internet Café and Sweepstakes of Leland.

    The business sued Leland, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and District Attorney Jon David in 2013 saying it leased retail space at 112-V Village Road beginning in February 2009 and was forced out of business.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach Police Department event summary for Sept. 1-30

    Total number of events: 125

    911 hang up/open line: 1

    Alarm activation: 7

    Animal complaint: 3

    Assist motorist: 2

    Assist other agency: 13

    Attempt to locate: 5

    Business check: 43

    EMS/medical call: 5

    Fire call: 1

    Fireworks: 1

    Found property: 3

    Incident report: 5

    Keep check: 14

    Maintenance/water leaks: 2

    Meet with complainant: 2

  • Holden Beach presents FEMA flood map review

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach officials provided direction for property owners to search for changes to their flood designation at the Oct. 14 town board meeting.

    New preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The FIRM map shows special flood hazard areas and the risk premium zones that provide a basis for establishing flood insurance coverage premium rates.

  • Parks and recreation director steps down

     Brunswick County is searching for a new parks and recreation director after Jim Pryor announced his resignation, effective Oct. 8.

    Pryor submitted his resignation letter Sept. 17 to County Manager Ann Hardy. He accepted a job as the director of parks and recreation in Forsyth County, Ga.

    “With a lot of projects in queue, I will work diligently to keep those efforts moving forward and in good working order,” he wrote in the letter.

    Pryor was hired in August 2008 as the county’s director of parks and recreation.

  • No decision yet on proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increase

     It’s still unclear whether Brunswick County residents will see a dramatic increase in homeowner’s insurance rates following a hearing Monday, Oct. 20, in Raleigh.

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a homeowners’ insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in January, and a public hearing — originally scheduled in August but postponed until Monday— was held in Raleigh.

  • Warriors showered with patriotism in ride through Calabash, county

     CALABASH — Many times, the smallest gestures have the largest impact.

    As disabled veterans rode through Brunswick County communities on Friday, Oct. 17, they appreciated supporters waving American flags and shouting thanks as they lined the streets welcoming riders participating in the Fifth Annual Coastal Carolina Tour Warrior Ride.

    Ronald Mayfield, who served in the Navy, said the public doesn’t realize how much its support means to the riders.

  • Campbell students promote good health at Waccamaw

     ASH — Seventeen years ago, Kate Gore roamed the halls of Waccamaw School in Ash as a fifth-grade student. Now a 28-year-old assistant clinical coordinator at Campbell University, Gore was able to give back to current fifth-graders.

    Gore brought four graduate students from Campbell University’s physical therapy department to Waccamaw on Friday, Oct. 17, to teach students about the importance of healthy habits.