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Today's News

  • 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.

  • S.C. man accused of running from deputies in Leland

    A South Carolina man is accused of running from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies after a traffic stop in Leland on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Shaquille Weaver, 23, of Wright Boulevard in Conway, is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, providing fictitious information to an officer and speeding.

  • Medicare town hall planned Sept. 26

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have announced a series of free town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

    A pickup rear-ended a school bus early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.

    No children were on board the bus and no one was injured.

    Odell Williamson Jr., 33, of Sunset Beach was driving north on U.S. 17 in Shallotte in a GMC pickup when he rear-ended a school bus driven by Teresa Walker, 46, of Longwood at 6:43 a.m. near Black’s Tire and Auto Service, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. H.A. Cannady said.

    After hitting the bus, the pickup ran off the road to the right. Walker was able to pull the bus over to the right.

  • Teen Court scheduled for Sept. 26

    The next Brunswick County Teen Court will be Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • 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.

  • Health Fair events offered in Ash

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a series of community health events to encourage healthy living and wellness beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash.

  • American Red Cross seeks blood donations

    As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

  • Navassa reschedules regular town council meeting for Sept. 26

    The regularly scheduled Navassa Town Council meeting for September was rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meetings are typically held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis said the meeting date was changed because some council members are attending the North Carolina League of Municipalities yearly conference Sept. 20-23 in Greenville.

    The rescheduled meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Navassa Community Center at 338 Main St.

    For more information, call 371-2432.

  • Carolina Shores rescinds state of emergency

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week rescinded the town’s state of emergency and took a closer look at issues spurred by Hurricane Irma.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the monthly commissioners meeting last Thursday, Sept. 14, there was about a half-inch of flooding at Oakbark Court, Sunfield and Palmer drives.

    Overall, he added, none of the town’s developments faced flooding except for some garages and at Northwest Drive and Gate 5.