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Today's News

  • Man hospitalized after submerging car in water

    A Southport man was hospitalized Nov. 30 after a medical condition caused him to drive his car into water at Waterfront Park in Southport.

    Southport police patrol officer Jason Freeman said the man, whose name won’t be released for medical reasons, was on his way to work at 6 a.m. on Southport-Supply Road when a medical condition set in.

    Freeman said the man told police the last thing he remembered was being at Long Beach and Southport-Supply roads.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project dredging scheduled to begin Dec. 15

    Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project is scheduled to begin dredging operations on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    The project will place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Shallotte man, son accused of using brass knuckles in attack

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man and his son who are accused of using brass knuckles to attack a man Nov. 30.

    Thomas Edgar Martinez, Jr., 56, of Copas Road in Shallotte and Brandon Amos Martinez, 21 of Robinson Street in Ocean Isle Beach were arrested Thursday, Dec. 1, and each charged with assault with a deadly weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, both misdemeanors.

  • Wilmington woman accused of sharing private photos

    A Wilmington woman is accused of sharing someone’s private photos in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 25-year-old Brittany Carmichael, of Wrightsville Avenue, on Friday, Dec. 2, and charged her with eight felony counts of disclosure of private images.

  • Exam Jam features visit from canine companions

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College students fretting over finals received stress relief from some furry friends Wednesday, Nov. 30.

    As part of the BCC’s Exam Jam to help students survive finals, therapy dogs made a home of the campus library for students to play with and pet.

    Carmen Ellis, the college’s director of learning resources, contacted Canines for Service of Wilmington, which provided dogs from its Canines for Therapy branch for the event.

  • Water line repair complete, voluntary water conservation ends

    Crews completed repairs Monday on a raw water main that broke in October, lifting all water restrictions that remained in place for Brunswick County Public Utilities customers.

    “We are back to normal operation,” public utilities director Jerry Pierce said.

    Customers and wholesale water purchasers had been under mandatory, then voluntary water restrictions since mid-October.

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue members save kitten from storm drain

    A meow from a storm grate resulted in the rescue of a kitten in Leland on Monday night.

    Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department personnel were dispatched to Fat Tony’s Italian Pub at Waterford at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 after the assistant general manager, Brook Carpenter, called to report a kitten stuck in a storm drain in the parking lot.

    She’d tried to rescue the animal herself, to no avail.

    Carpenter said she talked to an off-duty police officer in her restaurant about what to do, and he told her she would need to call 911.

  • BSL resident injured in home burglary

    A Boiling Spring Lakes resident was injured after walking in on a burglary at their home Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered lacerations to the head and face after the burglar attacked them with a comb used to clean paintbrushes, Police Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Armel Anthony Dozier, 59, of Westwood Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, Shirley said.

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the department’s second annual customer survey. All citizen feedback will be collected online. Citizens wishing to participate can go to go.ncsu.edu/customerservice2016. The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and the survey link is mobile friendly.

    The N.C. General Assembly requires the survey to gauge how the transportation department is providing great customer service. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.