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Today's News

  • Annual flushing program set for Sept. 11 completion

    On June 15, the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department began its annual flushing program. During the past few weeks, public utilities crews have worked to flush all of the water mains in the county system. The crews are nearing completion of the flushing program.
    Brunswick County will complete its annual flushing program Sept. 11 and will convert back to chloramines as the primary disinfectant.

  • U.S. 17 lane closures continue in Shallotte

    Because of weather delays, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue intermittent lane closures at U.S. 17 (Ocean Highway) and U.S. 17 Business, south of Shallotte, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting.  
    The closure is necessary for crews to finish the final paving of the road and intersections. Once completed, this will improve the traffic flow in the area by extending the left turn lane which will allow continuous through movement on U.S. 17, according to an NCDOT news release.

  • Alfy Hill on Eagles’ roster

    Alfy Hill is on the football roster for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, is so new to the team that Eagles’ website lists him as 6-foot-5 but lists no weight. His jersey number is 77.

    A brief biography states that Hill is a “a 6-foot-3, 283 pound defensive end, Hill began his collegiate career at the University of Alabama but played his final two seasons at Winston-Salem State. In his senior year, he accumulated 29 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Hill practiced with the Arizona Cardinals this spring prior to joining the Eagles.”

  • Photos of the BB&T Cheerleading Showcase
  • VIDEO: West Brunswick cheerleaders at BB&T Cheerleading Showcase
  • Leland teen charged with assault in stabbing

    A Leland teen is accused using a small folding knife to stab a man in the stomach.

    Officers arrested 19-year-old Andrew James Willetts, of Blue Banks Road, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to Leland police reports.

    Willetts is accused of stabbing Anthony Buchymer with the knife’s three-inch blade about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, warrants show.

    Willetts is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $30,000 bail.

  • Man accused of selling pills in Leland parking lot

    A Wilmington man is accused of selling 80 morphine tablets in a Leland parking lot.

    Leland detectives arrested 50-year-old Daniel Harris Glisson, of Shaw Court, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and charged him with trafficking of an opiate and maintaining a vehicle for sale of narcotics, according to a police department news release.

    Detectives said Glisson sold the pills to someone in the Food Lion parking lot at 103 Village Road, where he was arrested without incident, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in the release.

  • Sunset Beach West gets preliminary plat OK

    SUNSET BEACH — The town planning board has given conditional, preliminary plat approval to Sunset Beach West, a 21-home development proposed for location across Mad Inlet west of the Sunset Beach island.

    Approval came at the Aug. 6 planning board meeting, with board chairwoman Carol Santavicca along with board members Noelle Kehrberg, Len Steiner, Greg Jensen and Bob Tone voting in favor. Board member Tom Vincenz abstained, which town planning director Rawls Howard said is counted as a yes vote.

  • Paws Place secures land for indoor/outdoor facility

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — Summer heat and humidity hung thick as a blanket one recent July morning as Tony Durso and the usual Paws Place team toiled and tended to assorted dogs amid the outdoor kennels at Paws Place.

    It was just another typical sweaty dog day for humans and canines alike at the no-kill rescue facility on Boiling Spring Road, but maybe not for long.

  • Mark Roberts Band plays Ocean Isle Beach on Friday, Aug. 14

    Called one of the hottest bands in the Southeast, The Mark Roberts Band specializes in suitable-for-dancing sounds of beach and classic rock.

    The Wilmington-based band is heating up the next Ocean Isle Beach summer concert stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    The band’s don’t-miss style is described as soulful, dynamic and downright magical.

    “Our shows are designed to touch everyone,” says band namesake/front man Mark Roberts, who also serves as lead vocalist.