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Today's News

  • Belville sets hearing on proposed tax increase

    BELVILLE — Belville residents will have the chance to sway the town board’s decision on whether to increase taxes for fiscal year 2016-17 during a public hearing at the June 27 town meeting.

    Town Administrator Athina Williams proposed an $816,000 town budget with no tax increase during the May 23 town meeting. Belville’s property tax rate is $0.0683 per $100 valuation.

  • ‘All clear’ bulletin issued after bomb threat at SBHS

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office issued an all-clear bulletin following a bomb threat evacuation May 25 at South Brunswick High School.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported safe.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded.

    The school was following standard safety protocols, according to updates.

    As a precautionary measure, South Brunswick Middle School was directed by the sheriff’s office to have shelter in place.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man accused of pawning stolen items

    An Ocean Isle Beach man is accused of trying to sell to a pawn shop items he’d stolen from several people.

  • Coast Guard rescues man near Oak Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a man Saturday, May 21, after his kayak capsized near Oak Island.

    Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the distressed 38-year-old Monroe man via his handheld VHF-marine radio at 9:38 a.m., according to a Coast Guard news release/ The man said he was fishing when his kayak overturned near Yaupon reef about 1.5 miles south of Caswell Beach.

  • School bus involved in May 20 accident

    A Brunswick County Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday, May 20.

    No students were on board at the time and no injuries were reported, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

     Trooper T.D. Wheeler of the North Carolina State Highway said the school bus was turning left at U.S. 17 and Smith Avenue when was it was sideswiped by another vehicle. He said neither driver was injured.    

  • OrthoWilmington breaks ground for new office along U.S. 17 in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE — OrthoWilmington broke ground on a new medical office along U.S. 17 on Friday, May 20.

    The building will consolidate the OrthoWilmington offices from Supply and Sunset Beach in one location, Drs. Thomas Kelso and Michael Marushack said.

    Kelso and Marushack bought the property before merging their medical office, Orthopaedic Specialists, which included five physicians and three to four physicians assistants, with OrthoWilmiington in 2015.

  • TSB releases report on March helicopter crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board released its report on a March 23 helicopter crash at Cape Fear Regional Jetport near Southport in which a man suffered minor injuries.

    The flight instructor, Jessica Ward, who is also the owner of High Tides Helicopters on the property, said the student pilot was asked to do multiple "pickups and set downs" on a grass area at the airport.

  • Brunswick Coalition moves two billboards

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition decided on two new locations for its billboards geared toward prescription drug abuse prevention.

    The billboards are at 2618 Ocean Highway, a tenth of a mile south of Royal Oak Road in Shallotte, and 7270 U.S. 17 just south of N.C. 87 in Leland. The billboards will move to 5433 Main St. just south of Sellers Street in Shallotte, and at 101 N.C. 87 E. 600 feet east of U.S. 17 in Winnabow.

  • Deputies seek man reported missing from Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a Virginia man last seen a week ago in Shallotte.

    Arpad "Arpi" Carl Nagy
, 53, was with family about 5 p.m. May 15 at a Kinlaw Drive residence before he disappeared, according to a news release issued Saturday afternoon, May 21.

  • State coastal agency to survey beachgoers

    North Carolina beachgoers may be asked to participate in a survey about public beach and waterfront access this summer. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) will conduct the survey on behalf of the state’s coastal agency at public beach and waterfront access sites along the North Carolina coast.