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Today's News

  • Shallotte man ‘beats crew chief’ to win $20K in tools

    While most of us had to wait until last week for Santa to arrive, Christmas came early this year for Brian Doran when he won the SK Professional Tools “Beat the Crew Chief” Contest in Las Vegas on Oct. 3.

    Doran, originally from Eastern Long Island, N.Y., has worked as a mechanic since 1982 when a friend got him a job in a transmission shop while he was in high school.

  • County sees indirect benefits in 10-year transportation plan

    Only two transportation projects that directly or indirectly impact Brunswick County are expected to make the state’s next 10-year transportation plan when it is released in January.

    North Carolina Department of Transportation Division 3, which covers Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Duplin and Sampson counties, had five aviation projects, a ferry project and three highway projects on the list of division-level projects anticipated to be included for funding.

  • Shark tag nets hat for Holden Beach shell-seeker

    Jessica Antill was trolling for shells rather than sharks when she happened upon a strange greenish object lurking in the high-tide wrack line east of the Holden Beach Fishing Pier.

    Digging a little deeper in the tidal debris that had washed onshore, the Supply resident and beachcomber fished out a 2-inch-long tag set bearing numbers.

    “The shelling wasn’t very good that day, so I decided to do what I could to pick up some of the trash,” said Antill, an administrative assistant for Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Leland considers town fire department

    LELAND — Leland officials will consider creating a town fire department, with or without the Leland Volunteer Fire Rescue Department.

    The town has contracted with the LVFRD since April 20, 2000. The department is a nonprofit that provides fire protection, rescue services and emergency medical care for Leland, Belville and Brunswick County.

  • Kidney donor, recipient embrace health after surgery

    Nearly five months ago, Joel Johnson and Bryan Bernard were sharing a trip to Durham, then a kidney as they underwent donor-recipient surgery Aug. 8 at Duke University Hospital.

    At the end of 2016 and approaching start of a new year, the Supply natives and lifelong friends are definitely grateful for their health and the experiences that sharing the gift of life brought them in the past year.

    “I’m feeling wonderful — I’ve really been blessed,” said Bernard, who celebrated his 47th birthday Nov. 28.

  • A New Year, new opportunities for our retirees

    By Richard Rogers

    Guest Columnist

    As we head into 2017, we are reminded of the promise of a new year in which we hope to see the spirit of collaboration across party lines, regardless of the issues to be faced.

  • You decide: What should be North Carolina’s economic agenda?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    A new year is always a good time to assess where we’ve been and where we’re going. Each year, I want to lose fat and gain muscle. I’ve given up on growing hair!

  • Rockin’ and rollin’ into 2017

    One of my favorite places to visit when I go back to my native Cleveland is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I love seeing all the memorabilia, learning more about the artists and how their music shaped our culture.

    The rock hall, however, has been fraught with controversy even before it was established in 1983. Even though Cleveland was chosen as the site for it because DJ Alan Freed is credited for coining the term “rock and roll,” many believed the hall belonged in New York or Los Angeles (or even anywhere other than Cleveland).

  • Public wins beach access court case

    The state Supreme Court’s dismissal of the Nies v. Emerald Isle case Dec. 14 appears to have ended a five-year legal battle over beach access.

    Emerald Isle beachfront property owners Gregory and Diane Nies first sued the town in 2011 over access to beach property in the “dry sand,” or between the highwater mark and the dunes. When the property owners lost in Carteret County Superior Court and then the state Court of Appeals, they took the case to the state Supreme Court. Neither the Nieses nor the town requested the Supreme Court’s dismissal.

  • Holden Beach updates fire prevention ordinance

    HOLDEN BEACH — Those who plan to visit Holden Beach will need to rethink plans to grill out on decks after Holden Beach commissioners voted unanimously at their Dec. 20 meeting to amend the town Code of Ordinances regarding fire prevention.

    The amended ordinance states open-flame devices, including charcoal burners, cannot be used within 10 feet of any combustible construction, with the exception of propane-fueled grills.