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Today's News

  • Animal shelter numbers continue to leap

    Four years after the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office took over running Brunswick County Animal Services, shelter director Lt. Tommy Tolley is still seeing improvements in numbers.

    This summer, the shelter has had days when its canine adoption row was down to just a few dogs in need of a home.

    “We’ve been very, very low on adoption row, which is great,” Tolley said during an interview in August. The day before, he counted a record number of dogs — just one — on adoption row that particular day.

  • More solar farms planned for Brunswick County

    The Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. solar farm on U.S. 17 provides a first look at an alternative method to generate energy.

    Brunswick County could see more solar farms, although they will be tucked out of site in rural areas once the projects begin.

    United Renewable Energy has plans for five solar farms in the works to connect to the BEMC grid.

  • Brunswick Coalition discusses action plan for 2016-17

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition discussed its 2016-17 action plan to fight prescription drug misuse and overdoses in the county during its meeting Sept. 19.

    Coalition coordinator Tammy Brunelle of Coastal Horizons in Wilmington said an action plan is required to receive a Partnership for Success grant, which keeps the coalition operational each fiscal year.

  • Lottery earns record $634M for education

    New results for the N.C. Education Lottery show it raised $634 million in fiscal year 2016 to help support education programs in North Carolina.

    The new results were reported Tuesday, Sept. 13, to the N.C. Education Lottery Commission at its quarterly meeting.

  • Sunset Beach police chief resigns

    Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Joyner has resigned after 27 years with the town.

    Announcement of Joyner's resignation was made Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the town. According to a brief posting on the town website, Joyner cited personal reasons for her resignation.

     

    “I have enjoyed my 27 years as an employee with the town and wish everyone the best,” Joyner is quoted in a press release issued by the town Wednesday. 

    Joyner has been on 12-week unpaid family medical leave that concludes in mid-October.

  • Pipeline spill prompts run on gas in Brunswick County

    Fuel gauges at gas stations hit empty Monday as fear of a major pipeline break spiked a run by customers to fill up their tanks in Brunswick County and along the East Coast.

    Colonial Pipeline reported a mine inspector in Alabama discovered a large spill from one of the company’s two large pipelines that run from Texas to New Jerseyand provides a major source of gasoline delivered to much of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

  • Forrester chosen new Sunset Beach mayor

    SUNSET BEACH — Bob Forrester, chairman of the Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment, has been chosen to serve as Sunset Beach’s new mayor.

    Forrester was chosen by unanimous vote of the current four-member Sunset Beach Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to fill the remaining one-year term of former Mayor Ron Watts, who resigned effective Aug. 16 after selling his house.

    Forrester was among five candidates who spoke at a special meeting and mayoral forum Monday night, Sept. 19.

  • Compass Pointe intersection examined after fatal crash

     A fatal crash in last month has raised concerns about safety at the Compass Pointe and U.S. 74/76 intersection.

  • Calabash ponders revised plans for Devaun Park

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have agreed to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 for a developer of Devaun Park to present modified plans for the upscale community off Beach Drive.

    Vaughn Stanaland has presented plans to modify phase 6B in the community calling for lower-density development that would reduce the number units from 103 single- and multi-family units to 40 all single-family units.

    The town’s planning and zoning board recommended approval of the request following a presentation at its Sept. 6 meeting.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates fatal stabbing in Supply

    A Supply man died after being stabbed early Sunday morning, Sept. 18.

    A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office incident report shows a 40-year-old woman stabbed 58-year-old Danny Nathaniel Grissett at 1816 Empire Road.

    The report describes the incident as a “murder and non-negligent manslaughter.”