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Today's News

  • Gypsy moth treatments planned near Bolivia

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will soon start treating a gypsy moth infestation on 774 acres near Bolivia in Brunswick County. Treatment is expected to start about April 11, depending on weather conditions and insect development, and continue into early May.

    Two fine-mist applications of the biological pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki (Btk) will be made five to 10 days apart using a low-flying helicopter. Btk is not harmful to humans, plants or animals, except small caterpillars.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • County drugstore fined for price-scanner errors

    A Brunswick County drugstore is among five in the state from which the state collected fines in the first quarter of the year because of excessive price-scanner errors.

    Walgreens No. 2530 at 5098 Southport-Supply Road in Southport paid $660 in civil penalties, according to a news release from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division.

    An initial inspection in November found an error rate of 10 percent, based on five overcharges in a 50-item lot.

  • Task force tackles opioid epidemic

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

     

    ST. JAMES — Brunswick County Opioid Task Force host and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis’ mission is to get back to a Brunswick County where residents do not see the words “opioid epidemic” in the same sentence ever again.

  • Savor flavors at weekend wine fests

    Wine weekend is winding its way through the South Brunswick Islands.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Museum Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, The Wine Fest 2017, is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s theme is “Venetian Magic,” showcasing Marie Kasper’s award-winning art, “Maschera Del Galeone,” at the event to benefit the museum and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  • Days at the Dock promises too much fun plus bopples

    It’s time to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, is an annual event mainstay at annual Days at the Dock festivities, slated for Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to celebrate spring starts at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • Shallotte Police Department April 13-21 2017

     Shallotte Police Department

     

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

     

    April 13

    Travis Keith St. Pierce, 29, arrested on a warrant.

     

    April 17

    Larceny of blue, white and black bicycle valued at $85 from front yard on Owendon Drive.

     

    April 18

    Harassment reported on Hardsmith Street.

     

    April 19

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 18-20

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 18

    A report was taken about a lottery scam via Facebook in which a victim was scammed.

    April 20

    Daniel Lee Locklear, 21, of Live Oak Drive, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins two races

    Having come up just a few points shy of a Mazda MX-5 Cup  championship earlier in his career, Patrick Gallagher knows that every point matters.

    That was evident Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. The Ohio native converted an ambitious last-lap pass into his second victory of the day in the No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing entry as the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season opened with two very competitive races.

  • BCC sweeps Patrick Henry in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team Patrick Henry Community College 17-12 in nine innings and 8-7 in nine innings in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, BCC hit four home runs: a solo home run by Joel McDaniel, a solo home run by Zach Johnson and two two-run home runs by Tyler Schneider. Schneider’s second home run was on a 3-0 pitch.