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Today's News

  • Calabash assesses post-hurricane stormwater

    CALABASH — With the town only partially through hurricane season, it’s amping up scrutiny of recent rainfall and seeking help from the state.

    “We’re trying to get (the North Carolina Department of Transportation) to clean ditches on Persimmon Road,” commissioner Cecelia Herman, who reports on stormwater issues for the town, said at the monthly town board meeting last Tuesday, Sept. 12.

  • BEMC membership meeting Sept. 23

    The 78th annual Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. membership meeting takes place 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

    Highlights include registration, arts and crafts, baked goods, sausage dogs, snacks and beverages, an auction and health fair, kids’ activities, entertainment, the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign and a raffle.

    At 10:30 a.m., the annual business meeting is scheduled in addition to prize drawings.

  • Six sent to two area hospitals after collision near Calabash

    Six people were taken to two area hospitals following a two-vehicle collision at Thomasboro Road and U.S. 17 North near Calabash.

    Ruth Barone, 72, tried to turn her 2015 Honda Odyssey left onto Thomasboro Road from the highway and struck a 2017 Nissan driven by 29-year-old Rachel Moss of Calabash at 5:33 p.m. Friday, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper J.S. Ransom said.

  • Carolina Shores rescinds state of emergency

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week rescinded the town’s state of emergency and took a closer look at issues spurred by Hurricane Irma.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the monthly commissioners meeting last Thursday, Sept. 14, there was about a half-inch of flooding at Oakbark Court, Sunfield and Palmer drives.

    Overall, he added, none of the town’s developments faced flooding except for some garages and at Northwest Drive and Gate 5.

  • Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally set for Sept. 23

    Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. is sponsoring a Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply.

    For youth 13-19, this event is funded by a Cooperative Abstinence Education Grant awarded to CJH Education Grant Services Inc. Lunch and prizes will be provided.

    For more information, call Jerry Merrick or Regina McLendon at 754-9441.

  • S.C. man accused of running from deputies in Leland

    A South Carolina man is accused of running from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies after a traffic stop in Leland on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Shaquille Weaver, 23, of Wright Boulevard in Conway, is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, providing fictitious information to an officer and speeding.

  • Medicare town hall planned Sept. 26

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have announced a series of free town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

    A pickup rear-ended a school bus early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13.

    No children were on board the bus and no one was injured.

    Odell Williamson Jr., 33, of Sunset Beach was driving north on U.S. 17 in Shallotte in a GMC pickup when he rear-ended a school bus driven by Teresa Walker, 46, of Longwood at 6:43 a.m. near Black’s Tire and Auto Service, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. H.A. Cannady said.

    After hitting the bus, the pickup ran off the road to the right. Walker was able to pull the bus over to the right.

  • Teen Court scheduled for Sept. 26

    The next Brunswick County Teen Court will be Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Leland man accused of stealing safe from septic business

    A Leland man is accused of stealing a safe from a septic business.

    Thomas Louis Bortone, 24, of Mount Misery Road was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with safecracking, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.

    Warrants show Bortone broke into Budget Septic at 9971 Chappell Loop Road and stole a Sentry safe that contained $400 in cash and various vehicle titles Sept. 12.

    Bortone was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released the same day on $35,000 bail.