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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Greenlands Farm Tapas & Tour set for Saturday

    Greenlands Farm’s next farm-to-table Tapas & Tour promises an afternoon of good food, great conversation, and homestead living.

    The event from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, featuring Chef Melon Corsini begins with delicious tapas with ingredients grown right on the farm. It takes place as the only event ever planned in Greenlands’ farmhouse.

    Fine wine chosen by a local connoisseur will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 12-18 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest.

    Sept. 12

    Larceny reported on Fifth Street.

    Sept. 13

    Larceny reported on Seaside Road.

    Sept. 16

    Attempted breaking and entering on 29th Street.

    Sept. 18

    Breaking and entering, larceny reported on 29th Street.

    Miranda Carole Williams, 40, of 303 Shoreline Drive E., arrested on a DWI charge.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 6

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Goodwin announces $3.6 M BCBSNC fine

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin fined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina $3.6 million as part of a voluntary settlement agreement he signed Sept. 15.

  • Vote ‘yes’ on $152M school bond

    Along with the local, state and federal races between candidates that will appear on our ballots for the Nov. 8 general election will be a referendum about a $152 million bond for Brunswick County Schools.

  • You decide: How does the ‘iron law of real estate’ impact us?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Almost 40 years ago, my wife and I bought our first home. As a wet-behind-the-ears Ph.D. economist, I wanted to impress my wife with my knowledge of real estate by stating the “iron law of real estate.”

    I confidently explained the “law” to her this way. “With a limited budget, people who value space, like square footage, over accessibility to work, shopping and other amenities, buy a home farther out.

  • Readers feed on restaurant, grocery news

    One thing I’ve noticed in my three years here is few things generate a buzz like the prospect of a new chain restaurant coming to the area.

    Last week, it was the news that Shallotte Properties LLC submitted arequestto the Shallotte Planning Boardfor a 90-seat Zaxby’s Restaurant at 4736 Main St., the site of the former Hardee’s and The Grille restaurants.

  • Lockwood Folly: 20 years of helping others

    Lockwood Folly is an exciting place these days. It is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County. The normal high level of activity has been enhanced by new greens that were installed this past summer, and by the ongoing construction of a new 16,000 square-foot clubhouse.

    This year marks the 20th year of hugely successful charity events, many of them focused on breast cancer. Other charities that have received the largess of Lockwood are Awareness of Autism, Hospice Closer to Home and Ovarian Cancer Research.

  • How to ‘de-skunk’ a pet who’s been ‘skunked’

     Dr. Ernie Ward

     

    Have you ever smelled something so bad it turned your eyes sideways? I have. I was a frenzied first-year veterinarian in western North Carolina with more patients than July beach tourists with sunburns when it happened.

    “Dr. Ward, quick! We’ve got an emergency!”