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Today's News

  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' contributor sets book signing at L Bookworm

    Some 118 of the 155 survivors of Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in January were interviewed for new a book chronicling the frightening experience titled “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    One of these “miracle” survivors is Steve O’Brien of Charlotte, who has owned a home on Holden Beach for the past 10 years.

    O’Brien will sign copies of the book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at L Bookworm on Holden Beach Road in Supply.

  • Master site plan for Calabash Town Center gets board approval

    CALABASH—Following a workshop and special meeting Tuesday, the town board of commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a master site plan for Calabash Town Center.

    Approval came following a two-and-a-half-hour-long workshop and hour-long special meeting, during which the board, developer Jim Myers and opposing neighbor Anthony Feilback of The Thistle debated details of the proposed commercial and multi-family venture.

  • Parks and recreation improves community services

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and the Brunswick County Schools have a long history of partnering together on many projects. This partnership has proven invaluable when it comes to providing Brunswick County with fun, family-friendly, engaging recreational programs for children of all ages as well as facilities in which this can all take place.

    “There is a lot that the public doesn’t realize that the Parks and Recreation Department does for the Brunswick County School system,” said Brunswick County Park and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor Greg White.

  • Senate changes may enable former students to get diplomas

    The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 202/S.L. 2009-451, ending graduation requirements for the North Carolina Competency and Computer Skills Tests on July 1.

    Former students who were enrolled in a graduating class from 1981 through 2009 and met all state and local board requirements for a diploma except for passing the competency test(s) and/or computer skills test(s) may petition Brunswick County Schools for a diploma.

    If you think you may be eligible for a diploma based on this new legislation:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door, damaging the door and a window.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door and stole DVDs, a camera, camera charger, money and a credit card.

  • Leland man arrested for weekend break-ins

    LELAND—A Leland man was arrested Saturday, charged with breaking into three homes in the Lanvale Oaks community in Leland.

    Clarence Cornelius Jacobs Jr., 24, of 1577 Bluff Drive NE, Lot 40, Leland, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, second-degree burglary, larceny and three counts of property damage, according to arrest reports.

    Jacobs was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $20,000 secured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Nov. 9-15, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Shores, Pinecrest, Brunswick Community College, Lakes of Lockwood, Shell Point and Longwood.

    K-9 deputies conducted checkpoints at Gray Bridge Rod, Beach Drive and Mount Misery Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Pro Profiles: Mac Hood, a multitasking, quintessential golf professional

    Mac Hood, director of golf and general manager of Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club, laughingly calls himself “the accidental pro.”

    You see, Mac did not begin as a golf professional but worked in Wall Street for 10 years, rising to director of operations at Lebenthal & Co., where he supervised a staff of 23.

  • Golf action

    The Brick Landing Men’s Club weekly tournament was Nov. 10. The format was flighted individual stroke play. Flight one: Gene Bonstein, net 69; Dave Biesack, net 71; Al Zyga, net 73. Flight two: Larry Agrimonti, net 64; Bill Shanley, net 69.