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Today's News

  • 12th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival set for Sept. 17

    A season to celebrate culture and diversity kicks off with this weekend’s 12th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival.

    This year’s festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, once again on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia, promises a wide array of cultures, entertainment and food, event organizer Mari-Lou Wong-Chong says.

  • Supply man charged with assaulting woman

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of assaulting a woman by throwing her into a bed frame, causing a gash to her head.

    Rick Cody Russell, 30, of Oyster Lane was arrested Sept. 7 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

    Warrants show Russell grabbed the woman and pushed her to the floor, causing her head to strike a bed frame Sept. 7. The injury left a large cut on the victim’s head, resulting in five stitches and 11 staples.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 5-9 2016

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

    Sept. 5

    Vandalism reported on Twisted Oak Lane.

    Barbara Lynn Casey, 44, of Ocean Isle Beach charged with larceny of fishing poles and GPS off Dogwood Drive.

    Sept. 9

    Ramirez Silvestre, 42, charged with DWI.

    Ron Locklear, 40, arrested on charges of DWI, careless and reckless and property damage.

  • Brunswick County students ‘READY’ for science

    Brunswick County students are ready for science, according to results from the 2015-2016 North Carolina READY accountability program.

    The results, released Sept. 1, indicate grade level proficiency, or GLP, for eighth-grade science is 81.2 percent, which is 7.3 percent higher than the state average and a 9.8 percent improvement over the past three school years, Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

  • Supply man accused of attempted murder, assault

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of trying to kill another Supply man and assaulting a woman.

    Hunter Keith Potts, 22, of Windward Drive SW was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with felony attempted murder, felony first-degree burglary, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a female.

  • Calabash Fire Department August 2016

    During the month of August, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 183 calls: 10 structure fires, a woods/brush fire, a vehicle fire, five fire alarms, nine motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, a boat rescue, a gas leak, two mutual aid calls, 16 public assistance calls, an other and 135 EMS first response calls.

  • Calabash VFW treats visiting veterans to lunch

    CALABASH — It isn’t every day out-of-town veterans are chauffeured in and treated to lunch at Calabash VFW Post 7288.

    But there was such a day last week.

    Last Friday, Sept. 9, World War II and Korean War veterans who reside at Summit Place Assisted Living six miles away in Little River, S.C., were driven to the Post on Carter Drive to enjoy a midday meal honoring them for their wartime service.

    The 12 veterans arrived in style, in a van with longtime Summit Place driver Al Kuzio at the wheel.

  • Appreciation effort needs some refining

    As we conclude our observances of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many of us feel a renewed sense of appreciation for first responders and other public safety personnel who routinely put themselves in harm’s way to spare the lives of others.

  • Accused BSL kidnapper, car thief extradited to Brunswick County

    A man accused of stealing a car Aug. 4 with a toddler in it in Boiling Spring Lakes has been extradited to Brunswick County.

    Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Brandon Miller was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility at 10:24 p.m. Sept. 7 from the Mecklenburg County Jail.

    Miller was originally arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Aug. 20 and charged with possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of open container/containers of alcohol in a passenger area.

  • A most memorable Friday

    First this week, I want to thank Jim Moore for inviting me to speak at the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club meeting last Friday. If his name seems familiar, it’s because he often contributes spectacular photos to our sports section.

    Secondly, I want to thank the SBI Rotary members for listening to what I had to say. They’re a fun bunch — much more lively than I can be during a 7:30 a.m. meeting. I told them when Jim invited me to speak to them, I thought their meetings were at 7:30 at night. It drew a laugh, but I wasn’t kidding.