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Today's News

  • Trojans’ Ortiz to play lacrosse at Montreat

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Ariella Ortiz signed a letter of intent Thursday, May 26, to attend Montreat College and play lacrosse.

    This is the third signing from coach Kate Gentle’s team.Yet another senior will sign in June, Gentle said.

    “I absolutely fell in love with the sport and I wanted to continue in college,” said Ortiz, one of two West goalkeepers.

    The 2015-16 season was the first for the Cavaliers.

  • ‘All clear’ bulletin issued after bomb threat at SBHS

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office issued an all-clear bulletin following a bomb threat evacuation May 25 at South Brunswick High School.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported safe.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded.

    The school was following standard safety protocols, according to updates.

    As a precautionary measure, South Brunswick Middle School was directed by the sheriff’s office to have shelter in place.

  • ‘All clear’ bulletin issued after bomb threat evacuation at South Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office issued an all-clear bulletin following a bomb threat evacuation this morning at South Brunswick High School.

    Shelter that was in place for South Brunswick Middle School has also been lifted.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

    Officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene.

    The school was following standard safety protocols, according to updates.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies salute those who died in service

    Memorial Day services this year will once again honor soldiers and veterans both past and present.

    Several Memorial Day ceremonies are planned this year, starting with afternoon events Sunday, May 29, in Shallotte’s new Mulberry Park and continuing Monday, May 30, with ceremonies in Sunset Beach, Calabash, Holden Beach and on the Battleship North Carolina.

  • Firearms stolen from Calabash residence

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of firearms and other items from a Calabash residence.

    The break-in and theft were reported May 22 at 680 Persimmon Road. Among the firearms reported stolen were a semi-automatic handgun, a .38 special, a 22-gauge rifle, a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, a 20-gauge single-barrel shotgun, a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun, a 30/30 shotgun, SK-47 fixed bayonets and a black powder custom-made muzzle loader.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council nixes reducing tax rate

    SUNSET BEACH —Sunset Beach Town Council has defeated 3-2 a motion to reduce the town’s ad valorem tax rate from the current 16 cents to 11.8 cents per $100 of valuation.

    The vote came at the board’s May 17 meeting after the reduction was proposed by councilman Richard Cerrato and seconded by councilman Mark Benton.

    A public hearing for the budget is scheduled for council’s upcoming meeting Monday, June 6.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 16

    James Christopher Jacobs was arrested on charges of assault, drunk and disruptive, larceny, property damage and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

    Michael Colon was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

  • Belville sets hearing on proposed tax increase

    BELVILLE — Belville residents will have the chance to sway the town board’s decision on whether to increase taxes for fiscal year 2016-17 during a public hearing at the June 27 town meeting.

    Town Administrator Athina Williams proposed an $816,000 town budget with no tax increase during the May 23 town meeting. Belville’s property tax rate is $0.0683 per $100 valuation.

  • Leland budget proposes 3.18-cent tax increase

    LELAND — Leland officials will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, to receive feedback on the 2016-17 budget’s proposed 3.18-cent tax increase.

    Town Manager David Hollis presented board members a $10.6 million budget for 2016-17, up from $8.4 million in 2015-16.

    Hollis’ budget proposal includes an increase in the tax rate to .1833 cents per $100 valuation.

    Leland has kept the tax rate at .1515 cents per $100 of property value since 2012-13.

  • Holden Beach asks county to ‘co-sign’ financing

    BOLIVIA — Holden Beach is seeking Brunswick County’s help to receive financing for a multi-million dollar beach management project.

    The town’s Central Reach beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

    Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett told county commissioners May 16 the town needs their help to start the beach renourishment project by the end of the year.