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Today's News

  • Local residents protest federal tax plan

    A group of about 40 people from all over Brunswick County show up Dec. 7 at Congressman David Rouzer’s office in Bolivia to protest the federal government’s proposed tax plan, which they believe will hurt the middle class and harm the environment. Among the protest participants are members of Stand Up Brunswick and the Brunswick Environmental Action Team.

  • School board picks Miller as chairman, Cooke as vice chairwoman

     

  • Shallotte police seek phone thief

     

  • Man sentenced to more than seven years for burglary

    A Fair Bluff man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and being a habitual felon, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.  

    A Superior Court judge, whom the release did not name, sentenced 40-year-old Rostin Royce Bromell to between 88 and 118 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served.

  • Agents seize drugs, handguns from felon

     

  • ‘Mermaid House’ makes a splash in Calabash

    CALABASH — When Terri Glover met wood craftsman Al Nord at a local artisan market, it was mermaid love at first sight.

    Eyeing a carved wooden mermaid on display at the Shallotte artist’s booth, “she asked me could I make a bigger mermaid,” Nord recalled. “Could I make it into a shutter? That’s what actually started the whole mermaid thing.”

  • Sunset Beach man finds model boat originally launched from Ireland

    SUNSET BEACH — Those who walk on the beach at 4 a.m. are likely to have good luck finding treasures along the shore. Just ask Rex Wray of Sunset Beach.

    A former GM employee who used to work the third shift, Wray rises early every day to take a walk along the ocean, eyes peeled for anything worth collecting. Over the years, he has collected items from a scotch bonnet — North Carolina’s state shell— to a message in a bottle from a woman in Ocean Isle Beach announcing that while she had low points in her life, she’s doing well now.

  • H2GO board votes to turn utility over to Belville

    H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board members voted at their Nov. 28 meeting to turn the utility over to the town of Belville.

    During the meeting at Leland Middle School, outgoing board secretary Carl Antos proposed the resolution conveying H2GO to the town.

  • Man sentenced to more than three years for sex crimes involving children

    A Supply man will spend at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to five felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.

    A Superior Court judge, whom the release did not name, sentenced 33-year-old Billy Joe Walton Jr. of Civietown Road to three consecutive sentences of 13 to 25 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction, followed by two consecutive suspended sentences of 13 to 25 months each.

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.