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Today's News

  • Belville adds farmer’s market, community liaison and OKs 2017-18 budget

    BELVILLE — The Seaview Crab Company will bring seafood and a farmer’s market to the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park two days a week through October.

    Business owners Joe Romano and Nathan King spoke to the board of commissioners Monday night to thank the town for the opportunity to add a sixth location for their products.

    Romano said they opened in 2006 and have operated open-air seafood markets for seven years on Carolina Beach Road, Market Street and Marstellar Street in Wilmington as well as in Spout Springs and Sanford.

  • 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.

    June 20

    Communicating threats at Southeastern Preschool Educational Center on Thomas Garst Lane.

    Larceny of a $1,200 riding lawn mower from Wal-Mart on new Pointe Boulevard.

    June 21

    Simple assault and misdemeanor larceny of $40 in a parking lot on Reed Road.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    June 19

    Larceny of merchandise worth $338 from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Larceny of a purse from a shopping cart and obtaining property by false pretenses at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    June 20

  • October opening planned for new nursing facility

    A new 136-bed nursing home facility under construction in rural Brunswick County is pegged for an October opening.

    Brunswick Health and Rehab Center has been under construction since June 2016 at 9600 No. 5 School Road near Ash Little River Road.

    It is owned by Saber Healthcare Group headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, which operates 111 facilities and more than 10,002 licensed beds in six states, including Autumn Care of Shallotte and 22 other facilities in North Carolina, according to the company’s website.

  • H2GO board continues planning water plant

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO will continue to plan for a reverse osmosis (RO) plant as if its saltwater discharge permit remains valid, despite a challenge from two board members.

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit May 8 for H2GO’s proposed reverse osmosis water plant.

    H2GO applied for the NPDES permit to discharge salt water from the RO plant desalinization process into the Brunswick River.

  • Plans to begin this year for Navassa Superfund site use

    NAVASSA — The Navassa Superfund site restoration process will move from the testing stage to the planning-for-the-future stage in the next few months.

    Representatives of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust), three groups heading up the cleanup process, updated Navassa residents on their progress at a June 20 meeting at the Navassa Community Center.

  • Leland rescinds on-street parking rules

    LELAND — Leland officials scrapped three years of efforts to address on-street parking problems at a special meeting June 22 by eliminating regulations put in place in January 2016.

    Council members voted a year and a half ago to require an additional parking space be provided at a ratio of one space per one lot in all new subdivisions.

    The town board’s decision to remove the requirements came after town and planning board members held a joint meeting May 26 where they heard complaints about the parking space impact from developers.

  • Former Shallotte resident wagers to win second place on 'Jeopardy!'

    “Camel Lot, Heteronyms, Sources of Power, Presidential Biographies, Moviemaking, Why I Drink.”

    Those were the first six categories former Shallotte resident Lisette Pringle and her two opponents were greeted with in their first round of “Jeopardy!” which aired May 31 and made Pringle a local celebrity.

  • Three people arrested in reported weekend kidnapping in Leland

    A Leland man accused of kidnapping a man Friday was arrested on a drunk driving charge the next day. 

    Marcus Antwyn Jenkins, 35, of Thunder Hill Road NE was arrested Saturday, June 24, and charged with second-degree kidnapping, possession of firearm by a felon and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun. 

  • Billboard easement bill topples in House vote in Raleigh

    By Laura Lewis, Lindsay Kriz and Brian Slattery

    Staff Writers

    An amended bill to ease billboard regulations in North Carolina and wrest say-so from local governments failed Monday in Raleigh.

    Local governments would have lost say-so in regulating billboards if the provision had been approved.