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Today's News

  • Calabash remits more than $11K for summer concerts

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved issuing $11,219.50 back to this year’s organizers of the summertime Calabash Concert Series.

    The remittance to the Calabash Merchants Association OKed at the monthly board meeting March 14 is the amount returned to the town after last year’s concert series, including an $8,500 contribution from the town plus proceeds from a 50/50 raffle and concessions.

  • Man pleads guilty to trafficking meth in Brunswick County

    A British citizen will spend at least four years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking methamphetamine in Brunswick County.

    Superior Court Judge Gregory Bell sentenced 48-year-old Tristan James Campbell Mardall on Monday, March 20, to serve 50 to 72 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.

  • Jinks Creek targeted in Sunset Beach pre-dredging analysis

    SUNSET BEACH — As future dredging continues to be scrutinized, Jinks Creek has the greatest amount of sand for “beneficial reuse,” a hired consultant outlined at town council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday morning, March 21.

    Robert Neal, a coastal engineer with Moffatt & Nichol advisory firm, said the main portion of the project would involve Jinks Creek south of the Intracoastal Waterway and would include Mary’s and Turtle creeks on the north side of the waterway.

  • Fire chief to appear in court on assault charge

    Northwest Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charles Herzig is scheduled to appear in New Hanover County District Court on March 31 to face misdemeanor assault and battery and communicating threats charges filed against him by a Wilmington man last month.

    Herzig is accused of assaulting and striking Douglas Owen, a therapist at Bridge Builders Counseling in Wilmington, by pushing him, striking him in the face and back of the head and choking him from behind, a warrant reads.

  • Symposium shows how businesses sustain themselves, employees

    LELAND — Brunswick Community College’s sixth annual sustainability symposium Friday, March 17, covered sustainability in business.

    For several of the speakers who discussed the subject, being sustainable meant more than just making the business profitable.

    The buzzword at the symposium was maintaining the “triple bottom line” by treating employees well and using environmentally friendly processes while also staying profitable.

  • Board supports NBHS athletes, Harrington Village detention pond

    LELAND — High school students don’t often make an appearance at Leland town board meetings, so when they do it usually means they have done something good.

    In the case of the North Brunswick High School boys’ track team, its members have done no wrong.

    NBHS track coach Gary Bishop brought almost the entire team to the town meeting March 16 to recognize their undefeated streak.

  • Man charged in shooting of 15-year-old girl in Bolivia

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 19-year-old Bolivia man Friday, March 17, in the shooting of a 15-year-old girl the previous day.

    Tosont Djimon Brown, of Miami Loop SE, was arrested at his home about 7 p.m. and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said

    Dispatchers received a call just before 7 a.m. Thursday about the shooting in the 2500 block of Burnice Lane NE in Bolivia, Flax said.

  • Belville budget talks set sights on tax rate

    BELVILLE — Belville commissioners increased the town tax rate to 9 cents last year. At a budget retreat Saturday, March 18, they called for cuts in expenses to avoid touching the tax rate again.

    The early estimate of the budget is $947,000. Town Administrator Athina Williams said staying at 9 cents per $100 of valuation would maintain ad valorem revenues at $156,600.

    Sales and use taxes are anticipated about $440,000.

    And the town anticipates receiving $145,000 in revenues from the ABC board.

  • Fire damages Oak Island home

    An Oak Island home sustained severe damage after a fire of undetermined origin broke out Friday night, March 17.

    Three people safely evacuated the burning three-story house at 5101 E. Yacht Drive, Oak Island Fire Capt. Chris Sillings said.

    Upon fire crews’ arrival at the fire reported at 11:33 p.m., the structure was heavily involved in flames, including fire through the second story and roof, Sillings said.

    Exterior siding on an adjacent house was melted by the heat, but fire crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to it.

  • BCAR: Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows strength

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to demonstrate strength, according to the most recent statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).