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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Longwood shooting victim dies

    A 30-year-old man shot Friday night in the Longwood community has died.

    Anthony Scott Beers, 30, died early Sunday morning after being transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after being shot around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Carlon and George Daniels roads in the Longwood community.

  • Motor vehicle crash results in two taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center

    A Sunday afternoon motor vehicle crash in Supply has sent two people to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, with one person remaining in critical condition as of Sunday night.

    Dave Robinson with Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad said officials were called to a motor vehicle crash just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Stanbury Road and Old Ferry Connection SW.

    Robinson said the crash occurred when a vehicle and a motorcycle collided at the intersection.

  • 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.

  • Old house reaps new life and homesite at Indigo Farms

    It was a crumbling old home near a busy intersection where vagrants had taken over.

    But Mark and Faye Graham saw potential in the one-story 1927 structure, especially when the old house on S.C. 90 across from the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Park and Sports Complex, along with a barn, was offered for free.

  • Carolina Shores commissioner Timothy resigns

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioner Mary Timothy resigned Monday morning after reading a letter of resignation citing several issues with the town, from concerns about feeling disrespected to employee pay.

    Timothy, 66, abruptly resigned at the last monthly town board workshop of the year Dec. 4 after serving two years of a four-year term she was elected to in November 2015.

  • Newly elected board members take seats in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Three new council members and Mayor Robert Forrester took their oaths of office at the town board’s semimonthly meeting Monday night, Dec. 4, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    After being sworn in by town clerk Lisa Anglin, Forrester, who was officially elected unopposed Nov. 7 after being appointed last year, administered oaths to incoming newly elected council members Charlie Nern, John Corbett and Jan Harris.

    Council approved appointing councilman Mark Benton to serve as mayor pro tem.

  • 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.

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

  • Man in serious condition at New Hanover after water rescue near Lockwood Folly Inlet

    A man remains in serious condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Tuesday night after a water rescue near Lockwood Folly Inlet earlier in the day.

    David Robinson of Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad said the man, whose name has not yet been released, was found just before 5:30 p.m by boaters in the area after they were alerted that a male subject was floating in the water. Once the boaters reached the man they recognized he was semi-responsive and in distress, Robinson said.