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Today's News

  • Belville opens new town hall on River Road

    BELVILLE — Belville pushed the limit of the new town hall’s 156-person occupancy as visitors filled commissioners’ meeting room for the opening of the new building at 63 River Road on Saturday.

    Mayor Mike Allen told the audience that in 1977, the causeway connecting Belville to Wilmington opened and had the unfortunate effect of causing a number of businesses that were located just across River Road (N.C. 133) to close.

  • Calabash man faces resisting arrest, drug charges

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Calabash man who tried to run from them after they found cocaine in his possession.

    Eric Lamont Stevens, 36, of Marlowtown Road NW is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

  • GenX manufacturer agrees to share information with DEQ

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and The Chemours Co. came to a court-assisted agreement to open the lines of communication in the GenX water contamination investigation.

    Chemours manufactures GenX for use in making Teflon and other products under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit with the Environmental Protection Agency that was managed by the DEQ. The permit governs Chemours’ discharge of wastewater from its Fayetteville facility.

  • Town board OKs brunch bill, beer garden for Run OIB

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach town officials heard from enough local businesses in the past month to vote for the “brunch bill.”

    North Carolina passed the Senate Bill 155 that allows alcohol sales by businesses beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, subject to local government approval.

    In August, commissioners discussed approving an ordinance allowing the brunch bill legislation in town, but none of the board members had heard of any interest in changing the alcohol sales hours in town.

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

     

  • BEMC membership meeting Sept. 23

    The 78th annual Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. membership meeting takes place 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

    Highlights include registration, arts and crafts, baked goods, sausage dogs, snacks and beverages, an auction and health fair, kids’ activities, entertainment, the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign and a raffle.

    At 10:30 a.m., the annual business meeting is scheduled in addition to prize drawings.

  • S.C. man accused of running from deputies in Leland

    A South Carolina man is accused running from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies before they arrested him in Leland on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Shaquille Weaver, 23, of Wright Boulevard in Conway, is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, fictitious information to an officer and speeding.

  • Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally set for Sept. 23

    Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. is sponsoring a Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply.

    For youth 13-19, this event is funded by a Cooperative Abstinence Education Grant awarded to CJH Education Grant Services Inc. Lunch and prizes will be provided.

    For more information, call Jerry Merrick or Regina McLendon at 754-9441.

  • Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates.

    Paul Andrew Frick, 41, of Crosswinds Drive was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Thompson appointed to state Fire and Rescue Commission

    Brunswick County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Randy Thompson was appointed to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. The commission assists and participates with state and local fire prevention and control agencies in the improvement of fire prevention and control in North Carolina.