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Today's News

  • U.S. 17 lane closures continue in Shallotte

    Because of weather delays, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue intermittent lane closures at U.S. 17 (Ocean Highway) and U.S. 17 Business, south of Shallotte, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting.  
    The closure is necessary for crews to finish the final paving of the road and intersections. Once completed, this will improve the traffic flow in the area by extending the left turn lane which will allow continuous through movement on U.S. 17, according to an NCDOT news release.

  • Four convicted on drug charges receive prison terms

    Four Brunswick County residents were sentenced to prison terms last week in Superior Court after either pleading guilty to or being convicted on drug charges in separate cases, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday, Aug. 25.

    Judge James Ammons sentenced Harvey Lee Grady of Leland to serve seven to nine-and-a-half years in the North Carolina Department of Correction after a jury convicted him as a habitual felon on charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.

  • School district works to resolve coal ash issue with state agency

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials are still working to resolve the problem caused by coal ash on the athletic fields at South Brunswick Middle School.

    School district officials found out about the coal ash on the fields two years ago. Last year, state officials determined the small amounts of coal ash don’t pose health risks to students, but the fields are still not being used.

    The district is still working with the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) on the problem.

  • Shallotte man faces drug, other charges after traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man on drug and other charges after a traffic stop Thursday night, Aug. 20, on N.C. 130 near Shallotte.

    Drug agents and special operations deputies charged 21-year-old Jamar Akeem Bethea, of McMilly Road, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and unintentional littering, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Meeting to address county conservation, environmental issues

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District, will conduct a local working group meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the conference room at the Brunswick County Soil Conservation/NRC District Office in Bolivia.

  • Annual flushing program set for Sept. 11 completion

    On June 15, the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department began its annual flushing program. During the past few weeks, public utilities crews have worked to flush all of the water mains in the county system. The crews are nearing completion of the flushing program.
    Brunswick County will complete its annual flushing program Sept. 11 and will convert back to chloramines as the primary disinfectant.

  • Rivers Edge is back with new greens

    It takes a lot of guts to close a golf course in the middle of the summer, but that’s exactly what East Coast Golf Management did.

    Rivers Edge, a beautiful Arnold Palmer Design on the bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River, installed Paspallum Greens in 2009. They were supposed to be the best greens for a course in this location, a salt-tolerant warm-season grass.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins race

    Danny Bender, racing for McCumbee-McAleer Racing, scored his first career Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup victory Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Bender won at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. En route to the win, Bender also was the Battery Tender Hard Charger, improving 12 positions.

    This was the second victory of the season for McCumbee-McAleer Racing, based in Supply. McCumbee, as a substitute driver, won the other race.

  • Video: BCC volleyball

    Video of the final points in BCC’s first-set victory against Potomac State College in a match Friday, Aug. 28, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. The match was the home season-opener for the Dolphins.

  • Defense leads West to victory against Stallions

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 20-13 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 28, and improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1997.

    “I’m proud for fans, the school and the community,” said Kelly Williamson, who is in his first year as Trojan coach.

    “For me, it’s let’s get better. We didn’t play very well tonight.”

    Despite one blocked PAT, one interception, four fumbles and nine penalties — including unsportsmanlike conduct — the Trojans prevailed.