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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Teen Court April 24

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • Three face cocaine charges in separate cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people on cocaine charges in two separate cases April 13.

    Kenneth Levern Miller, 28, of Cypress Court NW in Calabash, is charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine and misdemeanor possession of more than a half-ounce but less than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Board OKs 2018-19 school calendars

    BOLIVIA — Students can expect slightly longer school days but perhaps less stress during winter break after the Brunswick County Board of Education approved both the district’s calendar and the Brunswick County Early College High School 2018-19 calendar April 10.

    Brunswick County Schools associate superintendent Dr. Jerry Oates said that for the 2018-19 school year, classes will begin 10 minutes earlier and end 10 minutes later than the current schedule.

    Students will return to classes for the next semester Aug. 27 and end the school year May 30.

  • Leland police seek cash thief

    Leland police are looking for a man who stole almost $900 from a wallet belonging to a fellow Wal-Mart shopper.

    The thief took the money about 8:15 p.m. April 2 and left the store on New Pointe Boulevard in a black sedan, according to a police news release issued Thursday.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0274.

  • Oyster shell bagging April 25 in Sunset Beach

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation will host an oyster shell bagging workday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the main Sunset Beach Fire Station at 102 Shoreline Drive West across from Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Community members and volunteers should meet outside the station and wear closed-toe shoes or boots that fully cover their feet. Attendees will help fill mesh bags with oyster shells. Volunteers will also be needed to cut, tie, lift and stack the shell bags, which will be used to build oyster reefs.

  • Wilmington man arrested in Leland burglary

    New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of breaking into a Leland residence and stealing jewelry.

    Michael Jimmy Pappas, 39, of Pleasant Dale Drive, is charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • Community Safety Day is April 28 at USCG Station Oak Island

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island will host its annual Community Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 300A Caswell Beach Road on Oak Island. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. The Coast Guard and public safety personnel from around the Cape Fear Region will provide demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

  • Local library readies for move, new name

    Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road will officially close to the public at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, to move to a new location on U.S. 17 in Carolina Shores.

    Once it’s relocated, the library will also have a new name — Southwest Brunswick Branch Library, branch manager Christi Iffergan said.

    The library move will begin Tuesday, May 1, to the new site at 9400 Ocean Highway, previous address of Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • Nomination deadline extended for North Carolina awards

    The nomination period for the 2018 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, has been extended to May 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens” in the fields of literature, science, fine arts and public service.

  • 2018 N.C. Drone Summit and Flight Expo

    The 2018 North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo (NC Drone SAFE) at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center from Aug. 5-7 in Greensboro will feature speakers, exhibitors and flight demonstrators from around the world that showcase the present and future of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) industry. 

    The N.C Department of Transportation Division of Aviation’s UAS Program Office is hosting the event to bring together key leaders from the research, commercial and public safety community across N.C. and the nation.