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Today's News

  • Elections board to have recount of auditor’s race results Wednesday

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections will conduct a recount of the state auditor’s contest Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m.

    Republican Chuck Stuber received 40,213 votes, or 62.45 percent, to incumbent Democrat Beth Wood’s 24,176 votes, or 37.55 percent, in Brunswick County in the Nov. 8 general election. Statewide results show Wood received 2,259,383 votes, or 50.07 percent, to Stuber’s 2,018,947 votes, or 44.44 percent.

    The recount will take place at the board of elections office, 75 Stamp Act Drive NE, Building H, Bolivia.

  • Marie Holmes Foundation to host toy giveaway Dec. 10

    The Marie Holmes Foundation will sponsor a toy giveaway and provide refreshments for children in the community at the Shallotte Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 3 p.m.

    This event, held in conjunction with the Kids Connect Charitable Fund, is intended to spread the spirit of the holidays in the Shallotte community and to provide gifts to children in the area who might not otherwise get a toy. Pizza and other refreshments will also be provided.

  • One sought, four in custody in August OIB armed robbery

    Four people are in custody and one is sought in an Ocean Isle Beach armed robbery that happened in early August.

    Stephanie Nichole Collins and Rostin Royce Bromell turned themselves in Monday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    They, along with a Shallotte couple arrested Nov. 30 in Lenoir County and Jeffery Leon Collins face charges in the case. Jeffery Collins, 38, remains at large.

  • Corrected: Bolivia man accused of stealing from workplace

    A Bolivia man accused of stealing nearly $6,000 in items from the Dollar General where he worked.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Clifton Matthew Warner of Mosquito Branch Road on Friday, Nov. 25, and charged him with felony larceny by employee.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project dredging scheduled to begin Dec. 15

    Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project is scheduled to begin dredging operations on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    The project will place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Water line repair complete, voluntary water conservation ends

    Crews completed repairs Monday on a raw water main that broke in October, lifting all water restrictions that remained in place for Brunswick County Public Utilities customers.

    “We are back to normal operation,” public utilities director Jerry Pierce said.

    Customers and wholesale water purchasers had been under mandatory, then voluntary water restrictions since mid-October.

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue members save kitten from storm drain

    A meow from a storm grate resulted in the rescue of a kitten in Leland on Monday night.

    Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department personnel were dispatched to Fat Tony’s Italian Pub at Waterford at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 after the assistant general manager, Brook Carpenter, called to report a kitten stuck in a storm drain in the parking lot.

    She’d tried to rescue the animal herself, to no avail.

    Carpenter said she talked to an off-duty police officer in her restaurant about what to do, and he told her she would need to call 911.

  • BSL resident injured in home burglary

    A Boiling Spring Lakes resident was injured after walking in on a burglary at their home Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered lacerations to the head and face after the burglar attacked them with a comb used to clean paintbrushes, Police Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Armel Anthony Dozier, 59, of Westwood Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, Shirley said.

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the department’s second annual customer survey. All citizen feedback will be collected online. Citizens wishing to participate can go to go.ncsu.edu/customerservice2016. The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and the survey link is mobile friendly.

    The N.C. General Assembly requires the survey to gauge how the transportation department is providing great customer service. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.