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Today's News

  • Brunswick West Belles finish second at state

    BURGAW — Brunswick West lost 6-3 to Lumberton in the title game Wednesday night, July 22, of the Dixie Softball Belles state tournament.

    After loading the bases in the top of the fourth inning, Lumberton scored four runs on a fielder’s choice, a single and a double in taking a 4-1 lead.

    Lumberton scored twice in the sixth in taking a 6-1 lead. Brunswick scored twice in the bottom of the sixth in cutting the lead to 6-3.

  • Brunswick West Debs win state title

    BURGAW — Brunswick West defeated Brunswick North 11-0 Wednesday, July 22, in the title game of the Dixie Softball Debs state tournament.

    The victory advanced Brunswick as North Carolina’s representative to the Dixie Debs World Series Aug. 1-5 in Monroe, La.

    Brunswick won state last year and finished second in the World Series. Members returning from that team are Caroline Gore, Skylar Wickel, McKenzie Benton, Myah Morse and Ashley Smith.

  • Supply man sought on felony charges turns self in

    A 19-year-old Supply man wanted on two felonies turned himself in to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon, July 22.

    Zachary Sky Matthews of Green Pine Drive faces breaking and entering, larceny and misdemeanor injury to real property charges, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Matthews is accused of breaking into a home on Lewis Street, damaging  the home’s front door and door frame, and stealing a microwave oven and electronics worth $250, warrants show.

  • Sunset Beach mayor to advance promotions policy

    SUNSET BEACH — Mayor Ron Watts has been tasked with creating a promotions policy for the town to serve as a guideline for the local merchants association.

    Watts, speaking at town council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, July 21, said he would have something ready in time for council’s next monthly meeting Aug. 3.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 10

    Larceny of five bicycles worth a total of $900 from a South Shore Drive residence.

    Breaking and entering and larceny a firearm worth $450 from a motor vehicle parked at a Halstead Street residence.

    July 11

    Larceny of a mountain bike worth $500 from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    July 10

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 13

    Two-vehicle crash on Ploof Road at U.S. 17 resulting in property damage.

    Larceny of components from a lawn irrigation system from a Grandiflora Drive residence.

    Fraud by reported by victim who purchased a vehicle from Craigslist.

    July 14

    Larceny of $650 from the counter of a Reed Road business.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

  • Leland opens new town hall for review, town meeting

    LELAND — Leland residents had their first chance to walk through the new town hall July 16 before a dedication ceremony prior to the monthly town meeting.

    Officials also christened the building by hosting the meeting in the new commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor.

    Visitors were able to walk through the completed, but unfurnished, two-story town hall, which includes administration offices and the meeting room in one wing along Town Hall Drive and the police department, whose wing runs along Old Fayetteville Road.

  • Holden Beach seeks NCDOT crosswalks, votes down $500,000 toilets

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach staff sought help from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to improve the town’s crosswalks after receiving complaints about deficient pavement markings, signs and maintenance.

    But according to the NCDOT, the town improperly created crosswalks at every beach access — 24 in all — along Ocean Boulevard.

    Christy Ferguson, the town’s shoreline protection and recreation manager, updated commissioners about the issue during their July 14 meeting.

  • Candidate filing ends for November elections

    A handful of candidates, including a number of incumbents, waited until the final day of the filing period to run for office in the November municipal election.

    Council, commission or alderman seats as well as mayoral seats are up for election in each of Brunswick County’s 19 incorporated towns. The filing period opened at 8:30 a.m. July 6 and ended at noon Friday, July 17.

    The end of the filing period also showed a small number of elected officials chose not to seek re-election.