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Today's News

  • A new kind of farm is possible

    North Carolina has been identified as the No. 1 offshore wind resource on the East Coast.

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s North Carolina Offshore Task Force is identifying suitable lease sites in federal waters with input from local, state and federal stakeholders. On Monday, officials with the North Carolina Solar Center and the N.C. Department of Commerce talked with attendees about the potential of offshore wind farming in the state and in the vicinity.

  • Community unites to help the homeless

    A new nonprofit corporation has been formed to combat the issue of homelessness in Brunswick County—Brunswick County Streetreach Inc.

    “Recognizing the impact of the economy and witnessing individuals homeless in our community led Building HOPE Ministries to begin reaching out to the less fortunate several years ago,” said the Rev. Donna Phelps. “We began to pull together with other Christians across the surrounding counties and created a street team that is designed to fight hunger and homelessness.”

  • Filling a need on campus

    SUPPLY—They saw a need on campus and filled it.

    Last month when Julie Olsen, director of counseling, at Brunswick Community College began to orchestrate the school’s annual food drive to benefit area food pantries, she decided it was time to address an on-campus need.

    “This year we have found so many students who are hungry,” she said. “We decided to start at home and help our own.”

  • Shallotte meeting draws a crowd

     

    SHALLOTTE—The subject of re-opening portions of Holden Beach Road was on the agenda for the third month in a row for the board of aldermen.

    During the board’s regular December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, town chambers was packed with more than 50 people in attendance. Some were there to show their support for the newly elected mayor and aldermen, and others were present to voice their concerns and opinions.

  • Three South Carolina suspects arrested for heroin trafficking in Leland

    LELAND—Three suspects were arrested in a heroin sting last Friday night.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Israel West said sheriff’s deputies arrested three South Carolina suspects and seized 79 bindles of heroin Friday, Dec. 9.

    West said agents conducted a sting after a brief investigation using a confidential informant.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Country Club Drive in Shallotte; suspect stole two lawn decorations—a ceramic pelican and a plastic Santa—from victim’s front lawn.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Oak West Drive in Shallotte; suspect took victim’s vehicle with the intent not to return it.

  • Supply woman killed in wreck on McMilly Road

    A Supply woman was killed Monday morning when a teenage driver struck her vehicle in a two-car wreck near Shallotte.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper K.E. Herring said Rita Jo Alford, 45, of Dobson Street, Supply, was killed Monday, Dec. 12, in a two-vehicle wreck on McMilly Road just outside of Shallotte.

    Alford was killed after her car was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet passenger vehicle driven by Lajai Webster.

  • Dorn on NSCAA All-Southeast Region soccer team

     Mary Dorn is one of three Lees-McRae Bobcats on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II women’s soccer All-Southeast Region team.

    Joining Dorn on the all-region teams are second-team selection MaryBeth Sullivan and third-team honoree Brooke Santerre.

  • South swimmers open home season

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams opened their home season with a five-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center and several swimmers qualified for the Class 3A East Regional Feb. 3-4. The state meet is Feb. 9-11.

    The South women finished 3-1. They beat Northside 133-33, Richlands 133-32 and Swansboro 106-105. South lost 114-107 to Topsail.

    The South men finished 2-2. South beat Northside 91-41 and Richlands 92-55. South lost 95-89 to Swansboro and 121-75 to Topsail.

  • Trojans win 10-team Hawkins wrestling tourney

     West Brunswick wrestlers won four championships and the Trojans won the team championship in the Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    Ronnie Dellinger at 106 pounds, Campbell Alspaugh at 120, Jason Huff at 152 and Antaun Miller at 170 won individual championships.

    William Edwards was second at 160. Finishing third were Mason Underwood at 145, Bobby McRainey at 220 and Marquis Brown at heavyweight.

    North Brunswick had one top-three finisher: Evan Bellamy at 160.