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Today's News

  • BCSO offers reward in Longwood fatal shooting case

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting death of a Longwood man.

    Anthony Scott Beers, 30, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 10, after being taken to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    He was shot about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the area of Carlon and George Daniels roads in the Longwood community, according to a sheriff’s office news release that called the case an ongoing homicide investigation.

  • Officials fight Sunday night Supply home fire, Monday morning Ash home fire

    Officials responded to two fires in Brunswick County late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

    No one was injured in either fire.

  • Two dead in two separate Sunday wrecks in Supply

    Two people are dead after two separate and unrelated wrecks on Sunday in Supply.

    Dave Robinson with Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad said the first wreck happened just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Stanbury Road and Old Ferry Connection SW, when a motorcycle and a vehicle collided.

    Personnel arrived on scene to find bystanders performing CPR on the male biker. He was successfully resuscitated on scene and transported by EMS to NHRMC, where he later died, Robinson said.

    The man's name has not yet been released.

  • Carolina Shores starts search for new commissioner

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have launched the process to recruit a replacement board member following the resignation of commissioner Mary Timothy at a Dec. 4 town workshop.

    At their monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, commissioners approved a resolution to start the search by getting out word among residents.

    “The goal is to get people who actually are potential candidates,” said Mayor Joyce Dunn, who sought guidance from the University of North Carolina School of Government and North Carolina League of Municipalities.

  • Local residents protest federal tax plan

    A group of about 40 people from all over Brunswick County show up Dec. 7 at Congressman David Rouzer’s office in Bolivia to protest the federal government’s proposed tax plan, which they believe will hurt the middle class and harm the environment. Among the protest participants are members of Stand Up Brunswick and the Brunswick Environmental Action Team.

  • ‘Mermaid House’ makes a splash in Calabash

    CALABASH — When Terri Glover met wood craftsman Al Nord at a local artisan market, it was mermaid love at first sight.

    Eyeing a carved wooden mermaid on display at the Shallotte artist’s booth, “she asked me could I make a bigger mermaid,” Nord recalled. “Could I make it into a shutter? That’s what actually started the whole mermaid thing.”

  • Sunset Beach man finds model boat originally launched from Ireland

    SUNSET BEACH — Those who walk on the beach at 4 a.m. are likely to have good luck finding treasures along the shore. Just ask Rex Wray of Sunset Beach.

    A former GM employee who used to work the third shift, Wray rises early every day to take a walk along the ocean, eyes peeled for anything worth collecting. Over the years, he has collected items from a scotch bonnet — North Carolina’s state shell— to a message in a bottle from a woman in Ocean Isle Beach announcing that while she had low points in her life, she’s doing well now.

  • H2GO board votes to turn utility over to Belville

    H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board members voted at their Nov. 28 meeting to turn the utility over to the town of Belville.

    During the meeting at Leland Middle School, outgoing board secretary Carl Antos proposed the resolution conveying H2GO to the town.

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).