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Today's News

  • Current wears Special Olympics Athlete of the Year crown

    BOLIVIA— Nineteen-year-old Edan Current of Supply stands on the field at Cedar Grove District Park, ready to make his mark at the Special Olympics Brunswick County Spring Games on April 28.

    He’s eager to begin his events as he waits for officials announce the Athlete of the Year, when suddenly he hears his own name called.

    Shocked, Edan walks to the field to accept the title and then to officially declare the games open.

  • New group launches to address Lockwood Folly Inlet dredging

    HOLDEN BEACH — About 75 people attended an inaugural meeting last week of the newly forming Lockwood Inlet Association, whose mission is to address concerns about shoaling, safety issues and direly needed dredging for the shallow-draft inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island.

  • County budget proposes no tax or rate increases

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy presented the 2017-18 budget proposal to county commissioners Monday night, proposing an operating budget of $233.4 million with no increase in the tax rate or fees.

    The property tax rate would remain at 48.50 cents for a third year.

    The total general government debt service budget would be $13,818,449. The total principal payments on general fund debt are $11,210,001 with interest and service fee payments equaling approximately $2.6 million.

  • H2GO receives state agency permit for reverse osmosis plant

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO met another requirement to build its reverse osmosis (RO) water plant.

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit May 8 to discharge brine wastewater into the Brunswick River from the plant.

    The DEQ hosted a NPDES permit hearing for public comments at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 12, which was attended by about 100 people, with 21 speaking for and against the project.

  • East Side meets West Brunswick in “Rent School Edition” production

    SHALLOTTE — New York City’s East Village is making its way down to West Brunswick High School in the form of the hit Broadway musical, “Rent.”

  • Leland felon arrested after May 8 robbery

    A Leland felon is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint May 8. No one was injured.
    Steven Anthony Dumas, 33, was arrested May 8 and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.
    Humphries said Dumas pulled a gun on a man in a parking lot in the 100 block of Village Road near KFC and took an undisclosed amount of money before running away about 6:45 p.m.

  • Leland proposes tax increase to offset funding cuts

    LELAND — Leland Town Manager David Hollis will make a budget presentation at the May 18 town meeting proposing a 26-cent tax rate.

    The town board reviewed the budget again at the May 15 agenda meeting where Hollis said it is likely the General Assembly will pass Senate Bill 126 allowing collection and redistribution of sales tax money to counties other than where the tax is originally collected.

    As a result, Leland would lose about $511,000 in sales tax revenue.

  • Supply man faces statutory rape charge

    A Supply man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.
    Gabriel David Trotter, 34, of King Street SW was arrested Thursday, May 11, and charged with statuary rape where the defendant is six or more years older than the victim and indecent liberties with a child, among other charges.
    Warrants show the crimes were committed between Nov. 1, 2016, and March 30.
    Trotter remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $300,000 bail.
     

  • Noose found at campground, two men banned

    Two men were banned from the Holden Beach RV Campground at 2650 Liberty Lane SW in Supply for hanging a noose from a structure on the playground.

    Property owner Jeremy Timco said the noose was discovered Thursday morning after it had been up for a short period of time and immediately removed.

    Timco said the two men were leaving Thursday evening. He did not identify them except to say they were two separate guests.

     “They unfortunately took it too far with a prank,” he said. “They thought it was funny.

  • Real estate market continues to heat up

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate demonstrated continued strength through April, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market continues to trend in all the right directions,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “The number of units sold, average sales price and total sales volume all rose while new listings are down.