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Today's News

  • Election protest withdrawn at hearing

    BOLIVIA — An election protest claiming a Southport man voted in November’s general election both in Brunswick County and another state was withdrawn at a Nov. 22 hearing.

    Brunswick County Republican Party Chairman Joe Agovino of Southport filed the protest Nov. 17, which delayed the completion of the Brunswick County Board of Elections’ canvass of the Nov. 8 general election results.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes shooting ruled act of self-defense

    Boiling Spring Lakes police determined a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Nov. 25 was an act of self-defense.

    James Harold Stephens, 49, was treated for a single gunshot wound and released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Police responded to the shooting at 10:05 p.m. by Bett Lane and New Hanover Road, Shirley said.

    Before the shooting, 28-year-old William Christman, of Ladson, S.C., was with a group of hunters who were looking for a hunting dog near Bett Lane using a GPS device, Shirley said.

  • Oak Island police seek teen last seen Nov. 22

    Oak Island police are requesting assistance from the public to find 15-year-old Trevor Joe Freeman.

    Freeman is described as a 5-foot-5 white boy weighing 150 pounds with short light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen at his home in the 2200 block of East Beach Drive on Oak Island at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, wearing camouflage shorts and white shoes.

    Anyone with information regarding Freeman’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department at 278-5595 or the Brunswick County Communications Center at 253-7490.

  • North Carolina Disaster Assistance deadline extended

    At the request of the state of North Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 31-day extension for Hurricane Matthew survivors to apply for federal disaster assistance.

    The state has requested more time for registration because a number of counties, including Brunswick, were added for individual assistance several weeks after the original Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.

  • Unemployment stays below 6 percent for September

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remained below 6 percent for September at 5.9 percent.

    The rate change continued a monthly fluctuation, rising from 5.7 percent in August and 5.6 percent in July. The unemployment rate for June jumped up to 5.8 percent after hitting a year low of 5.5 percent in May. The unemployment rate last reached 6 percent in April.

    The rates dropped significantly compared with early 2016, when Brunswick County had 6.7 percent unemployment for March, 7.8 percent in February and 8.1 percent in January.

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

  • Trojans beat Cougars 57-18 in wrestling
  • Brunswick Town presents An 18th Century Christmas

    Experience the way American colonists celebrated the holidays as historic Brunswick Town in Winnabow celebrates An 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

    Costumed interpreters will offer guided on-the-hour tours of St. Philips Anglican Church and historic Brunswick Town at the annual yuletide event.

    Visitors can also enjoy colonial refreshments in the Brunswick Town Visitor Center, participate in traditional games, and try their hand at making Moravian paper stars and other 18th-century crafts.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 29-Dec. 5 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Nov. 29

    Domestic incident between mother and daughter off Seaside Road. Both parties were advised of their rights.

    Nail guns taken from a job site in Sea Trail. They were recovered Dec. 1 from a pawn shop in South Carolina.

    Dec. 1

    Breaking and entering reported off Sunset Lakes Boulevard. A safe containing several items was taken.

    Dec. 5

    Financial card fraud out of Charlotte.

  • Calabash Fire Department November 2016

    During the month of November, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 193 calls: six structure fires, five woods/brush fires, seven fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, an investigation, 24 public assistance calls, two mutual aid calls, an other and 138 EMS first-response calls.