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Today's News

  • Days at the Docks makes 28th splash April 25-26 in Holden Beach

    Get ready to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, will be part of this year’s Days at the Docks festivities Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season kicks off at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • Tips lead to two arrests, seizure of $50K in marijuana

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two South Carolina residents on drug charges and seized about $50,000 in marijuana after traffic stops on U.S. 17 on Wednesday, April 22, according to a news release.

  • Agents seize $13K in marijuana from Calabash home, arrest two

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Calabash couple Wednesday, April 22, after finding about $13,000 in marijuana inside their home, according to a news release.

    Courtney Beckford and Theresa Beckford, both 32, are each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling house for keeping and selling marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia and were booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • Initial budget draft suggests 6-cent tax hike in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town staff is recommending an ad valorem tax increase to 16.5 cents per $100 of valuation for the 2015-16 town budget.

    The increase over the current rate of 10.5 cents is based on four components outlined by town finance director Bonnie Schwerd at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, April 21.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Road re-opening delayed

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Motorists in and around Ocean Isle Beach will have to wait a little longer than anticipated before they can include Ocean Isle Beach Road in their travel plans.

    While Ocean Isle Beach Road, also known as Four Mile Road, was originally scheduled to close from March 18 through Thursday, April 16, bad weather forced the North Carolina Department of Transportation to issue another notice last week, informing the public that the road would be closed through Thursday, April 30.

  • County seeks limit to liability if beach communities post lifeguards

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners agreed to seek legislative help to ensure coastal communities aren’t at risk if they choose to put lifeguards on their beaches.

    At their Monday, April 20, meeting, commissioners voted to send a resolution to the General Assembly asking to enact legislation to provide immunity or limit liability for municipalities or counties that provide lifeguard services.

  • Consortium seeks ways to protect coastal communities

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — During the week of July 4 in 2013, four people drowned while swimming in the waters of Brunswick County beaches.

    Coastal community leaders want to make sure towns are protected in the future.

  • Brunswick County deputies assist in Wilmington drug arrests

     Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies assisted two other law enforcement agencies in a search that resulted in the arrests of two Wilmington men accused of trafficking drugs.

    The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and Wilmington police, along with Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies, arrested Daquah Lamar Drakeford and Deandre Lavon Wilder after searching a home on the 1200 block of North Fourth Street on Monday, April 20, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer said.

  • Brunswick County prepares to close Adult Health Clinic

    Brunswick County Health Services staff are working to help patients transition to new health care providers in preparation to close the Adult Health Clinic by June 1.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the clinic’s closure at its regular meeting Monday night, April 20.

  • Investigators seek couple in jewelry theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a couple believed to have stolen jewelry from a Calabash gift shop Sunday.

    Employees of Callahan’s Nautical Gifts at 7212 Beach Drive said a white man and white woman came in about 4 p.m., stole the items and left in a white, four-door, Ford F-150 pickup with tinted windows. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective April Cherry at 880-4929.