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Today's News

  • OIB resident earns one of state’s highest honors at 90th birthday party

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — For one Brunswick County resident, Saturday night was a celebration, awards ceremony and a chance for family and friends to celebrate the first 90 years of their loved one’s decorated life.

    Bob Bradicich, a resident of Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, celebrated his 90th birthday with more than 100 family members and friends inside the Plantation Club at Ocean Ridge on Saturday night, Jan. 17.

  • Consultant to evaluate Brunswick County for craft brewery

    Brunswick County’s Economic Development Commission will host a national site selection consultant to evaluate for a craft brewery.

    Kelly Stuart, Assistant Director, Brunswick County Economic Development Commission said Don Schjeldahl of the Don Schjeldahl Group will spend four days at the end of January reviewing Brunswick County.

    “We are extremely fortunate to have a previous relationship with the consultant,” Stuart said.

    “We picked a consultant with connections to industries that we would like to target.”

  • Sunset Beach may postpone paid parking

    SUNSET BEACH — Following much debate, Sunset Beach Town Council may be poised to delay for another year implementing paid parking on the Sunset Beach island.

    At council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, Jan. 20, council members offered varying opinions about the measure being proposed for 114 spaces under town domain in the gazebo parking lot as well as in lots on the east side of Sunset Boulevard.

  • Aviation company sues Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Odell Williamson Municipal Airport’s fixed base operator has filed a lawsuit against the town of Ocean Isle Beach, alleging it tried to take over the airport building illegally last week. 

  • Man sought in jewelry theft captured in S.C.

    Authorities in Horry County, S.C., captured a man accused of stealing nearly $30,000 in jewelry from a Boliva residence last month.

    Douglas Wilson Branton, 30, of Nathan Drive in Loris, was wanted on a charge of felony larceny, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to a warrant, he stole 48 pieces of jewelry, valued together at $29,263, from the home on Woody Trail sometime between Dec. 3 and Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Tax revaluation could bump Brunswick County tax rate for first time in four years

    BOLIVIA–Brunswick County commissioners met with staff Jan. 13 for their first workshop to prepare for budget planning.

    One of the main issues they will address in 2015 is property revaluation and its impact on the county tax rate.

    County Manager Ann Hardy reported to the board members the valuation will be completed and notices will be mailed out in February 2015.

    But the county already has an estimated tax valuation for 2015 to compare to 2014.

  • Shallotte man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Shallotte man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old last year was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 21.

    Murton Harold Hyde, 56, of Turkey Street, is charged with six counts of first-degree statutory sexual offense, three counts of crimes against nature and three counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    The incidents occurred between July and December 2014, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. She did not say if the child was a girl or boy.

  • Leland woman accused of selling marijuana at restaurant

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Leland woman accused of selling marijuana at a restaurant after a brief investigation prompted by tips from the community.

    Twenty-year-old Jordan LeAnn Howard, of Lanvale Road, faces two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, selling marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia possession of drug paraphernalia, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Supply couple faces charges after traffic stop

    A Supply couple faces several drug charges after their arrest during a traffic stop.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested James Harold Jackson, 63, and Jeinene Lynn Jackson, 49, of Ocean Sound Circle on Tuesday, Jan. 20, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Calabash commissioners salute former mayor

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners kicked off their first meeting of the year Jan. 13 by paying tribute to former Mayor Keith Hardee, who died Jan. 12 at age 78 following an illness.

    Town commissioner Cecelia Herman said though she and Hardee were on opposite sides of the political spectrum, she had great respect for him.

    “Unlike other politicians, what you saw is what you got,” Herman said.

    Hardee, she said, helped move things forward and would also outline exactly where he stood on an issue.