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Today's News

  • Fire crews quell Calabash house fire

    Area firefighters brought under control a house fire reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, at 1385 McMurray Lane.

    Arriving firefighters found flames shooting from the roof of a doublewide mobile home. All residents of the house were already safely outside.

    Calabash firefighters with the assistance of Sunset Beach and Grissettown/Longwood fire departments were able to bring the blaze under control in about 15 minutes and limit damage to just one side of the residence, Calabash Fire Department spokeswoman Honey Chiocco said.

  • Man dead in Oak Island weekend shooting

    The identity of a man killed in a weekend shooting in Oak Island has been released.

    Oak Island Police Chief said the victim has been identified as 36-year-old Michael Christopher Auvil.

    Jordan said police responded to a shooting in the area of Keziah Street and Ocean Drive on Saturday at 11:15 p.m.

    Jordan said police learned there had been a fight, and during the fight Auvil was shot He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • CSH Law to hold estate planning forums

    Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) will offer free forums about trust, estate and long-term care planning featuring Andy Olsen, a National Elder Law Foundation Certified Elder Law Attorney and chair of the Elder Law Practice Group at CSH Law.

    Sessions will be offered Wednesday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brunswick Community College, Room 127, 9400 U.S. 17 West in Carolina Shores and Monday, July 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Leland Library, 487 Village Road in Leland.

  • Pedestrian in stable condition after being hit by car

    A woman is in stable condition at Grand Strand medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. after being hit by a car in Holden Beach on Monday.

    According to a Holden Beach Police news release, Anne McClain of Powhatan, Va., was walking at the intersection of N.C. 130 and Ocean Boulevard W. when 80-year-old James Dullaghan of Holden Beach abruptly turned in the intersection, crossing the center line and hitting McClain.

    Dullaghan has been charged with driving left of center and failure to yield right of way, according to the release.

  • BCAR releases real estate statistics for first half of 2017

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market showed strong, steady growth in the first half of 2017, as well as during June, with sales volume continuing to increase steadily, according to data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued its trend of strong, healthy growth through June,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “All signs indicate that we can expect the steady growth we’ve experienced in the first half of 2017 to continue.”

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library to move to SBIC

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners have decided to turn the South Brunswick Islands Center into the new Hickmans Crossroads Library.

    Deputy County Manager Steve Stone told commissioners the SBIC, which the county takes possession of in January 2018, would meet the needs of the community that is outgrowing the library building at 1040 Calabash Road in Calabash.

    During the board’s meeting Monday night, Stone said Hickmans Crossroads Library has 15,000 square feet, but it’s on two floors and has only 30 parking spaces.

  • Driver accused of hitting, killing bicyclist Wednesday back in jail

    A Supply man facing two charges in a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Civietown Road Wednesday is back in jail Friday after his bail amount was raised to $250,000.

    Ricky Colin Pruett, 42, of Supply, was charged with misdemeanor DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.

    He was originally booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bail later that day.

  • FOP fundraiser under way in two counties

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 53 is conducting a fundraiser through Aug. 25.

    Fundraisers will be calling businesses in Brunswick County and Columbus County.

    Monies will be used for its annual Christmas Cops and Kids program, formerly Shop with a Cop.

  • Missing dog reunited with family in Holden Beach

    On Saturday, July 1, Nick Bazzle, Kim Jenkins Bazzle and their dogs Macy and Marley arrived in Holden Beach to soak up some sun and sand and spend some time with Nick’s mother, Dolly Kennerly.

    On Monday, July 3, the family was forced to return to their Taylorsville home because of work obligations without Macy.

    Nick said he and his wife arrived at his mother’s house in the early morning hours July 1 and later put the dogs in Dolly’s fenced backyard.

  • Woman faces federal charges in fatal drug overdose

    A task force formed last year to target heroin distribution is investigating the case of a Wilmington woman who was arrested Monday on federal charges related to a fatal drug overdose.

    Porsche Renee Dillard, 31, was named in an April 27 indictment charging her with distribution of a quantity of heroin and fentanyl resulting in death.

    U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Don Connelly said the identity of the deceased is not being released at this time.