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Today's News

  • North Brunswick Chamber to have first Ladies Night Purse Bash fundraiser

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will host its first Ladies Night Out Purse Bash on Thursday, July 23.

    The evening will include a dinner and drawing every 10 minutes to give away purses, bags and other gifts.

    “These are not auctioned. From 6 to 9 p.m. brand new purses or gift cards for prizes will be given away every 10 minutes,” Susan Cruse, ex officio chairwoman of the chamber board, said.

    The event, which will be hosted at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, is a new fundraiser for the chamber.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    June 3

    Breaking and entering — non-forced entry and trespassing at an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    June 10

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle parked on Mullet Street.

    Breaking and entering — non-forced entry and larceny of a handgun worth $560 from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

  • Belville rejects USG buyout, files suit in response

    BELVILLE — Belville officials filed a lawsuit July 7 against Urban Smart Growth, the developer they signed a 2007 agreement with for a potential downtown development on the Brunswick River.

    Town officials held a special meeting July 8 where they announced the complaint was filed in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Belville and USG developer Lance Robbins signed a resolution in 2007 for a 20-year agreement to work together on a master redevelopment plan of large-scale mixed-use development constructed in multiple phases over two decades.

  • How to take the perfect fireworks photo

    After a dozen years of striving to capture just one good picture of fireworks — on Independence Day or another, lesser fireworks-friendly event, say a baseball game or demolition derby — this year I finally mastered the proper technique and I thought I would share it with our readers.

    Here it is: Put the damn camera away, break out whatever suitably smart phone you have on you, switch on that tiny little camera, aim at the fireworks and mash away on the button.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    July 7

    Obtaining property by false pretense; someone pawned items that did not belong to him at Pawn USA.

    July 8

    Obtaining property by false pretense; someone pawned a ring valued at $345 that did not belong to him at Pawn USA.

    Bridgett Leigh Biddle, 30, 6909 Pearl St. SW, Ocean Isle Beach, cited for stealing property valued at $180.92 from Wal-Mart.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 7

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road and North Gate Drive resulting in property damage.

    Larceny of batteries from electrical boxes belonging to AT&T at Jackey’s Creek.

    Larceny of mail from a mailbox on Night Harbor Drive.

    Fraud by someone leaving phone messages claiming to be with the IRS and threatening the victim with a lawsuit.

  • Cape Fear RPO seeks U.S. 74/I-140 corridor study

    The Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization’s Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) approved a resolution asking the North Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct a study of the U.S. 74 corridor in Brunswick and Columbus counties.

    Members voted unanimously for the corridor study during its Friday, July 10, meeting.

    The request follows previously adopted resolutions by the RTAC to encourage construction of U.S. 74 to the Wilmington Bypass (Interstate 140).

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police report

    Ocean Isle Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    July 12

    Larceny of a beach bike worth $300 from a Wilmington Street residence.

    July 13

    Larceny of a motor vehicle worth $10,000 from a Monroe Street residence.

    Property damage; someone used a vehicle to run over landscaping timbers, causing $300 damage, at a Laurinburg Street residence.

  • OIB board supports right to manage special tax districts, keeps cabanas off beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an item in the Senate budget bill that could impact the town’s ability to create special tax districts.

    The special tax districts are used throughout the state to provide funding to cover the costs of local projects that impact a limited number of residents or collect more funds from residents in the immediate impact area and less from those who still benefit from the service provided.

  • Elections filing period ends Friday

    Brunswick County’s election filing period for all 19 municipalities, which opened at 8:30 a.m. July 6, will continue through noon Friday, July 17.

    Brunswick County’s municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    Council, commission or alderman seats as well as mayoral seats are up for election in each of Brunswick County’s incorporated towns in November.