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Today's News

  • Time for star school and a lesson in winter star groups

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium Director

    The twins, a crab, a rabbit, two dogs, a bull, a hunter and even a dove can be seen looking down from the winter sky. The weather lately has really given us the feeling that winter is here. Go out on a clear night, look up, and the stars reveal that winter is here. The same as they have done for eons. At 9 p.m. everyone is up, at least everyone regarding the winter constellations. Time for star school and a lesson in winter star groups.

  • Board of education members announce settlements

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education announced several settlements following a closed session last Wednesday night.

    Among the settlements was a mutual release and settlement between the Brunswick County Board of Education and Wayne Rice, owner of Unique Laser Connections of Carolina.

    The board settled with Rice for $30,000, according to the settlement document provided by Kathleen Tanner Kennedy, the board’s legal counsel.

  • Missing Winnabow woman returns home

    Update: According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Matthews has returned home.

    A Winnabow woman has been reported missing.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Georgia Carole Matthews, 60, was last seen Friday, Jan. 14, in New Hanover County.

    Matthews is missing from Castle Hayne, but lives in Winnabow. She has not spoken with anyone in her family since noon Jan. 14, when she said she was headed to Brunswick County.

  • Pilot in SC crash had home in Sunset Beach

  • Fire closed portions of 179 Wednesday afternoon

    A house fire at 1123 Brick Landing Road (N.C. 179) closed a portion of the road for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

    According to witnesses on the scene a passing motorist first noticed the fire. Neighbor Ricky Babson said a woman stopped her car in his driveway and ran frantically towards his residence. She told him the house two doors down was on fire.

    “We have four or five fire extinguishers from our boats and we grabbed those and started to put the fire out,” Babson said.

  • Pedestrian hit in Coastal Drug parking lot listed in fair condition

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the Coastal Drug parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte on Wednesday morning.

    A 2004 Ford struck Supply resident Margie Kenney Mooney, 78, a few minutes after 10 a.m.

    According to the accident report filed by the Shallotte Police Department, Mooney was attempting to park her vehicle in the Coastal Drug parking lot when the accident occurred.

  • County considers radio system overhaul

    BOLIVIA—Commissioners have given Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano the green light to move forward with a plan to overhaul the county’s radio system.

    Marzano has come under fire and received pressure to overhaul the system from local fire officials to change the county’s SmartLink radio system and what many people consider its impediments.

  • Motion to keep the hardship financing program narrowly fails

    A motion to extend the county’s water and sewer hardship financing program for low-income customers failed at the Brunswick County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

    During commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, a motion to extend the program failed with just two of the five commissioners voting for the proposal, which means the county’s program is not in compliance with state statute.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    •Larceny, property damage and breaking and entering on Stanley Road in Supply; suspect came in and damaged a fence, ground wire setup while taking copper wire.

    •Property and breaking and damage on Buckeye Road in Supply; suspect damaged shed door while entering.

    •Property damage and breaking and entering on Oyster Lane in Supply; suspect entered shed by breaking down door.

    •Property damage and breaking and entering on Oyster Lane in Supply; suspect broke clasp on shed and entered.