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Today's News

  • Wilmington man to serve more than eight years for selling heroin

    A Wilmington man will serve more than eight years in prison for selling heroin to an undercover agent last year.

    Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis convicted 27-year-old Milton Calonie Morris of selling and deliver heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin Wednesday, Aug. 17, and sentenced him to 97 to 128 months in prison, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Scorpions find new home in 19-room NBHS addition

    LELAND — North Brunswick High School students and teachers will see a new addition on campus this school year: a 19-room building. 

    North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce executive director Dana Fisher welcomed everyone to the official ribbon cutting for the new building Thursday, Aug. 18.

    The building will be the home for both the math and language arts. It will also have new science labs, including an allied health lab and a functional skills lab for the Exception Children Services program.

  • SB board shutters amenity centers in commercial zone

    The Sunset Beach Planning Board has approved what may be the last private amenity center in the island’s beach business (BB-1) commercial zone

    Approval at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting was for an amenity center for the Kingfish Bay development in Calabash.

    The board’s next action was to remove private amenity centers as a permitted use in the BB-1 zone.

    Both measures are advisory recommendations that will be forwarded to Sunset Beach Town Council for consideration.

  • Crash on U.S. 17 in Shallotte leaves three injured

    A collision involving a car and a dump truck on U.S. 17 in Shallotte sent three people to an area hospital Wednesday, Aug. 17. 

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said it happened at 9:40 p.m. when 76-year-old Joseph Goldenburg of Asheville turned his gray 2004 Toyota Corolla left onto Red Bug Road and in front of a northbound Kenworth dump truck.

    Both vehicles crashed into the median, with the truck landing on its right side, Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief David Robinson said

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation fish fry Aug. 26

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will host a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at N.C. 130 and 179 in Shallotte, behind the former First Community Bank and next to Hills supermarket, to raise funds for its Sunshine Fund. This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office families who suffer tragedies.

  • Second annual Brunswick County Family Fair is Aug. 27

    Brunswick County has many community resources and program for parents and children. Start off the new school year with information about what is offered to parents and children at the Brunswick County Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, the at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Building N, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

    The Brunswick County Health Department will also be there to offer immunizations.

    Free school supplies, free Sunset Slush and other giveaways will be offered, as well as vendors and drawings for door prizes.

  • Carolina Shores commissioners to have special meeting Aug. 29

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Monday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. in the council chambers at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road, with the TOCS Planning Board to discuss the town drainage study, comprehensive plan and floodplain management and community rating system.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve municipal service district

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town commissioners read and approved a second time an ordinance establishing and creating the Holden Beach Erosion Control and Flood and Hurricane Protection Works Municipal Service District. The latest action came during a special meeting Monday, Aug. 22.

    Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett said this municipal district encompasses the shoreline between 240 Ocean Blvd. E and 781 Ocean Blvd. W., where the town will complete its Central Reach Project.

  • Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope application acceptance under way

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications, by appointment only, Monday, Aug. 29, for the Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 4.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Blood donations urgently needed

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.

    The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities.

    In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.