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Today's News

  • Pastor snowballs into ‘N.C. Green Swamp Weather Rock’ fame

    When snow and ice befell the region last week, church pastor Anthony Clemmons did his part to turn the deep-freeze into a new enterprise.

    The longtime pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia virtually went viral after unveiling his “North Carolina Green Swamp Weather Rock” on weather videos posted on Facebook.

    By the end of the week, Clemmons found new fame with his broadcasts that were picked up by a Wilmington TV station.

  • Georgia man accused of using match.com to scam Southport woman

     

  • Carolina Shores lauds volunteers

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners kicked off the New Year recognizing its many volunteers at the board’s first workshop of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 8.

    Mayor Joyce Dunn presented certificates to members of the town’s volunteer environmental management advisory, business promotion and prosperity and civic health, wellness and recreation groups. She also recognized winners in the town’s photo contest and members of the Carolina Shores POA Architectural Control Committee for their contributions to the town.

  • Sunset at Sunset rears head in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — It was a “non-agenda” topic that dominated Sunset Beach Town Council’s first meeting of the year Monday night.

    At the start of the Jan. 8 meeting, council members approved removing from the agenda on a 3-2 vote councilman Richard Cerrato’s proposal to discuss management of the annual fall event, except for approving its date for this year of Oct. 6.

    Mayor Robert Forrester charged since 2010 Cerrato has opposed town control of the event and continues to reiterate the same things.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man matches words to win $150K lottery prize

    A love of crossword puzzles led Timothy Pope of Ocean Isle Beach to a $150,000 lottery win.
     
    “I like playing the crossword tickets,” Pope said in a North Carolina Education Lottery news release issued Tuesday afternoon. “I feel like they’re more entertaining.”
     
    Pope’s good luck happened when he bought a $5 Silver & Gold Crossword scratch-off ticket at the Clinton Express Mart on Libson Street in Clinton.
     

  • Deputies seek missing Southport teen

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Southport teenager they say was last seen Sunday night/Monday morning.

    Courtney Thomas, 16, was last seen at her home on Flagship Avenue around midnight on Sunday.

    She is described as a white girl standing 5-feet 3-inches tall and weighing an estimated 120 pounds. She has dark hair and brown eyes. It's not known what clothing she was wearing when she was last seen.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • BEAT schedules Jan. 16 rally in Bolivia against offshore drilling

    Brunswick Environmental Action Team will hold a rally against offshore drilling at 5 p.m. Juesday, Jan. 16, in front of the David Sandifer Building at the County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Immediately afterward, at 6 p.m., speakers will address Brunswick County commissioners and ask them to support a resolution opposed to offshore drilling.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners remains one of two governing bodies on the East Coast unopposed to seismic blasting and offshore drilling.

  • Rabon to help lead judicial reform and redistricting committee

    State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, will serve as co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting with Sens. Dan Bishop and Sen. Warren Daniel. State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced the creation of the committee on Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Other state senators on the committee are Dan Barrett, Dan Blue, Jay Chaudhuri, Chuck Edwards, Joel Ford, Ralph Hise, Floyd McKissick, Wesley Meredith, Paul Newton, Shirley Randleman, Norm Sanderson and Terry Van Duyn.

  • NCDOT plans Holden Beach bridge lane closures through Jan. 12

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation said drivers on the Holden Beach bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway should expect to encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9.

    The closure is needed so crews can safely repair concrete erosion that was discovered during a recent inspection, according to a news release issued Monday, Jan. 8.

    The closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day until Friday, Jan. 12. Transportation officials urge motorists to drive carefully through the work zone.