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Today's News

  • Cool fundraiser aids burned Yorkie

    SHALLOTTE — It was a chance to cool off with a Pelican’s SnoBall and help a burned dog at the same time.

    Monday night, Aug. 29, was “Spirit Night” at the popular treat stand at the south end of Main Street in Shallotte, with a portion of proceeds going to help Tinkerbell, a 1-year-old Yorkshire terrier rescued by Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) after she suffered a burned back.

  • Leland OKs Harrington Village incentive plan

    LELAND — Leland officials have approved a development agreement and incentive plan with the developer of Harrington Village following a public hearing that drew less than a dozen speakers at the Aug. 25 town meeting.

    Harrington Village Developer D Logan purchased 19.73 acres between Baldwin Drive and Fairview Road, including the Leland Flea Market property on Village Road.

  • CIS programs to continue at three schools, for now

    Anne Weatherford, a parent of a Southport Elementary School, heard through the grapevine Aug. 24 from another parent that Communities In Schools of Brunswick County would discontinue its fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools.

    After calling CIS, Weatherford said, she learned the rumor was true and the program would not be available for students beginning Monday, Aug. 29, the first day of 2016-17 classes for Brunswick County Schools.

  • H2GO board votes to hire public information officer

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members approved a plan Aug. 23 to hire a public information officer on a split vote.

    Board chairman Bill Browning made a motion to hire a public information officer (PIO) because the public has questions about water rates, costs of production, debt service and delivery service. “We need somebody to keep the public informed,” he said.

  • Students, staff embrace first day of school together

    As the rising of the sun Monday, Aug. 29, marked the beginning of a new week, it also marked the beginning of a new school year for students, parents, teachers and staff at Brunswick County Schools, including those at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary, Shallotte Middle and West Brunswick High in the southern part of the county.

    One of the teachers rising to meet the sun and begin a new year as both a parent and teacher was fifth-grade history and social studies teacher Lindsay Creech at Jessie Mae Monroe  in Ash.

  • Carolina Shores dips into stormwater issues

    CAROLINA SHORES — Stormwater and flooding were foremost issues at a joint meeting of Carolina Shores commissioners and the town planning board.

    The day-long session Monday, Aug. 29, opened with a presentation by engineer Robert Tucker of East Coast Engineering outlining U.S. Department of Agriculture and Federal Emergency Management Agency maps and the town drainage system.

    He noted the town was built on a swampy area with soil that is generally poorly drained.

  • Shallotte police seek information in larcenies

    Shallotte police are seeking information about three larcenies in the past month.

    In the most recent case, a white woman with a medium build stole clothing from an “anonymous business” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, Detective Cory McLamb said.

    McLamb said the name of the business was not identified in the incident report.

    At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24, a woman stole a credit card from a vehicle, then used the card to commit fraud, McLamb said. He provided no description of the woman.

  • Detectives seek Southport Pacific Superstore thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who stole a small amount of merchandise from Pacific Superstore at 4910 Long Beach Road in Southport about 5 a.m. Aug. 23. 

    One of the men suffered a cut to his right arm during the theft, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said, but said no other description of him or his accomplice was available.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 880-4895.     

  • OIB chiropractor pens book about metal toxicity

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Dr. Pamela J. Owens knows firsthand the dangers of metals people encounter and ingest every day.

    The longtime operator of At the Beach Chiropractic Health Center in Ocean Isle Beach has experienced and treated her own symptoms, as well as those of her patients.

    This year, Owens published a book, “Poisoned! What You Don’t Know About Heavy Metals Is Killing You!” in hopes of educating and providing information.

  • VP candidate Pence campaigns in Leland

    LELAND — Brunswick County became a piece of the battleground for the presidential election Wednesday afternoon with a visit from Republican vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, stopping by Manufacturing Methods in Leland.