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Today's News

  • Matthew 25 Center to hold groundbreaking Aug. 20

    Nine years ago, Christ’s words resonated with a group of people who came together to create a temporary housing environment for families visiting loved ones at detention centers in Brunswick, Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties and Horry County, S.C.

    The center, called Matthew 25 Center at Tabor City Inc., was inspired by Matthew 25:40, when Jesus said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

  • Tests show lower GenX levels at Northwest plant

    Results from additional testing for GenX in the Brunswick County water supply show the chemical level has dropped since the last round of tests.

    The latest water samples tested were taken July 27 and sent to Northern Lake Service Inc. analytical laboratory and environmental services in Crandon, Wis., on Aug. 1, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

    The results revealed GenX levels of 36.9 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water source, or before it entered the plant for treatment.

  • Advisory rescinded after water main repair

    The Brunswick County Public Utilities 24-inch water main break in Shallotte last week caused low pressure and outages from Shallotte to the South Carolina state line for a few hours and a system pressure advisory for a few days.

    The distinction made a difference for some local businesses. Those caught without water had to close for the day while the businesses under the advisory could keep their doors open.

  • Calabash approves revised vacation time

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved a revised policy for town employees’ vacation time.

    The change came at the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, and allows employees to accumulate vacation leave time “without any applicable maximum” until Dec. 31 of each year. On that date, an employee with accumulated leave can have the excess converted to sick leave so that no more than 240 hours or 30 days are carried forward into the following calendar year.

  • Clayton man identified in Caswell Beach drowning

    A man who drowned off Caswell Beach on Saturday has been identified.

    Caswell Beach Police Captain Sam Massey identified the victim as 39-year-old Telley Knight of Clayton.

    Massey said Knight was visiting the beach with his family, and went swimming with a cousin just before 4 p.m. Saturday. His cousin, who has not been identified, told Knight he was going ashore, and Massey said that's the last time anyone saw Knight conscious.

  • Carolina Shores sailing forward with stormwater improvements

    CAROLINA SHORES — In the midst of hurricane season, the town is moving ahead with its drainage spot improvement program and other stormwater improvements.

  • BCLC offers volunteer and tutor workshops

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is seeking volunteers to work with adult individuals one-on-one who want to improve their skills in reading, writing and speaking English.

    On Thursday, Aug. 17, there will be an orientation workshop from 10 a.m. to noon and an English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutor Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. There is a $20 fee for tutor materials.

    All volunteers must attend an orientation workshop. Workshops are held at the BCLC office at 282 Ocean Highway E., Supply 28462.

  • Sunset Beach sinkhole attributed to rainfall

    Heavy rainfall last week is blamed for a sinkhole that opened up at 796 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation went on-site last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, closing one lane of the mainland street.

    NCDOT back-filled the hole, Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin said.

  • Winnabow woman dies after being hit by car

    A woman is dead after being hit by a car Thursday, Aug. 10, in Winnabow.

    Sarah Fowler, 33, of Winnabow was in the westbound lane of Old Mill Creek Road just before 6 a.m. Thursday when she was struck by a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Charles Rayl, 25, of Winnabow, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Adams said.

    She died at the scene.

    Adams said it was not clear why Fowler was in the roadway.

    No charges will be filed in the incident, Adams said.

  • Southport man accused in shootings during two-county chase

    A Southport man is accused of shooting at two people during a chase that began in Leland and ended in Wilmington on Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

    Terrell Jamal Pompey, 28, of Stuart Avenue is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of firearm by a felon out in New Hanover County, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.