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Today's News

  • Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates.

    Paul Andrew Frick, 41, of Crosswinds Drive was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sixth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    Saturday, Sept. 30 will mark the sixth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, held by Hope Harbor Home.

    This year’s event will start at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

    On-site pre-registration will start at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Riders will be escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jessica’s Journey: Former teacher travels the globe for God

    Christ’s presence has been felt by 24-year-old Jessica Bundy for a long time. But the Southport native and former Supply Elementary School teacher said she decided about two years ago it was time to truly let the Lord into her life.

    “Since then, I realized the Lord’s plans for us are the best,” she said.

    But Bundy knew she didn’t want to keep the good news all to herself and set out to spread the word to everyone she could.

    The World Race made that possible.

  • Town board OKs brunch bill, beer garden for Run OIB

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach town officials heard from enough local businesses in the past month to vote for the “brunch bill.”

    North Carolina passed the Senate Bill 155 that allows alcohol sales by businesses beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, subject to local government approval.

    In August, commissioners discussed approving an ordinance allowing the brunch bill legislation in town, but none of the board members had heard of any interest in changing the alcohol sales hours in town.

  • Sunset Beach to address park fees Oct. 2

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council is stepping up consideration of town park fees and other matters after Mayor Pro Tem Carol Scott took issue with ongoing delays and a lack of agenda items at council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday, Sept. 19.

    Following debate about a deadline and time factor, council informally agreed to address park rules and fees at its next meeting Monday, Oct. 2.

    Scott also complained about a scant agenda Tuesday.

  • GenX manufacturer agrees to share information with DEQ

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and The Chemours Co. came to a court-assisted agreement to open the lines of communication in the GenX water contamination investigation.

    Chemours manufactures GenX for use in making Teflon and other products under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit with the Environmental Protection Agency that was managed by the DEQ. The permit governs Chemours’ discharge of wastewater from its Fayetteville facility.

  • Chamber collects Florida clean-up kits

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce office is a drop-off location for residents who want to donate clean-up kits for Floridians in need following Hurricane Irma.

    Kits should be taken to the chamber offices no later than Wednesday, Sept. 20. East Coast Moving will be picking up the supplies Thursday, Sept. 21.

    What is a clean-up kit? One 5-gallon bucket filled with one each of the following: broom, mop, bleach, large sponge, small sponge and floor cleaner.

  • Jack Jack 180 brings pop and rock covers back to Leland for Sept 21 concert at town park

    Jack Jack 180 returns to Leland Municipal Park play to the first Concerts on the Coast fall show Thursday, Sept. 21.

    It is a return to Leland for the group that was one of the headlining bands of Leland’s summer concert series at the Municipal Park in 2016.

    The four piece band includes Sara McDaris of Kenly on lead vocals and keyboard; Jim Price of Hickory, lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Eric Hickman of Wilmington, bass guitar, keyboard and vocals; and Don Spiers of Bogalusa, La. on drums and vocals.

  • Thompson appointed to state Fire and Rescue Commission

    Brunswick County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Randy Thompson was appointed to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. The commission assists and participates with state and local fire prevention and control agencies in the improvement of fire prevention and control in North Carolina.

  • Marshall issues warning about fake charities following natural disasters

    North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall warned that the second Category 4 hurricane to hit the U.S. in less than three weeks may spawn a wave of solicitations from fake charities.