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Today's News

  • BCHBA 15th annual Parade of Homes

    The Brunswick County Home Builders Association’s 15th annual Parade of Homes takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22, and Oct. 27-29.

    “This year’s exceptional collection of new homes, beach homes, and remodels are complete with innovative architecture, creative construction concepts and illuminating design ideas,” BCHBA president Jeffrey B. Satterwhite said in a news release. “Everything you deserve in a new home… this year’s parade has it all.”

  • Women’s philanthropy organization recognizes BCC scholarship recipients

    BOLIVIA — When she was 1, Katie Evans lost her mother to breast cancer. She lost a woman she would never truly get to know and her maternal grandmother lost her only daughter, bringing the two together.

    “We became the center of each others’ world,” Evans told the audience at the Women in Philanthropy & Leadership of Brunswick annual membership meeting at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on Oct. 11.

  • Man arrested in Brunswick County faces charges in three states

    A man accused of committing property crimes in three states was arrested Oct. 10 as the result of a joint effort between the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the Horry County (S.C.) Police Department.

    James Douglas Valenti, 40, of Friendfield Terrace, Little River, S.C., is charged with receiving stolen goods/property, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property under false pretense, safecracking, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Calabash releases funds for next year’s Summer Concert Series

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved release of $5,000 to the Calabash Merchants Association for next year’s Summer Concert Series.

    Action for the budgeted funding came at the town board’s monthly meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 10.

    Kathy Cody, concert chairman for the merchants association, said plans call for eight and perhaps nine concerts, which will continue to take place on Tuesdays from June 8 through Aug. 7, 2018, though not on Calabash town meeting nights.

  • Shallotte man faces felony drug, weapon charges in county case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Shallotte man on felony drug and weapon charges Oct. 12.

    Eugene Gause, 54, of Beach Drive is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • UNCW signs agreement with Brunswick Community College

    A new partnership between The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Brunswick Community College became official Oct. 4 when UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli signed an articulation agreement with BCC.

    The agreement establishes a direct transfer opportunity for students earning an associate of applied science in health and fitness science.

  • Pickup collision injures Leland pedestrian

    A Leland man suffered a broken collarbone after being hit by a pickup Oct. 10 in the 1900 block of Mount Misery Road, less than a mile from his residence.

    A 2007 Ford pickup driven south by 63-year-old Alton Nines of Currie hit 23-year-old Laney Huneycutt Jr. where Mount Misery and Leland School roads connect shortly after 8:30 p.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper R. McDermott said.

    An ambulance took Huneycutt to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington to be treated for his injuries, which were not life-threatening.

  • Carolina Shores OKs $10,000 garage building

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved purchase of a garage building extension to store town equipment for a cost of $10,000.

    The standalone 30-by-30 building features a roll-up door and can withstand winds of up to 140 mph, Town Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the monthly town board meeting Thursday, Oct. 5.

    Commissioner Greg Davis said the purchase “sounds like a no-brainer. As we grow, our equipment grows.”

  • Leland police seek four women in scam

    Leland police are looking for four women involved in a scam.

    The women, each described as black with a medium build, entered Leland’s Walmart at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, and got more than $7,000 using a scam to obtain pre-paid Visa cards, according to a police department news release.

    The women were last seen driving a white SUV with a Florida license plate.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Jacob Schwenk at 371-1100.

  • NHBMC recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will have local hairdressers in the lobby of the hospital to offer temporary pink hair extensions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, and Monday, Oct. 30.

    There is no set charge, but those interested can donate to the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation Breast Health Fund, which provides mobile mammography, financial assistance for mammography screenings and comfort items to newly diagnosed women with breast cancer.