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Today's News

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood

    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

  • Carolina Shores opposes proposed GSATS study area, routes

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are wasting no time expressing disapproval of the proposed location for the Carolina Bays Parkway Extension.

    Last week, the five-member Carolina Shores town board unanimously approved a resolution opposing the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) area and “routes as initially proposed,” citing destruction of neighborhoods as the foremost reason.

  • Commissioners OK funds for water line design, school bond

    Brunswick County commissioners agreed to begin working to add a second raw water line for the Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority to provide the county with water.

    Commissioners unanimously approved Feb. 6 an interlocal agreement between Brunswick County, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the LCFWASA agreeing to the benefit of having additional raw water capacity and redundancy for the growth and well-being of Brunswick County and CFPUA customers.

  • County unemployment reaches 6.7 percent for December

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate jumped between November and December from 6.3 percent for November to 6.7 percent in December.

    The year ended almost a point higher than the 5.9 percent unemployment rate that was steady through September and October.

    A year-to-year comparison showed unemployment was still lower ending 2016 than December 2015, when Brunswick County had 7.2 percent unemployment.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

  • Supply families mourn pets in separate animal cruelty incidents

    SUPPLY — Two Supply families are grieving their pets in separate animal cruelty incidents.

    The Lay family of Sandy Bluff Drive SW in Supply is mourning their 2-year-old Staffordshire terrier Brudio, who was stabbed to death Feb. 5.

    Michael Lay and his wife Melissa described it as a typical Sunday for the family, with many of their five children outside the home before church.

    Nine-year-old Michael Lay Jr. was outside with Brudio near the the vacant house between their home and that of 61-year-old Carl “Sandman” Chamberlin.

  • Carolina Shores run a no-go

    CAROLINA SHORES — Organizers of the Calabash Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk have withdrawn an application to extend the route through Carolina Shores this year.

    “They’re going back to the drawing board,” Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Feb. 9.

    After meeting with town officials the previous day, event organizers felt they couldn’t meet standards of Carolina Shores’ ordinance related to traffic, public safety and nonprofit status, Mendenhall said.

  • Shallotte man arrested on 2014 sex crime charges involving child

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man on 2014 sex crime charges involving child.

    Timothy Paul Freshwater, 33, of Woodthrush Lane was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 7, and charged with statutory rape/sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child and sex offense in a parental role, all felonies.

    Warrants show the incident took place Oct. 21, 2014, when the victim was 13. 

  • FEMA issues public notice about programs

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

  • Leland hosts AARP tax preparation help

    A group of volunteers with AARP will help senior citizens and those with a low- to moderate-income prepare their taxes for free Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Town Hall and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the original Senior Center at 1490 Village Road NE through April 13.

    Be sure to bring ID, a copy of last year’s tax return and all other relevant forms.

  • Dinner and a movie about living shorelines

    The state’s coastal agency is hosting an event that will include dinner and a movie about shoreline stabilization at Katy’s Grill and Bar, 1054 S. College Road in Wilmington, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.