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Today's News

  • Supply man accused of hitting women while stealing car

    A Supply man is accused of hitting two women with the car he stole with a couple inside.

    Travis Priest, 28, of Pinfish Street was arrested Saturday, Aug. 19, and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking or entering a motor vehicle, larceny from the person, two counts each of first-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, three misdemeanor counts of simple assault and two misdemeanor counts of communicating threats.

  • Bolivia man faces drug charges

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Bolivia man on multiple drug charges Aug. 16.

    James Anthony Holden, 21, of Zack Street is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine (15 grams), possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • New retail shopping center construction under way

    LELAND — Retail growth is on the rise in Leland as three Westgate Marketplace shell buildings have gone up next to the Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

    “The whole center should be online by November,” said Jack Kilbourne of Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co., the developer.

    The 32,000-square-foot shopping center sits on 4.5 acres and includes a seven-suite 17,200-square-foot building, an 8,000-square-foot four-suite building and a 3,600-square-foot two-suite building. Construction began in late April.

  • Man injured in single-vehicle crash Tuesday

    A man suffered serious injuries following a single-vehicle crash in Supply on Tuesday morning.

    The man’s injuries are not life-threatening, said Capt. Dave Robinson of Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad.

    The accident occurred just before 10:40 a.m. Tuesday when an SUV traveling east on Boones Neck Road in Supply clipped a utility pole in half and overturned.

    The man, whose name and age have not been released, was the only person in the car, and was extricated using the Jaws of Life, Robinson said.

  • BCAR: Market remains hot through dog days of summer

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to show steady growth in sales, prices and total sales volume over last year, according to statistics released Aug. 21 by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to demonstrate sustained, healthy growth across the board,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “July saw increases in new listings, units sold, average sales price and total sales volume.”

  • National Audubon Society sues to stop OIB terminal groin

    The National Audubon Society has challenged the Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin project by filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of the National Audubon Society on Monday in United States District Court, challenging the corps’ permit authorizing the town to build the terminal groin.

  • Student bakes up fundraiser for Cookies with Care school backpacks

    SHALLOTTE — With the start of most Brunswick County schools just a week away, 18-year-old Lian Farruggio sat the ready last Saturday with her filled backpacks to distribute locally in Shallotte.

    At the start of the weekly South Brunswick Interchurch Council food pantry Aug. 19 at Camp United Methodist Church, Farruggio, 18, who’s in her last year at Brunswick Early College High School, and her friend Parker Wingerd waited at a table with 24 backpacks to distribute to schoolchildren.

  • Supply man dies in single-vehicle crash

    A single-vehicle crash killed a Supply man Saturday night.

    Tyler Lee Dandron, 24, was driving his 2008 two-door Nissan Altima west when he ran off the right side of the road in the 2600 block of Boone’s Neck Road at 9:34 p.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Inman said.

    Dandron lost control of the car and struck a chain link fence. His vehicle kept going and struck some large PVC water pipes stacked in a yard, which caused it to go slightly airborne. His car then hit and came to rest under a tractor-trailer parked in the same yard.

  • Calabash minds own new business activity

    CALABASH — The business climate is brisk in the Seafood Capital, with new businesses and new activity under way.

    This past weekend, a soft opening launched the new Coastal Craft Beverage Co. craft beer bottle shop and tasting room at 10080 Beach Drive.

    The Boundary House Restaurant owners are planning a new eatery, tentatively being called “The Original,” at the former Coleman’s restaurant site overlooking the Calabash River at 9931 Nance St.

  • Chamber unveils economic data dashboard

    Building Brunswick business is the goal of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s new workforce and economic website, which was scheduled to be unveiled Wednesday.

    The South Brunswick Business Development Committee, formerly the Committee of 100, funded the new economic dashboard.

    The Business Development Committee, established in 2014, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit administered by the chamber.