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Today's News

  • Investigators seek owners of abandoned horses

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services is seeking assistance from the public in locating the person or people responsible for abandoning two horses last month in the Ash area.

    A tan female pony was found on Camp Branch Road about12:30 a.m. March 20. A large brown male horse was found several hours later on Egypt Road.

    Both animals were checked by a local large-animal veterinarian, according to a news release issued Wednesday, March 25, by sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

  • Sing along with movie musicals at Frank Theaters

    SHALLOTTE — Frank Theaters Coastal Stadium 10 is about to burst into song.

    A four month-long series will bring a different sing-along movie to the Shallotte theater every Tuesday night.

    “It is something for spring and summer,” manager Patrice Stanley said.

    Sing-alongs were planned to begin in March, but a delay in film delivery canceled the presentation of “Mama Mia.”

    Shows will run the first Tuesday of each month April through July.

  • Questions surround Sunset Beach council 'rep' on terminal groin

    Sunset Beach residents questioning a terminal groin for Ocean Isle Beach have also begun to ask why Sunset Beach Town Councilman Wilson Sherrill is listed as a project review team representative for his town in the groin environmental impact statement.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers document lists and identifies Sherrill as a Sunset Beach town councilman, though he was never appointed by Sunset Beach to serve on the PRT committee.

  • Avalon lots see new life from utilities bond agreement

    One of the developments that was left for dead in the economic recession has seen a second chance over the past few months.

    Avalon of the Carolinas off N.C. 211 near Clemmons Road SE is seeing some activity with a new owner and a bond called by the county.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said prior to the housing bubble burst in 2007, Avalon of the Carolinas developers were planning to ring the subdivision around a 2.5 acre pond.

  • Chicken truck fire shuts down highway

    An engine fire on a truck carrying boxes of frozen chickens shut down portions of U.S. 74/76 in Leland on Monday afternoon, March 30. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the driver of the tractor-trailer was headed east about a mile from Columbus County when he smelled smoke and pulled onto a dirt logging road field at 2:20 p.m.

    The eastbound lane was shut down as fire and emergency crews arrived at the scene. The truck was destroyed and the refrigerated trailer carrying the poultry sustained damages.

  • County commissioners endorse Convention of the States

    Brunswick County Commissioners recently approved a resolution supporting a Convention of the States.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said the resolution tells the General Assembly it has the county’s support to call on Congress to hold a Convention of the States.

    House Joint Resolution 48 was filed Feb. 4 applying to Congress for a Convention of the States with the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.

  • Business picking up on south end

    New business and development have started to pick up on the south end of Brunswick County. Following is a roundup of new things going in and around the towns of Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach.

     

    Calabash

    Since November, the town of Calabash has issued licenses for the following businesses, town clerk Kelley Southward said:

  • Investigators arrest three men on drug trafficking charges

    Investigators have arrested three men who are accused of trafficking and distributing large quantities of cocaine from Detroit to southeastern North Carolina, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Rolling car injures two Leland officers

    Two Leland police officers suffered minor injuries during a traffic stop.

    Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Leland Officer Inman Rahman attempted a traffic stop at U.S. 74/76 west near the Mount Misery Road exit.

    The driver, Benjamin Patrick Jr., failed to yield to blue lights and siren for a short distance. Once he stopped, he had to be pulled from his vehicle.

    Patrick failed to put his vehicle into park and it began to roll backward, striking Rahman and Officer Jeff Salyer with the open door.

  • Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty, charge against son dismissed

    The mother of a Southport man accused of escaping from the Brunswick County Detention Facility pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, while the same charge against his brother was voluntarily dismissed.

    Katherine Carter and her son, Curtis Wayne Hewett, are accused of helping 23-year-old William Hewett in his alleged escape from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Jan. 29. They and others were charged with animal cruelty after several animals were found in poor health at the family’s compound on Trails End during the ensuing manhunt, Sheriff John Ingram said.