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Today's News

  • Belville OKs subdivision, farmers market vendor licenses

    BELVILLE — Belville board members gave their approval Monday to move ahead with the first new development in town in many years.

    The Evolve River Road Subdivision is a proposed 11-lot neighborhood on 5.13 acres on the west side of River Road (N.C. 133) between the Hawkeswater subdivision to the north and west and the Olde Towne subdivision to the south.

    Town Attorney Jim Eldridge told commissioners the town planning board passed a recommendation at its July 12 meeting for the site plan/preliminary plat approval.

  • Fire crews quell Calabash house fire

    Area firefighters brought under control a house fire reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, at 1385 McMurray Lane.

    Arriving firefighters found flames shooting from the roof of a doublewide mobile home. All residents of the house were already safely outside.

    Calabash firefighters with the assistance of Sunset Beach and Grissettown/Longwood fire departments were able to bring the blaze under control in about 15 minutes and limit damage to just one side of the residence, Calabash Fire Department spokeswoman Honey Chiocco said.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve special election for staggered terms

     

  • Investigators review Oak Island fatal shooting

    Oak Island police are working with the District Attorney’s Office to determine whether any charges will be filed in a fatal weekend shooting.

    Police Chief Greg Jordan said 36-year-old Michael Christopher Auvil was shot and died during a fight in the area of Keziah Street and Ocean Drive at 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

    All involved in the shooting, which was an isolated incident, have been identified and there is no danger to the public, Jordan said.

  • Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by car in Holden Beach

    A vacationer is in stable condition at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after she was hit by a car while walking in Holden Beach about 8:45 a.m. Monday, July 24.

    Anne McClain of Powhatan, Va., was at N.C. 130 and Ocean Boulevard West when 80-year-old James Dullaghan of Holden Beach, who was driving a Nissan Altima east on Ocean Boulevard West, turned left onto N.C. 130, crossed the center line and hit her, Holden Beach police said.

    Dullaghan is charged with driving left of center and failure to yield right of way, police said in a news release.

  • County unemployment rate stays at 5 percent for May

    Brunswick County maintained a 5 percent unemployment rate from April to May.

    The unemployment rate for Brunswick County had fallen in each month of 2017, from 7.7 percent in January, to 6.7 percent in February, 5.8 percent in March, down to 5 in April before holding steady in May.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County had a 5.5 percent unemployment rate in May 2016.

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

  • Leland TDA considers partnership with town

    LELAND — The Leland Tourism Development Authority could work more closely with the town if the new board accepts an offer from Town Manager David Hollis for the town to provide some administrative services.

    Leland’s town council re-chartered the TDA in May, increasing membership to include nine seats on the board and voting to have a town commissioner serve as chairman.

  • Mendenhall credentialed by ICMA

    Jon M. Mendenhall, town administrator of the town of Carolina Shores, has received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mendenhall is one of over 1,400 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

  • BCAR releases real estate statistics for first half of 2017

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market showed strong, steady growth in the first half of 2017, as well as during June, with sales volume continuing to increase steadily, according to data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued its trend of strong, healthy growth through June,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “All signs indicate that we can expect the steady growth we’ve experienced in the first half of 2017 to continue.”

  • Supply man accused of killing bicyclist jailed on higher bail

    A Supply man charged in a crash July19 that killed a bicyclist was jailed again Friday after his bail was raised to $250,000.

    Ricky Colin Pruett, 42, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving while impaired in the death of 17-year-old David Fetner of Wilmington.

    Fetner was in the 2000 block of Civietown Road when the crash happened at 12:10 p.m., Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Capt. David Robinson said.