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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CSH Law to hold estate planning forums

    Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) will offer free forums about trust, estate and long-term care planning featuring Andy Olsen, a National Elder Law Foundation Certified Elder Law Attorney and chair of the Elder Law Practice Group at CSH Law.

    Sessions will be offered Wednesday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brunswick Community College, Room 127, 9400 U.S. 17 West in Carolina Shores and Monday, July 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Leland Library, 487 Village Road in Leland.

  • 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.

  • FOP fundraiser under way in two counties

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 53 is conducting a fundraiser through Aug. 25.

    Fundraisers will be calling businesses in Brunswick County and Columbus County.

    Monies will be used for its annual Christmas Cops and Kids program, formerly Shop with a Cop.

  • Brunswick County Republican Women to meet Aug. 3

    The Brunswick County Republican Women will have a membership meeting Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at GOP Headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The special program is entitled, “Human Trafficking,” a very serious problem in Brunswick County, North Carolina and the country.

    Guest speakers will provide valuable information on human trafficking, including its signs, the effects it has on its victims and what concerned citizens can do about it. The public is encouraged to attend.