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Today's News

  • 11th annual North Brunswick chamber car show at Leland Lowe’s Food Saturday

    The coolest cars and trucks, and the folks who love them, will be in Leland at Lowe’s Food Saturday.

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce hosts their 11th Annual Leland Under The Lights Car Show August 23.

    The show benefiting NBCC’s education and scholarship funds will be held from 3-8 p.m., rain or shine, in the Lowe’s Food parking lot.

    Lowe’s Food at Brunswick Forest is off U.S. 17 North at 1152 E. Cutlar Crossing in Leland

  • Tourism impact on county estimated at $470 million in 2013

    The U.S. Travel Association pegs the dollar value of tourism in Brunswick County at nearly a half billion dollars a year.

    The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced earlier this month domestic visitors to Brunswick County spent $470.58 million in 2013, based on USTA statistics.

    The most recent “Economic Impact of Travel On North Carolina Counties” study was released Aug. 15. The study is prepared annually for the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the USTA.

  • Fires destroy two Brunswick County homes

     A pair of fires destroyed two Brunswick County homes within the past week.

    The first fire took place in Supply last Wednesday, Aug. 13, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    An off-duty firefighter drove past a home at 680 Hewett Road near Stone Chimney Road and saw that it was on fire. He called 911, but by the time emergency personnel arrived the fire was “fully involved,” Garner said.

    Garner said no one was home when it happened and the cause of the fire is unknown. The house is considered a total loss.

  • Rising second-graders shining ‘STARS’ this summer

     SUNSET BEACH — Fifteen students who participated in a summer reading program are shining like stars as they prepare for the new school year.

    Seaside United Methodist Church hosted STARS (Seaside Teaching and Reaching Students), a six-week summer reading program from the beginning of July through the middle of August.

  • Lawyer presents county with property owner refunds from unlawful 2008 revaluation

    BOLIVIA — More property owners are seeking refunds from the 2008 revaluation the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled unlawful.

    Norman Smith, a lawyer with Smith, James, Rowlett and Cohen of Greensboro who represents several property owners in Ocean Isle Palms, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Rivers Edge and Seawatch at Sunset Harbor stated the intent to county commissioners during the public comment portion of their Monday, Aug. 18, meeting.

  • Shallotte Point VFD gets federal funds

     The Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department has received more than $100,000 in federal funds, according to a news release from Congressman Mike McIntyre’s office.

    The department will receive $110,348 for operations and safety improvements.

    Calls to the department were not returned and it’s unclear how exactly the funds will be allocated.

  • Late-night fire heavily damages Calabash restaurant

    The Calabash Fire Department and several mutual-aid companies battled a blaze that broke out late Saturday night at a Calabash restaurant.

    Coleman’s Restaurant at 9931 Nance St. sustained heavy damages to its roof and front portion during the fire reported at 11:36 p.m. Aug. 16.

    Arriving units found smoke pouring from the roof of the one-story structure, and flames broke through shortly thereafter, according to fire department spokeswoman Honey Shore. Firefighters battled the blaze for just over an hour before bringing it under control.

  • Some county teachers can expect pay raises under state budget

     Some Brunswick County teachers can expect pay raises in the coming years after the North Carolina General Assembly passed its annual budget.

    House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger held a news conference July 29 to announce the details.

  • Holden Beach board approves traffic, parking rule changes

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach town board approved an update to traffic and parking ordinance codes despite a split vote by commissioners.

    The board made a number of updates based on planning and zoning board recommendations, but the majority of the discussion focused on parking regulations.

    The new codes make it unlawful to park or leave a vehicle standing in any street, right of way, street intersection, crosswalk, sidewalk or access way.

  • Mitchell no longer a trustee at Charter Day School Inc.

     Three weeks after resigning from the N.C. Charter School Advisory Board, Roger Bacon Academy founder Baker Mitchell is no longer listed a member of the board of trustees at Charter Day School (CDS) Inc., according to the company’s website.

    Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) spokeswoman Sawyer Batten said Mitchell’s service on the board ended nearly a year ago, in September 2013.