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Today's News

  • Volunteer team brings new life to old home in Southport

    SOUTHPORT — Lela Tobler was ready when a team of Duke Energy volunteers showed up at her house last week to do much-needed repairs on her home.

    The team from across the Cape Fear region had partnered with Brunswick Housing Opportunities’ Home SAFE program, a comprehensive home assessment and modification program for seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners.

  • Carolina Shores begins comprehensive planning process

    Carolina Shores is undergoing a comprehensive land use planning process and encourages residents to be involved as a future vision of the town is crafted.

    Monthly public updates are given at planning board meetings, which residents are encouraged to attend.

    Participate in the planning process online at plancarolinashores.com.

  • Sunset Beach achieves improved CRS rating

    Sunset Beach’s rating in the Community Rating System (CRS) Program improved to a Class 7, affording flood insurance policyholders an additional 5-percent discount, according to e town news release.

    In total, the town’s efforts in the CRS program allow National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Sunset Beach to realize a 15-percent premium discount.

  • Detectives investigate Calabash body shop theft case

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of items from a Calabash body shop.

  • Carolina Shores finishes post-hurricane debris work

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town has finished picking up after Hurricane Matthew, amassing 13,042 cubic yards of debris.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall, speaking at the Dec. 5 town workshop, said that amounts to about 800 truckloads that were carefully counted and tabulated by debris monitors during cleanup following the Oct. 8 storm.

    Economic outlook

    Auditor Isaac Norris said during his annual assessment of the town budget construction activity in the town is a good indicator the local economy is finally picking up and getting better.

  • One sought, four in custody in August OIB armed robbery

    Four people are in custody and one is sought in an Ocean Isle Beach armed robbery that happened in early August.

    Stephanie Nichole Collins and Rostin Royce Bromell turned themselves in Monday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    They, along with a Shallotte couple arrested Nov. 30 in Lenoir County and Jeffery Leon Collins face charges in the case. Jeffery Collins, 38, remains at large.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project dredging scheduled to begin Dec. 15

    Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project is scheduled to begin dredging operations on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    The project will place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Corrected: Bolivia man accused of stealing from workplace

    A Bolivia man accused of stealing nearly $6,000 in items from the Dollar General where he worked.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Clifton Matthew Warner of Mosquito Branch Road on Friday, Nov. 25, and charged him with felony larceny by employee.

  • Exam Jam features visit from canine companions

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College students fretting over finals received stress relief from some furry friends Wednesday, Nov. 30.

    As part of the BCC’s Exam Jam to help students survive finals, therapy dogs made a home of the campus library for students to play with and pet.

    Carmen Ellis, the college’s director of learning resources, contacted Canines for Service of Wilmington, which provided dogs from its Canines for Therapy branch for the event.

  • Man hospitalized after submerging car in water

    A Southport man was hospitalized Nov. 30 after a medical condition caused him to drive his car into water at Waterfront Park in Southport.

    Southport police patrol officer Jason Freeman said the man, whose name won’t be released for medical reasons, was on his way to work at 6 a.m. on Southport-Supply Road when a medical condition set in.

    Freeman said the man told police the last thing he remembered was being at Long Beach and Southport-Supply roads.