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Today's News

  • Public Safety Day May 7

    Local law enforcement will be on hand to meet with the public during Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the site of the old Piggly Wiggly store at 925 Seaside Road.

    Highlights include fire trucks and hoses, a fire safety house, hands-on CPR, fire extinguisher training, child care seat checks, smoke alarm installations, fire safety materials and more.

    The public is invited to come out and meet local firefighters, participate in interactive displays and ask questions of Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and fire department staff.

  • NRC open house for Brunswick Nuclear Plant assessment May 10

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Tuesday, May 10, to discuss the agency’s assessment of the Brunswick nuclear plant during 2015.

    The plant, operated by Duke Energy, is near Southport.

    The open house, which will include informational posters, is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Duke Media Center, 8520 River Road SE in Southport.

  • Coffee with Sunset Beach police chief May 11

    Enjoy coffee with Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Joyner from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the conference room at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    This new program provides residents an opportunity to personally meet with their police chief in a friendly and casual setting. Residents are encouraged to attend to discuss matters of interest, learn more about their police department, offer tips and share information directly with Joyner.

  • Agents arrest four men on drug charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested four men on drug charges in separate incidents, according to a news release.

    · Festes James Lance, 42, of School House Road in Ash, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin, trafficking heroin, maintaining a vehicle used for keeping and selling heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Teens charged in NBHS break-in

    Leland police charged three teens and are looking for a fourth person in a break-in at North Brunswick High School.

    School staff reported the break-in April 9 after they found a door at the school unsecured, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release Thursday, April 28. Among the items stolen were an X-Box 360 with games, a portable speaker and Oakley sunglasses.

  • Sunset Beach board votes against requiring proof of land ownership

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Planning Board has advised the town not to require proof of property ownership before it issues permits for new construction.

    The board’s 3-1 majority decision at its April 21 meeting is an advisory one that will be forwarded to Sunset Beach Town Council for consideration.

    The measure not to require ownership proof was approved by board members Len Steiner, Noelle Kehrberg and Greg Jensen, with Bob Tone casting a dissenting vote after Town Attorney Grady Richardson advised requiring proof could make the town liable.

  • Oak Island police charge seven in break-ins

    Oak Island police charged five people, including two registered sex offenders, April 26 in a series of vehicle and residential break-ins that began in November 2015, according to a town news release issued Thursday, April 28

    · Joseph Ryan Crone, 34, of Akron, Ohio, is charged with first-degree burglary and incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Man charged in Bolivia woods fire

    A Virginia man has been charged with accidentally starting a brush fire that was allowed to spread, leading to last week’s 1,578-acre woods fire in Bolivia.

    Phillip Jenkins has been charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor charge of setting fire to grassland, brushland or woodland. He faces a fine of no less than $10 and up to $50 plus court costs, said Mike Malcolm, North Carolina Forest Service District 8 ranger and law enforcement officer.

  • Oak Island water tap deal could cost county

    BOLIVIA — Merging Oak Island’s water and wastewater systems into Brunswick County utilities could cost more than county officials anticipated.

    County Manager Ann Hardy told county commissioners at their April 18 meeting three issues needed to be resolved related to the acquisition of Oak Island’s water and sewer systems.

    Oak Island’s town council voted Nov. 10, 2015, to request Brunswick County officials explore the feasibility of acquiring its water and wastewater system.

  • County health assessment targets areas for improvement

    Results of the 2015 Community Health Assessment for Brunswick County show residents are concerned about chronic disease, obesity and drug and alcohol use and abuse.

    David Stanley, the county’s health and human services director, presented the assessment to the county board of commissioners during its April 18 meeting.

    The assessment, a review of health priorities for county residents, is based partly on a community survey and partly on local, state and federal health statistics, Stanley said.