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Today's News

  • October opening planned for new nursing facility

    A new 136-bed nursing home facility under construction in rural Brunswick County is pegged for an October opening.

    Brunswick Health and Rehab Center has been under construction since June 2016 at 9600 No. 5 School Road near Ash Little River Road.

    It is owned by Saber Healthcare Group headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, which operates 111 facilities and more than 10,002 licensed beds in six states, including Autumn Care of Shallotte and 22 other facilities in North Carolina, according to the company’s website.

  • Plans to begin this year for Navassa Superfund site use

    NAVASSA — The Navassa Superfund site restoration process will move from the testing stage to the planning-for-the-future stage in the next few months.

    Representatives of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust), three groups heading up the cleanup process, updated Navassa residents on their progress at a June 20 meeting at the Navassa Community Center.

  • Sheriff’s office asks for help to find habitual felon

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man wanted on felony charges.

    Deputies are searching for 30-year-old Corbett Lee McLean, who’s wanted for breaking into a home in the Supply area and stealing guns May 25, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

    McLean will be charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of firearms.

  • Teen dies after falling off third story balcony in Holden Beach

    A 19-year-old from the Charlotte area died after falling from a third-story balcony of a Holden Beach residence Friday night.

    The man’s identity will not be released per request of the family, Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne said, adding the town sends its condolences.

    Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad, Tri-Beach Fire Department and Brunswick County EMS personnel and Holden Beach police and were dispatched to the home on Sand Dune Lane at 7:07 p.m., Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief David Robinson said in a news release.

  • Three people arrested in reported weekend kidnapping in Leland

    A Leland man accused of kidnapping a man Friday was arrested on a drunk driving charge the next day. 

    Marcus Antwyn Jenkins, 35, of Thunder Hill Road NE was arrested Saturday, June 24, and charged with second-degree kidnapping, possession of firearm by a felon and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun. 

  • BCAR releases May 2017 real estate data

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show exceptional growth during May 2017, including a substantial increase in average sales prices and the year’s highest sales total to date, according to statistics data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market is still red hot, to the point of breaking records,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “We have not seen sales like this in one month since before 2010.”

  • Patient, EMTs recall rescue from cardiac arrest

    SUPPLY — On May 10, 76-year-old Theodore Racz of Sunset Beach began his tri-weekly kidney dialysis at Fresenius Kidney Care Brunswick County in Supply as usual. The treatment, which removes waste from the body after a person’s kidneys fail, usually lasts about five hours for him.

    About 30 minutes into it on this day, however, he said he “felt like I was hit by a baseball bat in the chest.

    “I called out to the nurse and that’s the last thing I remember.”

  • Three arrested on cocaine charges

    Three people, including a New Hanover County Schools custodian, were arrested in Brunswick County on cocaine charges in two separate cases.

    Leland police arrested Francine Stukes, 53, and Everett Jackson, 60, on June 20 and charged them each with selling crack cocaine, conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for the sale of crack cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for the sale of crack cocaine.

  • Former Shallotte resident wagers to win second place on 'Jeopardy!'

    “Camel Lot, Heteronyms, Sources of Power, Presidential Biographies, Moviemaking, Why I Drink.”

    Those were the first six categories former Shallotte resident Lisette Pringle and her two opponents were greeted with in their first round of “Jeopardy!” which aired May 31 and made Pringle a local celebrity.

  • ATMC works to upgrade Internet services in rural areas

    ATMC announced an aggressive network improvement project that will enable more than 3,000 households in some of Brunswick County’s most rural areas to have access to much faster broadband Internet speeds by the end of 2019. The project is part of the cooperative’s five-year plan to expand and enhance its broadband network throughout Brunswick County.