Today's News

  • Horseplay Farms to host military, first responder appreciation day Sept. 16

    Horseplay Farms will honor military and first responders Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at an event open to all.

    The day will open with a flag-raising and dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. There will be food, drinks, live music and games to celebrate the occasion. A farm tour, horsemanship demonstration, dunk tank, bounce house, face painting and even a wacky pony photo booth are among the activities.Live music by Pistol Hill, a beer tent by Check Six Brewery, a bake sale and raffles will round out the event.

  • State agencies study use of drones for collision reports

    The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the NCDOT Photogrammetry Unit have studied the feasibility of using drones to create 3D models of collision scenes, and the findings could signal good news for motorists.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 29

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by exchanging property not belonging to the suspect.

    Trespassing at a Coral Stone Court residence.

    Okeora Brianna Barnes, 24, of Coral Stone Court, was arrested on an order for arrest from New Hanover County on a failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge.

    Aug. 30

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 28

    Vandalism by puncturing tires of a truck parked in the Shallotte Presbyterian Church parking lot on Rourk Drive, causing $105 in damage.

    Aug. 29

    Larceny of a business sign worth $1,200 from B. Joseph Causey Jr. Attorney at Law office on Main Street.

    Kristin Marie Randolph, 25, was arrested on a warrant on a failure to appear in court charge.

  • Free dump week set for Sept. 11-16

    Brunswick County Solid Waste and Recycling will offer residents a free week of trash disposal at the county landfill Monday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. l6.

    The Brunswick County Landfill at 172 Landfill Road NE in Bolivia opens from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

    Not only can residents take out their trash to the landfill for free, the county will also collect household hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Road in Southport.

    Sept. 11-16

  • Leland seeks to relieve pressure in sewer lines

    Leland’s recent sewer line wastewater discharges were not caused by old pipes or lack of capacity, but by complex issues with the lines of the Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant partnership, town officials said.

    Heavy rainfall Aug. 12 overwhelmed the sanitary sewer system causing a discharge of an estimated 600 gallons of untreated wastewater from a sanitary sewer manhole near 120 Loop Road.

  • County hires lawyers for GenX water contamination case

    Brunswick County hired two law firms in preparation for a legal battle with the makers of GenX.

    The law firm of Baron & Budd P.C. and Harold Seagle of Seagle Law in North Carolina were hired as the legal representatives of the county against chemical companies Chemours, DuPont, and Kuraray, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

    The three companies share the Fayetteville Works plant that has been identified as the source of the GenX discharge into the Cape Fear River, from which Brunswick County draws its drinking water.

  • County keeps an eye on Irma, Jose

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Irma’s sustained winds had slowed to 50 mph while the storm moved Northwest through Georgia, 150 miles south of Atlanta about 5 p.m. Monday.

    Meanwhile Hurricane Jose, which was about 360 miles Northeast of the Bahamas, had sustained winds of 100 mph but was heading North in the Atlantic.

  • Trojans notch fifth-place finishes in league golf matches

     Laney captured the team title in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference golf match for the second time in as many tries. The Buccaneers beat the nearest competitor by 41 strokes during an 18-hole team match Aug. 31 at Belvedere Country Club in Hampstead. The course is a 4,471-yard par 71.

    Laney fired a team score of 235, which was a sizable cushion as Hoggard carded a 276 to secure a second-place finish.

  • Residents petition OIB to limit helicopter tours

    Two summers of helicopter tours flying over Ocean Isle Beach have some residents asking town officials, and the online community, to help find a way to clip their wings.

    Diane Williams of 96 Monroe St. spoke during public comment at the Aug. 8 Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners meeting about helicopters flying over her home.

    “I’m concerned about the helicopter tours that have become so prevalent as to become a nuisance,” she said. “They are loud, disruptive, constant and degrade the quality of our small-town atmosphere.”