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Today's News

  • Deputies seek missing Southport teen

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Southport teenager they say was last seen Sunday night/Monday morning.

    Courtney Thomas, 16, was last seen at her home on Flagship Avenue around midnight on Sunday.

    She is described as a white girl standing 5-feet 3-inches tall and weighing an estimated 120 pounds. She has dark hair and brown eyes. It's not known what clothing she was wearing when she was last seen.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • BEAT schedules Jan. 16 rally in Bolivia against offshore drilling

    Brunswick Environmental Action Team will hold a rally against offshore drilling at 5 p.m. Juesday, Jan. 16, in front of the David Sandifer Building at the County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Immediately afterward, at 6 p.m., speakers will address Brunswick County commissioners and ask them to support a resolution opposed to offshore drilling.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners remains one of two governing bodies on the East Coast unopposed to seismic blasting and offshore drilling.

  • Redistricting forum planned for Jan. 18

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, along with several sponsors including Duke University, will sponsor a forum, “Redistricting the Fair Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW.

    Tom Ross, former chancellor of UNC and a former judge, will be the presenter and a UNCW political science professor will facilitate questions from the audience.

  • Rabon to help lead judicial reform and redistricting committee

    State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, will serve as co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting with Sens. Dan Bishop and Sen. Warren Daniel. State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced the creation of the committee on Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Other state senators on the committee are Dan Barrett, Dan Blue, Jay Chaudhuri, Chuck Edwards, Joel Ford, Ralph Hise, Floyd McKissick, Wesley Meredith, Paul Newton, Shirley Randleman, Norm Sanderson and Terry Van Duyn.

  • NCDOT plans Holden Beach bridge lane closures through Jan. 12

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation said drivers on the Holden Beach bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway should expect to encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9.

    The closure is needed so crews can safely repair concrete erosion that was discovered during a recent inspection, according to a news release issued Monday, Jan. 8.

    The closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day until Friday, Jan. 12. Transportation officials urge motorists to drive carefully through the work zone.

  • Red Cross faces blood supply shortage

    This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to offset a winter blood donation shortage.

    In North Carolina, 23 blood drives were forced to cancel or close early because of last week’s winter storm, causing nearly 600 donations to go uncollected.

  • Calabash Lions to host bowling event

    The Calabash Lions Club will host a bowling event Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at Little River Lanes. Cost is $20 and includes three games of bowling, a light lunch and surprises. To enter, call Joe Arace at 368-1289 or Irwin Siegelwax at 209-6170.

  • Wilmington Symphony to host annual golf event

    The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is hosting the 21st Annual Wilmington Symphony Golf Classic on Monday, March 19, at 8:00 a.m. at Eagle Point Golf Club, which is located at 8131 Bald Eagle Lane in Wilmington, according to a news release issued Dec. 20. The event is a fundraiser for Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and its youth education programs.

  • West wrestler Smith places fifth at Tiger Invitational

    Lincoln Smith, a senior wrestler at West Brunswick High School, secured a fifth-place finish at last week’s Chapel Hill High School Tiger Holiday Classic tournament. Smith missed all of last season after three knee surgeries and is off to a fast start in the 2017-18 campaign. A competitor in the 160-pound weight class, Smith is poised for strong showings at the regional and state championships, West wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway said.