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Today's News

  • Pet deaths put residents on alert

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents of a local community are being alerted about the suspicious deaths of pets in their neighborhood in the past week.

    Late last week and over the past weekend, three cats and a duck were found dead in the area of Clubview Lane and near Putting and Waterview Lanes in the Village at Calabash off Thomasboro Road.

    Betty Towell, president of the Village at Calabash Property Owners Association, sent out a notice June 16 alerting residents to keep their pets close to home and asking them to report any suspicious behavior.

  • Larceny suspect sought

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a female larceny suspect.

    The woman is a suspect in a larceny from a vehicle that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13. She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier with a second person inside described as a white female, possibly between 5 feet to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and wearing a white tank top and short jean shorts.

  • Deputies seek woman in Southport larceny

    Deputies are asking for the public's help to identify and find a woman suspected of larceny in the Southport area.

    They think the woman stole items from a vehicle on Long Beach Road on Friday, June 13, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Bolivia man accused in firearms thefts

    A Bolivia man is accused of participating in the theft and sale of multiple firearms recently in the Bolivia area, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Avery Scott Burgess, 20, of Robinson Road, was arrested Wednesday, June 18, and charged with misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

    He is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Holden Beach budget keeps taxes steady

    Holden Beach will keep its tax rate steady at 12.7 cents on every $100 of property valuation on a $1.225 billion tax base.

    The budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year is $9.89 million, down from $10.25 million budget a year ago.

    Town manager David Hewett said the town has no new projects added for the new fiscal year but will finish what they started in previous years – adding automated water meter readers, completing dredge projects and building the playground under the water tower.

  • No rate increase, no recycling change in OIB budget

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH – Ocean Isle Beach officials have set a time for public comments on the 2014-15 town budget for 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 25.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey presented the next fiscal year budget to commissioners at the June 10 regular town meeting.

    The town’s total budget for the upcoming year is $13,410,958, down from last year’s budget by $278,000.

    Ocean Isle Beach’s tax rate is recommended to remain at .155 per $100 valuation for the second year.

  • Four North Brunswick students earn full college scholarships

    LELAND – Four young women have broken new ground for North Brunswick High School graduates, becoming the first students from the Leland school to attend their chosen colleges.

    And each of them earned a full scholarship to get there.

    Two NBHS students will attend Wake Forest University.

    Salutatorian Kiya Khalil received the Kenneth Tucker Monroe Wake Forest Scholarship and Lindsay Gilliland received the Davis Scholar Wake Forest Scholarship.

  • Supply man accused of breaking into homes, stealing goods

     A Supply man is accused of breaking and entering and stealing goods from homes in the Seashore Hills community.

    Brandon Edward Stansbury, 24, of Forest Drive, was arrested June 16 and charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering and two counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods.

    Stansbury is accused of stealing money, jewelry and electronic equipment, reports indicate.

    The incidents allegedly occurred June 14.

  • Police arrest one in alleged larceny ring

     New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man believed to be involved in a Leland larceny ring that is expected to result in more than 50 felony charges.

    Thomas Lynn Jones, 44, whose address is not listed on the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office website, was arrested June 13 and charged with 12 counts of larceny from a construction site and a count of felony larceny.

    Jones is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $18,000 bail.

  • Lightning strikes Bolivia church and pianist

     A church service in Bolivia was interrupted early Sunday afternoon, June 15, when the building and pianist were struck by lightning.

    Lightning struck Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church through the phone line and struck the pianist at 12:03 p.m. during a service.

    “The gentleman operating the keyboards was struck through the foot pedal,” Sunset Harbor and Zion Hill Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Eeten said. 

    The pianist was treated for minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital, Eeten said.