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Today's News

  • 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. 21

    Avery Scott Burges, 24, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving while license revoked, hit and run, failure to stop for property damage and resisting a public officer.

    Ronnie Looney, 34, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of larceny and resisting a public officer.

    Hali Brianna Rife, 21, was arrested on misdemeanor larceny charges.

  • 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. 21

    Fraud using victim’s debit card information to withdraw $300 from an automatic teller machine.

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by stealing items from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard and returning them, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

    Aug. 22

  • Leland board rezones Waterford property as potential apartment site

    LELAND — Five years ago, Leland Town Council denied a request to rezone a property near Waterford for multi-family development.

    A lot has changed since 2012, as council members approved rezoning the same property for multi-family use at their Aug. 24 meeting.

    Leland Economic Development director Gary Vidmar told council members Bert Exum of Exum Holdings applied for rezoning of 8.55 acres on two parcels in the Waterford Commercial area from Regional Business District (C-2) to Multifamily district (M-F).

  • County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent for June

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate fell to a low for the year of 4.8 percent in June.

    The unemployment rate decrease continued a downward trend in Brunswick County for 2017 that stalled at 5 percent unemployment for April and May.

    The rate fell from 7.7 percent in January, to 6.7 percent in February, then 5.8 percent in March.

  • H2GO talks RO systems in schools

    Brunswick County and school system officials put a dampener on the idea of adding reverse osmosis water treatment systems in northern county schools, despite not yet hearing a proposal for the concept.

    County Manager Ann Hardy and Brunswick County Schools superintendent Les Tubb released a joint statement Aug. 23 after reading a media report about RO plants considered for the schools served by Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO.

  • H2GO moves forward on plant before financing approval

    Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO board members won’t wait for a financing decision to begin building a proposed reverse osmosis water plant.

    For the past few months, H2GO officials have approved almost all the steps needed, including contracting all the projects to build the plant, while saying they would wait for approval from the North Carolina Local Government Commission to finance the $26 million project.

  • Officials speak on water quality issues

    Plans for dealing with GenX and other drinking water contaminants remain on the minds of local and state officials.

    John Nichols, Brunswick County’s director of public utilities, recently presented county commissioners with a review of potential short-term and long-term treatment methods for water contaminants by Pete D’Adamo of engineering firm HDR.

  • See you later, alligator

    Thank you to Ocean Isle Beach resident Bobby Pidgeon for sharing these amazing images he captured of an alligator protecting her hatchlings Monday morning, Aug. 28, in his backyard pond.

  • Time Capsule - Aug. 31 edition
  • High school athletics can bring communities together

     As much as I love college and professional sports, there’s something special about high school athletics.

    I don’t know if it’s the innocence, the purity or the joy of a bunch of 14-to-17-year-olds working together on a playing field or if it’s something else.