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Today's News

  • Days at the Docks makes 28th splash April 25-26 in Holden Beach

    Get ready to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, will be part of this year’s Days at the Docks festivities Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season kicks off at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • BLT performs 'Funny Little Thing Called Love'

    Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting the romantic comedy, “Funny Little Thing Called Love,” April 24-26 and May 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at its theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    This is Brunswick Little Theatre’s first Director’s Challenge, featuring three directors collaborating on vignettes from playwrights Jones, Hope and Wooten, the same team that brought “Dixie Swim Club.”

  • Supply woman faces drug trafficking charges

     A Supply woman is accused of trafficking prescription pills.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 50-year-old Dori Duke Maultsby-Nehilla, of Pine Knoll Lane, on four counts of trafficking opium, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Initial budget draft suggests 6-cent tax hike in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town staff is recommending an ad valorem tax increase to 16.5 cents per $100 of valuation for the 2015-16 town budget.

    The increase over the current rate of 10.5 cents is based on four components outlined by town finance director Bonnie Schwerd at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, April 21.

  • Students thrive at Charter Day School’s FASTAR competition

     LELAND — Students at Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School (CDS) in Leland have been preparing for the FASTAR competition since returning to school from winter break in January.

    Their preparation culminated on the school’s Leland campus when students participated in the 11th annual NASCAR-based competition Tuesday, April 21.

    FASTAR is an academic competition for students in kindergarten through fifth grade that revolves around a NASCAR theme.

  • OIB budgets money for terminal groin permitting

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Town officials at Ocean Isle Beach mulling the possibility of installing a terminal groin on the east end of the island have budgeted money for the groin’s permitting stages.

    During a budget workshop Friday, April 17, town officials once again discussed the terminal groin, which has been hotly debated in Brunswick County as several concerned citizens in Sunset Beach have voiced concerns about the potentially negative impact the it could have on their town’s beach.

  • Supply woman accused of violating state school attendance law

     Deputies jailed a Supply woman accused of allowing her son to miss too many days of school.

    Jerri Brewer Collis, 48, was arrested April 2 on a misdemeanor school attendance law violation after she failed to bring her son, a student at Cedar Grove Middle School, to school the required amount of days, a warrant shows. She was briefly incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • Brunswick County prepares to close Adult Health Clinic

    Brunswick County Health Services staff are working to help patients transition to new health care providers in preparation to close the Adult Health Clinic by June 1.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the clinic’s closure at its regular meeting Monday night, April 20.

  • I’ve been to the big city and brought everybody a gift

    I had the chance to take a short spring vacation last week, so I am sure you can tell by my words how refreshed and re-energized I am now.

    My trip took me to the big city, New York City, and like everyone who comes south from a big metropolitan area I have brought with me a plan to fix one of Brunswick County’s flaws.

    The problem is transportation, and the solution is Uber.

  • Time for the N.C. death tax to R.I.P.

    By Congressman David Rouzer

    Guest Columnist

    We are fortunate to have so many successful small businesses and family farms in southeastern North Carolina. Many of these businesses have become an extended part of our community as they have been passed down from generation to generation. But the longevity of these family-owned and -operated businesses is threatened by a sluggish economy, onerous rules and regulations, and especially the estate tax, also known as the death tax.