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Today's News

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve easements resolution

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Monday night authorizing the filing of condemnation actions to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Central Reach Project.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • McCumbee, McAleer drop in points

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished fourth in the IMSA race Saturday, Aug. 6, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. They drove the No. 25 Freedom Autosport ModSpace Mazda MX-5.

  • BSL teen returns home, police seek her companion

    A Boiling Spring Lakes teen reported missing Aug. 3 returned home to family members Friday, Aug. 12.

    Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley said his office received a call Friday at 10:45 p.m. from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office that 16-year-old Angel Walker had turned herself in at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • BSL police seek man in kidnapping, vehicle theft

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are looking for a man who they say stole a car with a toddler inside Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4.

    The 3-year-old girl was released safely to her mother, Police Chief Brad Shirley said in a news release.

    Shirley said 26-year-old Joshua Brandon Miller was a passenger in a black 2016 Toyota Corolla four-door driven by the child’s mother. When the woman stopped about 4 p.m. at the Olde Brunswick Store at Fifty Lakes Drive and N.C. 133, Miller got into the driver’s seat and drove off.

  • Task force seeks five, charges 13 others in drug operation

    The FBI Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force, which includes two Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies, charged 18 people with drug-related crimes after an operation conducted Aug. 3, according to an FBI news release issued Thursday.

    Five remain at large, 11 were arrested and two were already incarcerated.

    Warrants show:

  • Shallotte Lowes Foods to close by Sept. 17

    Lowes Foods announced it is closing its Shallotte store on Main Street by Sept. 17.

    It is one of three stores to be closed as "continued adjustments to their total store portfolio as part of a broader growth strategy for investing in new stores (including new markets), while continuing major store remodels," according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon. The others are a Lowes in North Wilkesboro and a Just$ave in Dobson.

  • Rule changes for 2016 college football season

    Since 2011, the NFF has worked with Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, to help generate awareness for the rule changes in college football through a series of regular columns distributed by the NFF. The CFO functions as the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level, and the organization had its annual winter meeting of conference coordinators for football officials in late January for the fourth consecutive year at the NFF headquarters in Irving, Texas.

  • Highs and lows of summer fishing

    This time of year can really hurt fishermen’s feelings if they’re not careful. The seas are churned, the baitfish are scarce and the stifling temperatures don’t help, either. This is, in my opinion, one of the toughest times to fish off our coast.

  • Department of Insurance rate increase rejection upheld

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals today handed down a decision affirming the North Carolina Department of Insurance’s rejection of a 2014 homeowner’s insurance rate increase sought by the insurance industry.
     

  • Commissioners put $152M school bond on November ballot

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners set the $152 million school bond referendum in writing at their meeting Monday night.

    The steps involved in placing the bond on the Nov. 8 ballot include publishing a notice of the special bond referendum and requesting the Brunswick County Board of Elections add the language of the referendum to the ballot.