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Today's News

  • Calabash has successful Fourth of July event

    Hats off to all the folks in and around Calabash for putting together a successful Fourth of July event on Friday, July 3.

    With music, giveaways and more, an estimated crowd of about 10,000 gathered around the docks and waterfront in Calabash for its first fireworks display. The show was a good one, with patriotic music playing while red, white and blue pyrotechnics exploded over the waterway. Launched from Devaun Park, the fireworks lit up the sky and sent the crowd into cheers.

  • Leland father, son arrested for cocaine trafficking in Wilmington

    A Leland man and his teenage son have been arrested on cocaine trafficking charges and are in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Center.

    According to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release, Luis Hernandez and his son Oscar Hernandez were arrested Friday on various drug charges.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 29 and 30 in Bolivia.

    Monday, June 29

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Katherine Allen, simple assault, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    James Lindsey Arthur, operate vehicle no insurance, fail to yield stopsign/flashing red light, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, give/lend/borrow license plate, all voluntarily dismissed, complies with all.

  • One woman's journey around the world

    Kerry Kennedy of Ocean Isle Beach is a world traveler who has visited five of the seven continents.

    It began when she was a child in Harbor Creek, Pa. Her father worked for a company that manufactured locomotives and traveled to places like Cuba and South Africa to deliver them. He told stories of his adventures in faraway countries, but the family didn’t just listen to his tales, they had their own adventures.

  • Emergency services drills set for this week

    Brunswick County Emergency Services officials have large-scale disaster training drills scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning and Saturday, complete with demolitions.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, emergency officials will begin to demolish a home on Ocean Highway West in Ocean Isle Beach as part of the drill. The site of the demolition will be 6776 Ocean Highway West.

    Around 9 a.m. Thursday, emergency officials will demolish a second home, at 2968 Frontage Road NW in Shallotte.

  • Man charged in alcohol-related boating collision

    A Bolivia man has been charged with careless and negligent operation of a boat and operating a boat while impaired after an alcohol-related boat collision on the Intracoastal Waterway near Holden Beach sent several people to the hospital.

    According to Coast Guard Petty Officer David Burr of the Oak Island station, at approximately 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, two boats collided, one containing a family of three, heading northbound and another, which was going in the opposite direction.

  • TEA Party draws crowd in D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Give me liberty, not debt” was among signs raised as a crowd of 2,000 gathered for a TEA Party in front of the U.S. Capitol on the Fourth of July.

    The TEA Party—an acronym for Taxed Enough Already—has been one of dozens staged around the country, a rally for participants protesting rampant federal spending.

  • Winning art showcased in Franklin Square Gallery summer show

    Franklin Square Gallery’s Summer Regional Show focused on artists of both Carolinas this year and attracted an array of new paintings and pottery produced throughout the region.

    The juried exhibit is on display until July 18 at Southport’s historic cooperative gallery.

    Exhibition co-chairs Nancy Schulte and Ann Thompson announced winners at an artists’ reception on Tuesday evening, June 23.

    Best in show went to Kate Legaly for her watercolor “Subaqueous.”

  • Ocean Isle celebrates in style

    Ocean Isle Beach celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with its annual parade of patriotism and neighborhood pride Sunday, July 5.

     

  • Realtors see increase in activity; buyers seeking deals

    Brunswick County Realtors sold more homes in May than April, and the latest reports from local real estate agents indicate an unusually busy summer.

    Most agents agree potential homebuyers are still looking for deals such as foreclosures and short sales, and buyers and sellers are, in some cases, meeting in the middle.

    In April, agents sold 141 homes in Brunswick County. That number grew to 170 in May, a decrease of two from May 2008, according to the latest information from the North Carolina Association of Realtors.