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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage on Pembroke Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect damaged victim’s floor and closet wall.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wine View Court in Bolivia; suspect broke into victim’s house and stole a Nintendo system and Nintendo games.

    •Property damage on McMilly Road in Shallotte; suspect broke window of victim’s truck.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects from July 28-Aug. 3. All information is taken directly from police incident reports and citations.

    •Larceny on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect stole a flag from victim’s home.

    •Larceny on High Point Street; suspect stole a wooden statue from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny from a motor vehicle and vandalism on Brunswick Avenue East.

    •Breaking and entering on Ocean Boulevard West.

  • Former Calabash administrator under investigation by SBI

    Former Calabash administrator Jeremy Cribb is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation, Mayor Anthony Clemmons said.

    The investigation is related to Cribb’s previous employment with the town, Clemmons said Friday.

    The SBI started investigating Cribb last week following a request by Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore, Jennifer Canada, spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Justice, said Friday.

  • Utilities department treating water supply; director says water remains safe to drink

    Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce said utilities officials began chemically treating the county's water supply Tuesday.

    But with 900 miles of water main in the county, “It’s going to take a few days to get it out of the system,” Pierce said.

    Even with chemical treatment and flushing the water system, treating a water system of this size takes time, he explained.

    Pierce said the water remains safe to use and drink.

  • Highway, bridge project funding includes $5.7 million contract for widening of Village Drive in Leland

    Fifteen contracts totaling $29.3 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, including seven projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    One of the eight non-ARRA funded contracts awarded includes:

    A $5.7 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to convert 1 mile of Village Drive (NC 1472) in Leland from west of Old Fayetteville Road (NC 1437)/Navassa Road (NC 1435) to the U.S. 17 North interchange ramps in Brunswick County to a four-lane divided roadway.

  • 'Confessions' evokes memories of commercials past

    “Confessions of a Mad Man: From Madison Avenue to Island Sands” (see accompanying story) contains insider anecdotes from a man who helped create Americans’ need for “stuff” after World War II. It’s the kind of tell-all we love to read about—the good stuff that’s not in the history books.

  • BCC Fitness for Fun girls’ camp to begin next week

    The BCC Fitness for Fun girls camp takes place from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-6 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College.

    Open to girls ages 8-12, the camp incorporates fitness activities as well as introduces healthy lifestyle habits.

    Rhonda Schilawski, assistant director of the fitness center, said the girls’ camps incorporates dancing and aerobics, as well as swimming and weight training.

    The boys’ camp, which was held this week, incorporated sports, such as basketball and dodgeball.

  • Town got 'snookered,' commissioner says

    CALABASH— Thirty-year-old Jeremy Cribb resigned last week after three months on the job as Calabash’s latest town administrator.

    But questions about his hiring still remain.

    How did it happen?

    How was an entire town charmed by a friendly, fresh-faced, newly hired town leader who wasn’t what his initial resume claimed he was?

    Cribb resigned the $50,000-a-year job last Wednesday after it was disclosed he had submitted a false resume to the town last year and had criminal charges in his past.

  • Residents concerned about taste of local water supply

    Several residents are questioning the safety of the local water supply, after reporting a "musty" taste and odor recently.

    Below is Brunswick County's Public Utilities Department's response. You can find out more at www.brunsco.net.

  • More federal beach projects, dredging funds coming to Brunswick

    On Wednesday, the United States Senate passed the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which includes $3.6 million in funding for North Carolina for navigation and energy efficiency projects.

    An additional $2.8 million was secured for North Carolina coastal projects.