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Today's News

  • Carved wildfowl art featured at Sunset River Marketplace

    Exquisitely carved wildfowl art by Jim Comer is being featured at Sunset River Marketplace gallery in Calabash through Sept. 18.

    Comer’s work is among the gallery’s most popular displays, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says.

    Comer produces only 12 to 15 pieces each year, “and they are always in demand,” she says.

  • Calabash meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 14.

    A meeting agenda for the upcoming meeting was not available by press deadline Tuesday.

    Calabash town clerk Kelley Southward said a meeting agenda should be available by this Friday. 

  • Sept. 11 services set Saturday in Brunswick County

    Nine years ago this Saturday, America changed forever as terrorist-directed planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a Pennsylvania field.

    On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 lives were lost, including 343 FDNY—New York City Fire Department—firefighters and paramedics.

  • S.C. man charged with DWI in Sunset Beach

     

    SUNSET BEACH—A South Carolina man was stopped and charged with DWI and failure to stop for a flashing red light Monday.

    Bradley Einerson, 25, of Columbia, S.C., was charged shortly before noon Sept. 6 by Sunset Beach police. 

  • Hurricane Earl stays offshore; doesn’t impact Brunswick beaches

    Hurricane Earl passed by the coast of Brunswick County Thursday, leaving little more than memories of gnarly waves for surfers in its wake.

    When Earl passed by the Brunswick coast during the evening of Thursday, Sept. 2, it was a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.

    Late Thursday afternoon, Earl “wobbled” east, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said, which took Earl about 30 miles east of where officials had initially projected Earl would be at that time.

  • DSS bills mount as Orrock investigation continues

    Brunswick County Division of Social Services Director Jamie Orrock remains on administrative leave with the county, but legal and other bills associated with an investigation requested by the Brunswick County Social Services Board are beginning to mount.

    At their Aug. 6 meeting, members of the five-person board approved hiring a private investigator to investigate Orrock. They also voted to suspend Orrock with pay. Orrock has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 11, he said.

  • Constitutional amendment to ban felon sheriffs to be on November ballot

    A constitutional amendment to ban convicted felons from serving as sheriff in North Carolina will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    The constitutional amendment in this year’s midterm election is the first constitutional amendment since the 2004 General Election, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy said.

    N.C. State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, was a co-sponsor of House Bill 1959, No Felon as Sheriff, introduced in the state House on May 25.

  • Drug raid busts alleged gang leader

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit simultaneously executed two search warrants last week, leading to two arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns and money.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s office spokesperson, drug agents executed the search warrants Sept. 2 at a home at 979 Hickory Drive in Leland and at Stump Jumpers Garage at 90 Edgewood Drive in Winnabow.

  • Old news sparks new interest in wild western Brunswick County

    Brunswick County has had its share of wildness and shoot-‘em-up, drink-‘em-up, sting-‘em-up news.

    Since the beginning of time—or at least since the debut nearly 48 years ago of the old Shallotte Press—soon to be renamed The Brunswick Beacon by reader Jo Ann Simmons, who won $50 in a newspaper-naming contest—there’s been plenty of news in this county to justify the cost of applying ink to paper and charging a fee for it.

  • McCumbee eighth ARCA dirt-track race

     

     

    STAFF REPORT

    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100- in DuQuoin, Ill.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts.

    Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second.