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Today's News

  • Building height amendment put on hold

    CALABASH—Raising building heights became a moot issue Monday when a local developer said he no longer seeks an increase.

    “Over the past three to four months, my zeal and endeavor to provide the best possible apartment complex in Calabash and subsequently Brunswick County did not take into consideration requirements commissioners work under,” developer Jim Myers said at a commissioners’ workshop to discuss ordinance amendments.

  • Possible sewer costs outlined at Sunset Beach workshop

    SUNSET BEACH—The town came closer to outlining how much sewer assessments may cost property owners at a workshop Monday attended by about 50 residents spilling into an adjacent room.

    Sunset Beach town administrator Gary Parker used a spreadsheet detailing how much county-implemented sewer could cost property owners depending on formulas that are used.

  • Brunswick County golf: Fabulous, fun-filled and photogenic

    Brunswick County is often called the “Upper End of the Grand Strand.” Many of our golf courses are listed as part of the Myrtle Beach golf experience in advertisements and on Web sites.

    That’s great. We’re happy to be part of “Golf Capital of the World,” but we have so many courses that we honestly could stand alone as a golf destination.

  • Coastal Carolina's inshore waters are filled with food fish and game fish

    The inshore waters of Brunswick County are filled with food and game fish that offer local recreational anglers a wide variety of choices and opportunity. Whether you like casting from the decks of a pier, wading into the ocean surf or taking a boat ride to your fishing hole, there is something for anglers of every age and skill level.

  • Spring fishing beginning to take hold

    We have finally had a nice weekend of weather. Whether you went fishing or mowed the grass, it was one of the finest weather weekends I can remember. And the good news is the fish recognized they were supposed to show up as well.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From April 13-17, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 12 calls, made one drug arrest and issued three citations, including driving while impaired, no operator’s license and open container. K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Cove, Grayson park, Ocean Ridge and Tall Pines.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Larceny by an employee and obtaining property by false pretenses on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole money from victim’s business.

    •Larceny on Hideaway Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

    •Larceny on Bricklanding Road in Shallotte; suspect stole victim’s car.

    •Vehicle fire on Greenfield Road in Supply.

  • Jay Votaw: A hero by any standard

    Everyone has a hero. Special people we admire, look up to and try to emulate.

    One of my personal heroes is Jay Votaw, a neighbor, a friend, a semiretired veterinarian and an avid golfer. OK, so why is he my hero?

    Jay is a paraplegic and plays golf in a specially constructed wheelchair with wide pneumatic wheels that can roll right onto a green. He usually plays from the senior men’s tees. Each Tuesday, he plays in the Brick Landing Men’s Association tournament, and on Saturday, he tees it up in the men’s shootout.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol incident/investigation reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Laurinburg Street. Unknown subject cut a lock off a trailer and stole three extension ladders, two stepladders, two skill saws and two framing guns.