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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores recycling hearing Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town residents will have an opportunity Thursday to learn more about possible changes to Brunswick County’s recycling program.

    A public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Calabash Fire Department, 892 Persimmon Road.

    The hearing is part of the county’s process of meeting with municipalities to see whether they wish to participate in a curbside recycling program.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Carl Wallace Spragins, 61, of Smithfield; charged with hiring with intent to defraud after he did not pay for taxi fare.

    •Timothy Blanco Simmons, 50, of Shallotte; charged with shoplifting after leaving Walmart without paying for items.

    •Joshua Paul Hardee, 27, of Southport; wanted on state charges and charged with driving while license revoked.

  • Invisible Children raising awareness for those affected by LRA

    SHALLOTTE—Adong Evelyn has seen the horror caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda.

    Her friends and family members were beaten and raped by the LRA, and her home in northern Uganda was burned to the ground. Led by Joseph Kony, the rebellious army has reportedly abducted thousands of children for LRA recruitment.

    “I never gave up on my future, and that perseverance is paying off now,” Evelyn said.

  • Calabash wastewater hearing March 28

    The Brunswick County Utility Operations Board will conduct a public hearing March 28 regarding preliminary assessment for the Calabash wastewater extension project.

    The hearing is at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in Brunswick County Commissioners’ chambers in the David R. Sandifer Administration Building located in the Brunswick County Governmental Center, 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick Community College estimates $1 million in budget reductions

    BOLIVIA—With a reported decline in full-time equivalent (FTE) students and the impact of Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed state budget, Brunswick Community College faces losing about $1 million in the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.

    During a Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees meeting last month, Ben DeBlois, vice president of business and finance, presented trustees with an analysis of how the college’s budget may be affected for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

  • Thefts reported in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents reported in the past week:

    •On March 7, a resident of Old Oak Lane reported a bank check had been uttered and forged. The woman said a man had come to her home to give her a price for fixing a hot tub. She wrote him a check for $129 for parts. When the check was cashed at First Federal in South Carolina, the amount of the check had been changed to $429.

    •A Garmin GPS was reported stolen March 3 from an unlocked vehicle on Medcalf Drive.

  • Saying good-bye

    On Saturday afternoon traffic in Shallotte came to a halt as the funeral procession for Mayor Donald C. “Buddy” Kelly wound through Shallotte and Ash en route to New Britton Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Business owners and their patrons, motorists, residents and volunteer firefighters at the Waccamaw Fire Department abandoned their day to pause and stand along the roadways of Shallotte and Ash to show respect for a man loved by many.

  • Shallotte man wanted for drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit are searching for Williams Anthony Daniels, who is wanted for multiple drug violations.

    Daniels, 19, of 1392 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, is has been charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a schedule V controlled substance, possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Daniels is 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

  • Morning fire injures one

    One man was transported to the Wilmington Burn Center after a fire erupted at a local business on Saturday morning.

    According to Shallotte Fire Chief Paul Dunwell, a call went out for emergency services to respond to a “report of a fire with someone injured” at Long’s Garage at 250 Holden Beach Road around 8:13 a.m.

  • BCC Performing Arts Club takes center stage

    BOLIVIA—When Mike Matthews moved to Brunswick County from upstate New York, he was thrilled to see a state-of-the-art theater at Odell Williamson Auditorium but did not understand why Brunswick Community College students rarely use it.

    After speaking with Mike Sapp, auditorium director, Matthews was encouraged to start the Brunswick Community College Performing Arts Club (BCCPAC) during the fall 2010 semester. He now serves as club president.