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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle continues support of terminal groin legislation

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Beach towns are another step closer in their pursuit of a law that would allow the installation and use of terminal groins.

    According to Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith, Senate Bill 832 could possibly come out of committee this week.

    “If we make it through the Senate, which I’m optimistic about, and makes it into the House, I think that’s where our biggest challenge will be,” she said.

  • Schools to consider cutting sports seasons short

    Brunswick County athletes may have to sit out two games next season, as the Brunswick County Board of Education looks to reduce sporting seasons to reduce its budget.

    Les Tubb, director of career and technical education, met with all the high school principals, athletic directors and Superintendent Katie McGee earlier this month to figure out how to cut costs among athletics.

    The consensus, Tubb said, was to cut basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball seasons to 21 games instead of the usual 23, which is the maximum amount the state will allow.

  • State declares a "cash flow emergency," asks schools to make more cutbacks

    The State Board of Education has already asked schools across the state to revert $117 million to the state budget, but a “severe cash flow problem” still exists.

    To achieve a balance by the end of the fiscal year, Gov. Bev Purdue approved the implementation of additional expenditure restrictions.

  • 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.