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Today's News

  • Northern investor buys Brick Landing

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The new owner of Brick Landing Plantation Golf and Country Club hopes to re-open the course by October.

    On Monday, July 25, Lawrence P. Doyle, chairman and CEO of Katierich Asset Management, LLC in Elmsford, N.Y., announced the purchase of the country club.

    “Effective immediately, Mr. Doyle stated he will begin to implement significant capital improvements with the goal of opening Brick Landing by October of 2011,” states a press release issued by Katierich Asset Management.

  • Politicians to speak at a Stop the Violence Rally

     SHALLOTTE—One group is striving to put an end to violence.

    The N.O.T.T.T. Foundation (Nothing Other Than the Truth), a nonprofit organization founded by Raymond Bates of Boiling Spring Lakes in 2007, is planning a Stop the Violence rally Saturday, July 30, in Shallotte.

    “We are trying to better the community by getting crime off the streets,” Bates said.

    He feels there are very few resources in the community to entertain youth and feels strongly about creating a healthy environment for the youth of Brunswick County.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Ernest Lee Lewis, 26, of 34 Paisley Drive, Shallotte, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Subject struck the victim in the head with a television table.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Ernest Lee Lewis, 26, of 34 Paisley Drive, Shallotte, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Subject struck the victim in the head with a television table.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    •April Kristina Faircloth, 27, of 170 Michael Lucas Lane, Dunn, was arrested for assault on a government official, resisting public officer; subject assaulted a government official at a restaurant on Causeway Drive.

  • Garden Club presents beautification awards

    The Coast Garden Club awarded its Beautification Awards for 2011 in three categories: commercial, club member and residential.

  • BCC to offer solar installation program

    Starting Aug. 6, Brunswick Community College will begin offering a NABCEP approved Solar Installer Training Program. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will be eligible to sit for the NABCEP entry-level exam.

  • Old Bridge society puts on bridge-building event

    The Old Bridge at Sunset Beach (at its new home on the Sunset Beach mainland) has been visited by hundreds of locals and visitors, some from as far away as Washington State, during the summer of 2011.

  • Religion briefs

    James to be at Generations

    John James, former lead singer and co-founder of the Christian band, The Newsboys, will speak at Generations Church, 4874 Long Beach Road in Southport, on Sunday, July 31.

  • From the fullness of God’s grace, we have all received one blessing after another

    When a person is down and out, feeling sorry for himself or herself, and wondering if life is worth living after all, it’s a grace to meet others who are in a similar situation but have a completely different response to it.