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Today's News

  • Stolen car leads to two-state police chase

    A suspect who stole a car in Supply on Monday morning led police on a two-state chase before he was eventually apprehended.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller, the suspect stole a car in Supply around 11 a.m. Monday, July 26. Sheriff’s deputies responded, and chased the suspect.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said the suspect was Jeffery Darryl Collins.

    “We used stop sticks twice,” Miller said about the chase.

  • Chief Layne takes stand in wrongful termination trial of former officer

    BOLIVIA—Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne took the witness stand Tuesday, July 27, to testify in the wrongful termination and gender discrimination trial of former Holden Beach police officer Terri Oxford.

    Oxford, who worked for the town police department from 1999-2008, filed a wrongful termination and gender discrimination lawsuit after she was fired from the town in 2008.

    Testimony in the trial has been under way since last Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Oxford claims she was wrongly fired from the town because she is a woman.

  • Tuition for out-of-district, state students to be determined

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will soon decide how to charge students coming from out of district and out of state, as policy No. 4135 is up for review.

    Freyja Cahill, executive finance officer, said at a policy committee meeting Tuesday the district has not imposed fees on students who live in North Carolina but outside the Brunswick County School district.

    According to the board’s current policy, such students are subject to $2,528 in tuition fees, which is equal to the local per pupil allocation.

  • Calabash Originals: Seafood Capital celebrates restaurateurs at third annual Town Hall Day

    It was another day for Calabash to be “done up” proud as the Seafood Capital paid homage to its restaurant pioneers at its third annual Town Hall Day on July 24.

    Among restaurant families who showed up were Virgil “Tinky” Coleman and his sister, Clarice Holden. Their mother, Lucy Coleman, has been recognized as the original “Mrs. Calabash” as dubbed by entertainer Jimmy Durante.

  • 'Margaret, Pirate Queen' book and author enjoy local launch

    After several years in the making, “Margaret, Pirate Queen” is ready to set sail.

    Brunswick County resident Marsha Tennant, who along with her students wrote the illustrated book based on the pirate adventures of her late, great dog, Margaret, is thrilled the book once targeted for publication by Scholastic has finally been released by a new publisher.

  • Reelin' 'em in

    In Brunswick County, it’s a no-brainer: Fresh fish is better, and locally caught is best.

    That’s the basis of Brunswick Catch, a group of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and restaurant owners spawned two years ago to promote locally harvested seafood.

  • BLT to bring ‘Annie’ to Odell Williamson Auditorium

    BOLIVIA—The enthusiasm level in the room gets higher every time another young cast member in “Annie” enters the rehearsal space at Brunswick Community College.

    The young girls portraying the orphans were laughing, joking and horsing around before a recent rehearsal, but once the director told them to start, they became a professional, polished theater cast.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Wayne D. Faust, 25, of Carrboro; charged with driving while impaired, left of center and expired registration on West First Street.

    •Matthew G. Davis, 27, of Shallotte; charged with intoxicated and disruptive at Second Street Bar and Grill.

    •Larceny from motor vehicle on East First Street; suspect took a GPS valued at $190.79.

  • Animal shelter issues, future to addressed at Aug. 5 meeting

    A preliminary meeting of the newly formed Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is set for 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 5, at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 W. Third St.

    Cheri McLain, who is in the process of obtaining nonprofit status for the fledgling animal group, is hoping RACE can work with Brunswick County Animal Services in managing the county animal shelter on Green Swamp Road.

  • Two arrested on separate charges in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach woman has been charged with domestic violence.

    Christina Stanley, 44, of Great Oak Circle, was arrested July 21 on a domestic violence charge, Sunset Beach deputy chief Steve Smith said.

    Sunset Beach police also arrested and charged Samuel E. King, 49, of Ocean Haven Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, for DWI on July 23.