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Today's News

  • Deputy’s vehicle hits 14-year-old on bike

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy’s car struck a 14-year-old boy on a bike Wednesday morning.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy Andrew Lentz was driving a county vehicle on duty on Danford Road in Bolivia, when his car struck a 14-year-old boy riding his bike.

  • Calabash Seafood Hut named ‘best’ by Coastal Living Magazine

    Coastal Living Magazine has picked Calabash Seafood Hut as having the best seafood on the East Coast in this month’s magazine.

    “I think the long lines out on the benches speak for itself,” Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said. “It’s the hottest little spot in Calabash.”

    Calabash Seafood Hut is a small restaurant—it can only seat about 65 people in the dining area—but that has not stopped customers from waiting outside.

  • Sunset Beach attorney says town doesn’t owe profits from ABC

    SUNSET BEACH—Town attorney Michael Isenberg said Monday the town has no financial responsibility to Calabash Volunteer EMS for ABC profits.

    Isenberg, speaking at a town council workshop, said there’s been confusion about the procedure required for the town to divert Alcoholic Beverage Control profits.

    Last week, Troy Thorup, board secretary and spokesman for Calabash Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, said Sunset Beach ABC profits may have been improperly diverted from Calabash EMS to the Sunset Beach Fire Department years ago.

  • Greensboro man drowns at Ocean Isle Beach

    A 27-year-old man drowned Wednesday off the coast of Ocean Isle Beach.

    According to information provided by the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department, Carter Stroupe, 27, of Greensboro, drowned near the Starboard Street emergency beach access at about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday. He was transported to Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Police call it an "accidental drowning," and said Stroupe's family was with him at the time of the incident. Police say the family was vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Carolina Shores leader 'not guilty' for e-mail deletion

    BOLIVIA—A judge has agreed with Carolina Shores Town Administrator Linda Herncane’s “not guilty” plea for destruction of public record and said she was free to go following a brief hearing Wednesday.

    Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly found Herncane not guilty after District Attorney Rex Gore said e-mailed messages Herncane had deleted were later retrieved from a hard drive in the town’s computer system.

  • This veterans’ ‘clinic’ isn’t much to celebrate

    Congressman Mike McIntyre, what is it exactly you’re so excited about?

    Last week you touted the new veterans services “clinic” coming to Brunswick County. You called it a “great victory for the many veterans who live in Brunswick County.”

    We’re not sure what battle you’ve been fighting, but from our perspective, we can’t see a contracted primary care physician available only three days a week for local veterans as much of a victory.

  • UPDATED: Two suspects arrested for attempted breaking and entering to Dollar General

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with an attempted breaking and entering at the Dollar General on N.C. 211 near Southport Tuesday night.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, two suspects attempted to enter the locked business as it was being closed for the night.

    After the investigation, detectives charged two suspects in connection with the attempted breaking and entering.

  • Schutzman wins ninth club title at Carolina National

     Pat Schutzman has won the Winding River WGA club championship at Carolina National for the ninth time. 

    The championship was played June 21 and June 23 at Carolina National. All three courses were played over the two-day event. Despite the record-high temperatures, a field of 40 players competed in four flights and almost everyone finished. The Sunset Harbor fire department volunteer was at the site with ice, water and emergency equipment. 

    Beth Patria had a hole-in-one June 21 on eighth hole at the Heron Course.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Winning the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association Stableford event Monday were Bob Nobes, Dave Harper, Odie Johnson and Bob Snopek (80 points). In second at 79 points was the team of George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and a draw. In third at 74 points was the team of Tom Arney, Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck and a draw.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    The team of Bob Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Hilda Hall and Carolyn Arney finished at 5-under par in the event June 23. Tom Arney, Morris Hall, Glen Green and Marianne Nobes were second at even par.

  • Adam Fulford wins fifth race this season at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    It was an exciting night for racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday night as two new faces visited victory lane. 

    To start the events on a hot and humid Saturday was the kids’ weekly bike race. The Hot Rod series winner was McKayla Sweeney, who traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Ohio to support Street Stock series driver Mark Hale. Adam Fulford won his third bike race of the season as he held off Jack Barnhill and newcomer Aiden Hetu, of Wilmington.