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Today's News

  • Vet pens book about pet obesity

    CALABASH—Sure, people love their pets, says Calabash veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward.

    Some people love their pets almost to death, in fact, especially if they’re overfeeding them with the wrong things.

    He sees so many such beloved pets, Ward’s latest book, “Chow Hounds,” is all about pet obesity.

    “This is my first book for pet owners,” says Ward, who has written three previous veterinary textbooks.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect stole victim’s registration tag.

    •Breaking and entering and trespassing on Koolabrew Drive in Calabash; suspect pulled back chain link fence and entered victim’s property.

    •Trespassing and property damage on Valley Drive in Calabash; suspect damaged gate and entered victim’s pool.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From June 21-27, K-9 deputies answered 14 calls, wrote 12 citations and made 10 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Carolina Shores and Shell Point Acres.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports:

  • Gaming privilege licenses boosted to $200 in Calabash

    CALABASH—Following debate among board members, Calabash commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to implement an increased $200 privilege license fee for sweepstakes machines. Te previous fee was $5.

    Following the specially called meeting, town commissioner Mary Knight reiterated her stance favoring a $1,000 fee, stating the board blew its chance.

    “You’re not paying attention to your community and your citizens,” she said.

  • 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.

  • NRC continues work on inspection report for Brunswick Nuclear Plant

    Last month, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) dispatched a Special Inspection Team to Brunswick Nuclear Plant to review what happened to trigger an alert at the plant June 6 and a delay in emergency response.

    The plant declared an alert June 6 due to the discharge of halon gas, a fire suppressant, into the basement of the emergency diesel generator building. There was no fire at the facility, and both units continued operation without interruption. No one was injured.

  • Renowned Army band bring pops, patriotism to BCC stage Saturday

    They’re “citizen soldiers” who in civilian life are students, educators, businesspeople and professionals.

    At 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, they’ll blend together as North Carolina National Guard 440th Army Band for a free Fourth of July weekend concert.

  • Group launches to save old Sunset Beach bridge

    What do you do with an old one-lane bridge?

    Ann Bokelman and Karen Dombrowski are trying to figure that out.

    They want to save the historic Sunset Beach pontoon bridge before it’s too late.

    Last week, the Sunset Beach residents announced formation of The Old Sunset Beach Bridge Preservation Society, a group of citizens interested in preserving the 50-year-old bridge as a local historic icon.

  • Bridge breakdown snarls traffic

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Chris Barbee said the bridge was closed for about three and a half hours Sunday afternoon.

    At 12:38 p.m., a call went out for emergency aid for a woman with heat exhaustion. But the bridge was out of service, preventing an emergency crew from crossing to the island.

    Barbee said local businessman Fletcher Frink, owner of the NAPA store in Calabash, used his boat to carry emergency medical technicians over to the island and aided them in bringing the patient back across to the mainland.

  • Sunset Beach pontoon bridge spans memories, depictions

    Got your bridge memory ready for posting yet?

    It’s countdown time as the Sunset at Sunset committee collects written stories—not to exceed 100 words, please—about the Sunset Beach pontoon bridge for a remembrance book via its website, sunsetatsunset.com.