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Today's News

  • Detectives credit task force with breaking and entering arrests

    Detectives at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are crediting a multi-agency task force for the recent arrests of three suspects wanted for break-ins in the southern part of the county.

    The Brunswick County Law Enforcement Investigative Task Force was formed in December 2008, and was created to enable local law enforcement agencies to share information.

  • 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:

    •Vandalism on Bluff Drive in Leland; suspect broke victim’s fence and fence post.

    •Larceny on Caraway Drive in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s heating and air conditioning units.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Maco Road in Leland; suspect broke pad locks and stole tools.

  • Do you think you know who is best in Brunswick? Vote for them now

    There are a lot of opinions about people who have opinions. Some are more than happy to give you an opinion about what you can do with your opinion whenever you try to share it.

    Has not knowing what someone’s reaction to your opinion maybe ever prompted you to hold your tongue and say nothing at all? Have you ever been afraid to speak up about something because you’re not sure how others will react?

  • West ceremony retires Simmons’ No. 44

    Cedric Simmons made no comments during the brief ceremony in which his No. 44 West Brunswick High School basketball jersey was retired Friday night, but the standing-room crowd knew he was appreciative.

    They knew from his smile.

    With members of his family present—including parents Mae and Thynell Simmons, brother Thynell Simmons Jr., sister Jasmine Simmons, girlfriend Sabrina Acevedo and 1-year-old son Cedric Jayden Simmons—Cedric Simmons listened as short, poignant tributes were read.

  • Redfish are a true cold-water treasure

    Although our local waters are home to a wide variety of saltwater game fish during the majority of the year, the list narrows considerably in the winter. Warm-water fish such as Spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano long gone are roaming areas far to the south, while prized species such as flounder are wintering in deep offshore waters. Among anglers, late February and early March aren’t known for their diversity.

  • Golf action

    Carolyn Bosman made a hole-in-one Feb. 7 at the third hole at Carolina Shores. She used an 8-iron on the 80-yard hole.

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  • Winter Art Show continues; winners announced

    The Brunswick Arts Council’s Winter Art Show continues at Sunset River Studio in Calabash until Feb. 20.

    This year’s judge of two-dimensional art was Allesandro Giambra, a native of Torino, Italy, who now teaches fine art classes in Wilmington.

    Two-dimensional category winners included Richard Staat, who received the Victor Gerloven Award for Best in Show for his work “Seated Figure.”

    Linda Drye earned first place for her painting, “Lazy Palm Pony.”

  • Proposed bill outlaws animal shelters' use of gas chambers

    State Rep. Bonner Stiller of Oak Island has signed onto a humane euthanasia bill up for consideration in the state legislature that would outlaw the use of gas chambers at animal shelters in North Carolina.

    Local animal activists said they are pleased with House Bill 6, also known as “Davie’s Law,” that would require animal euthanasia gas chambers to be dismantled by 2011.

    The bill, introduced by state Rep. Cary Allred, is named for a shelter puppy that was found alive in a dumpster in Davie County after surviving a euthanasia gas chamber.

  • Shallotte planning board OKs annexation, plat

    SHALLOTTE—The town planning board has recommended the board of aldermen approve annexing and rezoning a home in Wildwood Village and the final plat for Highland Forest Townhomes.

    During the regular meeting Tuesday night, planning board members heard from town administrator Paul Sabiston that the owners of the Wildwood Village property, Jose and Laura Segarra, requested annexation of their property on Squirrel Avenue because they need water.

  • Calabash tables UDO for further consideration

    CALABASH—A roomful of residents brought more questions about the town’s pending, controversial Unified Development Ordinance update, which commissioners tabled for further consideration Tuesday night.

    Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons also appointed a five-person committee to address the UDO and any amendments that might need to be made in the near future.

    At the start of the meeting, town commissioner Cecelia Herman requested that agenda items related to the UDO and its accompanying zoning map, including action to vote on them, be removed.