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Today's News

  • Oppressive heat causes concern for elderly, needy

    SUNSET HARBOR—To beat the heat, Walter “Dutch” Spencer spends lunchtime at the Sunset Harbor Senior Center, visits his neighbors and family members and spends time at various places in Southport where he can relax and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort.

    This week, the 83-year-old, who has lived in his home on N.C. 211 since 1965, learned from senior center director Harriett Benton that, since his house is without air conditioning, he can receive a free box fan from Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

  • Calabash OKs reduced apartment fees with note

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have approved allowing a developer to pay a reduced amount for apartment building fees, along with a note agreeing to pay the difference in subsequent months.

    Jim Myers of Calabash Town Center was to write a check Tuesday for $160,000 to cover for building permit fees for 168 apartments he plans to build on a site off Old Georgetown Road instead of $210,121.06.

  • Lightning ignites house fire in Carolina Shores

     

    Lightning ignited a house fire at 3 Sunrise Court in Carolina Shores at the height of a storm around 10 p.m. Sunday.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork said lightning struck a tree then hit the occupied single-family ranch home, which was about 50 percent destroyed.

  • 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 Crabapple Road; suspect stole a washer, dryer and two air conditioning units from victim’s residence.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wood Treatment Road in Leland; suspect cut locks on victim’s trailer and stole a torch kit and a saw.

    •Larceny on Shoreline Drive SW in Supply; suspect stole victim’s water pump.

  • Brunswick fugitive arrested in Texas, extradited back to North Carolina

    An anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a Brunswick County fugitive who was living in Texas.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, the sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip on its tip line May 19 about a wanted suspect, John Carl Wilson.

  • West Brunswick to have softball, baseball camps in June

    The dates for the Trojan softball camp at the West Brunswick High School softball field are June 21-25.

    Registration is limited to the first 10 campers for each age group.

    The age 8-and-younger session is 8-10 a.m. For those ages 9-10, the session is 10 a.m.-noon. For those ages 11-12, the session is noon-2 p.m.

    The camp fee is $50. Each age group is closed after the first 10 campers are registered. Campers should bring the following: bat, glove, cleats, tennis shoes, batting glove and catching gear. All campers will receive a T-shirt.

  • Area anglers do well in 27th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament

    Ken Parrish, of Ocean Isle Beach, finished first in the 27th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament. He caught a flounder that weighed 9.88 pounds. He fished with Joey Belviso, of Pembroke Pines, Fla. First place was worth $1,500.

    The Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club put on the tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Carolina Shores board approves budget, other items on consent agenda

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners adopted the town’s $1,448,515 budget for 2010-2011 at their monthly meeting June 10.

    Estimated revenues available in the general fund and Powell Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1 include 2009 property taxes, $334,000; motor vehicle taxes, $18,000; local option sales tax, $500,000; franchise taxes, $80,000; privilege license, $20,000; permits, $60,000; other revenues, $436,515.

  • Dixie Chicken tournament raises funds for artificial reef

    Area anglers were among the winners in the 11th Annual Dixie Chicken Funament, a multiple-species fishing tournament created in memory of Jim Caudle to raise funds for his namesake Artificial Reef Foundation.

    The tourney took place Memorial Day weekend at the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • More fines delay mom's Canadian hearing

    Just when Ash mom Amy Smith thought she was going to get her day in court, a Canadian judge has imposed additional fines that have delayed her custody case.

    For weeks, Smith had been raising funds in anticipation of a return trip to Ontario to have a case about her two young sons heard under the Hague Convention, an international child-abduction treaty.