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Today's News

  • Oyster shell recycling program into its third year

    As a Brunswick County native from a commercial fishing family, Sabrina Varnam said it’s important she does her part to protect and enhance coastal resources.

    As the oyster shell recycling program coordinator with the Division of Marine Fisheries, she wants to ensure everyone does his or her part to protect and enhance coastal recourses—oysters being one of them.

    Oyster shell recycling, which Marine Fisheries has been facilitating since the summer of 2006, is a means to “not only protect, but to manage the resources,” she explained.

  • McCumbee to make 100th start in NASCAR Friday

    This Friday at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, SS Green Light Racing’s Chad McCumbee will reach a milestone in his NASCAR racing career. The Ford 200 will mark his 100th start in NASCAR’s top-three series since making his truck series debut in California in 2006.

  • McCumbee finishes 15th at Phoenix

    The Lucas Oil 150 on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway had plenty of promise for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team. They had a new truck, a great starting position and the support of tiwi and Valvoline promoting the “Fuel Proof Guarantee” on their No. 07 Chevrolet.

    But Friday proved unlucky for McCumbee, as an ill-handling truck resulted in a 15th-place finish. He earned $12,605. In 20 starts this season, he has won $263, 584.

    Kevin Harvick won the NCWTS race for a second straight year at the 1-mile track.

  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' contributor sets book signing at L Bookworm

    Some 118 of the 155 survivors of Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in January were interviewed for new a book chronicling the frightening experience titled “Miracle on the Hudson.”

    One of these “miracle” survivors is Steve O’Brien of Charlotte, who has owned a home on Holden Beach for the past 10 years.

    O’Brien will sign copies of the book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at L Bookworm on Holden Beach Road in Supply.

  • Master site plan for Calabash Town Center gets board approval

    CALABASH—Following a workshop and special meeting Tuesday, the town board of commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a master site plan for Calabash Town Center.

    Approval came following a two-and-a-half-hour-long workshop and hour-long special meeting, during which the board, developer Jim Myers and opposing neighbor Anthony Feilback of The Thistle debated details of the proposed commercial and multi-family venture.

  • Parks and recreation improves community services

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and the Brunswick County Schools have a long history of partnering together on many projects. This partnership has proven invaluable when it comes to providing Brunswick County with fun, family-friendly, engaging recreational programs for children of all ages as well as facilities in which this can all take place.

    “There is a lot that the public doesn’t realize that the Parks and Recreation Department does for the Brunswick County School system,” said Brunswick County Park and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor Greg White.

  • Senate changes may enable former students to get diplomas

    The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 202/S.L. 2009-451, ending graduation requirements for the North Carolina Competency and Computer Skills Tests on July 1.

    Former students who were enrolled in a graduating class from 1981 through 2009 and met all state and local board requirements for a diploma except for passing the competency test(s) and/or computer skills test(s) may petition Brunswick County Schools for a diploma.

    If you think you may be eligible for a diploma based on this new legislation:

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door, damaging the door and a window.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door and stole DVDs, a camera, camera charger, money and a credit card.

  • Leland man arrested for weekend break-ins

    LELAND—A Leland man was arrested Saturday, charged with breaking into three homes in the Lanvale Oaks community in Leland.

    Clarence Cornelius Jacobs Jr., 24, of 1577 Bluff Drive NE, Lot 40, Leland, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, second-degree burglary, larceny and three counts of property damage, according to arrest reports.

    Jacobs was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $20,000 secured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

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

    From Nov. 9-15, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Shores, Pinecrest, Brunswick Community College, Lakes of Lockwood, Shell Point and Longwood.

    K-9 deputies conducted checkpoints at Gray Bridge Rod, Beach Drive and Mount Misery Road.

    The following suspects were charged: