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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Van Hewett, 23, of Supply; charged with carrying concealed weapons, including a handgun and knife.

    •Catherine Griffin, 23, of Chapel Hill; charged with less than a half ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    •Samuel Billings, 23, of Chapel Hill; charged with less than a half ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Lightning strike results in disruption of ‘Lost’ finale on ATMC

    Sunday night’s final episode of the series “Lost” was one of those TV milestones destined to go down in history—a finale that attempted to tie up all the mysterious show’s loose ends.

    Michele Johnson of Sunset Beach began watching the popular show the first season, and although she stopped keeping up a couple of seasons ago, she looked forward to the finale to find out how it was going to end.

  • Tourism industry prepares for summer onslaught; rental companies optimistic

    HOLDEN BEACH—When renters re-arrange furniture in beach houses, move couches onto the strand or even change a car engine underneath a rental house, Debbie Dallas, maintenance and housekeeping supervisor for Alan Holden Vacations, takes it in stride.

    After 10 years of taking charge of 300 beach houses on the island, she’s seen it all—from renters so concerned about returning the following year they send back forks taken by mistake to visitors who take the rental home’s mattresses and replace them with their old ones.

  • Meet Anthony Marzano, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County is a far cry from the fast-paced world of the Chicago suburbs from where Anthony Marzano hails.

    That was part of the appeal in Marzano’s decision to join Brunswick County as its emergency management director.

    A certified emergency management director, Marzano joined Brunswick County Emergency Services on Monday, May 17, to replace longtime director Randy Thompson, who retired from the emergency services department in December.

  • Brunswick County man arrested in Wilmington

    Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested a Southport man on cocaine and firearms charges Friday night in Wilmington.

    According to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release, detectives arrested Cornelius Keith Smith, 35, of Southport, after an undercover investigation.

    Smith was arrested on Oleander Drive in Wilmington. During the arrest, detectives seized an assault rifle, two automatic handguns, an extra magazine and a ballistic vest, the press release states.

  • Nolan aces on and off the volleyball court

     For anyone looking for a role model of a student-athlete, Keri Nolan is an example.

    The West Brunswick High School senior had accepted an academic scholarship to Salem College, where she also intends to continue her volleyball career.

     “She values academics as much as she values athletics,” West volleyball coach Leslie Reeves said. “And she works hard at both.”

  • Civitas poll: Rabon leads Redwine, McIntyre over Pantano, and drill baby, drill

    A recent Civitas Institute poll conducted by Survey USA and released May 24, sheds some light on how voters in the N.C. State Senate 8th District, which includes Brunswick County, feel about the political environment.

    According to the survey results, which polled 350 eligible voters May 15-17, and has a 4.9 percent margin of error, 69 percent of voters polled said they are certain they will vote in November’s General Election. Another 10 percent say they are very likely to vote.

  • 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.

  • 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 Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect pulled out cable cord from behind victim’s home.

    •Larceny on Twisted Lane in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Holden Beach Road in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s garage and stole tools and copper wire.

  • McIntyre: ‘We’re still holding the VA’s feet to the fire’

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., said, when it comes to bringing a Veterans Affairs facility to Brunswick County, “We’re still holding the VA’s feet to the fire.”

    McIntyre said he is keeping pressure on Veterans Affairs officials to bring a previously promised VA facility to Brunswick County—with an emphasis on converting the soon-to-be-vacated Brunswick Community Hospital as a possible site.