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Today's News

  • DAR names Good Citizens

    Each year, the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents awards to high school seniors who meet the criteria to receive its prestigious Good Citizen Award.
    DAR Good Citizen Chair Pat Gooding presented awards to three outstanding students from West, North and South Brunswick high schools at the March 14 DAR meeting at BEMC in Supply.

  • Brunswick’s clerk named president of N.C. Clerks Association

    BOLIVIA—Debby Gore says there is zero room for error in her job. As the clerk to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, Gore serves as the official record keeper for all county business.

     “Everything has to be perfect, because you are writing history,” Gore said.

    In addition to being the official record keeper for the county, Gore oversees the code of ordinances for the county as well as serving as the liaison between county commissioners and the 30-some county boards and committees.

  • Shallotte man charged with stealing handguns from a pawnshop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Shallotte man for stealing two handguns from a local pawnshop.

    On Monday, May 10, detectives arrested Gregory Glen Schupman, 26, of 938 Palmer Drive, Shallotte, and charged him with two counts of felony larceny of a firearm, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley.

    According to Stanley, Schupman allegedly stole two handguns from Jenny’s Pawn and Jewelry on Holden Beach Road.

  • Supply man charged with methamphetamine possession

    A Supply man was arrested last week, charged with possession of methamphetamine.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Israel West, drug agents arrested Donald Weston Jr. after they intercepted a UPS package containing crystal methamphetamine. The package contained 7 grams of methamphetamine, which carries a $1,400 street value.

  • Canvass doesn’t change Brunswick election results

    BOLVIA—Brunswick County elections officials on Tuesday completed the countywide elections canvass of last week’s election and the outcomes of all political races remain the same.

    According to Sara Ashcraft, deputy director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, the only changes were the number of provisional ballots counted and mail-in absentee ballots, she said.

    Elections officials counted 80 total provisional ballots. Thirty-seven ballots were approved, 24 ballots were not approved and 19 ballots were partially approved.

  • Two arrested for stolen golf carts, utility trailers in Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects for golf cart and utility trailer thefts in the Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach areas.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Chris Barbour said detectives recovered two golf carts and one utility trailer stolen from the mainland Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach areas.

    Robert Dion Maldanado and Gary Lynn Thompson were arrested for the thefts May 5.

  • State law squashes Breazeale’s potential independent, write-in bid for Congress

    Will Breazeale, who lost the GOP nomination to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives to Ilario Pantano, said last week he was considering running again—this time as an independent candidate in November’s General Election.

    But according to state law, he can’t do either.

    Though no Libertarian candidate ran in the primary election, Breazeale could not run as a Libertarian, Greg Bellamy, Brunswick County Elections Director, said.

  • All you wanted to know about butterflies: Part II

    By Shirley Waggoner-Eisenman
    Master Gardener
    Continuing with the discussion of butterflies, the size of the butterfly’s wingspan can range from one-inch to more than 4 inches. Some are small and their color matches the foliage and makes them hard to spot.

  • Summer flower show just beginning

    Southern magnolias have already begun their summer show and the early-blooming crape myrtles like Natchez won’t be far behind. Included are a few of the things I learned after observing these plants over the years.
    Little Gem continues to be the most popular southern magnolia in the trade. There are some perfectly good reasons for that. It fits better into most gardens since it only reaches about 30 feet or so. Little Gem also blooms heavily at an early age. That’s something many of the southern magnolias don’t do.

  • Franklin Square seeks artists for show

    Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
    Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between         10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
    Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.