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Today's News

  • Detectives searching for man wanted for Calabash, Carolina Shores break-ins

    Detectives are searching for a suspect who has been involved in multiple crimes in Carolina Shores and Calabash.

    From May 16-June 21, multiple residential and vehicle break-ins have been reported in the neighboring towns.

    Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said more than $3,000 in property has been stolen from the homes and vehicles, including watches, electronics, TVs, money, jewelry and other miscellaneous items.

  • If you don’t fight for your healthcare, who will do it for you?


    I’ll start my column with my own editor’s note: The following is not about my individual healthcare provider, a person for whom I have high regard. What follows is frustration regarding the healthcare system in general.

    Chronic fatigue. 

  • Voluntary water conservation important during times of drought

    Brunswick County is among several eastern North Carolina counties currently experiencing a severe drought.

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted in Carolina Shores armed robbery

    One suspect has been arrested and a second suspect remains is wanted for their roles in an armed robbery last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives have arrested one suspect in the May 15 armed robbery of Christopher’s Pizza in Carolina shores.

    Stanley said on May 15, a suspect entered the pizza shop and demanded money from the employee at the register, but left the business without any money before law enforcement officers arrived.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over eight days of District Criminal Court on June 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Friday, June 3

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • State, county agencies issue burn bans

    State and county officials have issued a burn ban for Brunswick County.

    At 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner issued a burn ban for Brunswick County, which coincided with a burn ban issued by state officials for 27 eastern North Carolina counties.

    Garner said the ban was implemented because of severely dry conditions as well as local wild fires that have already burned tens of thousands of acres.

    Firefighters and others are battling large wildfires in Dare, Bladen and Pender counties.

  • Three firemen injured by collapsing roof

    SUPPLY—A house fire at 2582 Josh Circle SW, Supply, sent three firefighters to the hospital Monday night as it engulfed two structures.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services received the call at 9:08 p.m., Monday, June 20.

    Civietown and Tri Beach Volunteer Fire Departments were first to arrive on the scene. The house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. Before the night was over, more than 50 firefighters were on the scene along with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Brunswick County EMS and Coastline Rescue.

  • 'Swamp Loggers' films in Brunswick County

    GREEN SWAMP—The Discovery Channel’s Bobby Goodson’s search for timber led him and his crew to the Green Swamp.

    “This is definitely not something you see in Brunswick County everyday,” said Shawn Lennon, property owner.

    Several weeks ago Goodson’s All Terrain Logging Inc., including Bobby Goodson and the cast and crew of the Discovery Channel’s hit reality television show “Swamp Loggers,” showed up in Brunswick County off N.C. 211 and Lennon Road.

  • “Ironman Grandpa” walks through Shallotte on his trek to Maine

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Fire Department had an unexpected over night guest on Tuesday.

    “The chamber called on Tuesday and said there was a 72-year old man walking along US 17 from Key West to Maine,” said Paul Dunwell, Shallotte fire chief.

    Dunwell did a little online research and found the story of Al Slusser and immediately offered for the veteran a place to stay for the night at the firehouse. The fire department picked Slusser up at the rest area in Shallotte and brought him and his traveling cart back to settle in for the evening.

  • Ocean Isle Beach approves budget

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The 2011-2012 fiscal year budget has officially been approved in Ocean Isle Beach.

    During a meeting Tuesday morning that lasted less than 10 minutes, commissioners approved the budget with a less-than-revenue-neutral tax rate of 13 cents per $100 of property valuation.