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Today's News

  • No butts about it: Leland, Oak Island targeted for Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has targeted the towns of Oak Island and Leland for its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful Chairman Steve Cherry said the towns were targeted to track cigarette butts and to provide the town with cigarette receptacles, which KBCB members hope will reduce cigarette litter.

    In Leland, Cross Creek Commons shopping center was selected for the program. In Oak Island, the focus was on the beach, and the Oak Island Pier was selected for the program.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Bear necessities

    BOLIVIA—Leave it to bear-lover Howard Loughlin to deliver the bear facts.

    Shadow and Jerry, two bears who are the last residents of the former Faircloth Zoo, are still lovingly being cared for and returning the appreciation every time the Pender County resident visits them—at least once a week.

    Now, he and two friends are trying to raise enough money to help Shadow, a Syrian Grizzly/black bear mix, and Jerry, a brown Grizzly, be relocated to Lynwood Park Zoo in Jacksonville.

  • No charges filed against former Bald Head Island mayor

    District attorney Rex Gore has declined to file charges against a former mayor who challenged the residency of several Bald Head Island registered voters last year, resulting in many of them being removed from the voter registration rolls.

    Larry Lammert, former mayor of Bald Head Island, became the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) inquiry in May, after concerns were raised to Gore about how Lammert obtained the information.

  • Jim Quick and the Coastline Band headline concert series Friday in Ocean Isle Beach

    Brunswick County’s summer concert series continues with a performance by Jim Quick & Coastline Band at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The free concerts always take place in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    Described as an eclectic blend of blues, soul and rock, Coastline is renowned for “hard-driving Carolina backbeats, Georgia-Southern rock, Cajun-inspired grooves.”

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects:

    •Charles Andrew Hudson, 19, of Indian Trail, was charged with consuming alcohol under the age of 21 pursuant to a traffic stop for careless and reckless driving.

    •Vandalism was reported at the West End guard building. Unknown subjects threw toilet tissue all around building and defecated in front of same.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle was reported at 298 Sand Dune Lane. Unknown suspects removed a GPS from the vehicle.

  • Pollution solution for Lockwood Folly River is in the community, advocate says

    Improving the quality of polluted shellfish beds at the Lockwood Folly River will require a community effort, a coastal advocate says.

    Public comments recently sought about pollution of shellfish beds in the river will aid in finding solutions, Mike Giles with the N.C. Coastal Federation said.

    “The challenge is to all work together—communities and government—to try to mimic the natural hydrology,” Giles said—to soak in stormwater before it runs off and leads to pollution of the river.

  • Sunset Beach police assist with safe, check thefts investigation

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police working with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are seeking a suspect in connection with the theft of a safe and checks.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said a safe containing starter checks was reported stolen Aug. 10 from a residence on Whiteville Road in Ash.

    A white male suspect passed one of the checks for $300 that same day at BB&T in Sunset Beach. On Aug. 11, a suspect tried to pass a second check made out for $800 at the same bank.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From Aug. 9-15, K-9 deputies answered 11 calls, wrote two citations and made two drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted a checkpoint on Big Macedonia Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Joseph William Rice, 26, of 104 Gladewood Circle, New Bern, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council votes to salvage pontoon bridge

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council has approved efforts to pursue having portions of the old Intracoastal Waterway pontoon bridge moved to a future fishing pier and, if possible, stored on an adjacent 5.22-acre site being eyed for a future park.

    The unanimous vote came at a specially called meeting Aug. 12 following debate among five council members about what the future holds for the old span once it’s replaced by the new $32 million high-rise bridge slated to open this fall.

  • New bridge may be unavailable for MS Ride

    SUNSET BEACH—The new Intracoastal Waterway high-rise bridge may not be open in time for the upcoming Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach Ride slated to end for the first time in Sunset Beach.

    Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker, speaking at a specially called town council meeting Aug. 12, said he learned through town staff an MS official has been advised the new bridge may not be available for use when the two-day ride ends Sept. 26 in Sunset Beach.