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Today's News

  • Retailers look forward to tax-free weekend

    Local retailers say the sales-tax-free weekend is one of the busiest of the year, and they are counting on the seventh annual back-to-school event to be as successful as previous years.

    The tax-free weekend starts Friday, Aug. 1, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • Sunset Beach landscaping company donates services to Arlington, Congressional cemeteries

    Nufarm Turf & Specialty, a member of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), participated in “Renewal & Remembrance” at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Congressional Cemetery on July 21.

    Hundreds of landscape and lawn care specialists from across the nation brought their crews to Arlington National and Historic Congressional cemeteries to spend the day mulching, caring for and cabling trees with lightening protection, pruning, liming, planting and aerating as well as installing an irrigation system at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Calabash commissioners approve sewer grant application

    CALABASH—After some tweaking, commissioners approved a letter of support for a $500,000 Brunswick County Rural Center Grant application.

    After grant consultant Skip Vereen answered questions at the special July 24 meeting, commissioners also approved a supplemental program authorizing a resolution for the Rural Center Grant application for Calabash’s wastewater collection expansion project.

  • Kitten gets new home at Calabash maintenance building

    CALABASH—Bill Danford thought it was just a routine animal-on-the-loose call.

    As Calabash’s town service coordinator, he often handles animal-control issues in addition to many other sundry duties in the seafood capital.

    But this critter call about three weeks ago on Meares Street was a little different, involving a tiny black kitten that had strayed into Calabash Acres.

  • Carolina Shores P&Z approves consultant recommendation

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town planning and zoning board on Monday approved recommending Penny Tysinger as consultant for the town’s codes book update.

    Tysinger, director of planning and development services for the Cape Fear Council of Governments, will be recommended to town commissioners at their upcoming workshop next Monday, Aug. 4.

    Planning and zoning board chairman Jim Hartnett said the board reviewed three people who applied for the consultant’s job.

    He tallied paper votes at the afternoon meeting Monday to determine Tysinger as the choice.

  • Leland Crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Shoplifting on New Pointe Boulevard; suspect shoplifted from Wal-Mart.

    •Shoplifting on New Pointe Boulevard; Barbara Karen Hewett, 45, of 1328 Goley-Hewett Road, Bolivia, was cited for shoplifting and issued a trespassing violation warning.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Sandpiper Bay Drive; victim reported a green club golf cart missing but was later recovered.

    •Larceny on Palm Court; victim reported a golf cart missing but was later recovered.

    •Larceny, breaking and entering and property damage on Causeway Drive; victim reported a broken plate in the door and a gumball machine stolen.

  • K-9 Enforcement team report

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.

    The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division.

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

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on James Way in Leland; suspect broke passenger window of victim’s vehicle and took a purse.

    •Larceny and trespassing on Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect came onto victim’s property and stole a Suzuki Cougar.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Ocean Haven Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a CD player/stereo.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are: