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Today's News

  • Waiting for warm water to agitate action

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Unfortunately, the conclusion of the first week of April has been uneventful here in the Brunswick County fishing world. And once again, the lack of action is related to water temperature and weather.

  • Get ready to go fishing

    Spring break will start for many of our grade school children this coming week. About half of the schools in our area will be out the week before Easter and the other half the week after Easter. This is normally the Brunswick beaches’ first real busy start to the season. The fishing schedule has started to fill up, so don’t wait to book your trip. The weather forecast looks a little wet a couple of days this week, but the weekend is looking good.

  • Gypsy moth treatments planned near Bolivia

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will soon start treating a gypsy moth infestation on 774 acres near Bolivia in Brunswick County. Treatment is expected to start about April 11, depending on weather conditions and insect development, and continue into early May.

    Two fine-mist applications of the biological pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki (Btk) will be made five to 10 days apart using a low-flying helicopter. Btk is not harmful to humans, plants or animals, except small caterpillars.

  • Blood donors urged to give in spring

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

    Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council to review penalty changes

    Sunset Beach Town Council will consider civil penalty amendments with associated fines at its meeting Monday night, April 3.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. following a closed session at 6 p.m. and pre-meeting work session at 6:45 p.m. at Sunset Beach Town Hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    Town Attorney Grady Richardson is scheduled to outline proposed civil penalty ordinance amendments for construction, garbage, parking, beach strand, waterway, channel and canal, town park and general violations.

  • BCC beats Lenoir

    BCC beat Lenoir Community College 12-4 in eight innings in the first game of a doubleheader April 1.

  • Report prompts sheltering at Lincoln Elementary

    Officials put a shelter in place at Lincoln Elementary School on Friday morning while Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report about a suspicious person in the area.

    A sheltering means students and staff had to remain indoors, but the Leland school was not on lockdown.

    The sheltering was lifted about 10:30 a.m., Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said. Parents were notified when the order was issued and when it was lifted.

    No information about the sheriff’s office investigation was available.

  • West Brunswick beats New Hanover 6-5 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat New Hanover 6-5 in a Mideastern 3A/4A game Friday at West.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Wildcats, a Class 4A team.

    The Trojans led 6-2 with 14 minutes, 44 seconds left before they had to play a player down because of a second yellow card on leading scorer Gwenna Gentle.

    The Wildcats scored two free-position goals in cutting the lead to 6-4. A New Hanover goal with 6:06 left cut the lead to 6-5.

  • Agents arrest seven in county drug investigations

    Sunset Beach police helped the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigate three of the seven people arrested in the past two weeks after a series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

  • Two men sought in firearm theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for two men in a firearm theft.

    Thirty-five-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Barnes II, of Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, is wanted on a possession of a stolen firearm charge, while 28-year-old James Edward Kohler, of Hampton Oaks Drive in Fayetteville, is wanted on a larceny of a firearm charge, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.