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Today's News

  • BHO seeks to raise $35K for summer blitz

    Brunswick Housing Opportunities Inc. (BHO) welcomes the first of three groups, totaling nearly 300 volunteers, kicking off its Brunswick Blitz this June.

    This summer, BHO plans to complete more than 30 home repairs for the elderly, disabled, veterans and very low-income homeowners in Brunswick County. But in order to do this, BHO needs to raise at least $35,000.

  • DSS recruiting foster, adoptive parents

    Brunswick County Department of Social Services will prove Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety-Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to be a foster/adoptive parent starting June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Social Services Building B in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, call Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Vehicle registration late fee takes effect July 1

    Beginning July 1, North Carolina vehicle owners must pay their annual vehicle registration renewals by the expiration date or face a late fee. The new fees were passed by the General Assembly last September and require one of three graduated late fees to be assessed on late registration renewals starting in July.

  • New reward offered in case of missing Holden Beach teen

    The FBI is offering a new $5,000 reward in the case of Rachel Natacha Owens of Holden Beach, who disappeared five years ago at age 15.

    Video footage showed Owens getting off her school bus at South Brunswick High School and into a small, dark-colored car May 5, 2011, on her own without force. She has had no contact with her family or friends since then.

    The FBI received information that Owens may have been seen in Columbus, Ohio as recently as 2014 and are expanding the investigation to Ohio.

  • Police seek help IDing couple in motel theft

    Oak Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two people involved in a break-in and theft at Ocean Crest Motel on May 14.

    One is described as a black man 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 tall and weighing between 175 and 190 pounds. He was seen traveling in a dark-colored Chevrolet Cruz with an unknown woman who may be traveling to Wake County.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 278-5595 or at oidetectives@gmail.com.

  • Huffman, Stanley named Trojan athletes of year

    SHALLOTTE — Tyler Stanley is the West Brunswick Male Athlete of the Year and Hayden Huffman is the West Brunswick Female Athlete of the Year.

    The multiple-sport athletes were among those honored Thursday, May 26, in the annual Senior Awards ceremony.

    Coaches voted Stanley and Huffman as being the Trojans’ top athletes.

  • Trojans’ Ortiz to play lacrosse at Montreat

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Ariella Ortiz signed a letter of intent Thursday, May 26, to attend Montreat College and play lacrosse.

    This is the third signing from coach Kate Gentle’s team, which is just as many as the combined signings for West’s football and basketball teams. (Yet another senior will sign in June, Gentle said.)

    “I absolutely fell in love with the sport and I wanted to continue in college,” said Ortiz, one of two West goalkeepers.

    The 2015-16 season was the first for the Cavaliers.

  • ‘All clear’ bulletin issued after bomb threat evacuation at South Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office issued an all-clear bulletin following a bomb threat evacuation this morning at South Brunswick High School.

    Shelter that was in place for South Brunswick Middle School has also been lifted.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

    Officials with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene.

    The school was following standard safety protocols, according to updates.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies salute those who served

    Memorial Day services this year will once again honor soldiers and veterans both past and present.

    Several Memorial Day ceremonies are planned this year, starting with afternoon events Sunday, May 29, in Shallotte’s new Mulberry Park and continuing Monday, May 30, with ceremonies in Sunset Beach, Calabash, Holden Beach and on the Battleship North Carolina.

  • Firearms stolen from Calabash residence

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of firearms and other items from a Calabash residence.

    The break-in and theft were reported May 22 at 680 Persimmon Road. Among the firearms reported stolen were a semi-automatic handgun, a .38 special, a 22-gauge rifle, a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, a 20-gauge single-barrel shotgun, a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun, a 30/30 shotgun, SK-47 fixed bayonets and a black powder custom-made muzzle loader.