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Today's News

  • Free summer meals for children, teens announced

    Open to all children 18 and younger, free summer meals for kids and teens start this week in Brunswick County. No enrollment is required. Call Brunswick County Schools Child Nutrition at 253-1092 for additional information.

    Lincoln Elementary School: June 27 to Aug. 18,
Mondays through Thursdays, breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    North Brunswick High School: June 27 to Aug. 18,
Mondays through Thursdays, lunch at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • FAA issues new rules for drone operation

    The Federal Aviation Administration unveiled new rules for drone operators June 21. The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand the new rules and how they impact drone operations in the state.

    Drones, also called unmanned aircraft systems, are an increasingly popular technology with many potential uses. The FAA’s new rules apply to both commercial and government operations of small drones (weighing less than 55 pounds).

  • Smithville Park playground grand opening set for July 21

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation announced the official grand opening of its new all-inclusive playground at Smithville Park in Southport will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21. There will be snacks and giveaways as well.

    This playground was funded by a grant awarded by Trillium Health Resources.

    Call 253-2670 for more information.

  • New provisions in motor vehicle laws take effect July 1

    Beginning Friday, July 1, five new motor vehicle provisions will become North Carolina law. The provisions, passed by the General Assembly, affect either vehicles or drivers in the state.

  • Brunswick County real estate market heats up

    The real estate market in Brunswick County continues to heat up, according to the most recent statistics released from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    With more than $84,000,000 in sales, May was the most active month to date for Brunswick County this year. Additionally, the number of units sold and average sales price were the highest for any month this year.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 17

    Rodrick Sental Williams, 27, was arrested on two charges of misdemeanor fraud for writing worthless checks and obtaining money by false pretenses.

    Daniel Earl Keith, 34, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    June 18

    Michael Dakota Locklear, 18, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    June 20

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 19

    Keegan Kevin Nelson was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and failure to maintain lane control following a vehicle stop on Village Road at Sue Circle for erratic driving.

    Brittany Nicole Davidson was arrested on a charge of aiding and abetting driving while impaired. Davidson is the owner of the vehicle Keegan Kevin Nelson was driving.

  • A most memorable visit to Holden Beach

    By Anita Prater

    Guest Columnist

    My sister, Mary Gillum, and I have been visiting Holden Beach for many years with our families. This year’s trip will be the most memorable.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we got closer to a final 2016-17 budget bill, we modified a major transportation bill, we saw two bills of local interest studied and we received more visitors from back home.

  • Remain vigilant for scams targeting military

    By Roy Cooper

    Guest Columnist

    American service members are on guard to protect our country, and we’re grateful for their service. Sadly, they also need to stay alert to avoid scams and bad deals that target military consumers.

    For example, military personnel were tricked into buying computers, gaming systems and other electronics at prices that were two to three times higher than what the items were actually worth.