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Today's News

  • Oyster shell bagging April 25 in Sunset Beach

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation will host an oyster shell bagging workday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the main Sunset Beach Fire Station at 102 Shoreline Drive West across from Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Community members and volunteers should meet outside the station and wear closed-toe shoes or boots that fully cover their feet. Attendees will help fill mesh bags with oyster shells. Volunteers will also be needed to cut, tie, lift and stack the shell bags, which will be used to build oyster reefs.

  • Wilmington man arrested in Leland burglary

    New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of breaking into a Leland residence and stealing jewelry.

    Michael Jimmy Pappas, 39, of Pleasant Dale Drive, is charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • Community Safety Day is April 28 at USCG Station Oak Island

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island will host its annual Community Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 300A Caswell Beach Road on Oak Island. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. The Coast Guard and public safety personnel from around the Cape Fear Region will provide demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

  • Local library readies for move, new name

    Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road will officially close to the public at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, to move to a new location on U.S. 17 in Carolina Shores.

    Once it’s relocated, the library will also have a new name — Southwest Brunswick Branch Library, branch manager Christi Iffergan said.

    The library move will begin Tuesday, May 1, to the new site at 9400 Ocean Highway, previous address of Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • Nomination deadline extended for North Carolina awards

    The nomination period for the 2018 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, has been extended to May 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens” in the fields of literature, science, fine arts and public service.

  • 2018 N.C. Drone Summit and Flight Expo

    The 2018 North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo (NC Drone SAFE) at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center from Aug. 5-7 in Greensboro will feature speakers, exhibitors and flight demonstrators from around the world that showcase the present and future of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) industry. 

    The N.C Department of Transportation Division of Aviation’s UAS Program Office is hosting the event to bring together key leaders from the research, commercial and public safety community across N.C. and the nation. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:16 a.m. April 19, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:08 p.m. April 18, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Grayson Parker

    Name: Grayson Parker

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 32

    Town of residence: Goldsboro

    Education: Bachelor of Science in management, North Carolina State University; MBA, East Carolina University

    Profession: Small businessman/entrepreneur

    Political and public service experience: Non-establishment political outsider and pragmatist involved in various volunteer and charitable endeavors within the Goldsboro/Wayne communities

  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Dr. Kyle Horton

    Name: Dr. Kyle Horton

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 38

    Town of residence: Kure Beach

    Education: Summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; MD and MBA in a combined five-year dual degree physician leadership program from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio; internal medicine residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.