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Today's News

  • School district works to resolve coal ash issue with state agency

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials are still working to resolve the problem caused by coal ash on the athletic fields at South Brunswick Middle School.

    School district officials found out about the coal ash on the fields two years ago. Last year, state officials determined the small amounts of coal ash don’t pose health risks to students, but the fields are still not being used.

    The district is still working with the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) on the problem.

  • Coastal alliance sets September meeting with consultant

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Brunswick Coastal Community Alliance, formerly the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, talked taking their alliance up the coast and on to Raleigh at their quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, in Holden Beach Town Hall.

    The alliance includes former consortium members from Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Brunswick County government.

    The name change is meant to signify the towns will work together on beach protection issues, but will no longer operate under a written agreement.

  • Shallotte man faces drug, other charges after traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man on drug and other charges after a traffic stop Thursday night, Aug. 20, on N.C. 130 near Shallotte.

    Drug agents and special operations deputies charged 21-year-old Jamar Akeem Bethea, of McMilly Road, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and unintentional littering, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Bladen County man charged in fatal collision near Bolivia

    A Bladen County man is charged in a traffic collision on U.S. 17 near Bolivia that killed a Wilmington man and injured another man early Thursday morning, Aug. 20.

    Sixty-two-year-old David Christopher Satrazemis was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Toyota Camry collided with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of U.S. 17 at 5:57 a.m., N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said.

  • Meeting to address county conservation, environmental issues

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District, will conduct a local working group meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the conference room at the Brunswick County Soil Conservation/NRC District Office in Bolivia.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach 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.

    Aug. 10

    Larceny of a mountain bike and other items worth $360 from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Aug. 13

    Larceny of a surfboard worth $225 from under an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Larceny of a bicycle worth $500 from underneath an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Aug. 14

  • Leland Police report

    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.

    Aug. 7

    Barbara Guthrie was cited and released on a larceny charge after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

    Crystal Guthrie was cited and released on a larceny charge after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

  • Shallotte Police report

    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.

    July 22

    Alethea Barachiah Harrison, 30, 1817 Little Shallotte River Drive, cited on a charge of shoplifting $52.52 worth of food items from Wal-Mart.

    Aug. 7

    Terrence Vicheion Jackson, 36, was arrested on an order for arrest on a charge of failure to appear in court on a charge of injury to personal property.

  • Travel study shows visitor spending in Brunswick County close to $500 million

    Tourists spent an estimated $496 million in Brunswick County last year, according to a travel industry study released Aug. 11.

    The study was prepared for Visit North Carolina by the U.S. Travel Association, which provides annual estimates of the impact of the travel activity of U.S. residents on national, state and county economies.

  • North Brunswick Chamber presents car show, drive-in movie Saturday

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce hosts its 12th annual car show, Leland Under the Lights, Saturday afternoon, Aug. 22.

    The show will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Forest
Lowes Foods on U.S 17 in Leland, rain or shine.

    The car show will set up just to the left of the Lowes Foods store on the asphalt, not in the field so everyone will be “under the lights,” which is where the name comes from, Susan Cruse, past North Brunswick Chamber board president, said.

    “Brunswick Forest has it blocked off for us,” she said.