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Today's News

  • Pipeline spill prompts run on gas in Brunswick County

    Fuel gauges at gas stations hit empty Monday as fear of a major pipeline break spiked a run by customers to fill up their tanks in Brunswick County and along the East Coast.

    Colonial Pipeline reported a mine inspector in Alabama discovered a large spill from one of the company’s two large pipelines that run from Texas to New Jerseyand provides a major source of gasoline delivered to much of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

  • Wooden boats afloat and aground in Southport

    Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the seventh annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission is free.

    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award.

    A team of judges will award six other prizes.

  • Calabash ponders revised plans for Devaun Park

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have agreed to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 for a developer of Devaun Park to present modified plans for the upscale community off Beach Drive.

    Vaughn Stanaland has presented plans to modify phase 6B in the community calling for lower-density development that would reduce the number units from 103 single- and multi-family units to 40 all single-family units.

    The town’s planning and zoning board recommended approval of the request following a presentation at its Sept. 6 meeting.

  • Supply man charged in shooting of two homes

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of shooting into two homes in Supply and Bolivia on Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.

    Sh’Kwon Jamar Daniels, 20, of Ridge Road SW, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 15 and charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle.

    Warrants show Daniels fired into a home in the 1200 block of Morgan Road in Supply on Aug. 27, when the home was occupied. Warrants do not list how many people were in the home or what kind of gun Daniels used.

  • Brunswick Coalition discusses action plan for 2016-17

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition discussed its 2016-17 action plan to fight prescription drug misuse and overdoses in the county during its meeting Sept. 19.

    Coalition coordinator Tammy Brunelle of Coastal Horizons in Wilmington said an action plan is required to receive a Partnership for Success grant, which keeps the coalition operational each fiscal year.

  • Forrester chosen new Sunset Beach mayor

    SUNSET BEACH — Bob Forrester, chairman of the Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment, has been chosen to serve as Sunset Beach’s new mayor.

    Forrester was chosen by unanimous vote of the current four-member Sunset Beach Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to fill the remaining one-year term of former Mayor Ron Watts, who resigned effective Aug. 16 after selling his house.

    Forrester was among five candidates who spoke at a special meeting and mayoral forum Monday night, Sept. 19.

  • SBI Woman’s Club to host annual Quarter Auction

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs — South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club will host its seventh annual Quarter Auction to benefit local scholarships and education programs Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at West Brunswick High School.

    A Quarter Auction is one in which businesses and artisans from the community have donated items for bid with audience members being able to take the items home for as little as 25 cents. The emcee will describe the item up for bid and indicate how many tickets are needed to bid on it based on its retail price.

  • Dip your oar into Sunset Beach’s second annual Paddle Fest

    Sunset Beach’s first Paddle Fest was such a hit last year, it’s back this year.

    The autumn event to showcase activities that make Sunset Beach special launched for the first time last Halloween in Sunset Beach Town Park. This year’s Paddle Fest is scheduled a little earlier in the season, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • Brunswick Coalition discusses action plan for 2016-17

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition discussed its 2016-17 action plan to fight prescription drug misuse and overdoses in the county during its meeting Sept. 19.

    Coalition coordinator Tammy Brunelle of Coastal Horizons in Wilmington said an action plan is required to receive a Partnership for Success grant, which keeps the coalition operational each fiscal year.

  • Animal shelter numbers continue to leap

    Four years after the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office took over running Brunswick County Animal Services, shelter director Lt. Tommy Tolley is still seeing improvements in numbers.

    This summer, the shelter has had days when its canine adoption row was down to just a few dogs in need of a home.

    “We’ve been very, very low on adoption row, which is great,” Tolley said during an interview in August. The day before, he counted a record number of dogs — just one — on adoption row that particular day.