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Today's News

  • Southport man accused of cutting, terrorizing woman

    Oak Island police arrested a Southport man accused of breaking into a residence Dec. 27 and cutting a woman who was there.

    Charles Dean Holden, 53, of Frink Street was arrested Jan. 6 and charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor communicating threats.

    Warrants issued Dec. 28 show Holden broke into the home in the 100 block of Northwest First Street and used a steak knife to slash the woman’s hand, saying he would kill her. 

  • School board forgives two makeup days for staff

    SHALLOTTE — The Brunswick County Board of Education forgave two makeup days for employees of Brunswick County Schools as a result of Hurricane Matthew, as allowed by the state General Assembly.

  • Trojans defeat Topsail in basketball

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 63-52 in a boys’ basketball game Monday night between 3A teams. West is 3-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 11-3 overall. Topsail is 0-5, 8-7.

    Senior guard Brandyn Parker hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 26 points.

    Bryce Ahrens scored 10 points, Khalil Bland eight and Rasheed Daniels and Josh Woodard six each. Kaleb Hewett, Caleb Gilbert and Tariq Thomas each scored two points. J’vian McCray scored one point.

  • Brunswick County escapes weekend snowfall

    Despite some slight precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures, Brunswick County was spared from last weekend’s snowfall over the Carolinas.

    “Farther inland, mainly Charlotte and north of Raleigh, 8 to 12 inches fell in some places,” said Steven Pfaff, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “That’s why we were concerned people traveling out of the area might be getting impacts. Impacts were expected to be elsewhere for the most part.”

  • County escapes weekend snowfall

    Despite some slight precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures, Brunswick County was spared from last weekend’s snowfall over the Carolinas.

    “Farther inland, mainly Charlotte and north of Raleigh, 8 to 12 inches fell in some places,” said Steven Pfaff, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “That’s why we were concerned people traveling out of the area might be getting impacts. Impacts were expected to be elsewhere for the most part.”

  • SBHS seniors honor Judge Hankins for mentoring

    BOLIVIA — Five years ago, she gave them a trip to the nation’s Capital. What she didn’t realize is that her gift to them had more influence than she knew.

    And to show their appreciation, two of the students Brunswick County District Court Judge Pauline Hankins took to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2011 through her Jubilee Outreach program thanked her by holding a luncheon for her Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Brunswick County Courthouse. 

  • OIB residents complain about eminent domain settlement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Residents complained during Tuesday’s town board meeting about a mediated settlement in the town’s eminent domain lawsuit with OIP Beach NC LLC development company.

    The agreement allows the developer to have a 20,000-square-foot lot along Causeway Drive between Gatha Lane and East Second Street and retain a $1.25 million payment for the property, while the town keeps the rest of the property between Gatha Lane and East Second Street next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Cannon found in Cape Fear near Brunswick Town could be linked to site’s history

    Another piece of Brunswick Town history has come up from the bottom of the Cape Fear River.

    Jim McKee, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site historian, said Norfolk Dredging Co. was working on maintenance along the Cape Fear River channel Dec. 21 when they discovered an eight-foot long, 18th Century cannon.

    “They use one of those clamshell devices that scoops material out of the water. It was in the clamshell,” McKee said. “It was an oops.”

  • It’s a new year, sleep it off

    We’re 12 days into the New Year, so the time for resolutions may have passed.

    Or the time for putting resolutions into practice, getting bored and breaking them may have come and gone.

    Regardless, this is my first chance to speak to many of you in 2017, so I want to pass along my recommendation for a resolution that will benefit you and me.

    I only have the one resolution to propose and you can take it or leave it at any time during the year. Really, it is my New Year’s gift to you, so if you want to re-gift it, feel free.

  • 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.

    Dec. 28

    Tucker Kimbaugh McGeoy Jr., 19, of Little Beaver Court, was cited on charges of possession of at least one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

    Dec. 29

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle on Nightingale Court.