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Today's News

  • Armed robbery at Calabash bank under investigation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend armed robbery at PNC Bank in Calabash.

    An incident report shows someone armed with a handgun robbed 40-year-old woman of $100 in cash Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10267 Beach Drive. It was not clear whether the woman was injured.

     Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the case remains under investigation. She would not say if there was a description of the robber or surveillance footage of the crime.    

  • Wilmington man to serve more than eight years for selling heroin

    A Wilmington man will serve more than eight years in prison for selling heroin to an undercover agent last year.

    Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis convicted 27-year-old Milton Calonie Morris of selling and deliver heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin Wednesday, Aug. 17, and sentenced him to 97 to 128 months in prison, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Federal appeals court ruling changes voting schedule

    Changes imposed on North Carolina’s voting laws by a federal appeals court led the Brunswick County Board of Elections to make changes to the early voting schedule and voting sites.

    North Carolina election law changes made in 2014 added a requirement to the 2016 election that voters must present a photo ID to vote in North Carolina.

    Voters would not have been able to obtain a photo ID on Election Day in order to vote.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve municipal service district

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town commissioners read and approved a second time an ordinance establishing and creating the Holden Beach Erosion Control and Flood and Hurricane Protection Works Municipal Service District. The latest action came during a special meeting Monday, Aug. 22.

    Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett said this municipal district encompasses the shoreline between 240 Ocean Blvd. E and 781 Ocean Blvd. W., where the town will complete its Central Reach Project.

  • Charter Day School receives national school excellence award

    LELAND — Baker Mitchell founded The Roger Bacon Academy, including Charter Day School, in 1999 and began to employ the Direct Instruction style of teaching for every student on campus.

    Now, in 2016, this style of teaching earned Charter Day School the national 2016 Wesley Becker Excellent School Award from the National Institute for Direct Instruction in Eugene, Ore.

  • Aug. 14 fire destroys Ash home

    A fire destroyed an Ash home Sunday, Aug. 14. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the call for the fire came in at 9:45 a.m. on My Dirt Road NW.

    No one was home at the time and the cause of the fire was undetermined, he said.

    Some friends of the owners, who were traveling, came to check on the house and found it had burned overnight, Garner said. Personnel from Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department responded.

  • New Lincoln Elementary teacher prepares for back-to-school

    LELAND — It’s about to be Elise Cabrisses’ second first day of school.

    Cabrisses, 24, of Wilmington, will begin her first day of teaching language arts and social studies to fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School starting Monday, Aug. 29. She said a year of teaching fifth-graders at Dogwood Elementary in Reston, Va., the previous school year ensures she has a pretty good idea of what she’s in for.

  • Master Gardener online plant sale

    The Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is sponsoring its third annual fall online plant sale featuring a wide selection of trees, evergreens, shrubs with spectacular blooms, a diverse selection of grasses and favorites for the coastal garden.

  • NCDOI to continue BCBSNC examination

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance has determined further examination of Blue Cross Blue Shield is necessary. The initial examination report was delivered to BCBS on May 31.

    Interactions with Blue Cross Blue Shield have been ongoing but disagreements on the findings persist. NCDOI is going back in to do an additional examination and hopefully move toward a resolution, according to a news release from the agency.

    Consumers in need of assistance from NCDOI should call (855) 408-1212 or go to ncdoi.com.

  • You decide: Which economic plan will boost the economy?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    I’ve been avidly following presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a 10-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with the final outcome being decided by only a handful of votes.

    Now, just as in 1960 and almost every election since, today’s presidential contest focuses on the economy. One of the big economic issues is relatively slow growth. In recent years, our economy has been annually expanding by close to 2 percent.

    The long run average is nearer to 3 percent.