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Local News

  • Bridge upgrades coming to Oak Island

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $15.8 million contract for bridge preservation work, including the replacement of 28 spans on the N.C. 133 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at Oak Island. It will give the bridge a new surface and replace the existing barrier rail.

    The contract awarded to Sloan Construction of Duncan, S.C., also calls for improvements on a short stretch of N.C. 133 by the bridge, as well as 5.2 miles on East Oak Island Drive.

  • Two men to stand trial in Shallotte man’s death

    Two men charged with murder in the 2014 death of a Shallotte man in Horry County, S.C., will stand trial in October.

    Broderick Lamar Roscoe and Meleke Dashawn Stewart are accused of shooting 34-year-old Alton Antonio “Sugar Daddy” Daniels to death June 16, 2014. Stewart also is charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

    Roscoe and Stewart, both 18 at the time, were apprehended June 18, 2014, in Chester County, S.C., and charged the next day.

  • Carolina Shores, UNCW partner on flood data collection using drones

    The town of Carolina Shores is working through the development of a Flood Mitigation Study funded through the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management. This project is intended to document historical flooding events that have impacted Carolina Shores, as well as provide solutions to the town regarding how to mitigate against the impacts of future flood events.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session during their regular meeting June 5:

    Under administrative recommendations, the board approved Stephen Foster as the executive director of human resources, effective July 2.

  • World War II memories take flight during bomber visit

    OAK ISLAND — Ninety-three-year-old Jimmy Smith was among those who went to Cape Fear Regional Jetport on June 7 to see the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

    As a civilian, Smith worked for a printing company, married his late wife Martha Smith and had four children: Cindy and Jim Jr., who live in the area, and daughters Christy and Amelia, who have since died.

    As a soldier, Smith served in World War II, having been drafted at 18.

  • Sailors recognize schools that remembered them during holidays

    WINNABOW — Students and staff at Supply and Town Creek elementary schools reached out to sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt during the holidays to show their appreciation for keeping our nation safe.

    Those sailors made sure to share their gratitude for the gesture before the 2017-18 school year was over.

     

     

     

  • Carolina Shores POA rep puts pet pig in porcine predicament

    CAROLINA SHORES — Pork Chop the potbellied pig has resided with owners Bo and Linda Dolan in their Carolina Shores community nearly as long as he’s been alive — three-and-a-half years.

    The Dolans adopted their beloved pet porcine when he was just a six-week-old piglet, and he’s been with them at their home in the Village at Calabash, along with a sibling dog named Lucky, ever since.

  • New Southwest Brunswick Branch Library opens Monday, June 18

    Thanks to a team of helpful volunteers, transformation of the new Southwest Brunswick Branch Library is nearly complete.

    The newly renamed library is scheduled to open to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, at 9400 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores. Previously known as Hickmans Crossroads Library, the popular county book facility recently relocated from its original site two miles away on Calabash Road to this building that previously housed Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • Development agreements include public parkland in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week squared away rezoning, development and economic development agreements with new developers of Landmark at Lighthouse Cove.

  • Missing Winnabow teen found safe

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said a Winnabow teen lhas been found safe.

     

    Jessica Marie Millis, 17, was last seen leaving her home on Potterfield Road at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.