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  • Whispering Pines Nudist Resort to participate in National Nude Recreation Week

    At first, it looks like any other upscale campground. There’s a bathhouse, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, walking trails, grills and picnic shelters. The people there are just like anyone else — except they’re nude.

    At Whispering Pines Nudist Resort, members and guests do everything any other camper would do; they just leave their clothes at home.

  • Supply woman bitten by shark on Holden Beach

    A shark at Holden Beach bit a 63-year old woman Thursday afternoon.

    Barbara Corey of Supply was bitten in 3-4 feet of water near the 200 block of Ocean Boulevard East, Holden Beach Police Detective Jeremy Dixon said in a statement.

    Brunswick County Emergency Management Services Director Anthony Marzano said the woman was bitten on the lower leg, but kicked at the shark until she got away.

    According to Dixon, Corey felt something bite her right foot in the water, then the animal began thrashing around in the water.

  • Filing for municipal elections now open

    Candidate filings for the Nov. 5 municipal elections have opened as of noon Friday, July 5. Residents have through July 19 to seek office in those elections.

    Alan Holden, the mayor of Holden Beach, was the first candidate to file at the Board Elections office last week. He is seeking re-election.

    “If I am going to do it, I just want to go ahead and make everybody aware,” he said. “If anybody wants to join in the fray, they’ll know who their opposition is.”

  • BCSO arrests Albemarle man for sexual exploitation of minors

    A 68-year-old Albemarle man is accused of sexually assaulting children in Brunswick County in June.

    Deputies from Brunswick and Stanly counties arrested Clyde Wesley Way, 68, of Kirk Avenue at his home last week.

  • Whispering Pines Nudist Resort to participate in National Nude Recreation Week

    At first, it looks like any other upscale campground. There’s a bathhouse, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, walking trails, grills and picnic shelters. The people there are just like anyone else—except they’re nude.

    At Whispering Pines Nudist Resort, members and guests do everything any other camper would do; they just leave their clothes at home.

  • Community remembers ‘the Tattoo Man,’ longtime Calabash cook

    Henry Keiper, a longtime cook in Calabash, died last week.

    His sister-in-law, Vivian Werner, said he was diagnosed with stomach cancer May 24 and fought a tough battle until he passed away July 4 in the arms of his daughter, Crystal.

    Affectionately known as “Zep” and “the tattoo man,” Keiper served as the pizza maker for Tony’s Pizza for about 12 years and was most recently employed as the cook at George’s Pancake House.

  • Deck collapses on Ocean Isle Beach; 21 people transported to three area hospitals

    The sundeck of a large house collapsed at Ocean Isle Beach the night of Tuesday, July 9, sending 21 people, including a child, to three different hospitals in the area.

    Reports show that a 911 call was made reporting the incident at 8:20 p.m.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said about 25 people were on the second-story deck when the floor gave way and they fell onto a concrete patio on the ground floor.

  • Leland officer involved in DWI checkpoint shooting resigns

    A Leland police officer involved in a shooting at a traffic checkpoint last month has resigned, Leland Town Manager David Hollis said Sunday, July 8.

    Anthony Bernard, along with four Brunswick County sheriff's deputies and three deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, was involved in the shooting.

    Law enforcement officers shot two Leland men as they tried to flee from the checkpoint on U.S. 17 in Leland, which was being conducted under a multi-agency Governors Highway Safety Booze It and Lose It program.

  • Holden Beach visitor died in fourth riptide-related drowning

    A fourth swimmer has drowned this week after getting caught by a rip current on a Brunswick County beach.

    Brunswick County Coroner Greg White identified the drowning victim as Randall Joyce, 57, of Pfafftown, a suburb of Winston-Salem.

    Joyce drowned Thursday while visiting Holden Beach with his wife and two adult children.

  • Brunswick WaterFest promotion pumped up by TDA

    Leland tourism promoters plan to ensure that if you haven’t heard about the Brunswick WaterFest yet, you will soon.

    Barry Eagle, chairman of the Leland Tourism Development Authority, told the town board of commissioners they are about to start ramping up publicity for the new festival.

    Leland will host the first Brunswick WaterFest the weekend of Sept. 20-22.

    Events will be held throughout Leland and Brunswick County, including Brunswick River Park, Town Creek, Sturgeon Creek and Eagle Island.