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Local News

  • Lightning knocks out power; storms descend over weekend

    Lightning from a thunderstorm knocked out power last Thursday night in portions of Brunswick County.

    The outage on the night of June 27 affected about 15,000 customers in the Holden Beach and Supply areas, said Judy Gore, spokeswoman for Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.

    Five substations were out as a result of lightning strikes at the Prospect transmission station, Gore said.

    The outage occurred between 9-10 p.m. and lasted for a little over an hour before power was restored, Gore said.

  • Cats up for adoption at PetSense

    Mia Rose is a spayed, 1½-year-old black-and-white tabby with an unusual purr.

    She’s sweet and loves everyone, according to the card displayed on her cage at the PetSense store in Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.

    “Please consider me when you’re adding to your family!” reads an additional note posted on the card by Adopt-An-Angel, the Wilmington animal rescue group that brought rescued cats to the Shallotte pet store in hopes they’ll be united with great new owners.

  • Sunset Beach detective work nabs man wanted in golf thefts

    A man suspected of stealing golf equipment in Brunswick County has been apprehended.

    Charles Howard Peele, 38, was located in Little River, S.C., last Wednesday, June 26, by Sunset Beach Police Detective Joe Smith.

    Smith said he followed Peele, who was driving a stolen vehicle, to State Line Pawnshop in Little River. Smith said he continued to follow Peele into the Brooksville area before Peele was pulled over by Horry County, S.C., police, who provided assistance to Smith in their jurisdiction.

  • Fourth of July closures

    Sunset Beach Town Hall is closed Thursday and reopens Friday, July 5. The next Sunset Beach Town Council work session is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 16. Copies of the agenda and session packets are available, town clerk Lisa Anglin said. Information is available at town hall or can be accessed on the town website, www.sunsetbeachnc.gov.

    Calabash and Carolina Shores town halls also are closed Thursday but will reopen Friday.

  • Engineering firm to address stormwater problem streets in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Following lengthy debate Monday, July 1, the town board of commissioners is agreeable to having engineering firm Norris & Tunstall submit a proposal to do stormwater engineering services for two problem streets in the town.

    The work would address problems at Nautical and Clubview lanes in the Village at Calabash for a lump-sum fee of $17,900, which includes $5,750 in survey costs.

  • Calabash centenarian Millie DeMarco dies

    CALABASH — Mildred “Millie” DeMarco touched many lives and accomplished numerous goals in her rich, long life.

    As she grew older, age was just a number in DeMarco’s book—neither a factor nor a hindrance in anything she set out to do.

    One of DeMarco’s goals, in fact, was to live to be 100, which she achieved on her much-celebrated centenary birthday last Nov. 1.

    On May 3, DeMarco also took part in the Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society at West Brunswick High School.

  • Municipal election filings open Friday

    Candidate filings for the Nov. 5 municipal elections in Brunswick County open at noon this Friday, July 5, and continue through noon Friday, July 19, at the Brunswick County Board of Elections in Bolivia.

    Up for grabs are 15 mayoral seats as well as municipal board seats in all 19 of Brunswick County’s incorporated towns.

  • Tornado warning issued for Brunswick County until 7:23 p.m. Saturday

    A tornado warning has been issued for Brunswick County by the National Weather Service, effective until 7:23 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

  • Hazardous weather outlook

    A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Saturday afternoon and Saturday night for southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a hazardous weather outlook for inland Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties as well as Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties.

    Storms are also affecting inland Horry and Georgetown and Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Williamsburg counties in South Carolina.

  • Summer concerts Sunday, Wednesday and Friday

    Brunswick County’s free concert and movie series is under way for the spring-into-summer season for 2013.

    Here’s the lowdown (and schedule) of concerts in the coming week.

    Holden Beach

    Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Sundays at the Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard. Carolina Breakers perform Sunday, June 30.

    Sunset Beach