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Today's News

  • Coast Guard rescues snorkeler near Bald Head Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a snorkeler in distress near Bald Head Island on Saturday.

    No one was injured.

    A woman aboard a 30-foot sailboat contacted watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center at 6:13 p.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 to report a snorkeler from the boat who was wearing a life jacket became disoriented and drifted too far away, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Sector North Carolina launched a 29-foot response boat with a small crew from Station Oak Island to find and rescue the snorkeler quickly.

  • Carolina Shores maps flood meeting, concert

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is getting ready for a public information “catch-all” flood map meeting as well as its first public outdoor concert.

    At the town board of commissioners’ meeting last Thursday, May 10, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall cited the upcoming flood map meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. next Monday, May 21, at town hall at 200 Persimmon Road.

    The meeting has to do with flood map updates being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with Brunswick County.

  • Holden Beach reclassifies Ferguson as assistant town manager

    Holden Beach commissioners gave a town staff member a new title to go with the duties she has taken on during her tenure.

    Christy Ferguson was hired as shoreline protection and recreation manager Aug. 11, 2014. During their May 8 meeting, commissioners named her assistant town manager at the request of Town Manager David Hewett.

    Hewett said the classification is necessary to reflect the roles and responsibilities Ferguson now has.

  • Shallotte development mediation paused until end of month

    At the request of Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners (TND), the developer selected for the town’s riverfront development project, the town has agreed to postpone mediation until the end of May.

    Mayor Walt Eccard said TND requested time to find a way to possibly assign its interest to another developer. The town didn’t give consent to a specific assignment, but said if TND presented another developer town officials would speak with them.

  • Skaggs named high school principal of the year

    BOLIVIA — When she was first told she should go into education, Cheri Skaggs had one response: “No.”

    Last week, the Brunswick County Early College High School principal’s work was affirmed when she was named the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities 2018 High School Principal of the Year.

  • Man accused of robbing woman in Brunswick County

    A Wilmington man is accused of robbing a woman in Brunswick County.

    Brandon Lee Williams, 21, of South 12th Street was arrested May 9 and charged with common law robbery, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Williams grabbing a woman’s shirt, pushing her and taking $245 from her May 9. He also had digital scales and a used needle when he was arrested.

    Williams remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail.

  • Hands Across the Sand at Brunswick County beaches May 19

    Those concerned about the potential impacts offshore drilling might have on the East Coast are organizing Hands Across the Sand events at every Brunswick County beach.

    At noon EST May 19, people will join hands for 15 minutes on beaches and parks around the world to demonstrate support for protecting our coasts from oil and gas development. These events are particularly timely given current federal plans to expand offshore drilling to the Atlantic coast.

  • Carolina Shores flood maps information session set for May 21

    The town of Carolina Shores will hold a public information meeting on flood maps at 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, is in the process of updating flood maps for Brunswick County, including the town of Carolina Shores.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for May 22

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • Coastal reserve site committees to meet

    Local advisory committees for eight coastal reserves, including two in Brunswick County, will meet this month.

    The Bird Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. May 22 at Sunset Beach Town Hall, 700 Sunset Blvd. N. in Sunset Beach.

    The Bald Head Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 23 at the Bald Head Island Conservancy Auditorium, 700 Federal Road on Bald Head Island.

    All meetings are open to the public.