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Today's News

  • Post-tornado repair work ensues in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Nearly two weeks after a hurricane-fueled tornado whipped through town, residents are striving to recover, regroup and repair.

    This past Monday, repair and utility crews dominated the landscape along streets in The Farm at Brunswick where more than 50 homes were damaged by a tornado that descended during the approach of Hurricane Dorian around 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

  • 'We must never forget, we must always remember’

    BOLIVIA— The solemn, ceremonious notes of a lone bagpiper drew hushed responses from guests gathered to remember and honor those courageous New York City firefighters who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 18 years ago.

    Leading a procession of Fire Department of New York Carolina Retirees Association members and Brunswick County officials, bagpiper Kevin Mulholland set a reverent tone prior to the Wednesday, Sept. 11, memorial service set in the Brunswick Community College Victory Garden.

  • Calabash assesses minor hurricane damages

    By Laura Lewis

    Assistant Editor

    CALABASH — Compared to adjacent areas, the Seafood Capital came through Hurricane Dorian mostly unscathed, it was agreed at the town board of commissioners meeting Sept. 10.

    Mayor Mary Knight lauded town staff and the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service group for help during the Sept. 5 storm, including at the Red Cross shelter at West Brunswick High School.

    At the same time, she and Town Administrator Chuck Nance said people were confused about damages in Calabash.

  • Sunset Beach assesses minor hurricane impact

    SUNSET BEACH — Hurricane Dorian for the most part didn’t do a lot of damage in the town, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Hiram Marziano said at town council’s bimonthly meeting Tuesday morning.

    “Just town streets, a lot of trees (affected),” Marziano said during his report in the early portion of the Sept. 17 meeting at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    He also cited minor overnight bulkhead damage from the Sept. 5 storm, citing water in the marsh and canals that were pushed into bulkheads where there might have been sagging.

  • Boy rescued from rough water Sunday in Sunset Beach

    Bystanders and beach patrol staff rescued a young boy who got caught in rough water conditions near the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier on Sunday, Sept. 15. Swimming was not recommended as the risk of rip currents was high and waves were building, according to the Sunset Beach Fire Department.

  • Garage fire heavily damages Carolina Shores residence

    The Calabash Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 480 Slippery Rock Way in The Farm at Brunswick subdivision just after 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

    Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the attached garage of a single-story residence and the occupants safely outside.

  • Judge continues Paws-Ability estate case

    BOLIVIA — A Superior Court judge has continued an estate case involving nonprofit animal advocacy group Paws-Ability following a hearing Tuesday.

    After about four hours of debate between attorneys representing Paws-Ability and petitioners Wilburn and Allison Smith regarding the estate of Margaret Edith Taylor, Judge James G. Bell asked both sides to submit reasons for their opposing motions to him by Thursday regarding a judgment in the case.

  • Tornado reported from Hurricane Dorian

    As Hurricane Dorian passes along the Carolinas coast, a tornado has been reported over Sunset Beach Town Hall and surrounding neighborhoods about 7 a.m. Thursday.

    Damage is reported on Shoreline Drive East, which is closed in the 300, 600 and 700 blocks. Power is out in that area but Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. is on-site and working to restore power, according to a release from the town. Town staff is surveying the rest of the town to see if other areas were affected.

  • Hurricane topples campers, boat at RV storage facility

    The Calabash Fire Department responded to and reported more wind damages from Hurricane Dorian at an RV storage facility on Ash Little River Road on Thursday morning.

  • Shallotte police department upgrades 911 call center

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved Police Chief S.E. Branning’s request to enter into an agreement with Zuercher Technologies LLC to provide more efficient records management for the police department during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, regular meeting.