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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wilmington man sought on assault, theft charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted on assault inflicting serious injury, financial card theft and larceny of a motor vehicle charges.

    Michael Tyrone Loyde, 50, of North Ninth Street faces the charges in a June 12 incident at home on Highwood Court in Leland.

    Tyrone is described as a 5-foot 9 black man and may be driving a gray 2008 Nissan Altima.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ryan Newman 880-4866.

  • State honors county’s water treatment plant

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources recently honored 69 water treatment plants, including Brunswick County’s, for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.

    The division’s Public Water Supply section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C. Area Wide Optimization Award, which is part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities.

  • 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.

  • Helping Hands fundraiser/cruise-in benefit June 23

    A Helping Hands fundraiser/cruise-in will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Rourk Garden on Main Street in Shallotte, across from Jerome’s Steakhouse.

    Hot dogs, fried bologna sandwiches, chips and drinks will be sold to raise money to offset medical and other expenses for Jim Hans, owner of Jim’s Automotive on Holden Beach Road.

    Hans’ business has been closed for more than a month while he battles cancer and pneumonia.

  • 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.

  • Wilmington man faces DWI charge in Southport boat crash

    A Wilmington man faces two misdemeanor charges, including driving while impaired, after a boat crash in Southport last week.

    Kevin Harrell, 51, who was arrested Thursday, June 7, also is charged with careless and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

    Harrell was steering a 27-foot Sea Hunt boat from the Cape Fear River back toward Southport when a larger boat traveling the opposite direction caused a wake about 7 p.m. June 7, North Carolina Wildlife Commission Officer Matt Criscoe said.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for June 26

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Tuesday, June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • Oyster shell bagging June 27 in Sunset Beach

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation invites volunteers to help bag oyster shells Wednesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in Sunset Beach.

    Volunteers will meet at the main fire station and fill mesh bags with oyster shells to help build a living shoreline in the Intracoastal Waterway at Sunset Beach Town Park. Volunteers will also cut, tie, lift and stack oyster bags.

    This event is best suited for adults, organized groups and supervised children 12 and older and will accommodate a wide range of physical abilities.

  • Stein announces multistate settlement with Citibank

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced June 15 a $100 million settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar (USD) LIBOR. This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers.