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Today's News

  • Lewis sworn in again as Brunswick County Superior Court judge

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis was sworn into office Friday amid a crowd of well-wishers and in defiance of a cancer diagnosis she received more than a year ago.

  • Holden Beach commissioners OK resolution for shoreline protection project

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners approved a resolution to help the town get easements for the town’s shoreline protection project.

    Following a closed session after their regular Jan. 15 meeting, commissioners passed Resolution 19-01 authorizing the filing of condemnation action to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Eastern Reach Shore Protection Project.

  • Leland man accused of hindering crash investigation

    Wilmington police charged a Leland man with hindering or delaying a hit and run investigation.

    Carlos Alberto Santos, 63, owns the a 2004 gold GMC involved in the Jan. 9 crash, but is refusing to tell investigators who was driving the vehicle when it hit motorcyclist Alexander Hogan, Wilmington police said.

    Hogan 22, of Wilmington, failed to yield while crossing Seventh and Wooster streets at 5:20 p.m. that day when he was struck and the crash sent him about 15 feet into the air before he landed on the pavement. He was injured and his motorcycle was totaled.

  • Supply man accused of having cocaine at jail

    A Supply man is accused of possessing cocaine at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

    Jason Nathan Jones, 32, of Lake Drive was arrested Jan. 14 and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance on a prison/jail premises, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and misdemeanor larceny.

    Warrants show Jones had an unspecified amount of cocaine at the jail the day of his arrest.

  • Sea Biscuit, Duke Energy sign lease for new bird rehab facility

    OAK ISLAND — For the past 12 years, Mary Ellen Rogers of Oak Island has been director of Sea Biscuit Rehabilitation Facility for injured or orphaned birds right in her own backyard and basement.

    Rogers and Sea Biscuit volunteers in 2018 treated and released more than 400 birds, including 37 pelicans and 55 raptors. Three hundred eighty-nine of the birds belong to a protected species. A third of the birds came from Oak Island.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 22

    Released at 1:56 p.m. Jan. 23, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 17-21

    Released at 11:37 a.m. Jan. 22, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Volunteers lend hands to help build living shoreline in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Never mind the January cold, marsh mud and heavy, sharp-edged bags.

    About 80 volunteers were unfazed as they gathered in Sunset Beach Town Park at 10 a.m. last Thursday, Jan. 17, to help build a living shoreline.

    It was the continuation of a project that launched last April and June, when volunteers converged at the Sunset Beach Fire Department to bag oyster shells that were used last week to build a 60-foot reef at the mucky edge of Mary’s Creek.

  • Here comes the Silver Coast Bridal Show on Jan. 27

    The annual Silver Coast Bridal Show gets under way 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown community.

    The event for brides- and grooms-to-be will showcase caterers, photographers, officiants, DJs, entertainment, limos, event planners and florists.

    For more information call the winery’s event coordinator Susan Barnes at 287-2800.

    For directions, go to silvercoastwinery.com.

  • Here’s what’s happening on Las Vegas Night

    The Shallotte Rotary Club rolls the dice at its 14th Las Vegas Night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road.

    Highlights include a free casino as well as the usual Las Vegas style games: roulette, craps, blackjack, hold-‘em and horse races.

    The $75-per-person entry fee ticket includes hot and cold appetizers, a sit-down dinner with carving stations, pasta, salad and dessert. There will also be a cash bar with wine and beer.