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Today's News

  • Wilmington man sought on assault, theft charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Wilmington 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.

  • Calabash adopts $1.2M budget for fiscal 2018-19

    CALABASH — Town commissioners last week approved a balanced $1,217,924 budget calling for a sustained ad valorem tax rate of .0875 cents per $100 of valuation.

    Town Administrator Chuck Nance outlined details at the monthly board meeting June 12.

  • Belville Elementary gains five modular classrooms

    BOLIVIA — Five unused modular classrooms from two schools will move to Belville Elementary School.

    Sue Rutledge, chief operations officer for Brunswick County Schools, said Belville Elementary needs them to address student population growth because House Bill 13 requires class sizes of no more than 20 students for kindergarten through third grade by the 2018-19 school year.

    Three classrooms will come from South Brunswick Middle School and the remainder will come from North Brunswick High School.

  • Two men face felony charges in separate financial crime cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men June 12 on felony charges in separate financial crime cases.

    Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Unit, Financial Crimes Division, arrested 65-year-old Bruce Alan Rains of Garnercrest Road in Wilmington on seven counts each of obtaining property under false pretense and forgery of an instrument.

  • Sunset Beach approves asking Iler for beach fund option for stormwater

    SUNSET BEACH — Following debate, Sunset Beach Town Council approved 3-2 last week a resolution asking state Rep. Frank Iler to pursue a legislative change that will enable the town to use a portion of beach nourishment funds for stormwater expenses.

    The measure was approved at the special called 30-minute meeting June 12 by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Benton and council members Jan Harris and Richard Cerrato.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County receives federal funds

    Brunswick County has been awarded $25,504 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

  • 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.