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Today's News

  • WWAY evacuated June 7 after small fire

    WWAY was briefly evacuated Thursday, June 7, following a small fire in its event center.

    The television station reported a fire alarm went off just as its 7:30 p.m. newscast ended, causing the studio at 1224 Magnolia Village Way in Leland to be evacuated for more than an hour.

    WWAY said the small fire started in an ice machine.

    Personnel from Leland Fire/Rescue Department, Winnabow and Navassa volunteer fire departments responded.

  • Man to serve at least four years for Holden Beach Walgreens robbery

    A Supply man will spend at least four years in prison for robbery with a dangerous weapon in the 2016 robbery of a Holden Beach Walgreens.

    The judge, who was not identified in a District Attorney’s Office news release June 6, sentenced 53-year-old Wilford Norman Turman of Kirby Road to serve between 51 and 74 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served after Turman pleaded guilty June 5.

  • Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson site recreates Civil War cannon emplacement

    WINNABOW — A new version of a historic piece of the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is in the works, replicating an 1864 cannon emplacement in the sand fortifications.

    Jim McKee, the landmark’s historian and site manager, said 3,600 cubic feet of dirt was removed from part of the earthen fort to recreate gun emplacement No. 2 in the Southern Battery, also known as Battery B.

    “It is one of the most historically accurate gun emplacements in the country,” he said.

  • Boat collides with kayak in Intracoastal Waterway

    One person was taken to an area hospital Monday night after a boat hit at least one kayak on Oak Island.

    Someone contacted the Coast Guard at 9 p.m. about the collision in the Intracoastal Waterway near 49th Street.

    The Coast Guard said its main role was to take at least three people off the boat after the collision, but could not say how many people were on the boat or how many kayaks were involved.

  • Two Supply men face cocaine charges

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Supply men on cocaine charges June 2.  

    Corey Rex Hill, 40, of Trace Street SW, is charged with maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, two counts each of trafficking in cocaine and conspiring to traffic in cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia,.

  • Trillium to offer summer prorgams in Columbus County

    As a part of Trillium’s work to support social and recreational services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), Trillium will partner with the Columbus County Parks and Recreation to launch Discover Enrichment Clinics.

  • Bridge upgrades coming to Oak Island

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $15.8 million contract for bridge preservation work, including the replacement of 28 spans on the N.C. 133 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at Oak Island. It will give the bridge a new surface and replace the existing barrier rail.

    The contract awarded to Sloan Construction of Duncan, S.C., also calls for improvements on a short stretch of N.C. 133 by the bridge, as well as 5.2 miles on East Oak Island Drive.

  • Two men to stand trial in Shallotte man’s death

    Two men charged with murder in the 2014 death of a Shallotte man in Horry County, S.C., will stand trial in October.

    Broderick Lamar Roscoe and Meleke Dashawn Stewart are accused of shooting 34-year-old Alton Antonio “Sugar Daddy” Daniels to death June 16, 2014. Stewart also is charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

    Roscoe and Stewart, both 18 at the time, were apprehended June 18, 2014, in Chester County, S.C., and charged the next day.

  • Tide Dye Tuesdays begin in Holden Beach

    Tide Dye Tuesday is held weekly on Tuesdays through Aug. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Holden Beach Pavilion, except for July 10 when it will take place at Bridgeview Park.

    Shirts are $5 each for youth XS-adult XL and $7 each for adult 2XL. All supplies are included.

    Call 842-6488 or email heather@hbtownhall.com for more information.

  • Carolina Shores, UNCW partner on flood data collection using drones

    The town of Carolina Shores is working through the development of a Flood Mitigation Study funded through the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management. This project is intended to document historical flooding events that have impacted Carolina Shores, as well as provide solutions to the town regarding how to mitigate against the impacts of future flood events.