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Today's News

  • R.A.C.E. helps dogs rescued from hoarding

    Dogs rescued from a Forsyth County hoarding situation are getting a chance for a better life in Brunswick County thanks to Rescue Animals Community Effort.

    Cheri McLain, R.A.C.E. founder and president, and volunteers picked up a Chihuahua and 13 other mixed dogs in Wilmington on Aug. 4 to take them to foster homes in Brunswick County. RACE is 8 years old this month.

    The Winston-Salem Journal reported 78 dogs were seized from the Winston-Salem home of Fredrick Chriscoe, 74, on July 27, although he has since been reunited with 15 of them.

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss H2GO lawsuit, but cuts claims

    Superior Court Judge Charles Henry denied most of Belville’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Leland and Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO that froze the turnover of H2GO’s assets and the future of a reverse osmosis water plant.

    But Henry cut out some of the plaintiffs’ claims in a ruling released Aug. 14.

    State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin appointed Henry to take over the case from Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Lock.

    Henry heard from representatives of Belville, Leland and H2GO at a July 6 hearing.

  • Missing Shallotte man found safe

    A Silver Alert issued for a Shallotte man earlier this month was canceled after he was found safe.

    James K. Clarida Jr., 45, was reported missing Aug. 7 fromTryon Road.

    He was found safe Aug. 16, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Harrington Village neighbors want street redesign improved

    LELAND — Residents with complaints about how the Harrington Village development has worsened traffic into their neighborhood are taking them to town hall Aug. 20.

    Before the Harrington Village subdivision plan was approved in August 2016, property owners told town council members during a public hearing they were upset with the proposal to add an extension to Baldwin Drive, creating a new street through Harrington Village that connected with Fairview Drive.

  • Holden Beach rallies for family of teen with cancer

    HOLDEN BEACH — When Tennie Carpenter asked her 14-year-old grandson Eli Clark on July 31 where he’d want to go on a trip, he told her Holden Beach, where his family from Parkersburg, W.Va., had been making their summer home since 1983.

  • Calabash man claims $120K lottery prize

    Claude Parcell III of Calabash is celebrating after he won a $120,000 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a N.C. Education Lottery news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

    Parcell bought a $1 ticket at the Circle K on Ocean Highway West in Ocean Isle Beach. His ticket beat odds of one in 749,398 to win Monday’s jackpot.

    Parcell claimed the prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $84,601.

  • OIB seeks bike grant to hasten repaving First Street

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Town officials will apply for a Grand Strand Area Transportation Study grant to support a bike lane installation project on East and West First streets.

    Town commissioners voted during their Aug. 14 meeting to adopt a resolution of support to apply for $385,000 from the GSATS local direct attributable funds program and match the grant with $315,000 from the town.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said the program could assist efforts to have First Street repaved by adding four-foot bike lanes on either side of the street.

  • Superfund site section may be ready to develop in 2 years

    NAVASSA — The first phase of development of the Kerr-McGee Superfund site in Navassa is still 18 to 24 months away, cleanup officials said at the quarterly update meeting Aug. 9 at Navassa Community Center.

    But it’s the first notice residents received that the project is ready to move beyond samples and testing into clean up for the northern section of the site.

  • Grand jury indicts Southport police chief, lieutenant

    A Brunswick County grand jury indicted Southport police chief Gary Lee Smith and his second in command, Lt. Michael Christian Simmons, after they were arrested July 26 on public corruption charges.

    The grand jury indicted each Aug. 6 on charges of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, willful failure to discharge duties and obstruction of justice District Attorney Jon David and Assistant District Attorney Glenn Emery

    The District Attorney’s Office served Smith on Aug. 8 with another count of obtaining property by false pretense, Emery said.

  • Parks survey planned in Carolina Shores

    Carolina Shores may soon survey residents to help determine future recreational amenities.

    Following a town parks commission meeting last week, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said a recreation survey is planned.

    The purpose of the survey will be to get resident input on what parks and recreation amenities the town should offer in the future, Mendenhall said.

    Dale Holland with Holland Planners gave an overview of the town’s parks and recreation plan at the Aug. 15 meeting.