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Today's News

  • Three Sunset Beach restaurant employees cited for underage alcohol sales

    Employees at three Sunset Beach restaurants have been charged for selling alcohol to an underage informant.

    The charges follow alcohol sale compliance checks that were conducted Monday, June 18, at 19 locations in Sunset Beach where alcohol is available for purchase.

    The checks were conducted by the Sunset Beach Police Department with assistance from the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agency using an underage informant.

  • BCLC gets one-year reprieve from federal funding loss

    Eleven adult education providers facing a loss of government funding, including the Brunswick County Literacy Council, will receive assistance to mitigate that loss as a result of a provision added to the 2018-19 North Carolina state budget by Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Hendersonville, the North Carolina Literacy Association announced June 6.

  • Business owners convey concerns in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town business owners outlined concerns about a lack of support and other issues at a town council business community outreach forum last week.

    Local businesswoman Dean Nelson, president of the newly named Sunset Beach Business Guild formed to replace the former Sunset Beach Business & Merchants Association, said when a private LLC took over the local farmers market last year, it “decimated the Merchants Association. We had no income flow. People no longer wanted to be part of the Merchants Association.”

  • BCC announces accreditation of machining program

    LELAND— Brunswick Community College is one of the only 300 organizations from a pool of about 2,000 nationwide to receive National Institute for Metalworking Skills accreditation for its Computer-Integrated Machining Program.

    BCC employees, former students and those working in Brunswick County’s metalworking industry gathered June 14 at BCC’s Leland Center to announce and celebrate the honor.

  • County fire administrator Smith receives EFO Program Certificate

    Brunswick County Fire Administrator Malcolm Smith has completed the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program, a four-year program from the National Fire Academy for fire officers that focuses on how to exercise leadership when addressing difficult or unique problems within communities.

    The selective program consists of four courses, each the equivalent of an upper division baccalaureate or graduate level course, completed over a four-year period as well as an Applied Research Project. Smith is one of only a few to complete the program and obtain the credential.

  • 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.

  • Deputies seek teen on rape, other charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a teen facing rape and other charges.

    Hunter Joseph Lent, 18, is wanted on a charge of second-degree forcible rape, two counts of second-degree forcible sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties. 

    Lent is described as white, 5-foot 7 and weighing 170 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Shannon Mylod at 508-7626 or 911.

  • 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.

  • Belville seeks to fill vacancy on park and recreaction board

    The town of Belville is accepting applications from citizens who are interested in serving on the Belville Parks and Recreation Board.

    The appointee will begin serving on the board in July to fill a vacancy until the term ends in January 2019.

    Applications are available online at townofbelville.com under the Town Forms tab or at Belville Town Hall, 63 River Road, Belville. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The submission deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21.