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Today's News

  • New Southwest Brunswick Branch Library opens Monday, June 18

    Thanks to a team of helpful volunteers, transformation of the new Southwest Brunswick Branch Library is nearly complete.

    The newly renamed library is scheduled to open to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, at 9400 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores. Previously known as Hickmans Crossroads Library, the popular county book facility recently relocated from its original site two miles away on Calabash Road to this building that previously housed Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • 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.

  • ECU anthropology school digs Brunswick County

    East Carolina University’s anthropology school has made Brunswick County its annual summer destination.

    Dr. Charles Ewen returned for a fourth year to the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site to run a summer field school from May 19 through June 16.

    The historic site along the Cape Fear River in Winnabow includes the colonial ruins of Brunswick Town and Confederate Civil War Fort Anderson.

    Dr. Megan Perry wrapped up a second year excavating a Gause family cemetery in Sunset Beach on June 9.

  • Carolina Shores POA rep puts pet pig in porcine predicament

    CAROLINA SHORES — Pork Chop the potbellied pig has resided with owners Bo and Linda Dolan in their Carolina Shores community nearly as long as he’s been alive — three-and-a-half years.

    The Dolans adopted their beloved pet porcine when he was just a six-week-old piglet, and he’s been with them at their home in the Village at Calabash, along with a sibling dog named Lucky, ever since.

  • Sailors recognize schools that remembered them during holidays

    WINNABOW — Students and staff at Supply and Town Creek elementary schools reached out to sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt during the holidays to show their appreciation for keeping our nation safe.

    Those sailors made sure to share their gratitude for the gesture before the 2017-18 school year was over.

     

     

     

  • 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.

  • World War II memories take flight during bomber visit

    OAK ISLAND — Ninety-three-year-old Jimmy Smith was among those who went to Cape Fear Regional Jetport on June 7 to see the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

    As a civilian, Smith worked for a printing company, married his late wife Martha Smith and had four children: Cindy and Jim Jr., who live in the area, and daughters Christy and Amelia, who have since died.

    As a soldier, Smith served in World War II, having been drafted at 18.

  • Wilmington man faces DWI charge in Southport boat crash

    A Wilmington man faces two misdemeanor charges, including driving while impaired, after a boat crash in Southport last week.

    Kevin Harrell, 51, who was arrested Thursday, June 7, also is charged with careless and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

    Harrell was steering a 27-foot Sea Hunt boat from the Cape Fear River back toward Southport when a larger boat traveling the opposite direction caused a wake about 7 p.m. June 7, North Carolina Wildlife Commission Officer Matt Criscoe said.

  • Development agreements include public parkland in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week squared away rezoning, development and economic development agreements with new developers of Landmark at Lighthouse Cove.

  • 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.