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Today's News

  • Calabash commissioners meet Tuesday

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners will discuss and possibly take action regarding an idea and survey results to establish a senior center in Calabash.

    The matter is an agenda items for the board’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at town hall.

    The board is also supposed to schedule a public hearing Oct. 29 or 30 regarding a conditional use permit application by Cindy Morgan to use an existing drive-thru window at 10080 Beach Drive for a restaurant.

  • Sunset Beach Park public input meeting Thursday

    A public input meeting concerning the Sunset Beach Town Park design is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Sunset Beach Town Hall Council Chambers, 700 Sunset Blvd. N., Sunset Beach.

    During this meeting representatives with Withers & Ravenel, engineering and landscape architecture firm hired to design the town park, will present a revised park design including estimated costs of proposed amenities. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting and offer comments on information provided.

  • SOLD OUT: Willie Nelson to play at BCC's OWA on Dec. 7

    Tickets for county music legend Willie Nelson's upcoming Dec. 7 concert in Brunswick County have sold out.

    Nelson's concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Brunswick Community College's Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply.

    Auditorium director Mike Sapp anticipated tickets would sell fast. Ticket sales launched last Friday morning, Oct. 12, at the OWA box office and also online via the auditorium website at www.bccowa.com.

  • Two serious wrecks under investigation

    A one-vehicle wreck on Friday afternoon claimed the life of an Ash man and injured his passenger.

    Melvin Ray Hines, 58, of Ash, was killed on U.S. 17 near Red Bug Road around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

    According to Trooper Ransom with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Hines was driving a motorcycle with a passenger in the north-bound lane.

    “Traffic was flowing when he hit his brakes to stop in time,” Ransom said. “He ran off the road to the right and the motorcycle overturned. He and his passenger were ejected.”

  • Pink Party today in Sunset Beach

    The sixth annual Pink Party fundraiser to aid in the fight against breast cancer kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Twin Lakes Restaurant in Sunset Beach.

    Highlights include a silent raffle and 50/50, along with pink cocktails and pink desserts.

    Show your support and wear pink.

    Twin Lakes Restaurant is at 102 Sunset Blvd.

  • Trojans beat Whiteville on Homecoming Night, improve to 4-0 in the conference

      The West Brunswick High School football team beat Whiteville 28-18 Friday on Homecoming Night and improved to 4-0 in the conference with two games left.

    “We had so much riding on this game,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said.

  • Special operations report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Sept. 24-30, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on the on ramp to U.S. 74, Red Bug Road, Blue Banks Loops Road, McLamb Road, Cedar Grove Road, Sunset Harbor Road, Blue Banks Loop Road, Brooklyn Street and Hickman Road.

  • Skydiver tows flag over Oak Island for The Warrior Ride

    Towing a huge American flag, skydiver Jamie R. Lynn jumped from a plane high above Oak Island on Saturday.

    He followed another jumper, John Weldon, retired Army Sgt. First Class, Fayetteville.

    Lynn said his favorite events are any time he can put his training and skills to work honoring the nation’s veterans and soldiers, such as this recent jump on Saturday, Sept. 29, for The Warrior Ride during a Oak Island Community Sun and Fun bicycle event.

  • Deputy earns sheriff’s service award

    Deputy Dwight Joseph Scoggins of the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office was awarded the
    Advanced Service Award by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards
    Commission on Sept. 12. Officer Scoggins was approved for this award for a total of
    23.5 years of criminal justice service.

  • Former Southport financial adviser sentenced for securities fraud

    A former Southport resident who previously pled guilty to securities fraud has been sentenced in federal court.

    Joseph A. Leonard, 44, has been sentenced by United State District Judge Earl Britt to 210 months imprisonment; three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $996,984.80 in restitution.

    On May 7, 2012, Leonard pled guilty to securities fraud, in violation of Title 15, United States Code, Section 75j(b), and Title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 240.10-b5.