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Today's News

  • Fifth arrest made in kidnapping, robbery

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a fifth person in the May 29 kidnapping and robbery of an 18-year-old Supply man.

    Blake Foster Clemmons, 22, of Sonja Court in Supply was arrested July 10 and charged with two counts each of second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy to robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    An incident report shows five people robbed the man of an Apple watch worth $150, a switchblade worth $250, three grams of marijuana and a dollar bill on Chickadee Place in Shallotte. The report does not indicate whether he was injured.

  • BCC chooses Emerald Isle firm to find new president

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees have chosen an Emerald Isle firm to help the college search for a new president after meeting with representatives from two firms July 11.

    Current president Dr. Susanne Adams announced in February she will retire in January. The college’s first female president, Adams joined BCC in 2011 with more than 35 years of education experience, mainly in North Carolina and Virginia community college systems.

  • Rouzer announces 7th District Opioids Symposium July 30

    Congressman David Rouzer announced the 7th District Opioids Symposium will take place Monday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coastline Conference & Event Center at 501 Nutt St. in Wilmington. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP at eventbrite.com.

    The event will be streamed live via Rouzer’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court scheduled for July 31

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • Calabash adopts FEMA flood maps before Aug. 28 deadline

    Calabash commissioners have officially adopted Federal Emergency Management Act flood maps and a flood-damage prevention ordinance by the Aug. 28 deadline.

    Unanimous approval came at the July 10 town board meeting. There were no comments during public hearings on these two agenda items.

    Commissioners unanimously approved adding a 10K race to this year’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot as well as changes to relocate the race route to start and end along the Calabash Riverfront.

  • Hall addresses Brunswick County Veterans Coalition

    Representatives from various veteran organizations that comprise the Brunswick County Veterans Coalition attended a July 11 meeting hosted by Gary Crowden, chairman of the Brunswick County Veterans Coalition, to hear Larry Hall, secretary of the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, and Glen Hartung of the Brunswick County Veteran Services Office and others on topics of interest to veterans.

  • Leland man accused of threatening to kill three women

    A Leland man is accused threatening the lives of three women after breaking into a residence July 2.

    James Ray Arita, 54, of Hidden Branches Drive is charged with first-degree breaking and entering, attempted first-degree breaking and entering, misdemeanor injury to real property, misdemeanor domestic violence protective order violation and three misdemeanor counts of communicating threats.

  • League of Women Voters to meet July 30

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear will feature another “Hot Topic” at its next meeting Monday, July 30, at the New Hanover County Main Library, Hanover Room, at 201 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

    Coffee and snacks at 10:45 a.m. followed by guest speaker Scott Nunn at 11:30 a.m.

  • Carolina Shores issues flood maps alert for homeowners

    Carolina Shores announced new flood maps are being adopted Aug. 28 and the blackout window for flood insurance purchase before the effective date is July 28. Homeowners must purchase flood insurance by the July 28 date to qualify for a reduced rate.

    Carolina Shores homeowners are advised to check the town website on flood maps, carolinashoresnc.com/floodmapmodernization, and talk with their insurance agent about a National Flood Insurance Program policy.

  • Public meetings on Sunny Point Joint Land Use Study scheduled for July 30 at two sites

    The Cape Fear Council of Governments (CFCOG) is preparing a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) in conjunction with Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), Brunswick County, New Hanover County and the municipalities of Leland, Boiling Spring Lakes, Southport, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The purpose of the JLUS is to identify potential land use conflicts around the military installation and the railroad corridor between MOTSU and Leland that might impede the long-term sustainability of its operations.