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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach man charged with kidnapping, credit card fraud

    A Sunset Beach man is charged with kidnapping, identity theft, financial credit card theft, financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Stephen Harold Curtsinger, 57, of Sea Bourne Way was arrested Friday, April 27.

    A Sunset Beach police report shows officers arrived at Curtsinger’s residence, identified themselves and knocked on doors for several minutes.

    After officers entered the home with a warrant, they performed a safety sweep and alerted occupants to show themselves.

  • Annual Relay for Life another race to beat cancer

    Relay for Life, an eight-hour race to beat cancer, unfolds once again Friday night with a variety of events around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    Events kick off at 4 p.m. with this year’s 1950s rock-n-roll-themed event, “Relay Around the Clock.”

    This year’s fundraising goal is $172,000. At last count, the amount raised was $106,856.12 among 247 participants, including 38 teams.

  • Volunteers shell out time for oyster reef-building project

    SUNSET BEACH — It was an oyster shell assembly line as about 50 volunteers turned out to help with a reef-building project last week.

    Orchestrated by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, gloved and willing volunteers gathered at the Sunset Beach Fire Station on Shoreline Drive West on April 25 to bag shells that are targeted for use as a future oyster reef in waters off from Sunset Beach Town Park at 206 Sunset Blvd. N.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:03 a.m. April 30, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:03 a.m. April 30, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • YMCA to offer diabetes prevention program May 14 in Leland

    Results are in from two free diabetes screening and education events provided by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina: The Brunswick Center at Leland and the Brunswick County Health Department.

    Of those who were tested, 50 percent of individuals had elevated blood levels, indicating they were pre-diabetic.

  • SHIIP saves Medicare beneficiaries money

    Each year, thousands of people contact the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) throughout the state to help them identify savings in their Medicare coverage.

  • Annual Dentistry from the Heart event May 4

    Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry will host its seventh annual Dentistry from the Heart event Friday, May 4, when dental services will be provided to the community for free on a first-come, first served basis.

    The event begins at 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 3071 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in Bolivia. Volunteers will arrive at dawn to make the day run smoothly and patients feel welcomed and comfortable while they wait to be treated. More than 200 local residents will receive treatment including exams, X-rays, cleanings or and extractions at the event.

  • OIB airport receives $1.2M grant

    The North Carolina Board of Transportation approved state and federal funding for 10 airports, including Odell Williamson Municipal Airport, for a total investment of $12.2 million.

    The airport in Ocean Isle Beach received $1,202,000 for land acquisition, including rights-of-way and utilities, and preliminary engineering on an expanded runway protection zone.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:27 a.m. April 26, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906