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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:29 p.m. May 15, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:58 a.m. May 14, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Man accused of robbing woman in Brunswick County

    A Wilmington man is accused of robbing a woman in Brunswick County.

    Brandon Lee Williams, 21, of South 12th Street was arrested May 9 and charged with common law robbery, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Williams grabbing a woman’s shirt, pushing her and taking $245 from her May 9. He also had digital scales and a used needle when he was arrested.

    Williams remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail.

  • Skaggs named high school principal of the year

    BOLIVIA — When she was first told she should go into education, Cheri Skaggs had one response: “No.”

    Last week, the Brunswick County Early College High School principal’s work was affirmed when she was named the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities 2018 High School Principal of the Year.

  • Pair charged in Leland break-in, assault

    Two people are accused of breaking into a Leland residence and assaulting two people there.

    Kaitlin Massey, 23, of Field View Way in Shallotte and Brenton Ludke, 27, of Wild Wing Road in Supply were arrested Sunday.

    Massey is charged with first-degree burglary, assault by strangulation and two counts of second-degree kidnapping, while Ludke is charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, and misdemeanor simple assault.

  • Coast Guard rescues snorkeler near Bald Head Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a snorkeler in distress near Bald Head Island on Saturday.

    No one was injured.

    A woman aboard a 30-foot sailboat contacted watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center at 6:13 p.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16 to report a snorkeler from the boat who was wearing a life jacket became disoriented and drifted too far away, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Sector North Carolina launched a 29-foot response boat with a small crew from Station Oak Island to find and rescue the snorkeler quickly.

  • Sunset Beach meeting adjourned after councilman disruptions

    SUNSET BEACH — Mayor Pro Tem Mark Benton abruptly adjourned Tuesday’s council meeting after repeatedly gaveling and asking councilman Richard Cerrato to stop interrupting and speaking out of order.

    Benton adjourned the May 15 morning meeting before council had finished addressing all meeting agenda items. Prior to that, he asked that Cerrato’s microphone be turned off as Cerrato continued to speak and disagree with meeting issues and procedure.

  • Carolina Shores maps flood meeting, concert

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is getting ready for a public information “catch-all” flood map meeting as well as its first public outdoor concert.

    At the town board of commissioners’ meeting last Thursday, May 10, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall cited the upcoming flood map meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. next Monday, May 21, at town hall at 200 Persimmon Road.

    The meeting has to do with flood map updates being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with Brunswick County.

  • A Taste of Calabash winners announced

    CALABASH — It was another successful town event with 760 tickets sold and 18 participating restaurants.

    Helen Kapalka, organizer of A Taste of Calabash, said the third annual festival April 21 was another hit.

    Kapalka, speaking at the monthly town commissioners’ meeting last Tuesday, May 8, also recognized this year’s People’s Choice winners: first-place restaurant The Boundary House, followed by second, third and fourth winners Bennett’s Grill and Café, Captain Nance’s Seafood and Mmm Que Rico.

  • ‘Artful Reflections’ mirrors St. James creativity May 19

    The Artisans of St. James have once again accepted a challenge to create works of art from the unusual.

    The results of their creativity will be showcased in “Artful Reflections,” a show and silent auction presented by the nonprofit Stepping Up for the Arts! (SUPA) from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in St. James Community Center at 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211).

    This creative team has taken 30 mirrors and transformed them into 30 works of art.