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‘Eco-tour’ of Bradley Creek marsh offered

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WILMINGTON — Environmental educators at Airlie Gardens have announced a kayak “eco-tour” of the Bradley Creek tidal marsh scheduled for September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boats will depart from the Airlie dock. Offered in partnership with Hook, Line & Paddle Canoe & Kayak Outfitters, the guided eco-tour will “focus on the flora, […]

Wilmington firefighters honor fallen brethren on Sept. 11

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WILMINGTON — They stood silently, stoically—gilded shovels in hand—as the sound of bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” permeated the fall air. Eleven years have passed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but on Tuesday members of the Wilmington Fire Department paid tribute to their fallen comrades—those lost on Sept. 11 and those lost throughout […]

Two detained for robbery on Market Street

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WILMINGTON — Two robbery suspects were detained this morning at the Ramada Inn at 5001 Market St. after an incident police say was likely a drug transaction gone bad. A witness reported the robbery just off Market Street to police, who then followed the suspects as they drove off in a green Honda Accord. Police apprehended […]

Carolina Beach: Boil water before consumption

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CAROLINA BEACH — Carolina Beach issued a boil-water advisory Tuesday morning after a water-main ruptured. “Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system,” the town’s news release stated. The Carolina Beach Operations Department has asked consumers to boil all […]

McIntyre refutes claims made in opponent’s ads as price tag soars

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WILMINGTON — More than $1.5 million has been pumped into the race for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District seat. As Republican hopeful State Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston County, takes on longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., money from outside sources continues to pour into the district. The two main players moneywise are the Democratic […]

Brunswick County detectives search for missing man

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Brunswick County man. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Del Routh said Glenn McLellan, 74, was last seen leaving his home at 108 Windsor Circle in Ocean Isle Beach around 5 p.m. Monday. McLellan was driving a silver […]

Carolina Beach to explore beach renourishment savings

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CAROLINA BEACH — With sand pumping the hearts of beach towns and with non-local moneys limited for shoreline renourishment projects, town leaders at Carolina Beach on Tuesday plan to discuss funding sources for the future. That may mean the town setting aside its own money for the costly and recurring projects. “The minimum that the […]

Two teens arrested for breaking and entering vehicles

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HAMPSTEAD – Two teen-agers were arrested Friday in Hampstead on multiple charges of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and related charges.  Pender County sheriff’s deputies are in search of a third teen suspected to be involved in the same break-ins. Solace Ulysses Walsh, 16, and Jeffrey Thomas Head, 18, were arrested after an […]

Brunswick reports sewage spill

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Around 4,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled when a contractor impacted a force main in St. James Friday night. A notice the Brunswick County Public Information Office issued Monday explained a cable contractor caused the spill while boring into the ground. Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce said the contractor created […]

Brunswick Board of Education to meet Sept. 11, followed by memorial service

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Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the media center on the campus of Shallotte Middle School. The board meeting will be immediately followed by a Sept. 11 memorial celebration at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. Shallotte Middle School Principal Paul […]