Today's News

  • Sheriff, district attorney and clerk of court should be nonpartisan races

    During the May primary election season, two of the more-heated and more-interesting races were for Brunswick County Sheriff and the district attorney that serves our county.

    In the Republican race for sheriff, current sheriff John Ingram was challenged by North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Daniels. Ingram defeated Daniels to be the Republican sheriff candidate in November.

    On the Democratic side, it was the race of the Lewises as Rendy Lewis challenged and ultimately defeated Louie Lewis for the Democratic spot on the November General Election ballot.

  • Larceny reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a motor vehicle break-in reported on Magnolia Drive.

    Currency and a Gerber knife were reported stolen in the incident.

    Police also investigated a report of larceny of an automobile from Dogwood Drive. After information was entered into the National Crime Information Center, the owner remembered permission had been given for neighbors to drive the vehicle.

  • Sunset Beach to consider terminal groins resolution Thursday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will consider a resolution on terminal groins at a budget workshop at 9 a.m. this Thursday, May 13.

    At council’s May 3 meeting, council voted to send a letter to the state legislature stating if terminal groins are approved that eight conditions of the Coastal Resources Commission be inserted into the law.

  • Sunset Beach planning board OKs gaming machines for pier

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board has approved an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    Applicant MarBec Inc. (pier operators Marc and Becky Kaplan) seeks to operate four Pot of Gold Machines at the pier at 101 W. Main St.

  • Carolina Shores commissioners OK paving change without rebidding

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved a paving project in the Village at Calabash even though work stipulations changed after the project was bid.

    The board voted March 4 to award a $68,000 contract to Hardee & Prince Contractors of Loris, S.C., for paving at Oakbark Court, Gate 3 and in the Village at Calabash.

  • Homeless man remembered following death in South Carolina

    He was just a homeless man, someone who once had a job and a family and a good income driving a truck.

    On a cold December day last year, Phillip Riley showed up for free homemade soup served by a church at Shallotte Riverside Park.

    He’d been living in the woods, he said, after his luck and the economy took a downturn and he lost his job. He said he could lead a reporter to other homeless people for a future story, but then he disappeared.

  • Shallotte planners recommend changes to sidewalk map

    The Shallotte Planning Board is recommending changes to the town’s sidewalk district map that will improve the appearance of the town and better control construction of sidewalks.

    The board voted unanimously at its Tuesday night board meeting to recommend the town board of aldermen approve dividing the town into quadrants meeting at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street/Shallotte Avenue.

  • Gause, Trojans end baseball conference season with win

    The West Brunswick Trojans did not disappoint the sellout crowd Friday night as they easily handled South Columbus 8-1. This was their last game of the conference season.
    Major League Baseball scouts from the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians were also not disappointed in their observation of senior Jay Gause, the winning pitcher.
    Gause (4-1) pitched six innings. He allowed one hit, a single in the sixth inning, and struck out 11.

  • United Country—Coastal Home ranks No. 20 in March

    United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced that United Country–Coastal Homes in Ocean Isle Beach was the No. 20 office in the United Country network for gross commissions in March.
    In 2009, United Country–Coastal Homes, owned by Terri Allen and located in Shallotte, was the No. 8 United Country office in the nation, as well as the No. 4 office in the company’s eastern division.

  • Senior site menus for May 17-21

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 17
    Beef ‘n’ macaroni casserole, mixed vegetables, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 18
    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, blacked-eyed peas, pineapple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 19
    Beef stew with vegetable, brown rice, blend juice, vanilla pudding, biscuit/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, May 20