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  • Teacher accused of sex crimes involving Va. boy

    A Shallotte Middle School math teacher is accused of sex crimes involving a boy she met while teaching in Virginia.

    Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, was arrested Saturday, April 16, and charged with four felony counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children younger than 15, according to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department.

  • Sunset Beach police warn about impostor

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating a complaint about a man who approached a woman on the beach near the fishing pier and portrayed himself as "Sunset Beach Patrol."

    The encounter occurred at 9:30 p.m. April 4, according to a notification sent out by the town. The man told the woman she could not have a dog on a leash on the beach and he needed her name and information to issue her a citation. The woman didn’t divulge any information because she knew she was violating no rules.

  • Detectives seek man in Southport theft case

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for a man who stole a thermostat from Lowe's Home Improvement store in Southport on Dec. 18, 2015.
    The man, described only as a slender white man with short dark hair, took the Nest device, valued at $250, off a shelf, hid it in the black hoodie he was wearing and walked out of the store at 5084 Southport-Supply Road at 3:50 p.m.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Seth Parmelee at 880-4881    

  • Former Carolina Beach reserve officer faces new charges

    A former Carolina Beach Police Department reserve officer faces charges in Brunswick County.

    Warrants show 29-year-old Joseph Adam Silva was charged Friday, April 8, with two counts of second-degree rape, sexual servitude and impersonating a law enforcement officer in incidents that happened sometime between Jan. 1-20.

  • Shallotte to get Steak ‘n Shake restaurant

     The Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved annexation and rezoning of property at 4462 Main St. at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 5, for a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.

    Steak ‘n Shake restaurants has approved Nekillim Food Services Inc., which is owned by Lloyd Milliken of Shallotte, for territory ranging from the North Carolina-South Carolina state line to Jacksonville to build five Steak ‘n Shake restaurants, said John Kinlaw, who is representing Nekillim Food Services.

  • Myrtle Beach man, 71, faces drugs, weapons charges

    A 71-year-old Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop Friday morning, April 8, in Calabash.

    Raymond Bird is charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver heroin, trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed gun and possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants show.

  • Holden Beach holds budget workshop meeting

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Friday, April 8 regarding the budget workshop for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Town Manager David Hewett presented board members with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting both the town’s current and upcoming projects and finances.

  • Former dance studio owner faces two more indictments

    The former owner of a Leland dance studio has been charged in two more indictments related to a 2012 case involving the sexual assault of a child.

    Leland police charged 40-year-old Jamie Kyle Watson of Holly Street with two counts of sexual offense with a child younger than 13 on Aug. 17, 2012.

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted Watson on March 14 on a charge of soliciting sexual offense with child-adult offender and two counts each of indecent liberties with child and sexual offense with child-adult offender.

  • Former dance studio owner faces two more indictments

    The former owner of a Leland dance studio has been charged in two more indictments related to a 2012 case involving the sexual assault of a child.

    Leland police charged 40-year-old Jamie Kyle Watson of Holly Street with two counts of sexual offense with a child younger than 13 on Aug. 17, 2012.

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted Watson on March 14 on a charge of soliciting sexual offense with child-adult offender and two counts each of indecent liberties with child and sexual offense with child-adult offender.

  • Second teen charged in deadly Shallotte crash

    Another Brunswick County teen is charged in a Shallotte crash in February that killed his friend and injured his brother.

    Justice Harris, 16, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, as statutory language includes anyone who willfully takes or operates a vehicle of someone else without his permission, said Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage, who is prosecuting the case. He was booked at Brunswick County Detention Facility on Friday, April 8, and released the same day on a $1,000 bail, records show.