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  • Shallotte police arrest man on 21 drug charges

    A Rowland man is accused of acquiring oxycodone under false pretenses three times from a Shallotte drug store.

    William Craig McKoy, 51, of Peach Street, was arrested Friday, July 29, and charged with six counts of felony trafficking opium/heroin, five counts of felony conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, five counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and five counts of felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery.

  • Leland police seek man in fraud case

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say committed credit fraud last month.

    Police received a report July 2 of financial credit fraud at the State Employee Credit Union at 1109 New Pointe Blvd., according to a news release.

    Surveillance footage captured the man using the stolen credit card in two transactions.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective E. Hutt at 332-5009.

  • Calabash development picks up

    Calabash Town Administrator Chuck Nance is excited development and construction are “starting to kick off” in the Seafood Capital.

    Nance, speaking at Calabash’s ninth annual Town Hall Day last Friday, July 29, cited redevelopment of Kingfish Bay, an unfinished residential community off Beach Drive.

    Last Wednesday, July 27, town officials took part in a ribbon cutting and open house for the revitalized community where updated plans call for a 301-unit “cluster development” in the R-6 zone.

  • Calabash Lakes rezoning approved in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved rezoning Phase 4 of Calabash Lakes from R-8 residential to planned residential development (PRD).

    First-reading approval of the ordinance to amend the town zoning map came at the board’s monthly workshop Monday, Aug. 1.

    Town commissioner Greg Davis, who lives in Calabash Lakes, said Phase 4 of the community will be built exactly the same way as Phase 3 using the same setbacks and other criteria.

  • Pedestrian struck, killed Sunday night in Shallotte

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    A 47-year-old Bolivia man was struck by a car and killed while walking down Main Street in Shallotte on Sunday night, July 31.

    Brunswick County Deputy Coroner Dave Crocker pronounced Ashby Young Smith, of Arbor Drive, dead of blunt force trauma at the scene.

  • Grand jury indicts man accused of stealing truck from school

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a 26-year-old Sunset Beach man who police said wore only eyeglasses, underwear and socks when he stole a Brunswick County Schools truck from Shallotte Middle School on June 23.

    Eric Faull Williams of Town Center Road was apprehended after a school employee told officials they were being followed by the man, covered in mud and grass, as he entered the school about 6 a.m.

  • Grand jury indicts Bolivia man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Superior Court grand jury indicted a 42-year-old Bolivia man accused of sexually assaulting a child.

    Deputies arrested Grady Arnold Barnard, of Harbor Drive, on Feb. 18 and charged him with four counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of first-degree sexual offense against a child, warrants show.

    The grand jury indicted Barnard on those charges July 25, court records show.

  • Kitchen fire destroys home in Winnabow

    A kitchen fire destroyed a Winnabow home Friday, July 29. No one was injured.

    Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the grease cooking fire was reported at 10 p.m. on Ellis Street.

    Personnel from Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Winnabow Fire Department and Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Rescue responded.

    The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced family, he said.

  • Jellyfish alert in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach Town Hall is receiving reports Friday, July 29, that numerous jellyfish are in shallow waters of the ocean and washing up onshore.

    Beachgoers are advised to refrain from touching or brushing against the jellyfish as they can sting. If stung, please seek medical attention.

  • Trillium, Autism Society of NC provide camp for autistic children in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA — For the first time, nearly 20 children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Brunswick County have been able to attend a summer camp just for them.