Local News

  • Calabash proceeds with park site appraisal

    CALABASH — The town is moving ahead with preliminary measures for its newly acquired riverfront parkland.

    The town board of commissioners last week approved authorizing Town Administrator Chuck Nance to proceed with seeking proposals for appraisal of the 1.42-acre property overlooking the Calabash River near the bridge at Beach Drive, which was purchased by the town last August for a future park.

  • CRC chairwoman calls for offshore drilling stance

    SUNSET BEACH — The chairwoman of the state Coastal Resources Commission last week called for the board to consider taking a stand on offshore drilling in the wake of proposed plans opening up off the North Carolina coast.

    CRC chairwoman Renee Cahoon of Nags Head, speaking on the second day of the two-day CRC meeting at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, said it’s time for the commission to act on the issue.

  • Sheriff's office seeks Southport gas station robber

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who robbed the B.P. gas station at 5053 Southport-Supply Road in Southport.

    No weapon was brandished and no one was injured.

    According to a sheriff's office Facebook post, the robbery happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The man is described as a 6 feet tall and white with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a short sleeved dark-blue T-shirt, tan pants and a camouflage beanie.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

  • Man faces felony charges in crash that killed three people

    A Wilmington man faces felony charges in Friday night crash that killed three people on U.S. 17 near Sunset Beach.

    Michael Anthony Johnson, 31, faces three counts of death by motor vehicle in the four-vehicle collision that killed 59-year-old Penny Pigford of Wilmington and Leroy and Frances Carlisle, both 82, of Ash.

    The charges are felonies because alcohol was a factor in the crash, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Corey Blackwell said.

  • Woman reported missing found safe

    A woman reported missing has been found safe, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon.

    Ashley Amber Johnson, 26, was last seen in the Supply area on Feb. 7.

    A sheriff’s office Facebook post provided no details.

  • Sheriff’s office asking for public’s assistance in locating missing teen

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teen they say was last seen Thursday evening.

    Sixteen-year-old Shimeck Williams was last seen at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 wearing a white shirt and shorts, and he may be wearing a blue North Brunswick hoodie.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 253-2777 or 911.

  • Adams to retire as BCC president in January

    Brunswick Community College president Dr. Susanne Adams will retire in January.

    Adams, the college’s first female president, joined BCC in 2011 with more than 35 years of education experience, mainly in North Carolina and Virginia community college systems.

    Adams led BCC through growth, campus expansion and reaccreditations during her time as president, according to a news release issued Friday.

  • Vehicle property tax receipts available online

    Taxpayers can retrieve their paid 2017 vehicle property tax receipts online from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to use when they file this year’s income tax returns. Vehicle owners can view and print their vehicle property tax receipts through the MyDMV web portal.

  • NCDOT announces improved litter website

    Those interested in adopting or sponsoring a highway now have a user-friendly tool that shows routes available for cleanup in all 100 North Carolina counties thanks to a new litter management website, https://apps.ncdot.gov/LM, with an interactive map.

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Roadside Environmental Unit website helps current volunteers see where their assigned roadways are, markets the Sponsor-A-Highway program, and makes it easier for volunteers to report the amount of litter collected.

  • Sunset Beach announces planned road projects

    Several road and right-of-way projects in Sunset Beach may result in single lane closures and intermittent traffic delays during construction, according to a town news release. All start dates and completion dates are weather dependent. Permitted project plans will online at sunsetbeach.nc.gov.