Local News

  • Sunset Beach police ask resident about trespassing

    Two Sunset Beach police officers knocked on Sunset Beach resident Jan Harris’ door Monday to ask her about an alleged trespassing connected to issues she recently had with the Palm Cove development on the east end of the island.

    Harris said the matter had to do with an email she sent town planning director Rawls Howard on March 24 about a widow’s walk on one of two Palm Cove houses under construction that she says exceeded the town’s height restriction.

  • Carolina Shores gets into budgetary mode

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town budget season is getting into full swing, with a budgetary workshop scheduled at the board of commissioners May 2 workshop, followed by a public hearing and first reading of the budget ordinance at its subsequent May 5 meeting.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall outlined the schedule for the town’s 2016-17 fiscal budget that takes effect July 1 at commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, April 4. If all goes according to schedule, the budget should be ready for adoption by commissioners June 9, Mendenhall said.

  • UPDATE: 101 Stone Chimney Place faces foreclosure as BCAR steps away

    SUPPLY — The Brunswick County Association of Realtors is giving up its decade-old headquarters and event center, 101 Stone Chimney Place, because it can no longer afford to make payments on the facility, BCAR president Jim Goodman announced last week.

    By June, BCAR is expected to have fully relocated to smaller quarters in Unit 102 in the Red Apple Professional Building at 712 Village Road in Shallotte.

  • Teen charged in fatal Shallotte crash jailed again

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    A teen charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Shallotte crash that killed his 13-year-old friend and injured his 16-year-old brother in February has been jailed again.

    Devin Keither Harris, 18, was arrested Monday morning, April 4, on a charge of interfering with his electronic monitoring device Sunday, April 3. He is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $2 million bail, records show.

  • Supply man found safe Tuesday

    Shallotte police announced Tuesday that they found David Wayne Presley, of Supply, safe.

    Sgt. John Holman said David Wayne Presley was last seen at Walgreens on Main Street on Thursday, March 31.


  • Man accused of killing fellow assisted living resident

    A 68-year-old Leland man is accused of killing a fellow Leland Assisted Living House resident.

    James W. Wescott, 81, died of an injury he suffered in an altercation with William Almon King, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Deputies were called to the facility at1935 Lincoln Road after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, about a fight between the men, an incident report shows.

  • Shallotte police arrest man on larceny charges

    Shallotte police arrested a man wanted in two separate larcenies from Wal-Mart.

    Jason Michael McConnell, 24, of Cedar Oak Lane in Shallotte, is charged with felony larceny from a merchant removing anti-theft device, malicious injury to personal property and two counts of misdemeanor larceny, warrants show.

  • Brunswick County Academy teen found safe

    An Ash teen who went missing early Monday afternoon has been found safe roughly 24 hours later.

    Keyon Wadell was was last seen around 1:15 p.m. Monday leaving Brunswick County Academy.

  • Sunset Beach hearing rules in favor of ban on pools, crossovers in Palm Cove

    SUNSET BEACH — The town board of adjustment has unanimously determined swimming pools and individual dune crossovers are not permitted in the Palm Cove development on the east end of the island.

    The decision came following a day-long hearing Feb. 24, 2015, which was continued Monday, March 2, with attorney arguments and the board’s decision.

  • Oak Island man found safely

    A missing Oak Island man has been found safely located, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday morning.

    Michael Alexander Petoh, 42, of Oak Island Drive in Oak Island was last seen on Stone Chimney Road in Supply around 7 a.m. traveling in an unknown direction in a 1995 Buick Century with a hard top Sunday, April 3.