Local News

  • BSL police seek information on man who stole cash

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are seeking information about a man who stole cash from the Olde Brunswick Store on Fifty Lakes Drive just after midnight Sept. 7.

    The man is described as black, between 35 and 45 and about 6 feet tall with a medium build, according to a news release. He was seen driving a 1999 to 2004 model white Ford full size van.

     Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 363-0011 or 911.    

  • Emergency crews respond to Ash structure fire

    A fire damaged an Ash home Tuesday, Sept. 13. No injuries were reported.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the call for the fire on Whiteville Road NW came in at 11 a.m. from a passing Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department firefighter, who reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the home.

    Personnel from Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department, Calabash Fire Department, Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue, Supply Fire Department and Old Dock-Cypress Creek Fire in Columbus County responded, Garner said.

  • Zaxby’s Restaurant planned for Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — Site and landscape plans for a Zaxby’s Restaurant were on the agenda for Shallotte’s Sept. 13 planning board meeting.

    Shallotte Properties LLC submitted the request for a 90-seat restaurant at 4736 Main St., the site of the former Hardee’s and The Grille restaurants.

    The property is zoned central business and the existing building on the property will be demolished.

  • Coast Guard assists man who suffered seizure on BHI

    The Coast Guard assisted an 80-year-old man after he suffered a seizure on Bald Head Island early Tuesday morning.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from Coast Guard Station Oak Island at 3:55 a.m. that the Bald Head Island Fire Department requested medical transport for the man, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Sector North Carolina watchstanders launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island at 4:20 a.m.

  • Literacy council teams with sheriff’s office

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council, a nonprofit charged with the mission of improving lives by providing literacy skills for adults, approached the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office four years ago about a proposal to extend its services, specifically GED (General Education Development) tutoring, to county inmates.

  • Foundation accepts applications from charities, nonprofits

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charities and nonprofits located in Brunswick County. The recipient will receive a donation from the proceeds of the sixth annual Sheriff’s Charity Ball.

    Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next charity ball is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017.

  • Mooring inducted into second Environmental Justice Academy class

    Ernest Mooring Jr. of Navassa is among the 17 participants representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inducted to the second class of the Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy.

    The EJ Academy is a rigorous, in-depth leadership development program where participants meet monthly for nine months.

  • NCDOT to close part of Cedar Hill Road for bypass project

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close about a half-mile of Cedar Hill Road in both directions immediately south of Royster Road NE beginning Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. until Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, weather permitting.

    A structure is to be constructed over Cartwheel Branch in addition to various utility and roadway operations performed in conjunction with the construction of Interstate 140 (Wilmington Bypass Project) from U.S. 74/76 (Andrew Jackson Highway) to Cedar Hill Road.

  • Sunset Beach mayoral forum set for Sept. 19

    Sunset Beach Town Council has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, for five candidates who have applied for the town’s vacant mayor’s seat.

    The meeting will take place at the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association building at 200 Station Trail. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Each candidate will be given an opportunity to address council, and council members may ask questions of each candidate.

  • Coastal Cleanup at Holden Beach

    Holden Beach will participate in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17. This event has replaced the Big Sweep in Brunswick County.

    Individuals or groups interested in participating can come by Holden Beach Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 16, during regular business hours to obtain supplies and their assignment for a beach access or waterway park area.

    There is no official time set for this event, but low tide is 2:40 p.m. that day, so anytime around that time would be preferable.