Local News

  • Sunset Beach annual report outlines tax increase

    SUNSET BEACH — A park update, Jaguar’s Lair, coastal concerns, the town budget and the town’s recent tax increase are among items covered in the town’s newly released annual report.

    The report is designed to provide residents with a “snapshot” of happenings in the town in the past year “in the process of making our town a better place to live,” reads the report introduction from the mayor and town council.

  • Military support group launched in Brunswick County

    Military Mama Network (MMN), a nationwide Facebook-based support group for military families, launched a local chapter to help provide support to military families and veterans. Meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the old cafeteria (Firebird Café) at the Brunswick Community College campus in Bolivia.

  • Annual flushing program set for Sept. 11 completion

    On June 15, the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department began its annual flushing program. During the past few weeks, public utilities crews have worked to flush all of the water mains in the county system. The crews are nearing completion of the flushing program.
    Brunswick County will complete its annual flushing program Sept. 11 and will convert back to chloramines as the primary disinfectant.

  • U.S. 17 lane closures continue in Shallotte

    Because of weather delays, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue intermittent lane closures at U.S. 17 (Ocean Highway) and U.S. 17 Business, south of Shallotte, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting.  
    The closure is necessary for crews to finish the final paving of the road and intersections. Once completed, this will improve the traffic flow in the area by extending the left turn lane which will allow continuous through movement on U.S. 17, according to an NCDOT news release.

  • Leland teen charged with assault in stabbing

    A Leland teen is accused using a small folding knife to stab a man in the stomach.

    Officers arrested 19-year-old Andrew James Willetts, of Blue Banks Road, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to Leland police reports.

    Willetts is accused of stabbing Anthony Buchymer with the knife’s three-inch blade about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, warrants show.

    Willetts is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $30,000 bail.

  • Man accused of selling pills in Leland parking lot

    A Wilmington man is accused of selling 80 morphine tablets in a Leland parking lot.

    Leland detectives arrested 50-year-old Daniel Harris Glisson, of Shaw Court, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and charged him with trafficking of an opiate and maintaining a vehicle for sale of narcotics, according to a police department news release.

    Detectives said Glisson sold the pills to someone in the Food Lion parking lot at 103 Village Road, where he was arrested without incident, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in the release.

  • Sunset Beach West gets preliminary plat OK

    SUNSET BEACH — The town planning board has given conditional, preliminary plat approval to Sunset Beach West, a 21-home development proposed for location across Mad Inlet west of the Sunset Beach island.

    Approval came at the Aug. 6 planning board meeting, with board chairwoman Carol Santavicca along with board members Noelle Kehrberg, Len Steiner, Greg Jensen and Bob Tone voting in favor. Board member Tom Vincenz abstained, which town planning director Rawls Howard said is counted as a yes vote.

  • Paws Place secures land for indoor/outdoor facility

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — Summer heat and humidity hung thick as a blanket one recent July morning as Tony Durso and the usual Paws Place team toiled and tended to assorted dogs amid the outdoor kennels at Paws Place.

    It was just another typical sweaty dog day for humans and canines alike at the no-kill rescue facility on Boiling Spring Road, but maybe not for long.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 7 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 7

    Jeffery Martin Miller, 33, of 221 Creek View Drive, Sunset Beach, charged with DWI.

  • Carolina Shores sends sales tax resolution

    CAROLINA SHORES — A resolution opposing a sales tax redistribution measure in North Carolina has been sent by the town to the state house budget committee.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall, speaking at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Aug. 6, said town staff members were advised last week the state senate has removed the measure as part of its budget so the house and senate can agree on the budget and forward it to Gov. Pat McCrory.