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  • Worms and Coffee neon sign auctioned for $1,000 to Oak Island business owner

    An Oak Island business owner hauled in the Worms and Coffee neon prize at a liquidation auction of the Midway Trading Post last Saturday, Aug. 20.

    Rodney Keesee, owner of Strands Outfitters on Oak Island, cast a top bid of $1,000 to win the day’s coveted “Worms and Coffee” neon window sign that helped bring international fame to the small, simple store at the corner of N.C. 211 and Midway Road.

  • Shallotte Powerball winner to be on Oprah Network's 'Fix My Life'

    Shallotte resident Fontella Marie Holmes, who won $188 million last year in a recording-setting Powerball jackpot, will be featured in an upcoming TV episode with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

    Holmes, 27, will be included in the upcoming seasonal series, “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” which launches with a four-part premiere Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Investigators seek Shallotte Dollar General robber

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the man who robbed the Shallotte Dollar General store at 1351 Brick Landing on Saturday night, Aug. 20. No one was injured.

    A call came into the 911 center at 9:55 p.m. about a man coming into the store waving a gun and demanding money from employees in the store, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. No customers were in the store.

    The robber left with an undisclosed amount of money, but it’s not known where he headed.

  • Crash on U.S. 17 in Shallotte leaves three injured

    A collision involving a car and a dump truck on U.S. 17 in Shallotte sent three people to an area hospital Wednesday, Aug. 17. 

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said it happened at 9:40 p.m. when 76-year-old Joseph Goldenburg of Asheville turned his gray 2004 Toyota Corolla left onto Red Bug Road and in front of a northbound Kenworth dump truck.

    Both vehicles crashed into the median, with the truck landing on its right side, Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief David Robinson said

  • Shallotte police arrest woman on drug charges

     

    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., woman is accused of fraudulently acquiring oxycodone pills from a Shallotte drug store.

    Holly Leann Gladish, 31, of Gordon Street was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery and uttering a forged instrument.

  • Leland man accused of selling marijuana to minors

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of selling marijuana to teens.

    Douglas Howard Secor, 43, of Huckabee Drive NE was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three counts of felony selling/delivering marijuana to a minor, three felony counts of selling/delivering marijuana to a minor younger than 16 but older than 13 and maintaining a dwelling for selling marijuana.

    Warrants show Secor sold marijuana to a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and twice to 15-year-olds from his home between June 5 and July 22.

  • S.C. man arrested, charged after manhunt in Shallotte

    A Georgetown, S.C., man is accused of leading Shallotte police and Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies on a two-hour search after they pulled over his vehicle on Main Street in Shallotte on Friday, Aug. 12.

    Charles Dylan Wayne Lowrimore, 19, of Pickens Street,was arrested and charged with felony possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, breaking and entering and carrying a concealed weapon, police Detective Sgt. John Holman said.

  • Charges consolidated for man convicted of murder, sentence remains

    A Wilmington man who won a successful resentencing for a 2014 Brunswick County murder conviction had his charges consolidated Monday, Aug. 15, but he will still serve a life sentence in prison without parole, according to the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office.

    James Ketchum, 46, was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm in the shooting death of 33-year-old Jason Anderson of Leland.

  • Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend extradited

    An Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was extradited to Horry County, S.C. early Thursday morning, Aug. 11.

    Chris Kalb, 25, of Ash-Little River Road, was picked up by South Carolina officials on a governor’s warrant, which was issued May 17. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and murder, according to jail records. No bail has been set.

  • Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend extradited

    An Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was extradited to Horry County, S.C. early Thursday morning, Aug. 11.

    Chris Kalb, 25, of Ash-Little River Road, was picked up by South Carolina officials on a governor’s warrant, which was issued May 17. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and murder, according to jail records. No bail has been set.