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  • FEMA assesses Sunset Beach

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the process of reviewing information compiled following a visit earlier this month to Sunset Beach.

    Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker said she spoke with Collis Brown, staff member with FEMA’s Region IV office based in Atlanta, during the visit June 10 and 11 in Sunset Beach.

    “We were set up in the (town) conference room,” she said. “We pulled all files we’d created since the last time he was here.”

  • Kindred Spirit gets an airing on 'CBS Evening News'

    SUNSET BEACH — For more than 35 years, the Kindred Spirit mailbox has been collecting messages from inspired writers trekking or pedaling down to uninhabited Bird Island just a half-hour walk west of the Sunset Beach island.

    Monday, TV viewers nationwide got a chance to be inspired, too, when the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" featured a closing segment focused on the Kindred Spirit and Sunset Beach resident Frank Nesmith.

    Nesmith, along with an old girlfriend, was instrumental in launching the mailbox overlooking the ocean 37 years ago.

  • Sunset Beach to vote on budget Monday

    Sunset Beach Town Council is poised to address and vote on its proposed $5,865,487 budget for fiscal 2014-2015 at its upcoming monthly meeting Monday night, June 30.

    After three workshops, Mayor Ron Watts says the town has found an additional $300,000 in revenue over the amount shown in an initial budget draft for fiscal 2014-15 that takes effect July 1.

    Watts’ observations came at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting Monday night, June 2.

  • Teens arrested, charged with murder of Shallotte man

    Two 18-year-olds from Chester, S.C., have been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a Shallotte man last week in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., parking lot.

    Myrtle Beach police found Alton Antonio “Sugar Daddy” Daniels, 34, dead June 16 of an apparent gunshot wound to his chest.

    Broderick Lamar Roscoe and Meleke Dashawn Stewart were each charged with murder Thursday, June 19. Stewart also was charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. No bail has been set for either teen.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives issued a press release Tuesday morning stating missing teen Orio Woodard of Sunset Beach has been safely located.

    Woodard, 15, was last seen at his residence on Ocean Highway West at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22. 

  • Leland woman wins $150K in lottery

    Amy Franke, a sales representative from Leland, plans to save for her children’s college education after scratching off the $150,000 top prize in the Green & Gold game. She learned of her win after purchasing her lucky $5 ticket at the Buy and Go located on Ploof Road in Leland.

  • UPDATE: Southport woman arrested in vehicle larceny

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a Southport woman in a vehicle larceny that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13.

    Betty Jo Randolph, 48, of River Road was arrested Thursday, June 19, on charges of breaking or entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property under false pretense, according to a sheriff's office news release.

    Warrants accuse her of stealing a wallet containing a BB&T debit card and $120 in cash from a 2000 Subaru Legacy and using the card at a local gas station.

  • Pet deaths put residents on alert

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents of a local community are being alerted about the suspicious deaths of pets in their neighborhood in the past week.

    Late last week and over the past weekend, three cats and a duck were found dead in the area of Clubview Lane and near Putting and Waterview Lanes in the Village at Calabash off Thomasboro Road.

    Betty Towell, president of the Village at Calabash Property Owners Association, sent out a notice June 16 alerting residents to keep their pets close to home and asking them to report any suspicious behavior.

  • Larceny suspect sought

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a female larceny suspect.

    The woman is a suspect in a larceny from a vehicle that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13. She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier with a second person inside described as a white female, possibly between 5 feet to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and wearing a white tank top and short jean shorts.

  • Deputies seek woman in Southport larceny

    Deputies are asking for the public's help to identify and find a woman suspected of larceny in the Southport area.

    They think the woman stole items from a vehicle on Long Beach Road on Friday, June 13, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.