Local News

  • Family Tradition at Civietown Fire Department

    CIVIETOWN—It’s a family tradition to be a part of the Civietown Volunteer Fire Department for its new chief.

    The Civietown Volunteer Fire Department has recently undergone a change in command.

    Former Assistant Chief Mark Hewett is now the chief. He takes the place of Chief Bobby Hewett.

    “Bobby retired out as a respected ex-chief,” Hewett said. “He came through the ranks like I did.”

  • Rev your engine for a cause

    SHALLOTTE—It’s time to rev your engine for a good cause.

    For the 19th year in a row, the Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts are launching fundraising for their annual Christmas Toy Run.

    At 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, the streets of Shallotte will be filled with motorcycles and classic cars as participants in a poker run help raise money to make area children’s holiday wishes come true.

  • River's Edge property owner's seek board's help

    SHALLOTE—Several River’s Edge property owners addressed the board of aldermen during the public comment portion of their June meeting, imploring them to call a bond for infrastructure promised and not delivered by a developer.

  • Celebrate Old Glory this Flag Day

    Flag Day, an often-overlooked holiday, will be celebrated in Shallotte this Saturday.

    Flag Day is June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. It was adopted on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The day is traditionally marked by parades in towns around the country.

    This year Shallotte Elks Club 2854, in conjunction with Shallotte Fire Department, West Brunswick High School JROTC and Boy Scouts Troop 201, is holding a Flag Day Celebration at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Shallotte Fire Department.

  • Shallotte Crime

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Crystal Shannise Jenkins, 24, of 2555 Johnsonville Road, Bolivia, was arrested for possession of stolen property. A loss prevention officer at Walmart stopped the suspect. Jenkins had an outstanding warrant, and the officer found several stolen items in her purse.

  • Do I have a green glow?

    As a child driving to Long Beach for family vacations, we passed the nuclear plant. I always remember passing it because in the car we were on the lookout for a green glow. Dad would point out the window and ask, “Can you see it glowing?”

    My brothers and I would giggle in the backseat and create stories about glowing green monsters with three or four arms and two heads coming out of the woods.

  • MOTSU to conduct training exercises June 13-17

    Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (MOTSU) will be conducting training exercises during the week of June 13-17. These exercises will take place in the Southport and Leland area as well as around the Sunny Point facility.
    Loud noises and explosions are possible during this week due to the training exercises being conducted.

  • Few speak out about proposed $190 million budget

    BOLIVIA—With 190 million reasons to speak up during Monday’s public hearing on the county’s upcoming fiscal year’s budget, only one person spoke during the public hearing.

    Bill Bittenbender, president of the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners’ Association (ABCPOA), said the alliance had two areas of concern with the proposed $190 million operating budget.

  • Deputy tax collector position won’t be funded in 2011 budget

    BOLIVIA—While there are no across-the-board cuts or proposed furlough days in the proposed 2011 county budget, one commissioner- appointed position won’t be included in the budget.

    In addition to cutting 16 vacant positions, commissioners won’t fund the position of deputy tax collector in the upcoming fiscal year’s $190 million operating budget.

    Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall said the position, currently held by Heather Hardee-Bath, was the only commissioner-appointed position that won’t be funded next year.

  • Dog food donations pouring in at Paw's Place

    A pet-food snafu has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Paw’s Place, a local no-kill animal rescue facility in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    “It was a mix-up,” Paw’s Place founder and manager Nancy Janovetz said of the dog-food dilemma that developed last Friday.

    A Paw’s Place volunteer had gone to retrieve the 12-year-old facility’s weekly supply of dry and canned pet food donated by Walmart, only to learn the food had already been taken by mistake for another rescue facility.