Local News

  • Two missing girls

    The Leland Police Department need your help in locating two missing juveniles. Yadira and Mireya Ibarra Barajas are listed as runaway juveniles and are believed to be in the area, if you have seen either of these girls please contact the Leland Police Department Investigations Division at (910) 332-5004.

  • Holiday ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign under way statewide

    The Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign is under way across North Carolina.

    N.C. Transportation Secretary Gene Conti recently announced state and local law enforcement officers are geared up for this year’s holiday “Booze It & Lose It” event, which began Saturday, Dec. 3, and runs through Jan. 2, 2012.

    Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will increase across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

  • New Sunset Beach Mayor Cerrato to be sworn in Monday night

    New Sunset Beach Mayor Richard Cerrato will be sworn in Monday night.

    Cerrato, along with town councilmen-elect Wilson Sherrill and Mike Williams, will be sworn in during ceremonies at the monthly Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.

    A 6:45 p.m. workshop precedes the meeting, to take place at Sunset Beach Town Hall on Sunset Boulevard.

  • New town commissioner sought in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Wanted: willing candidate(s) interested in serving as a town commissioner.

    The town of Carolina Shores has issued an open-recruitment call to residents as it seeks to fill the unexpired board term left vacant after former town commissioner Walter Goodenough was elected mayor in the Nov. 8 election. It’s an opportunity for interested residents to take part in the town’s governing body, according to a notice issued Nov. 22 by the town.

    The vacant seat is for a remaining two years of a four-year term.

  • Ellen fought like a girl, woman and a mother

     There was one thing Ellen Wemyss Granade fought for more than life—her boys.

    All three of them—her two sons, Garrett and Eli, and her husband, Grant.

    Ellen grew up on “the hill” next door to her grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins on a farm off of Four Mile Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Shallotte Lions Club offers vision screening

     SHALLOTTE—The motto is simple: See the 21st Century.

    Members of the Shallotte Lions Club are helping those in Shallotte see better; and so are other Lions clubs in the area.

    The Shallotte club recently prescreened 200 sixth-grade students at Shallotte Middle School and more than 150 second- and fifth-graders at Waccamaw School. In coming months they plan to screen students at Supply Elementary School as well as host a public screening in the Walmart parking lot.

  • Shallotte Christmas Parade



    Want to Go?

    What: Shallotte Christmas Parade

    When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

    Where: Main Street in Shallotte

    Cost: Free

    SHALLOTTE—Now that the turkey has been carved, it’s time to light the Christmas tree and wait the arrival of the visitor from the North Pole.

    Two events officially mark the start of the holiday season in Shallotte—the annual tree-lighting ceremony and Christmas parade. The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, around dusk.

  • Career & College Promise offers high school students new opportunities

     High school students throughout Brunswick County and the state have new opportunities for a brighter future.

    On Nov. 11, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue launched Career & College Promise. The initiative was proposed in her State of the State address earlier this year and received bipartisan support in the legislature.

  • Loon set free following Thanksgiving Day rescue

    Laura Clark was out for a Thanksgiving Day run when she first spotted the loon trapped in fishing nets in the surf off the coast of Bird Island.

    Someone, she said, had put out fishing nets stretching in the surf from 40th Street in Sunset Beach all the way down to the jetties at Little River, S.C.

    “It was probably five different nets strung together, so all the pelicans were dive-bombing because they could see the fish getting caught in the surf,” Clark said.

    Beyond that, she saw dolphins swimming in the ocean.

  • Christmas train show on track for the weekend at Grissettown Longwood Fire Department

    LONGWOOD—For the sixth holiday season in a row, Grissettown Longwood Fire Department will become station central for dozens of model trains.

    The department’s sixth annual Christmas Train Show gets under way 6-9 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 2, and continues through the weekend, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4.

    Each year since the first train show launched during the 2006 holiday season, the trains have just gotten bigger, better and greater in number, fire chief Tal Grissett says.