Local News

  • Man wanted in Davie Co. arrested at sister’s home in Supply

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted in a shooting in Davie County at his sister’s home in Supply.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Shanbrody Lee Pearce, 20, of Peak Road in Clemmons, was arrested at his sister’s home on Edgewood Road in Supply on Jan. 24 and charged with a felony count of discharging a weapon into occupied property and a misdemeanor count of simple assault. Flax said the sister’s name will not be released and she faces no charges.

  • ECHS students see history in action at inauguration

    BOLIVIA—Hundreds of thousands of people from all across the United States came together at the National Mall on Jan. 20 to see history being made, and 49 Early College High School students were among them.

  • Shallotte men to serve more than six years on drug charges

    Two Shallotte men will spend at least six years in prison after they were arrested separately for selling drugs on Tryon Road in Shallotte, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

  • Brunswick dropout rates fall

    SHALLOTTE—Students at Brunswick County Schools are saying yes to staying in school, according to the latest dropout data released last week. 

  • Community rallies to fix hurricane-damaged road

    Crumbled asphalt and caution tape comprise a vivid portion of spillway road in the Sunset Lakes community that was severely damaged last October by Hurricane Matthew.

    The damage is so severe, residents whose homes are north of the Medcalf Lake spillway in the Sunset Lakes community haven’t been able to drive across since the storm hit Oct. 8.

  • Sunset Beach to consider gazebo contract, cabanas Feb. 6

    Sunset Beach Town Council will consider a contract for a reduced-size covered seating area, aka gazebo or picnic shelter, at its upcoming meeting Monday night, Feb. 6.

    At their Jan. 9 meeting, council members approved a 20-by-20-foot metal structure with an asphalt roof to be located south of the restrooms in Sunset Beach Town Park. The cost is to be covered by state matching grant funding through the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF).

  • Carolina Shores seeks volunteers Feb. 2

    The town of Carolina Shores is inviting interested residents and business owners to a volunteer kick-off meeting for 2017, scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the town hall boardroom at 200 Persimmon Road.

    The town is interested in engaging with stakeholders to achieve collaboration in the following areas:

    Environmental management — trees, beautification, solid waste/recycling, water quality. Teams that need volunteers are:

    1. Tree resource management — volunteer to be a tree resource manager/inspector

  • Fledging group pursues animal rights legislation

    A newly forming animal-rights group convened in Shallotte last week to address legislative issues it hopes to pursue at the state level.

    Kimberly Sherwood, volunteer coordinator for the fledgling local chapter of Advocates for Animal Rights (AFAR), led discussion on puppy mill legislation introduced in Raleigh during the Jan. 23 session at Golden Corral in Shallotte.

  • Line break prompts boil water advisory

    Brunswick County Public Utilities issued a boil water advisory Monday, Jan. 30, for customers on the N.C. 211 corridor between Midway and Long Beach roads including, but not limited to, the town of St. James, The Regency, Arbor Creek, Abbington Oaks and West Trace.

    The areas experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system because of a main line rupture caused by construction work. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

  • NHRMC restricts visitation to protect against flu spread

    With an increase in flu cases being reported in the region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is taking steps to limit its spread within hospital facilities and the community. In addition to restricting those with flu symptoms from visiting patients, NHRMC is asking community members to refrain from taking children to any NHRMC hospital facility unless it’s for the child’s treatment.