Local News

  • Ash man accused of killing woman in Horry County, S.C.

    A 24-year-old Ash man has refused extradition to face a murder charge in Horry County, S.C., where he is accused of killing of a woman and dumping her body.

    Christopher Francis Kalb, who is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on an assault on a female charge in a separate case, refused extradition at a hearing Friday, April 15, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

  • Leland couple face child abuse charges

    A Leland couple is accused of abusing three children in their care.

    Twenty-four-year-old Kellie Earle Hill and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Alexander Austin Dean, both of Sandy Hills Drive, were captured Monday, April 18, in Leland, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Hill is charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse and Dean faces three counts of the same crime.

  • Two motions stipulated in Vassey pre-trial hearing

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — Two motions were stipulated Monday during a pre-trial hearing in the case against a former Southport police sergeant who shot a schizophrenic teen in his Boiling Spring Lakes home more than two years ago.

  • Teacher accused of sex crimes involving Va. boy

    A Shallotte Middle School math teacher is accused of sex crimes involving a boy she met while teaching in Virginia.

    Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, was arrested Saturday, April 16, and charged with four felony counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children younger than 15, according to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department.

  • Sunset Beach police warn about impostor

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating a complaint about a man who approached a woman on the beach near the fishing pier and portrayed himself as "Sunset Beach Patrol."

    The encounter occurred at 9:30 p.m. April 4, according to a notification sent out by the town. The man told the woman she could not have a dog on a leash on the beach and he needed her name and information to issue her a citation. The woman didn’t divulge any information because she knew she was violating no rules.

  • Detectives seek man in Southport theft case

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for a man who stole a thermostat from Lowe's Home Improvement store in Southport on Dec. 18, 2015.
    The man, described only as a slender white man with short dark hair, took the Nest device, valued at $250, off a shelf, hid it in the black hoodie he was wearing and walked out of the store at 5084 Southport-Supply Road at 3:50 p.m.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Seth Parmelee at 880-4881    

  • Former Carolina Beach reserve officer faces new charges

    A former Carolina Beach Police Department reserve officer faces charges in Brunswick County.

    Warrants show 29-year-old Joseph Adam Silva was charged Friday, April 8, with two counts of second-degree rape, sexual servitude and impersonating a law enforcement officer in incidents that happened sometime between Jan. 1-20.

  • Shallotte to get Steak ‘n Shake restaurant

     The Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved annexation and rezoning of property at 4462 Main St. at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 5, for a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.

    Steak ‘n Shake restaurants has approved Nekillim Food Services Inc., which is owned by Lloyd Milliken of Shallotte, for territory ranging from the North Carolina-South Carolina state line to Jacksonville to build five Steak ‘n Shake restaurants, said John Kinlaw, who is representing Nekillim Food Services.

  • Myrtle Beach man, 71, faces drugs, weapons charges

    A 71-year-old Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop Friday morning, April 8, in Calabash.

    Raymond Bird is charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver heroin, trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed gun and possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants show.

  • Holden Beach holds budget workshop meeting

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Friday, April 8 regarding the budget workshop for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Town Manager David Hewett presented board members with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting both the town’s current and upcoming projects and finances.