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Today's News

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach kidnapping

    Sunset Beach police have arrested a 27-year-old man in a kidnapping reported July 10 at a local convenience store.

  • Crowd rallies in Sunset Beach against offshore drilling

    SUNSET BEACH — An estimated crowd of 200 turned out for a rally Monday to protest offshore drilling and seismic blasting.

  • Calabash hops to adopt ‘brunch bill’ for Sunday morning alcohol sales

    The Seafood Capital last week became the first municipality in southwestern Brunswick County to approve the “brunch bill,” a measure that will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages starting at 10 a.m. Sundays.

    Calabash commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance at their July 11 meeting. The measure is tied to state Senate Bill 155, which was approved in Raleigh in late June and gives local governments the option to decide whether to allow their restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages starting at 10 a.m. Sundays.

  • Shallotte ripe for second Mater Fest on July 22

    The town of Shallotte presents its second annual Mater Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St.

    The festival celebrates Brunswick County for being one of the top tomato producers in North Carolina.

    So Shallotte has partnered with Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Brunswick County Cooperative Extension to offer the community event.

    “It’s all about getting the community together,” said Melinda Johnson of Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • Blackwater Rhythm and Blues headlines several summer concerts

    The Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band, based in Clarkton, is dedicated to live performance of beach music along with blues and funk.

    Band members’ diverse backgrounds guarantee patrons quality entertainment up and down the Carolina coast.

    They’ll be gracing Brunswick County summer concert stages at four more venues this summer, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry Street in Shallotte and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 14-16 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    July 14

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a set of golf clubs and a GPS from two different vehicles on Sixth Street. Warrants have been issued.

    July 16

    Breaking and entering and larceny reported on Ocean Harbour Golf Club Drive, where someone got inside a home, threw a party and took several items. Warrants have been issued.

  • Woman faces federal charges in fatal drug overdose

    A task force formed last year to target heroin distribution is investigating the case of a Wilmington woman who was arrested Monday on federal charges related to a fatal drug overdose.

    Porsche Renee Dillard, 31, was named in an April 27 indictment charging her with distribution of a quantity of heroin and fentanyl resulting in death.

    U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Don Connelly said the identity of the deceased is not being released at this time.

  • Community input sought for Lincoln Elementary addition

    Design work for Brunswick County Schools bond projects is under way and meetings to gather public input on the first round of construction are being scheduled.

  • School board votes to reduce annual contract with CIS

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to reduce the annual contract to Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) from $175,000 to $100,000 for the 2018 fiscal year at their regular board meeting Tuesday night, July 11.

  • Two injured in Leland two-vehicle collision

    A two-vehicle collision that caused a rollover in Leland injured two people July 20.

    Shelia Waddell, 59, of Leland turned her Honda passenger vehicle left from U.S. 74 onto Sandy Creek Drive at 7:23 p.m., striking the driver’s side of a four-door Jeep, causing it to roll over and land upside down, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. P.M. Sanders said.

    Waddell, the driver of the Jeep, 61-year-old Brenda Butler of Carolina Beach, and her passenger, 15-year-old Donavan Wells of Broadway, all were wearing seat belts.