Today's News

  • Senate votes to ban ‘video gaming entertainment’; vote moves to House

    The state Senate has passed a bill outlawing sweepstakes businesses where customers buy Internet or phone time and usually play computer-based games to win money and prizes, prompting many in the industry to claim the legislation will put thousands of people out of work.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from coin-operated machines at the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, GoGas and Black’s Tire, causing $500 in damage to and stealing $100 from each machine. An officer was able to lift fingerprints and has put in a request for surveillance video.

    •Larceny of medication on Brooks Court; suspect took $5 worth of Carisoprodol pills from victim’s house.

  • Suspects arrested in break-in at Rutledge Community Center

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two suspects in connection with a break-in reported at the Rutledge Community Center near Shallotte.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said detectives arrested Jennifer Kathleen Lewis on June 18.

    A second suspect, Merton Robert Gainey III, was arrested Monday, June 21, Stanley said.

  • It’s great to have the ‘Two Fat Ladies’ back on TV again

    For cable TV fans and foodies of all stripes, The Cooking Channel debuted May 31, aiming at a younger, “hipper” demographic than Food Network—importing all sorts of flashy-looking cooking shows from other countries, creating some original shows about the history of food and even re-running some of our old favorites.

    Imagine my surprise when remote surfing recently I came upon one of my favorite old shows from when Food Network was in its infancy—“Two Fat Ladies.”

  • Shallotte man arrested for shooting roommate

    SHALLOTTE—A Shallotte man was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly shooting his roommate.

    Michael Lindy McDuffie, 44, of 4532 Rounding Run Road, Shallotte, was arrested Thursday evening and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said.

  • Brennick charged with murder in vehicular death of Satu Harris

    Daniel Brennick, the driver of the car that struck and killed 38-year-old Satu Harris, was charged with murder Thursday.

    District attorney Rex Gore said Brennick, who was previously charged with driving while impaired for the fatal wreck, was charged with second-degree murder in Brunswick County Court on Thursday.

    Brennick was scheduled to be taken to Central Prison in Raleigh, a hospital-type facility, for “safe keeping,” Gore said, due to the injuries he sustained in the wreck.

    Brennick was given a $100,000 secured bond.

  • Registration for new West Brunswick students starts next week

    Registration for new West Brunswick High School students starts next week and runs through August. Registration will be from 9 a.m-1:30 p.m. June 23 and 30; July 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Aug. 4 and 11.

    Registration packets may be picked up at any time prior to the registration date.

  • West Brunswick routs Hampstead Post 167, beats New Hanover

     West Brunswick scored 10 runs in the second inning and went on to beat Hampstead Post 167 16-3 June 17 in a Junior American Legion Baseball game.

  • Detectives search for two suspects wanted in Shallotte robbery

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects they say were involved in an early-morning robbery Tuesday.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, James Frederick Burriss and Ann Marie Jackson were involved in a robbery at 4405 Rounding Run Road in Shallotte.

    Stanley said Burriss and Jackson are believed to be driving a grey 2007 Lincoln Continental with 30-day tags.

  • Golfers support literacy council

     On June 5, almost 90 supporters of literacy teed it up at the Traditional Golf Properties’ course at the Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia for the 20th annual playing of the Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament. 

    Staff from Carolina National, especially pro Ray Newton and assistant Cheryl Brankel, facilitated the day’s event.