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Today's News

  • Jinks Creek targeted in Sunset Beach pre-dredging analysis

    SUNSET BEACH — As future dredging continues to be scrutinized, Jinks Creek has the greatest amount of sand for “beneficial reuse,” a hired consultant outlined at town council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday morning, March 21.

    Robert Neal, a coastal engineer with Moffatt & Nichol advisory firm, said the main portion of the project would involve Jinks Creek south of the Intracoastal Waterway and would include Mary’s and Turtle creeks on the north side of the waterway.

  • Chase across state lines ends with arrests in Brunswick County

    A man and a woman accused of a pawn shop robbery in Horry County, S.C. Friday morning have been arrested in Brunswick County following a Friday morning high-speed chase.

  • Sunset Beach road closure Monday

    The Sunset Beach public works department staff will close a portion of Magnolia Drive between Park and Seaside roads at 9 a.m. Monday, March 27 for stormwater pipe repairs.

    The roadway will remain closed while the pipe under the roadway is replaced. The repair is expected to take three days.

    Afterward, staff will replace stormwater pipe at the intersection of Kirkwood Place and Magnolia Drive. The roadway will remain closed while the pipe under the roadway is replaced. This repair is expected to take two days. 

  • Attack on derelict boats under way with new ordinance

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved an ordinance Monday night giving the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office authority to deal with abandoned and derelict boats.

    A half-submerged shrimp boat below the Holden Beach Bridge may be the face of the abandoned boats in the county, but commissioner Pat Sykes said she pushed for the ordinance because of complaints of sailboats clogging an inlet off Fish Factory Road in Southport.

  • Sunset Beach couple charged with selling drugs

    A Sunset Beach couple is accused of selling drugs from their home.

    Robert Austin Kelly, 45, and Niki Lee Stiltner, 43, of 807 Dogwood Drive were arrested Wednesday, March 22, and are being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • Pedestrian hit crossing U.S. 17 in Shallotte

    A car struck a Shallotte man while he was walking across U.S. 17 on Tuesday night, March 21.

    Daniel Lamont King, 25, is in critical condition as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Inman said.

    No other injuries were reported.

  • Supply senior center opens at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    SUPPLY — A month to the day after opening a new senior center in Leland, county officials reconvened at 101 Stone Chimney Place to christen another.

  • Ash man involved in ICE case dies of self-inflicted gunshot

    An Ash man who shot himself during a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations search of his home died Friday, March 17.

    Bradley Barrett Lewis, 28, was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after he suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head March 7.

  • NCDOT announces Brunswick County road closures

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close Village Point Road, 0.1 miles south of Bill Holden Road, in Ocean Isle Beach​ in both directions beginning Monday, March 20, at 8 a.m. continuously through Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m., to replace twin 60-inch pipes.

    Drivers who travel on the Project Road NW bridge over a branch of the Waccamaw River near Ash should also be aware the bridge will be closed beginning March 20 so workers can build a drainage culvert. The new structure will open in August.

  • Calabash remits more than $11K for summer concerts

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved issuing $11,219.50 back to this year’s organizers of the summertime Calabash Concert Series.

    The remittance to the Calabash Merchants Association OKed at the monthly board meeting March 14 is the amount returned to the town after last year’s concert series, including an $8,500 contribution from the town plus proceeds from a 50/50 raffle and concessions.