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Today's News

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project makes steady progress

    HOLDEN BEACH — A field trip to the oceanfront at Winding River Beach Club served as the highlight of the Holden Beach Park Advisory Board’s meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, as they surveyed firsthand the town’s Central Reach Project in action.

    The project is placing up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Missing Wilmington woman found dead in crashed car in Leland

    A Wilmington woman reported missing last week was found dead in her car Jan. 16 on U.S. 74/76 West in Leland. 

    Melody Davis, 42, was last seen about 5:30 a.m. Jan. 9 on Oak Leaf Drive in her 2005 black Subaru and was reported missing later that day, Wilmington police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said.

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Southport man

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing Southport man.

    Oscar Flores, 39, was last seen at his home on Mallard Duck Lane about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, driving a 2015 black Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate DKY-7998 and a Louisiana State University tag on the front.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tony Henson at 880-4878.

  • Winnabow woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    A Winnabow woman died in a single-vehicle crash on N.C. 133 on Thursday morning, Jan. 12.

    Kelly Latimer, 47, of Funston Road was driving a silver 2013 Hyundai four-door passenger car south near Little Mallory Creek three miles outside Belville city limits at 8 a.m. when she veered off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned about 50 feet from a marsh, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan McDermott said.

  • Four women cited in Mulberry Park fire

    Four women are accused of starting a fire in Shallotte’s Mulberry Park last month.

    Belinda Tyree, 29, of Holden Beach Road in Supply, Tonya DeRouin, 30, of Ocean Forest Drive in Calabash, Jamie Robinson, 35, and Katharine Moro, 36, both of Varnamtown Road in Supply were each cited on misdemeanor charges of injury to personal property, setting fire to personal property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and littering.

  • Surf City man dies after fall in Holden Beach

    HOLDEN BEACH — A Surf City man died over the weekend in Holden Beach after falling from a balcony into a Dumpster.

    Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne identified the man 58-year-old William Niederberger on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10.

    Emergency crews were dispatched about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, to a rental home at 413 Ocean Blvd. W. and discovered Niederberger’s body in the receptacle beneath one of the building’s two front balconies, Brunswick County medical examiner Dr. Mark Hanna said.

  • Brunswick Community College warns of scam

    Brunswick Community College officials warn local residents to be wary of scam artists pretending to represent the college.

    Reports of an individual asking for donations to help support students in a study abroad trip to Great Britain have occurred among residents and businesses in the North Myrtle Beach, S.C. area, according to a BCC news release issued Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

    Officials with the College have no such arrangement with anyone and encourage residents to contact the BCC Foundation to confirm fundraising efforts by third parties.

  • OIB residents complain about eminent domain settlement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Residents complained during Tuesday’s town board meeting about a mediated settlement in the town’s eminent domain lawsuit with OIP Beach NC LLC development company.

    The agreement allows the developer to have a 20,000-square-foot lot along Causeway Drive between Gatha Lane and East Second Street and retain a $1.25 million payment for the property, while the town keeps the rest of the property between Gatha Lane and East Second Street next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Sunset Beach considers request for summer beach police officer

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has tabled until its next meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 17, a request for a temporary summer beach-patrol police officer.

    Sunset Beach Interim Police Chief Joe Smith submitted a cost analysis for the patrol that was reviewed by council members at their first meeting of the new year Monday, Jan. 9.

    The cost of outfitting one officer working eight hours per day at a rate of $15 an hour for 140 days of the season would be $19,407.

  • Cannon found in Cape Fear near Brunswick Town could be linked to site’s history

    Another piece of Brunswick Town history has come up from the bottom of the Cape Fear River.

    Jim McKee, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site historian, said Norfolk Dredging Co. was working on maintenance along the Cape Fear River channel Dec. 21 when they discovered an eight-foot long, 18th Century cannon.

    “They use one of those clamshell devices that scoops material out of the water. It was in the clamshell,” McKee said. “It was an oops.”