Today's News

  • Bridge brings own brand of brouhaha

    Just when you thought it was finally safe to cross the Intracoastal Waterway on a deluxe, no-waiting-required high-rise bridge, a whole new can of worms crawls out.

    First and foremost, since the new $40 million-or-so span officially opened to traffic Nov. 11, was the wreck that occurred within 24 hours at its mainland entry, spurring some townspeople to demand installation of a traffic light there.

  • Sea Trail residents pushing for HOA reform in North Carolina

    For more than a year, Lou De Vita and Frank Wiedman have been traveling back and forth to Raleigh with a single purpose in mind—reform of state laws pertaining to homeowners associations.

    Their objective, De Vita says, is to see changes in laws to provide better protection for individual property owners in North Carolina’s planned communities.

    He said they’ve been attending and actively participating with the state House Select Committee on HOAs.

  • Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach

     Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach


    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a report of a counterfeit bill being passed at a local store.

    On Dec. 9, a man used a $100 bill to pay for items at the Minuteman store at 7300 Beach Drive.

    The bill initially passed a counterfeit pen test. Several minutes later, after the man had left the store, it was indicated the bill was counterfeit, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Carolina Shores to cast wider net for town administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have agreed to post advertisements with more newspapers in North and South Carolina as they seek to find a qualified replacement for longtime town administrator Linda Herncane, who is retiring effective Feb. 1.

    During the board’s monthly workshop Dec. 6, it was noted only four people have applied for the position thus far, while Calabash had more than 100 applicants for its vacant administrator job last year.

  • BCC officials outline plans for south-end continuing education site

    CAROLINA SHORES—Plans are well under way for transforming a former adult entertainment club into Brunswick Community College’s new south-end continuing education facility.

    Before he officially leaves BCC effective Jan. 1 to take a new job in Kentucky, BCC President Stephen Greiner, along with BCC’s vice president for operations Jerry Thrift, presented drawings and details about the future South Brunswick Islands Center at the Dec. 9 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

  • Commissioners schedule public hearing on affordable housing incentives

    Is the cost of living too high in Brunswick County?

    Should commissioners employ incentives to reduce the cost of living, or should government stay out of private development?

    Commissioners want your input on these and other concerns regarding a proposed incentive policy for developers to develop affordable housing and workforce housing units in Brunswick County.

    The public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, in Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed. From Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, K-9 deputies answered 18 calls, wrote seven citations and made eight drug arrests.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit roundup

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week as part of an on-going investigation into prescription pill diversion in Brunswick County.

    Drug agents ask that anyone with information about this case or any prescription fraud case contact Sgt. Israel West at 253-2777.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Larceny in Supply; suspect took a pair of opal earrings and a wedding ring at victim’s home.

    •Larceny on Sand Castle Drive in Supply; suspect took an air conditioning unit and damaged other appliances.

    •Larceny on Acres Avenue in Supply; suspect broke into victim’s home.

  • Brunswick County ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.