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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 1-7 2016

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

    Nov. 1

    Larcey reported at Food Lion.

    Nov. 4

    Report of someone trying to harm themselves.

    Nov. 6

    Jonathan Powell, 35, of 1141 Indigo Circle in Sunset Beach was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

    Nov. 7

    Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle reported in Sea Trail.

  • S.C. fugitive caught in Sunset Beach incident

    SUNSET BEACH — A fugitive from Myrtle Beach, S.C., has been arrested in an Oct. 28 incident in which a Sunset Beach police officer was injured at a local pharmacy.

    Keith Sessoms, 36, of 7129 Clay Pond Road was apprehended Nov. 8, by U.S. Marshals in New York City, Sunset Beach Interim Police Chief Joe Smith said.

    Sessoms was sought following an incident involving a forged prescription at CVS on Beach Drive where Sunset Beach Police Detective Stan Gurganus suffered minor injuries.

  • Sunset Beach dredges up more on dredging

    SUNSET BEACH — A community meeting last Saturday about dredging has dredged up more worries, town councilman Richard Cerrato said at the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, three days after the special Nov. 12 meeting.

    “We received many emails after the Saturday meeting,” Cerrato said. “I walked away with many concerns.”

    He said he also has questions about impacted owners and the assessed increase on their homes if dredging of canals and waterways on the east side of the island is ultimately approved.

  • New Carolina Shores radar trailer gauging speed

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town’s new radar speed trailer launched recently, clocking how fast people are driving into the town recycling center.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said the $13,500 mileage indicator provides good data and interface for the town.

    In addition to posting speeds, the digital device posts messages for drivers to “slow down” if they’re over a certain threshold and exceeding the speed limit.

  • Calabash debates summer concert series

    CALABASH — A town commissioner questioned the town’s summer concert series this year as those in charge presented the town with a check for more than $8,500 in proceeds.

    Commissioner Daria Buccilli said she didn’t like the way things were presented to the board when it approved contributing to the series this past summer.

    Buccilli’s remarks followed a presentation by event coordinator Evon Legenzoff with Grand Strand Realty Group at the monthly board meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 9.

  • Calabash Fire Department report October 2016

    During the month of October, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 196 calls: seven structure fires, two woods/brush fires, seven fire alarms, six motor vehicle accidents, a rescue call, 44 public assistance calls, two mutual aid calls, three other calls and 124 EMS first-response calls.

  • BFA Thrift Store makes changes

    The Brunswick Family Assistance Thrift Store stands to benefit from suggested improvements, according to an assessment by a University of North Carolina at Wilmington group charged with evaluating nonprofits.

    Since that assessment, some of those changes have been implemented at the BFA Thrift Store, located next door to BFA headquarters in Twin Creek Plaza at 4600 Main St. in Shallotte, including new management, reduced employee work hours and rearrangement and pricing changes of merchandise.

  • Trenton Cade wins National Junior Golf Tour event

    Trenton Cade, a Shallotte Middle School sixth-grader, finished tied for first in a National Junior Golf Tour event Nov. 6. Cade shot a 46-41 — 87 at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe. He had seven pars in his round and finished at 15-over par on the 5,145-yard course.

    Cade tied for first with Jason Zawtocki of Charlotte in the four-player event for those 10 and 11.

  • Donated items sought for firefighters in western N.C.

    Local fire departments are collecting donated supplies to aid firefighters battling wildfires in western North Carolina.

    Items can be dropped off at the Brunswick County Emergency Operations Center at the county complex in Bolivia, the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department at 161 Governors Road SE, and Sunset Beach Fire Station No. 1 at 102 Shoreline Drive West.

    Winnabow Fire Chief Travis B. Mercer, who is urging participation from county fire departments, said his goal is to be loaded and ready to deliver supplies Saturday morning, Nov. 19.

  • Southport’s John N. Smith Cemetery receives grant from The Orton Foundation

    The John N. Smith Cemetery has announced a $14,500 grant from The Orton Foundation, the North Carolina affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation. Established in 1880, this African-American cemetery is on Leonard Street in Southport.

    Preservation of the cemetery has deep historical and spiritual significance for the Southport community. The grant will enable the cemetery to install a new perimeter fence around the property.