Today's News

  • Six-foot bridge fence challenged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A resident is protesting plans to place a 6-foot-tall chain-link fence around the base of the new high-rise bridge.
    Sunset Beach resident Karen Dombrowski read a prepared statement at Sunset Beach Town Council’s June 28 meeting. She opposes plans by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to erect the fence under the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge on the Sunset Beach mainland.
    Dombrowski said she has heard several conflicting stories regarding the reason for the fence.

  • Two suspects arrested for Leland break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two suspects who were implicated in several investigations involving a Leland business.

    Landmark Properties, 2101 Enterprise Blvd., was broken into on three occasions, June 24, June 29 and July 6.

    Around 2 a.m. July 6, sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the business and caught suspects Jonathan Steven Terry and David Uegene Lee on the roof attempting to enter the building, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

  • Warrants pending in Sunset Beach purse snatching

    SUNSET BEACH—Warrants are pending for suspects in an attempted purse snatching incident that occurred Monday night.
    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the incident was reported at 8:25 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot.
    Smith said a white female jumped from the backseat of a car and tried to grab a purse from a female walking to her car with her children. The victim was able to fight off the perpetrator and retain her purse, Smith said.

  • Oil avengers: McIntyre, Pantano take on oil spill response

    They both want to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now, two House candidates want to fix, or at the very least, criticize the response to the BP oil spill.

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., the seven-term Lumberton incumbent, will host an oil spill preparedness meeting next week to “discuss the recent deepwater spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the need for North Carolina to be prepared for potential ramifications from that spill.”

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 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.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Stars shine bright--and it's cool--at Ingram Planetarium

    Beat the heat this summer and find respite—and a few cool shows—at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.
    The planetarium, at 7625 High Market St. in The Village at Sunset Beach, is on its summer schedule now and opens at noon Tuesdays through Saturdays.
    Ingram Planetarium offers an array of astronomy and science programs.
    Displays abound in the planetarium’s Paul Dennis Science Hall, and free family activities are offered at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 19.

  • Preliminary autopsy results inconclusive on woman found dead in pond

    WINNABOW—Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident in the Winnabow area Tuesday, where a body of a woman was found in a pond.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, sheriff’s deputies found the body of Juanita Mobley Shaw, 56, of Winnabow, in a pond at 1554 Queen’s Way in Winnabow.

    “It appears to be a drowning at this time,” Stanley said. 

  • Jury convicts Tennessee man of impaired driving on a golf cart

     BOLIVIA— On Friday, July 2, a Brunswick County jury convicted a Tennessee man for driving while impaired.

    According to the District Attorney’s Office, a Brunswick County jury convicted William McNabb of operating a golf cart while impaired for a 2008 incident on Bald Head Island.

    McNabb, a college student from Tennessee, registered a .20 blood alcohol level on the intoxilyzer, which is more than twice the legal limit.

  • Road paving on Carolina Shores agenda

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners are debating the best ways to pave deteriorating roads in the Village at Calabash.
    “We want to make sure that we get this right,” town commissioner Walter Goodenough said at a monthly board workshop Tuesday.
    The issue is also on the board’s agenda for its meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. this Thursday, July 8, at town hall.

  • Mayor cites 'signs' Calabash is looking better

    CALABASH—The town has come a long way cleaning up its sign issues, Mayor Anthony Clemmons said at a June 28 meeting.

    The session, a continuation of the board’s recessed June 14 meeting, covered signs and several other issues on which the board acted. Clemmons said A-frame signs are out of the right-of-way, and he hadn’t recently seen any signs on fences, either.

    “I encourage [businesses] to continue to work with the town on this very delicate and challenging issue,” Clemmons said.