Today's News

  • DA seeks death penalty in Whiteville stabbing, murder case

    WHITEVILLE — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who was arrested in Brunswick County and charged in the stabbings of two women last month in Whiteville, including one who died of her injuries.

    James Edward McKamey, 51, of Whiteville is accused ofstabbing 35-year-old Reshonta Love in the 300 block of West Nance Street on Aug. 29 and 65-year-old Greer in the 900 block of Smyrna Drive minutes later.

  • Three teens arrested in Leland armed robbery


  • Sunset Beach focuses on filling board seats

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has officially accepted the resignation of former town councilman Lou De Vita and is making plans to interview contenders for the vacant mayor’s seat.

    Action came at council’s first meeting of the month last Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Two mayoral contenders, John Corbett and Anita August, spoke during public comment.

  • Committee digs into Sunset Beach dredging project

    SUNSET BEACH — To dredge or not to dredge, and more specifically what to dredge, were hot topics at a Sept. 7 meeting of Sunset Beach’s fledgling Environmental Resource Committee.

    “We’re really looking for input,” said committee member Richard Hilderman, a retired chairman of the biochemistry department at Clemson University who lives on the Sunset Beach island.

    Hilderman said a proposed shoreline management and dredging project is still a draft and could entail a lot of modifications.

  • Residents reiterate rainfall ripple in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Six residents including a former mayor spoke about ongoing problems with the town of Carolina Shores’ stormwater flow at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop meeting Monday, Sept. 12.

    Oakbark Court resident Phyllis Novkovic, who was among residents flooded out of their homes for months after last October’s storms, said she has been advised by the state and county drainage is insufficient in Carolina Shores.

  • West Brunswick soccer team wins for first time this season

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored four second-half goals in beating South Brunswick 4-2 and winning a soccer game for the first time this season.

    For West, sophomore forward Alex Younts scored twice. Junior forward David Reyes and junior defender Anthony Tapia also scored as West opened its conference season with the victory.

    West is 1-0 in the conference, 1-5-1 overall. South is 0-6 overall.

    West trailed 1-0 in the second half but tied the score on Reyes’ goal with about 26 minutes left.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 17

    Richard Lucas III was arrested on charges of assault and violation of a no-contact order.

    Larceny of a Silver 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and keys to another vehicle from Mac’s Auto Sales.

    Injury to real property; someone shot out the back window of a vehicle with a BB gun on Highland Hills Drive.

    Aug. 18

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 31

    Joshua Adam Ehrhard, 28, was arrested on a warrant for arrest.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a chainsaw worth $300 from a garage on Plamer Drive.

    Injury to personal property; someone damaged a vehicle parked on Village Road.

    Larceny of a trailer worth $5,000 from a parking lot on Harley-Davidson Drive

    Sept. 1

  • Third annual N.C. Rice Festival offers second chance to win rice cook-off crown

    The third annual North Carolina Rice Festival returns to The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18.

    The event opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There is a $5 per adult entry fee. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

    Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville park, at 580 River Road (N.C. 133) is across the street from Belville Elementary School, which will provide free parking.

  • Leland EDC debates Christmas parade business impact

    LELAND — By October, Christmas will have already arrived on the shelves of local businesses and Christmas will be on the agenda of the Leland Economic Development Commission.

    But the LEDC will consider who is getting scrooged as a result of the annual Christmas parade along Village Road.

    LEDC chairman David Sink spoke during the public comment segment of the Aug. 25 town council meeting, as the owner of Meineke Car Care Center, to ask board members to consider moving the Christmas parade off Village Road.