Today's News

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    Calabash residents and business owners have been fired up lately about the current Unified Development Ordinance being reviewed by Calabash commissioners.

    In several public meetings business owners have claimed regulations set forth in the UDO are unfair. There have been complaints about everything from how the document was produced to the details inside it.

    The UDO, if approved in its current form, would affect everything from eliminating rooftop signs in the town’s commercial district to requiring more uniform design policies throughout.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Feb. 4

    Judge Bruce Morton presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Michelle Warth:

    Bobby Ray Anderson, expired registration card/tag, driving while license revoked, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Peter Cinelli, simple assault, communicating threats, both voluntarily dismissed per plaintiff.

    Kedra Denise Farlow, second-degree trespass, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Charlotte woman arrested for identity fraud, theft involving Sunset Beach resident

    A Charlotte woman was arrested last week in connection with identity fraud involving a Sunset Beach resident.

    Yolanda Faye Young, 39, was in the Mecklenburg County jail after being charged Feb. 18 with theft of more than $8,000 in gift cards and merchandise from a Belk store in South Park Mall in Charlotte.

  • Marsh birth

    Contessa Rhodes of Supply and Kevin Marsh of Hartsville, S.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Kayla Jane Marsh, born at 8 a.m. Feb. 9 at Brunswick Community Hospital. She was 19 inches long and weight 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

    She is joined by a sibling Alexis Marsh of Hartsville, S.C.

    Maternal grandparents are Marsha Rhodes of Supply and David Rhodes of Civietown. Paternal grandparents are Phyllies Marsh of Hartsville, S.C., and the late Caleb Gene Marsh.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident/investigation reports.

    •Property damage on East Third Street; suspect used a large piece of asphalt to break several windows.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on East Second Street; suspect entered home and stole a DVD player, 13-inch color TV and a 13-inch color TV with a DVD player, valued at $400.

  • Supply man arrested for kidnapping, larceny, robbery at Walmart

    Shallotte Police on Monday night arrested a Supply man for stealing a gun, kidnapping an elderly woman and stealing her vehicle Monday morning at Walmart.

    Members of the Sunset Beach Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Feb. 16-22, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 24 calls and issued 16 uniformed citations.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Bluff Drive in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s car window.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Whiteville Road; suspect loaded truck on a trailer and took it from an impound lot.

    •Larceny on Benton Road in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

  • What to do when businesses close their doors

    In this challenging economy, it’s an unfortunate reality businesses are closing their doors every day.

    To assist residents of North Carolina, state Attorney General Roy Cooper has provided a list of tips to help us deal with companies that are going out of business to keep us from being left high and dry.

    Cooper suggests the following: