Today's News

  • No appointment necessary; just walk in

    SHALLOTTE—No appointment necessary. Just walk in. It has been that way for more than 50 years.

    Generations of grandfathers, fathers and sons have come to Shallotte to have their first hair cut in the same shop and by the same barber who gave their father his first haircut.

    Evans Barber Shop is a bit of a local legend as is its owner Buddy Evans. It’s a local spot to catch up on all the latest happenings, to say hello to old friends, get and give advice and of course to get a haircut and a shave.

  • New Year resolutions and more

    A New Year means a new start and for many people it’s a time to assess their lives and make a choice to change something—a New Year’s resolution.

    New Year’s Day has traditionally been a day of strangeness for me.

    New Year’s 2000, I awoke with the flu and the world had not ended. My resolution that year was not to buy into the end of the world theories.

    And yes, I know some say 2012 is it. I don’t buy it.

  • Southport nuclear plant under scrutiny: More inspections, oversight coming

    Brunswick Nuclear Plant is under scrutiny by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    “The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has determined that fuel oil tank rooms serving the Brunswick nuclear plant’s emergency diesel generators were not properly protected from possible flooding, a finding of ‘low to moderate safety significance’ that will result in increased NRC inspection and oversight of the facility,” states a press release by the NRC.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on East First Street; unknown subjects gained entry into a home and removed three TVs.

    •Larceny on East First Street; someone removed a charbroil grill from under the house.

  • Shallotte Crime Report


    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Shoplifting at Walmart; suspect attempted to steal two 32-inch TVs.

    •Rogelio Magana Hernandez, 28, of 43 Brooks Court, Shallotte, was charged with DWI, flee/elude and careless and reckless. Suspect was traveling northbound on U.S. 17 at approximately 95 mph and increased speed to more than 100 mph.

  • Thefts, arrests in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police reported the following arrests and incidents, including larcenies.

    Luis Mendoza Bermudez, 53, of 7219 Dale Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested for larceny on Dec. 29

    Russell Edward Canady, 47, of 546 Market St., Shallotte, was arrested Jan. 3 for a domestic violence order violation.

    On Dec. 16, a mailbox was reported torn out of the ground at a residence on Live Oak Drive and thrown into a car windshield.

  • Carolina Shores board ready to interview candidates

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners is coming closer to finding a new commissioner to fill a board vacancy.

    At their first, monthly pre-agenda meeting for 2012 on Tuesday, the board agreed to have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 to narrow down the list of candidates and interview finalists.

    The seat, with two years remaining in its term, was left vacant after former town commissioner Walter Goodenough was elected mayor Nov. 8.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Monday night, Jan. 9

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council will meet in regular session next Monday night, Jan. 9.

    The meeting was delayed a week because of the New Year’s holiday.

    A pre-agenda workshop is set for 6:45 p.m.

    The meeting will take place a 7 p.m. in town council chambers on Sunset Boulevard.


  • Longtime businessman poised to launch scallops-processing plant

    SHALLOTTE POINT—It’s just a matter of time.

    In a few more weeks, Lloyd Milliken plans to launch a new scallops-processing facility at his longtime business and oyster house on Village Point Road that he says should provide about 25 new, local jobs.

    Overall, Milliken said as he led an informal tour of the future facility last week, the new enterprise will mean about 100 jobs over the next six months, including work the enterprise will be providing in Florida.

  • Happy New Year: Calabash bonfire ushers in 2012

    CALABASH—Times Square has its ball that fell at midnight this past New Year’s weekend. Calabash, on the other hand, has its lighted anchor.

    That’s what Calabash Mayor Mary Knight had to say about the boat anchor, wrapped in festive lights as it waited, suspended on a post, to be dropped at midnight during the town’s first New Year’s Eve celebration and bonfire next to the Calabash River last Saturday night.