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Today's News

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny at Ocean Point; victim reported $200 bicycle missing.

    •Larceny on Jan Street; victim reported a 24-inch, 18-speed mountain bicycle and three fishing rods and reels missing, totaling $580.

    •Larceny on Concord Street; Victim reported a woodgrain skimboard and a black boogie board missing.

    •Larceny at Waves on Causeway Drive; the cash register was $100 short.

  • Former deputy clerk pleads guilty

    Former Brunswick County deputy clerk of court Sherry Lynn Carmichael pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement July 28.

    According to district attorney Rex Gore, Carmichael pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Gary Locklear. Locklear sentenced Carmichael to a probationary sentence, which included $3,400 in restitution, Gore said.

    Carmichael was arrested and charged with two counts of embezzling state property May 8, 2007. She was employed as a deputy clerk of court from Aug. 20, 2000 until she was terminated April 16, 2007.

  • Two charged with Sunset Beach car break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have arrested two teenagers and recovered numerous items in connection with a rash of recent car break-ins, most of them on the Sunset Beach island.

    Justin Darriel Carver, 17, of 1105 North Shore Drive W., Sunset Beach, and Dakota Alexis Reyna, 18, of 98 Field Planters Circle, Calabash, were each charged July 29 with seven counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, seven counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, and one charge of larceny of a firearm.

    Each is on a $73,000 bond at Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Leland Crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Reed Road; suspect stole $50 worth of meat from Food Lion.

    •Timothy Barton Smith, 44, of 301 Savanna Branch Road, Leland; charged with driving while impaired.

    •Larceny of mail on Stone Bridge Lane; suspect stole various pieces of mail from victim’s mailbox.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Vandalism on Blockade Runner; suspect damaged an oil reservoir.

    •Vandalism on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox.

    •Joseph Raymond Montgomery IV, 18, of 4629 Buckline Circle, Atlanta; charged with possessing/concealing stolen property.

  • BCC campus center in works for South Brunswick Islands

    CALABASH—Students in Rusty Hughes’ art class have found a new niche for their creative itch.

    It’s the Calabash Elks Lodge, where the Brunswick Community College continuing education class recently moved from its former location at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    After being notified the church could no longer provide space, students were granted a new, weekly painting place by Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679, which is providing a meeting room free of charge.

  • Cedar Grove students discover 'What's Good About Me'

    During the summer days, students can be found learning, reading and playing at the Cedar Grove Summer Enrichment Program at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

    The program, founded in part by the Brunswick Arts Council and Brunswick Family Assistance and partnered with the church, was designed to help feed students who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year but has provided the students more than a few meals a day.

  • OIB Aviation celebrates grand opening

    Ocean Isle Beach Aviation is ready for takeoff. Its grand opening and ribbon cutting was celebrated Tuesday at the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport.

    Ocean Isle Beach Aviation is a fixed-base operation at the airport. David Hill of Jackson/Hill Aviation said the 10,000-square-foot state of the art facility is equipped with fax and Internet capability, rental car service, a 24-hour pilot’s lounge complete with showering facilities and the lowest fuel price in the county. The center provides hanger space available for rent and employs an in-house mechanic.

  • Construction begins on new shopping center

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Construction has begun on The Landing at Ocean Isle Beach Shopping Center, a project three and a half years in the making.

    Ground broke Thursday as Crescent Retail announced the start of construction on The Landing, a 65,000-square-foot shopping center at the corner of N.C. 179 and Ocean Isle Beach Road.

  • San Rio's Phase II requests pulled

    SHALLOTTE—A week after being accused of poor sediment and erosion control practices on their vacant land, developers of San Rio Ocean and River Club have withdrawn petitions to annex 78 acres for Phase II of the project.

    Wakefield Coastal’s Senior Vice President Jim Wiseman withdrew the requests, which had been pending for the past two months, during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s board of aldermen meeting.