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Today's News

  • Deputies seek man reported missing from Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a Virginia man last seen a week ago in Shallotte.

    Arpad "Arpi" Carl Nagy
, 53, was with family about 5 p.m. May 15 at a Kinlaw Drive residence before he disappeared, according to a news release issued Saturday afternoon, May 21.

  • Coast Guard rescues man near Oak Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a man Saturday, May 21, after his kayak capsized near Oak Island.

    Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the distressed 38-year-old Monroe man via his handheld VHF-marine radio at 9:38 a.m., according to a Coast Guard news release/ The man said he was fishing when his kayak overturned near Yaupon reef about 1.5 miles south of Caswell Beach.

  • Shallotte announces Mulberry Park grand opening changes

    The town of Shallotte has rescheduled several of the Mulberry Park grand opening events originally planned for Saturday, May 21.

    The community picnic and the evening showing of Disney’s “Inside Out” have been rescheduled for Sunday, May 29. The town’s annual Memorial Day ceremony featuring The Wilmington Big Band will continue as planned May 29. However, the concert will now be preceded by the community picnic from 2 to 4 p.m. and after the concert at dusk, the movie “Inside Out” will be shown.

  • All clear issued after bomb threat evacuation at West Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued an all-clear for West Brunswick High School following a bomb threat Friday. Shelters that were in place have also been lifted for Union Elementary, Shallotte Middle and Waccamaw schools.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department observes 40 years of service

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — On Dec. 12, 1975, a fire destroyed an Ocean Isle Beach cottage owned by Franky Yarborough and sparked an idea when town board member H. Tatum Sparger said the fire showed a desperate need for a volunteer fire department.

    The Ocean Isle Fire Protection Association (OIFPA) Inc. was chartered by the state Jan. 30, 1976.

    Now in its 40th anniversary year, the former all-volunteer fire association has grown in size, expanded services to respond to all types of emergencies and become a full-time department of the town.

  • Amber Alert canceled for Leland girl

    An Amber Alert has been canceled for an 11-year-old Leland girl who was thought to have been abducted Thursday.

    Elisha Jones, who was last seen at 11 a.m. May 19 at Leland Middle School, has been located safe with her grandmother in Baltimore, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

    Investigators found the grandmother failed to notify Jones’ father she was picking the girl up from school with permission from Jones’ mother, who resides in New Jersey, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

  • Coastal Drug celebrates 80 years in downtown Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE — Coastal Drug Store, a fixture of Shallotte’s Main Street, celebrates a milestone 80th year in business in 2016, made even more remarkable because the business remains in the Mintz family.

    Theresa Mintz, daughter of founder Fred Mintz Sr., owns the drugstore at 4802 Main St. on the northwest corner of Mulberry Street.

    Theresa, who was born in 1951, remembers the store’s first location across Main Street on the bank of the Shallotte River, which is now part of Camp United Methodist Church.

  • Brunswick County 2016-17 budget presented to commissioners

    BOLIVIA — County Manager Ann Hardy presented the preliminary 2016-17 budget to county commissioners Monday night, proposing an operating budget of $224.5 million with no increase in the tax rate or fees.

    The property tax rate would remain at 48.50 cents for a second year.

    The budget proposed is a little more than $10 million more than the 2015-16 budget of $214.2 million.

  • Sunset Beach opposes Rabon bill to 'de-annex' town sites

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council is challenging North Carolina District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, after he filed a bill last week to “de-annex” three town sites last week where development is either under way or has been proposed for development.

  • Detectives seek man who flashed restaurant employees

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the community's assistance in identifying the man who exposed himself to two restaurant employees in the Shallotte/Ocean Isle Beach area about 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

    The dark-skinned man is thought to be in his mid- to late 40s and was last seen wearing a blue Duke hat, a striped shirt and khaki shorts, according to a sheriff’s office news release

    He left the restaurant, which was not identified, in a champagne-colored Toyota Solara.