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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Town Council meets next Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Because of the New Year’s holiday, Sunset Beach Town Council is having its monthly meeting this coming Monday, Jan. 10, at town hall.

    The 7 p.m. session will be preceded by a pre-meeting council workshop at 6:45 p.m.

    On the agenda under “old business” are continued discussion of a golf cart ordinance, speed limits and an appointment to the Sunset Beach Fire Department Fireman’s Relief Fund Board.

  • Park grant on Sunset Beach Planning Board agenda

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Beach Planning Board is scheduled to revisit consideration of a motion of support for a park grant application at its upcoming meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the conference room at town hall.

    At the board’s last monthly workshop Dec. 16, members agreed to defer until their next meeting in January consideration of support for a grant application for the town’s first public park.

  • Pot seizure, charges in Sunset Beach

    On Dec. 24 Sunset Beach police recovered seven pounds of marijuana from a vehicle stop.

    Additional leads led to a house on 29th Street where an additional 25 pounds of marijuana were seized, along with drug paraphernalia and 26 small marijuana plants growing in plastic cups.

    Howard Jason Harris, 35, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with intent to sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance. Additional charges for trafficking are being drawn, said Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

     

  • A day in the life of a Shallotte fireman

    Sound asleep or preparing to sit down to a hot meal, the call can come in, throwing four firefighters into an adrenaline rush donning 50 to 75 pounds of gear.

    From sleep to running full speed ahead in a matter of seconds, jumping on a fire engine, sirens wailing, speeding across town to run into a burning building, saving lives and property—it’s all in a day’s work.

    The average response time for the town of Shallotte Fire Department is four-and-a-half minutes from receiving a call to arrival on scene.

  • Brunswick County native utilizes King Henry’s lost lumber

    WILMINGTON–One business has turned lumber lost in the Cape Fear River more than 200 years ago into a viable resource.

    Seventeen years ago, Brunswick County native Mark Bryant took his first job in the flooring industry. Little did he know he would later carve a pathway in the industry as a small business owner utilizing a long forgotten resource found at the bottom of a river near where he grew up.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Rameisha Washington, 20, was charged with shoplifting from Belk. The suspect was stopped at the door of Belk’s with $172.97 worth of merchandise concealed in her purse. She was stopped by Belk’s loss-prevention members. Washington was held at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond.

  • Smith Avenue extension extended again

    The Smith Avenue extension project has been extended again—this time with a projected completion date in spring 2011.

    The project, which began in September 2009, was slated for completion by early November 2010. In late October the completion projection date was bumped until Dec. 31, 2010, but those close to the project said they didn’t anticipate completion until early 2011.

    Now it’s 2011, and the question is when will drivers in Shallotte stop having to navigate the orange traffic barrels?

  • Ash man dies in single-vehicle wreck New Year's Day

    ASH—An Ash man was killed New Year's Day in a single-vehicle wreck on Kingtown Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. R.E. King, Michael Douglas Inman, 23, of 4951 Deer Haven Lane in Ash, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck around 2:14 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1.

    King said Inman was driving his Chevrolet pickup truck west on Kingtown Road, when he crossed the center line and ran into a ditch on the left side of the road, where Inman’s truck came to rest.

  • Lady Dolphins finish 1-1 in home tourney

     The host Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team put on a defensive and offensive show Dec. 29 and easily handled Baltimore Community College 77-29 in the Southport Hampton Inn Holiday Classic.

    Although the Lady Dolphins had only one day of practice since the Christmas break, they led 34-13 at halftime in the game on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • ACE Report

    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. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.