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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident reports and information provided by the police department.

    •Shawna Shirlene Jackson, 32, of Ocean Isle Beach; outstanding warrant for failure to appear. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was placed on a $500 secured bond.

  • 15th annual candlelight vigil to honor victims

    June 23, 1994—the day the Frink family won’t soon forget.

    It was on that summer day 16 years ago they lost their daughter, their sister, their friend—18-year-old Amy Frink.

    Frink was brutally murdered by two men who were on the run for years before being arrested and serving fractions of their sentences. They are both now free men.

  • Pen pals help foster relationships, leadership between elementary and high school students

    “Relationships” is one of the five Rs Early College High School students incorporate into their daily lives, along with rigor, relevancy, respect and responsibility.

    Freshmen students have been working on building relationships this semester, as they have each been assigned a fourth-grade pen pal from Supply Elementary School.

    Claire McLaughlin, science and French teacher at ECHS, said she decided to incorporate pen pals into the annual birding project, done in freshman homeroom classes.

  • Children’s book author writes a message of overcoming grief

    Retirement didn’t stop Bolivia resident Thelma C. Fullwood from putting her years of knowledge to work.

    After teaching in the Brunswick County School System for 25 years and another six in Virginia, Fullwood retired. After doing some thinking, she recognized a need in young adult literature and decided to tackle the issue.

  • Commissioners table landfill expansion after residents oppose project

    BOLIVIA—It turns out people don’t like living next to landfills.

    A group of Bolivia residents speaking out at Monday’s county commissioners meeting made it clear they don’t want the current construction and demolition landfill expanding into what they say are their back yards, either.

  • Are you getting scanned or opting out when flying next week?

    The day before Thanksgiving, this year, falls on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

    Experts claim it’s the most traveled day in the entire 365. If you’re among those who choose to take a plane ride next week, be prepared for a little longer wait time than you’re used to.

    They say for domestic flights, arrive at the airport an hour and a half early. But in case you haven’t heard, there’s a “national protest day” taking place that might extend those security lines a little longer than usual.

  • Rep. Iler calls Senate actions ‘sleazy’

    It’s sleazy.

    That’s what N.C. House Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, told “No Port Southport” he thinks of the placement of the proposed N.C. State Ports Authority’s N.C. International Terminal (NCIT) in the state’s 2010 budget bill.

    He said last summer the House of Representatives was asked to vote on the budget. As he scanned the document, he looked for appropriations for the NCIT project and the feasibility study by the Army Corps of Engineers.

  • New medical center site plans approved for Shallotte

    A new medical facility in Shallotte is one step closer to construction.

    A site plan has been approved for the facility at 5145 Sellers Street in Shallotte.

    Oceanside Family Medicine’s site plan for the construction of an 8,846-square-foot medical office building was approved by the Shallotte Planning Board and will be sent to the board of aldermen for final approval.

    “I think the architect did a great job…I commend them for creating a first-class project for the site,” said Allen Serkin, town planner.

  • 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.

    •Julian Ivory Johnson, 18, of 1299 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, was charged with burglary and assault inflicting serious injury. He was held on a $50,000 bond.

    •Sammy Stanley, 26, of 589 Tree Acre Circle, Calabash, was charged with assault on a female, breaking and entering and trespassing.

  • Shallotte Police add additional charges in South Carolina prescription fraud ring

    Shallotte Police have added additional charges to suspects charged in connection with a South Carolina prescription fraud ring.

    Shallotte Police Detective Ed Marti said Shallotte police have added additional felony charges to three suspects arrested last month as part of a prescription pill diversion investigation.