Today's News

  • Carolina Shores 10th Arbor Day Celebration on Friday

    The town of Carolina Shores plants its 10th Arbor Day sapling with festivities starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, at town hall at 200 Persimmon Road.

    Highlights launch with a welcome by Mayor Joyce Dunn, followed by a presentation of the town’s seventh Tree City USA award by Caleb Elmore of the North Carolina Forest Service.

    Deputy Rebecca Allen of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand, along with second-graders in teacher Karen Campbell’s class from Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

  • Former Carolina Shores Mayor Dan Mann dies

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners paid tribute to former Mayor Dan Mann last week after current Mayor Joyce Dunn announced at the March 8 board meeting she had just received word Mann had died.

    Mann, 76, served as mayor from 2003 to 2007. He was also an active member of the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association.

    Dunn said Mann was one of the first people she met after moving to Carolina Shores and they became friends. She said he served as POA president 15 years ago when she served on the board.

  • Supply man sentenced on cocaine charge as habitual felon

    A Supply man has been sentenced as a habitual felon to spend at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.

  • Bolivia man accused of strangling woman

    A Bolivia man is accused of strangling a woman earlier this month.

    Sean Michael Lent, 24, of Summerlea Circle was arrested March 6 and charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

    Warrants show Lent wrapped his hands around the woman’s neck, attempting to choke her, and struck her in the face and neck.

    The woman’s condition was not available.

    Lent remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • Ash man dies in single-vehicle crash

    An Ash man died in single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning.

    Casimiro Barron, 50, was driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder east on N.C. 904 near S.R. 1300 shortly before 1 a.m. when he lost control of it after leaving a curve in the road, North Carolina State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew W. King said in a news release.

    The SUV ran off the right side of the road before flipping, hitting a tree and stopping in a yard off N.C. 904, King said.

  • Three charged with heroin trafficking held on $1 million bail

    Three Camden, N.J., residents charged with heroin trafficking are each being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

    Sheriff’s deputies and Sunset Beach police arrested 29-year-old Jerry Hakeem Colvin, 36-year-old Cherelle Hills and 35-year-old Kenneth Bernard Norman on March 10.

    Each is charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

  • School board, teacher of the year talk school safety

    BOLIVIA — School safety dominated the discussion at March 6’s regular county school board meeting.

    During her Teachers’ Voice presentation, Brunswick County Teacher of the Year and Leland Middle School art teacher Carolynn Phillips shared her thoughts and those of Teacher Advisory Council members.

    Phillips said an anonymous elementary school teacher and some of her colleagues said their main concern was students coming to them with issues that “go beyond that of the typical disruptive student.”

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    With the North Carolina General Assembly being officially out of session, all our time is spent in committee meetings and events both in Raleigh and back in our home districts.

    Last week I attended plenty of both. We met with our transportation oversight committee in Raleigh and I had meetings with groups and individuals in all parts of our district in Brunswick County.

  • Demand and protect government openness

    Carolina Shores hosted a Sunshine Week open house Tuesday morning at town hall, just as it has for the past several years.

    Sunshine Week, observed this year March 11-17, is an annual national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government.

    Here in the Tar Heel State, there are two sunshine laws: its open meetings law and its public records law.

  • Two Belville churches vandalized

    Two churches less than half-mile apart in Belville were vandalized over the weekend.

    Someone used an unknown object to damage both front glass doors and two windows at Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church at 10051 Blackwell Road SE in Belville sometime between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Providence Missionary Church at 10499 Chappell Loop Road SE also sustained damage at the front of the building.