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Today's News

  • Residents trash garbage collection for Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — If the remarks of three residents ring true, most people in the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association community do not want to revert from the town recycling center to residential garbage pickup.

    Resident Marlene Stewart, speaking at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, April 7, said during public comment she has garnered opinions as a newly elected member of the Carolina Shores POA board.

  • SB approves sales tax resolution with stipulation

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has approved a resolution supporting a quarter-cent sales tax increase to be decided by voters in a May 6 referendum.

    Unanimous approval came at the board’s monthly meeting Monday night, April 7, with an added stipulation about terminal groins and following a presentation about the proposal by Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy.

  • Bridge construction causes U.S. 74/76 lane closure

    The inside lane of eastbound U.S. 74/76 near Leland just east of Malmo Loop Road will be closed Friday, April 4, at 9 a.m. until Monday, April 7, at 6 a.m. for bridge deck preservation.

    The impact on traffic is expected to be low and no detour will be in place. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. The North Carolina Department of Transportation reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

  • Sunset Beach teen's body found in Shallotte River
  • Why I propose another Brunswick County school day schedule change

    By Edward Pruden

     

  • A brief guide to seeing the editor, visiting the newsroom

    Most of the time, the people who come by to speak to the editor have two reasons for doing so.

    The first reason is they want to introduce themselves and comment about our news coverage. I’ll always welcome this. I’m never OK, though, with people who bypass our front desk and barge into the newsroom (or my office) unannounced, no matter how friendly their intentions.

  • Trial outcome serves as wake-up call

    On Thursday, a jury of 53-year-old Richard Hugh Grissett’s Brunswick County peers convicted him of first-degree murder and other charges related to the Nov. 12, 2012, slaying of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward.

    Under state law, Judge Wayland Sermons had no choice but to order Grissett to spend the rest of his life in prison with no possibility of being released.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    April 5

    Michael Anthony Leal, 33, 9387 Night Harbor Drive, arrested on a charge of driving while impaired on U.S. 17.

    Kyle Mitchell Prince, 25, 146 Wild Raven St., Shallotte, arrested on charges of driving while impaired and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    April 4

    Jayme Lynn Schmidt, 21, 190 Royal Oak Road, cited for shoplifting items valued at $7.88 from Walmart.

    Gladys Alberta Martin, 49, 3747 Strawberry Way Road, cited for shoplifting items valued at $10.95 from Walmart.

    April 5

    Billy Lee Morris Jr., 51, 1164 Woodview Circle, Ocean Isle Beach, cited for possession of a stolen registration plate.

  • Events commemorate spring, Easter season

     

    The spring and Easter season will be celebrated in style this week with a number of events planned in and around Brunswick County.

    Southport Spring Festival

    The annual event is scheduled for April 18 and 19 in Franklin Square Park. Admission is free.

    Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Highlights include more than 150 crafters, entertainment, food vendors and children’s activities.