Today's News

  • Village at Sunset Beach expansion gets early OK
  • Committee supports splitting U.S. 17 superstreet plan

    CAROLINA SHORES — Members of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) voted to remove U.S. 17 intersection upgrades from its 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

    But they acted only to reorganize the projects to have a better chance for funding in the 2040 LRTP.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks Calabash liquor store thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for two Little River, S.C., men who they say stole liquor from the Calabash ABC store Thursday, Aug. 20.

    Mark Steven Johnson, 46, and John Edward Morrison, 32, both of Lakeside Drive, are each wanted on a charge of misdemeanor larceny, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    The men came into the store at 10203 Beach Drive about 3 p.m., Flax said. When security footage was viewed later that day, the men were seen taking bottles of liquor without paying for them.

  • Belville board supports two riverwalk park events

    BELVILLE — Belville officials agreed to support two upcoming events hosted at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Jonas Williams of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce requested approval for a bonfire and the use of town equipment to show an outdoor movie Oct. 30 as part of the second annual Bikes, Boots and BBQ, which will run Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

    Williams said he has spoken to Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner and was told they would need to apply for a permit and provide a bond for $500,000 in liability insurance.

  • Vote on rezoning Leland’s U.S. 17 property set for September

    LELAND — For three months, Leland officials have gone back and forth on the FlexCode zoning of five parcels on U.S. 17 and will have to take up the issue a fourth time in September based on the town board’s vote during its Aug. 20 meeting.

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts open house Aug. 29.

    Arts enthusiasts are invited to see what is happening at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) with an open house Saturday, Aug. 29.

    The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will feature tours of the facility, hands-on activities, door prizes, refreshments and a chance to meet the instructors.

  • Coastal alliance sets September meeting with consultant

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Brunswick Coastal Community Alliance, formerly the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, talked taking their alliance up the coast and on to Raleigh at their quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, in Holden Beach Town Hall.

    The alliance includes former consortium members from Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Brunswick County government.

    The name change is meant to signify the towns will work together on beach protection issues, but will no longer operate under a written agreement.

  • Bladen County man charged in fatal collision near Bolivia

    A Bladen County man is charged in a traffic collision on U.S. 17 near Bolivia that killed a Wilmington man and injured another man early Thursday morning, Aug. 20.

    Sixty-two-year-old David Christopher Satrazemis was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Toyota Camry collided with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of U.S. 17 at 5:57 a.m., N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said.

  • U.S. 17 lane closures continue in Shallotte

    Because of weather delays, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue intermittent lane closures at U.S. 17 (Ocean Highway) and U.S. 17 Business, south of Shallotte, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting.  
    The closure is necessary for crews to finish the final paving of the road and intersections. Once completed, this will improve the traffic flow in the area by extending the left turn lane which will allow continuous through movement on U.S. 17, according to an NCDOT news release.

  • Four convicted on drug charges receive prison terms

    Four Brunswick County residents were sentenced to prison terms last week in Superior Court after either pleading guilty to or being convicted on drug charges in separate cases, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday, Aug. 25.

    Judge James Ammons sentenced Harvey Lee Grady of Leland to serve seven to nine-and-a-half years in the North Carolina Department of Correction after a jury convicted him as a habitual felon on charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.