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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives issued a press release Tuesday morning stating missing teen Orio Woodard of Sunset Beach has been safely located.

    Woodard, 15, was last seen at his residence on Ocean Highway West at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22. 

  • Flounder tourney at Shallotte Point

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Last minute meant first place.

    But not without all the hurrying hassle and frantic worry of meeting deadline.

    When Larry Lefler caught his whopping 10.29-pound flounder, he knew it had a great chance of winning the 31st annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament.

    But it was 3:30 Saturday afternoon, the fishing tournament ended at 5 p.m., and it was quite a haul by boat from the Lockwood Folly River to the official weigh-in at what used to be Tripp’s Marina just past the Shallotte River.

  • Leland woman wins $150K in lottery

    Amy Franke, a sales representative from Leland, plans to save for her children’s college education after scratching off the $150,000 top prize in the Green & Gold game. She learned of her win after purchasing her lucky $5 ticket at the Buy and Go located on Ploof Road in Leland.

  • UPDATE: Southport woman arrested in vehicle larceny

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a Southport woman in a vehicle larceny that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13.

    Betty Jo Randolph, 48, of River Road was arrested Thursday, June 19, on charges of breaking or entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property under false pretense, according to a sheriff's office news release.

    Warrants accuse her of stealing a wallet containing a BB&T debit card and $120 in cash from a 2000 Subaru Legacy and using the card at a local gas station.

  • Pet deaths put residents on alert

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents of a local community are being alerted about the suspicious deaths of pets in their neighborhood in the past week.

    Late last week and over the past weekend, three cats and a duck were found dead in the area of Clubview Lane and near Putting and Waterview Lanes in the Village at Calabash off Thomasboro Road.

    Betty Towell, president of the Village at Calabash Property Owners Association, sent out a notice June 16 alerting residents to keep their pets close to home and asking them to report any suspicious behavior.

  • Larceny suspect sought

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a female larceny suspect.

    The woman is a suspect in a larceny from a vehicle that occurred on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 13. She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier with a second person inside described as a white female, possibly between 5 feet to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and wearing a white tank top and short jean shorts.

  • Deputies seek woman in Southport larceny

    Deputies are asking for the public's help to identify and find a woman suspected of larceny in the Southport area.

    They think the woman stole items from a vehicle on Long Beach Road on Friday, June 13, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    She was seen driving a two-door red or burgundy Chevy Cavalier, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Bolivia man accused in firearms thefts

    A Bolivia man is accused of participating in the theft and sale of multiple firearms recently in the Bolivia area, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Avery Scott Burgess, 20, of Robinson Road, was arrested Wednesday, June 18, and charged with misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

    He is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Holden Beach budget keeps taxes steady

    Holden Beach will keep its tax rate steady at 12.7 cents on every $100 of property valuation on a $1.225 billion tax base.

    The budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year is $9.89 million, down from $10.25 million budget a year ago.

    Town manager David Hewett said the town has no new projects added for the new fiscal year but will finish what they started in previous years – adding automated water meter readers, completing dredge projects and building the playground under the water tower.

  • No rate increase, no recycling change in OIB budget

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH – Ocean Isle Beach officials have set a time for public comments on the 2014-15 town budget for 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 25.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey presented the next fiscal year budget to commissioners at the June 10 regular town meeting.

    The town’s total budget for the upcoming year is $13,410,958, down from last year’s budget by $278,000.

    Ocean Isle Beach’s tax rate is recommended to remain at .155 per $100 valuation for the second year.