Today's News

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 13

    Obtain property by false pretense; some reported being the victim of a scam.

    Larceny of merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart.

    Nov. 14

    Jacob Lee Sealy was cited on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Two-vehicle traffic crash on Ploof Road and U.S. 17 resulting in property damage.

  • You decide: How can North Carolina use economic trends?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    As I travel the state giving presentations about the economy, there’s one common trait I find regardless of where I am: People are anxious about the economy.

    Although there’s been economic improvement since the Great Recession, I sense uneasiness among many people about how long the gains will last. Many believe the economic future is no longer in their hands and it is subject to forces and actions beyond their control.

  • Shallotte Police report

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

    Nov. 18

    Communicating threats and damage to personal property; someone threw pictures at the victim at a Paisley Drive apartment.

    Nov. 20

    Melissa Leigh Patton, 20, Ridge Road SW, Supply, was cited on a charge of concealing merchandise while still on the premises of Belk.

  • Sunset Beach council makes correct call on vacancy

    While it may not be clear whether Terry Johnson’s resignation from Sunset Beach Town Council after serving two years of a four-year term was expected, it seemed most were taken by surprise when he tendered it on Election Day, Nov. 3.

  • Give thanks for humor and understanding

    There’s a website I visit from time to time and follow on Facebook called Overheard in the Newsroom. The point of it is to deliver “the best overheard comments and conversations in any newsroom.” I find it’s always good for a laugh.

    Since about a third of my friends are current or former journalists, I stumble across many snippets of conversations on this site that are eerily similar, if no identical, to conversations I’ve either taken part in or overheard in newsrooms where I’ve worked going on 25 years now.

  • Trains and tractors on track for holiday events

    Model trains are rolling into their respective stations at two venues this holiday season.

    The first event has been making whistle-stops during November, including Thanksgiving weekend at Calabash Marketplace at 10050 Beach Drive.

    The marketplace is partnering with the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club to expand train exhibits during the month of Thanksgiving.

    Highlights include eight operating layouts. Thanksgiving weekend, the club will be hosting workshops and clinics.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 13, 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 13

    Larceny of vehicle reported on Sunset Boulevard North.

  • ONDBEAT: Veterans' recognition continues after Nov. 11

    After Veterans Day this past Nov. 11, even after all the pomp of attending a ceremony the following day when their hero Army son received a critical piece of medal at the White House, Klara and Larry Groberg had more honors awaiting upon their arrival back home in Brunswick County.

    Neighbors had festooned their home in the Oyster Harbour community near Holden Beach with flags, miniature ones marching up the driveway and encircling their mailbox.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 9, 10, 12 and 13 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Nov. 9

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Super Saturday sparks season in Ocean Isle Beach

    The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always super in Ocean Isle Beach.

    That’s the day residents and visitors converge for festivities to kick off the holiday season.

    The fun begins with the Super Saturday Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Participants will meet for judging at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St.

    Participants gussy up vehicles, golf carts, bicycles and themselves with holiday decor and attire.