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Today's News

  • 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.

    August 28

    Breaking and entering and larceny of cell phones by someone busting into the front door of Murillo on Holden Beach Road and damaging a display case to steal cell phones.

    August 29

    Teresa Power Mote, 52, 707 Sunset Oaks Lane, Sunset Beach, arrested on charges of drunk and disruptive, assault on a government officials and resisting arrest.

  • Ashley beats West 6-0 in soccer

    Ashley beat West Brunswick 6-0 in a conference soccer game Thursday, Sept. 18., at Ashley.

  • Kinlaw wins cross-country race at West
  • Scorpions win rematch against Trojans

     LELAND —North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 26-24, 25-19, 25-17 in a non-conference volleyball match Sept. 17.

    For North (4-7 overall), sophomore Kaylee Scoggins had five kills and 14 digs. Junior Skylar Watson had eight assists. Senior Jenna Dunsmore had four aces, four kills, eight assists and 12 digs. Senior Macey Bordeaux had two aces, two kills and six digs. Junior Valerie Renna had three aces, eight kills and 11 digs.

  • Authorities search for alleged bank robber

    SHALLOTTE — Investigators are searching for the man who robbed a Shallotte bank Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, in Shallotte.

    Shallotte police received the report of the robbery at First Community Bank, 4949 Main St., at 2:18 p.m., Chief Rodney Gause said.

    “The suspect took out a note and gave it to the teller at the counter,” according to a Sept. 17 news release from the town. “He ran out the door with an undetermined amount of money and entered the woods.”

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Sept. 8-14 2014

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

    Sept. 11

    Larceny, 7625 High Market Street.

    Found/recovered property on Egret Street.

    Sept. 13

    Coty Allen Gales, 21, of 7257 Lula St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with disorderly conduct.

    Sept. 14

    Damage to real property on Park Road.

    Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Lula Street.

  • It's country fair time Sept. 19-20 @ Seaside UMC

    SUNSET BEACH — It launches every year with a concert, followed by an array of food and fantastic finds just a week later.

    It’s that time of year again.

    Seaside United Methodist Church is having its annual country fair this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at the church at 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904) in Sunset Beach.

  • Rotary Club second Chilled & Grilled Celebration set for Sept. 18 @ BCC

    Get ready to get chilled and grilled this Thursday night.

    That’s the name of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club’s second annual Chilled & Grilled Food and Wine Celebration set for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College.

    Come enjoy food and drink from more than 20 local restaurants, beverage distributors and wineries.

    Admission is $5 at the door.

  • Sign-up requested for Calabash BIG Sweep

    BIG Sweep is sweeping and cleaning up Calabash on Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Volunteers interested in donating time to help clean up the community for two hours will gather at Calabash Community Park, 868 Persimmon Road, starting with registration and a welcome from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

    Litter pickup from 10 a.m. to noon will again include roadside and river cleanup, if anyone with a boat is interested. After helping out, BIG Sweep participants will be treated to lunch and prizes in the park from noon to 12:30 p.m.

  • A career first and having the last word

    Even though I’ve been in journalism for 20 years or so, I can still remember every first experience I’ve had in my career.

    I remember the first misspelling of my last name — Torak — and most of the rest, such as Turok (like the video game), Tork (like the Monkee), Took (like the past tense verb), Tonorock (like, well, I have no idea), Clark (like not even close) and — my favorite — Sock (like the article of clothing).