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Today's News

  • Investigators search for alleged robber

     The Shallotte Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man accused of robbing Dollar General on Main Street Tuesday night, Dec. 16.

    At 9:30 p.m., a white male suspect entered the store and “forcefully took money” from an employee, according to a news release from town spokeswoman Rachel Johnson.

    The suspect, who is described as 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds, lingered around the store briefly before taking an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Two arrested on larceny charges

     Two Little River residents face larceny charges after allegedly conspiring to steal items from a Calabash gift store.

    Investigators arrested 21-year-old Kyle Hugh Kenon and 38-year-old Courtney Margaret Mittlestadt Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    Kenon is accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of merchandise, mostly jewelry, from Callahan’s of Calabash Nautical Gifts on Beach Drive, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Man accused of posing as Red Cross official, leading chase arrested in court

    A man who investigators believe posed as an American Red Cross official to solicit toy and money donations from the community and led police on a chase Monday night, Dec. 15, in Navassa was captured when he appeared in District Criminal Court on the next morning to face a DWI charge.

    Tommy Ray Bolton is charged with failure to maintain lane control, reckless driving, resisting arrest, possession of stolen goods, felony speeding to elude arrest and driving while license revoked-driving while impaired revocation, Navassa Police Chief Preston Howell said.

  • Commissioners vote to proceed with $3.5M land purchase

    BOLIVIA — The new Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday night to proceed with the $3.5 million purchase of three parcels near Holden Beach to establish a nature park.

    The parcels total nearly 35 acres that stretch from Holden Beach Road SW to the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of the Holden Beach Bridge. The properties, being sold by Sweetwater Investments LLC, are undeveloped.

  • Shallotte man to serve at least 12 years for infant son’s death

     BOLIVIA — A Shallotte man who was convicted in September of killing his infant son is expected to serve at least 12 years in state prison.

    Judge Gale Adams sentenced 20-year-old Randy Lee Richardson to an active sentence of 144 to 187 months in the N.C. Department of Correction on Monday, Dec. 15, in Brunswick County Superior Court.

  • Belville makes zoning changes for potential H2GO water treatment plant

    BELVILLE — Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO was denied a zoning change in Leland to build a water treatment plant, so it brought its proposal to Belville.

    At the December board meeting Monday night, Dec. 15, Belville commissioners approved a set of text amendments to provide for and regulate a reverse osmosis water facility in the town’s Industrial District.

    The board voted unanimously, 3-0. Commissioner Pat O’Bryant was not in attendance.

  • Local leaders hold ‘I Can’t Breathe’ rally

     BOLIVIA — The killing of two unarmed black men by white police officers and grand jury decisions to not indict those officers has sparked protests, demonstrations and other rallies across the country.

  • Beach consortium reorganizes board after Caswell Beach fund complaint

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The Brunswick Beaches Consortium took the first steps to reorganize after former chairman, Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons, was removed from representing his town.

    Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith ran the Dec. 11 BBC meeting.

    “I feel this organization has been very beneficial to the communities of Brunswick County. Working together we accomplish more than working separately,” she said.

  • Students build training equipment for K-9 unit

     LELAND — First Sgt. Brian Chism recently told a group of students that K-9 officers, or police dogs, do much more than sniff for drugs.

    The dogs must also be able to conduct searches for evidence in small rooms, leap 6-foot-tall fences, scale walls and perform other tasks that allow the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to be most effective.

    The training of the dogs requires wooden structures officers use to hone the dogs’ agility skills.

  • Ocean Isle officials endorse a change to oceanfront setback rules

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach commissioners approved a request to send to North Carolina’s Coastal Resources Commission to consider amending oceanfront setback rules for the town.

    The setback rules require a static line — the first line of stable, natural vegetation that exists before a renourishment project is used to mark where the setback begins, regardless of the location of the actual first line of vegetation after the nourishment project.