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Today's News

  • Federal appeals court ruling changes voting schedule

    Changes imposed on North Carolina’s voting laws by a federal appeals court led the Brunswick County Board of Elections to make changes to the early voting schedule and voting sites.

    North Carolina election law changes made in 2014 added a requirement to the 2016 election that voters must present a photo ID to vote in North Carolina.

    Voters would not have been able to obtain a photo ID on Election Day in order to vote.

  • Georgia man charged in three separate Aug. 19 assaults

     

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Palmetto, Ga., man accused of grabbing a woman’s breast, soliciting prostitution from another woman, and grabbing a third woman’s arms twice in an attempt to kidnap her all in the same day.

    Maynard Walker, 49, of Wild Cherry Court, was arrested Aug. 19 and charged with assault on a female, felony second-degree kidnapping, soliciting prostitution and sexual battery, warrants show.

  • Armed robbery at Calabash bank under investigation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend armed robbery at PNC Bank in Calabash.

    An incident report shows someone armed with a handgun robbed 40-year-old woman of $100 in cash Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10267 Beach Drive. It was not clear whether the woman was injured.

     Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the case remains under investigation. She would not say if there was a description of the robber or surveillance footage of the crime.    

  • Investigators seek Shallotte Dollar General robber

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the man who robbed the Shallotte Dollar General store at 1351 Brick Landing on Saturday night, Aug. 20. No one was injured.

    A call came into the 911 center at 9:55 p.m. about a man coming into the store waving a gun and demanding money from employees in the store, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. No customers were in the store.

    The robber left with an undisclosed amount of money, but it’s not known where he headed.

  • Sunset Beach investigates break-ins

    The Sunset Police Department is investigating reports of five break-ins in the Seaside Station community in the past week.

    All of the houses are unoccupied vacation homes, according to town clerk Lisa Anglin.

    “The police department is actively investigating these crimes and asks for help from the community,” Anglin wrote Friday afternoon, Aug. 19.

    “We urge everyone to pay close attention to what is going on around them and report any suspicious persons, vehicles, noises, etc.,” Anglin wrote.

  • Wilmington man to serve more than eight years for selling heroin

    A Wilmington man will serve more than eight years in prison for selling heroin to an undercover agent last year.

    Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis convicted 27-year-old Milton Calonie Morris of selling and deliver heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin Wednesday, Aug. 17, and sentenced him to 97 to 128 months in prison, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Scorpions find new home in 19-room NBHS addition

    LELAND — North Brunswick High School students and teachers will see a new addition on campus this school year: a 19-room building. 

    North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce executive director Dana Fisher welcomed everyone to the official ribbon cutting for the new building Thursday, Aug. 18.

    The building will be the home for both the math and language arts. It will also have new science labs, including an allied health lab and a functional skills lab for the Exception Children Services program.

  • SB board shutters amenity centers in commercial zone

    The Sunset Beach Planning Board has approved what may be the last private amenity center in the island’s beach business (BB-1) commercial zone

    Approval at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting was for an amenity center for the Kingfish Bay development in Calabash.

    The board’s next action was to remove private amenity centers as a permitted use in the BB-1 zone.

    Both measures are advisory recommendations that will be forwarded to Sunset Beach Town Council for consideration.

  • Crash on U.S. 17 in Shallotte leaves three injured

    A collision involving a car and a dump truck on U.S. 17 in Shallotte sent three people to an area hospital Wednesday, Aug. 17. 

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said it happened at 9:40 p.m. when 76-year-old Joseph Goldenburg of Asheville turned his gray 2004 Toyota Corolla left onto Red Bug Road and in front of a northbound Kenworth dump truck.

    Both vehicles crashed into the median, with the truck landing on its right side, Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief David Robinson said

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation fish fry Aug. 26

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will host a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at N.C. 130 and 179 in Shallotte, behind the former First Community Bank and next to Hills supermarket, to raise funds for its Sunshine Fund. This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office families who suffer tragedies.