Today's News

  • Detectives search for missing Supply woman, baby

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find a Supply woman and her baby, who may be with a man considered armed and dangerous.

    Shayla Da'nia Bryant is described as a 21-year-old black woman. She is 5-foot-2 and has tattoos on her chest. She is likely with her son, 1-year old Alijah Powell.

  • Oak Island man accused of shooting roommate

    An Oak Island man is accused of shooting his roommate after an argument Tuesday, Aug. 30

    Oak Island police arrested 65-year-old Frank Louis Chandler, of Ripley Drive, that night and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

    Town spokesman Kyle Thomas said officers responding to a call just after 9:15 p.m. found 63-year-old Thomas Bass at 2907 Ripley Drive, off of N.C. 211.

    Bass was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington to be treated for a gunshot wound that wasn’t life-threatening, Thomas said.

  • Cool fundraiser aids burned Yorkie

    SHALLOTTE — It was a chance to cool off with a Pelican’s SnoBall and help a burned dog at the same time.

    Monday night, Aug. 29, was “Spirit Night” at the popular treat stand at the south end of Main Street in Shallotte, with a portion of proceeds going to help Tinkerbell, a 1-year-old Yorkshire terrier rescued by Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) after she suffered a burned back.

  • Leland OKs Harrington Village incentive plan

    LELAND — Leland officials have approved a development agreement and incentive plan with the developer of Harrington Village following a public hearing that drew less than a dozen speakers at the Aug. 25 town meeting.

    Harrington Village Developer D Logan purchased 19.73 acres between Baldwin Drive and Fairview Road, including the Leland Flea Market property on Village Road.

  • CIS programs to continue at three schools, for now

    Anne Weatherford, a parent of a Southport Elementary School, heard through the grapevine Aug. 24 from another parent that Communities In Schools of Brunswick County would discontinue its fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools.

    After calling CIS, Weatherford said, she learned the rumor was true and the program would not be available for students beginning Monday, Aug. 29, the first day of 2016-17 classes for Brunswick County Schools.

  • H2GO board votes to hire public information officer

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members approved a plan Aug. 23 to hire a public information officer on a split vote.

    Board chairman Bill Browning made a motion to hire a public information officer (PIO) because the public has questions about water rates, costs of production, debt service and delivery service. “We need somebody to keep the public informed,” he said.

  • Students, staff embrace first day of school together

    As the rising of the sun Monday, Aug. 29, marked the beginning of a new week, it also marked the beginning of a new school year for students, parents, teachers and staff at Brunswick County Schools, including those at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary, Shallotte Middle and West Brunswick High in the southern part of the county.

    One of the teachers rising to meet the sun and begin a new year as both a parent and teacher was fifth-grade history and social studies teacher Lindsay Creech at Jessie Mae Monroe  in Ash.

  • Carolina Shores dips into stormwater issues

    CAROLINA SHORES — Stormwater and flooding were foremost issues at a joint meeting of Carolina Shores commissioners and the town planning board.

    The day-long session Monday, Aug. 29, opened with a presentation by engineer Robert Tucker of East Coast Engineering outlining U.S. Department of Agriculture and Federal Emergency Management Agency maps and the town drainage system.

    He noted the town was built on a swampy area with soil that is generally poorly drained.

  • Labor Day changes some local meetings

    Because of the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5, some local meeting schedules have changed.

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Tuesday night, Sept. 6, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The meeting begins with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by a pre-agenda session at 6:45 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Shallotte police seek information in larcenies

    Shallotte police are seeking information about three larcenies in the past month.

    In the most recent case, a white woman with a medium build stole clothing from an “anonymous business” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, Detective Cory McLamb said.

    McLamb said the name of the business was not identified in the incident report.

    At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24, a woman stole a credit card from a vehicle, then used the card to commit fraud, McLamb said. He provided no description of the woman.