Today's News

  • Two drivers charged with DWI in Calabash head-on crash

    Two Sunset Beach residents have been charged with driving while intoxicated following a head-on collision involving each of their vehicles on Beach Drive in Calabash on Dec. 28.

    According to Trooper R.N. McDermott with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a 2012 Chrysler minivan driven by Phillip Rushing, 53, of 8929 Carra Lane, Sunset Beach, was headed north when it ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line, colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by James Crouthamel, 58, of 220 Azalea Circle, Sunset Beach.

  • UPDATE: Man arrested in Calabash bank robbery

    A South Carolina man has been arrested in an armed robbery that occurred Monday at a Calabash bank.

    Grover Marcell Springs, 37, of Deer Run Avenue in Georgetown, S.C., was arrested at his residence early Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

  • Calabash bank robbed; suspect sought

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a Calabash bank Monday afternoon.

    The Jan. 5 robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at PNC Bank on Beach Drive.

    The suspect fled on foot toward Calabash with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a striped tan beanie, light colored sweater with dress shirt and tie and dark pants.

  • Police seek man who tried to rob Shallotte business

    SHALLOTTE — Police are looking for the man who tried to rob the Dollar Tree at Shallotte Crossing about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

    No one was seriously injured and nothing was taken, Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause said.

    A description of the would-be robber is not yet available, but investigators believe he could be the same man who robbed the Dollar General on Dec. 16, Gause said.

  • BCC defeats Davidson County Community College


    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Davidson County Community College 96-90 Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatic Center gym.

    For BCC (8-7), JacQues Chambers scored 21 points, Carson Smith 18, Robin Moore 15 and Kevin Rowell 13. Taylor Buffkin and Jaquan Grissett each scored nine points, Parker Helgerson six and Cortell Busby five.

    Davidson, an NJCAA Division III team, dropped to 11-5.

  • Trojans rally to defeat HCA 63-61, end year 11-0


    WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat Harrells Christian Academy 63-61 in an opening-round boys’ basketball game Dec. 31 of the Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament, ending year 11-0.

    The Crusaders (5-3) took a 61-60 lead on a dunk by junior Quate McKinzie with 55.3 seconds left. McKinzie, who had missed a dunk nine seconds earlier, was whistled for a technical foul after he scored the go-ahead points. He finished with 24 points.

  • EDC retail study also looked at area consumer habits

    A Brunswick County Retail Study sponsored by the Economic Development Commission and released in November pointed to the best locations in the county to emphasize retail development.

    The retail analysis reviewed four areas of focus in Brunswick County based on high traffic volume and existing national retail development – in Leland at U.S. 17 and Village Road, the U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 intersection in Supply, Shallotte’s Main Street at Holden Beach Road and N.C. 17 and Long Beach Road in Southport.

  • Leland creates ordinance to cap streetlight costs without limits on light sources

    Leland officials have approved a streetlight ordinance change to keep town costs down while developers dress up their subdivisions.

    Town staff members have worked on the issue for the better part of the last year as the town’s previous standards were no longer seen as useful the town or developers.

    Leland pays for streetlight service on public maintained roads — a major expense for the town, costing almost $500,000 a year.

  • FOCUS group examines county health and wellness

    A regional community group has focused on finding ways to improve the health of Brunswick County residents.

  • 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.

    Dec. 16

    Austi Diana Swank, 19, arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge.

    James Wesley Gray, 25, arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge.

    Lorenzo Charles Pigott, 22, 3967 First St. SW, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.