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Today's News

  • Fourteen DWI cases dismissed because of Southport officer under investigation for stealing money

    BOLIVIA—Fourteen driving while impaired cases were dismissed Thursday, July 1, in Brunswick County’s DWI court.

    “It causes me physical pain to do that,” assistant district attorney Sarah Garner said of the dismissals.

  • No sign of missing Ocean Isle Beach man whose boat ran ashore in Myrtle Beach

    After an exhaustive two-day search failed to locate him, the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Ocean Isle Beach man whose boat washed up onshore in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week.

    The U.S. Coast Guard, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division last Thursday night began searching for Thomas “Andy” Richmond of Ocean Isle Beach after his unmanned 28-foot boat Heads or Tails was found on the beach with its engines running at about 11:20 p.m.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Stolen car, keys at Jones Ford

    Shallotte Police are investigating the theft of a car and two sets of keys from Jones Ford.

    On July 6, Jones Ford employees reported someone had broken into the dealership, causing $600 in damage to a window, and stole a four-door Toyota Sequoia valued at $16,000 along with keys to a GMC Envoy and a Ford Fusion.

    Glass was on the floor underneath the window along with a large rock, the incident report states.

     

    Suspect under investigation in break-ins

  • Going a bit bananas and nuts over a little-known regional delight

    What do you get when you takea banana, roll it in mayo and then cover it with crushed peanuts?

    If you’re not from central Kentucky like me and you do that, or ask someone about it, they may think you’re as nuts as those you’re rolling on the banana.

    Or maybe I'm bananas?

    Maybe.

    Ahh, but so is the story of the much-disrespected banana croquette.

    I grew up on this delight. At back-home get-togethers, they go quickly.

  • Koletar’s latest book on shelves this week

    Winding River resident Joe Koletar’s third book targeted to businesses, “Rethinking Risk: How Companies Sabotage Themselves and What They Must Do Differently,” will be available for purchase this week.

    During his career as a fraud investigator, Koletar wrote extensively about fraud in various professional journals, leading to another career for the now semi-retired expert.

    “I started writing an article for a professional journal. I got carried away,” he recalled.

  • Resorts, inns make website’s top lists

    Clayton Bartizal, business development manager at resortandlodges.com, said recently various teams of writers and editors write “top 10” articles once or twice each month based on social media reviews, price ranges, the size of the units and how resorts meet customers’ needs.

    “We get a lot of [website] traffic from that,” Bartizal said. “It’s a lot of great free traffic our partners get.”

    While many of the sites chosen are advertising partners with resortandlodges, many are not, he said.

     

  • Formerly an FBI and fraud investigator, Winding River resident hasn’t stopped working

    From chasing bank robbers to poring over Swiss bank records to find fraud, Joe Koletar’s career has spanned more than 40 years, numerous countries and countless adventures.

    After graduating college, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Special Security Group. From there, he was recruited into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he got his start investigating bank robberies.

  • Ocean Isle’s The Winds named state’s top beach resort

    Ocean Isle Beach—Even as an unusual early-summer heat wave sets in, guests and employees at The Winds Resort Beach Club don’t mind at all—as long as they can hang out at the pool, enjoy drinks at the tiki bar and walk onto the strand whenever the mood strikes.

  • Man with local roots returning from prosecuting terrorists in Iraq

    With two hardworking parents—both born and raised in Brunswick County—praying for him and telling him to do the best he could, Sam Galloway had a foundation for success.

    But John and Betty Galloway had no idea how far their son would go or how hard he would work to get there.

    Supply native Betty Galloway moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., for work after high school, and at a birthday party there, met John Galloway, who was born and raised in Bolivia.

  • Town Creek All-Stars play in state tourney

     The North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball AA state tournament had first-round games Saturday at Town Creek Park. Host Town Creek played Kenansville in a first-round game and lost. Here are photos of some of the Town Creek players in action.