Today's News

  • Carolina Shores P&Z board to OK serving as board of adjustments

    CAROLINA SHORES—Planning and zoning board members have indicated they will approve serving a dual role as the town’s board of adjustments when the need arises.

    At the April 16 workshop, board member Jonathan Miner said he has a better understanding about what the six-member board is being asked to do.

    “At last month’s meeting, this issue was brought up at the workshop, and there was gross misunderstanding on our part about what was being requested,” Miner said.

  • Remembrance celebration planned

    A remembrance celebration honoring the life of Andrew Julian Priddy will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Shallotte Middle School gymnasium.

    Family and friends will share memories and stories, recite poems, sing songs and play music during the service.

    Andrew Priddy’s mother, Amy Priddy, said it is a time for all who loved Andrew to come together and remember him. Anyone with special memories of Andrew is welcome to attend.

    Andrew died last June as a result of an ATV accident. He was 13 and had just finished seventh grade at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Camp United Methodist Church presents 'Toybox'

    Members of Camp United Methodist Church will present the second showing of the Christian musical drama “Toybox” Sunday, April 27, at the church to raise money for the building fund.

    The cast debuted the play Sunday, April 20, to an enthusiastic crowd that packed the church sanctuary.

    Donna Williamson, who plays “Theresa,” in the drama, said other local churches’ dramas inspired her to seek out something Camp could do.

  • Willie honored for documentary on World War II

    Lt. Col. Clarence Willie MUSC, Ret., received a letter of appreciation from county commissioner May Moore and a plaque from Judge Ola Lewis for his documentary, “Fight for Freedom,” on Sunday, March 30, during a World War II tribute and U.S.O. musical revue at the Southport Community Center attended by 250 people.

    The award–winning film tells the story of the Montford Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. They trained at Montford Point, a segregated section of Camp Lejeune.

  • Credit card fraud reported in Sunset Beach area

    A case of credit card fraud was reported to local police April 16 in Sea Trail.

    A suspect fraudulently used a resident’s card to pay a cell phone bill, the victim told police.

    No arrests have been made.

    Also on April 16, police arrested Richard Morris for failure to appear for the state of North Carolina.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Shell Drive; suspect stole TV/VCR/stereo equipment.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle and burglary on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect stole a GPS, a GPS mount and a telephone headset.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Dylan Wayne Lovin, 21, of 1321 Carlisle St., Supply; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Justin Christopher Feldt, 23, of 1784 Spruce St., Supply; charged with possession of up to ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Breaking and entering on Village Road; suspect broke into a storage shed and stole three lamps and drop cords. There were no signs of forced entry. The padlock was missing from the door.

    •Larceny on New Point Boulevard; suspects Dana Sherell McKiver, 23, of 606 Emory St., Wilmington, and Airel Carter, 16, of 483 Pheasant Court, Wilmington were cited and released.


    Ocean Isle Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    •Grayson Cosper Mann, 22, of 2504 Harptree Court, Raleigh; cited for speeding 55 mph in a 20 mph zone.

    •Tracey Finch Colvin, 40, of RR 2 Box 2118, Townsend, Ga.; cited for expired inspection.

    •Vandalism on East First Street; suspect put building debris in victim’s pool.

    •Larceny on East First Street; suspect removed the lower housing of the victim’s boat.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police arrested Carrie R. Zercher, 32, of Shallotte, for driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and driving left of center. According to the arrest report, the responding officer saw Zercher’s vehicle driving south on Main Street weaving over the centerline. The officer pulled her over and determined the driver was intoxicated. Her driver’s license was also suspended.