Today's News

  • OIB sets hearing on senior living site

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials will let residents have their say about rezoning land for a senior living community site, approving a public hearing for the request to be held at their next meeting at 8:45 a.m. April 10.

    Coastal Vineyard Church requested rezoning the vacant lot at 5573 Beach Road SW, east of Duck Pond Road. The lot includes 10.65 acres the church requested rezoned to C-3 for the purpose of adding a 60-unit residential building for moderate-income seniors.

  • ‘Dangerous’ dog shot by off-duty deputy in Shallotte

    An off-duty deputy shot and killed a “dangerous” pet dog March 8 in Shallotte, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    According to the release, an email was sent at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to River Hills subdivision residents regarding a possible wild animal roaming near Pine Hill Drive. Residents reported seeing an animal described as a wolf or coyote with another unidentified animal in its mouth and blood on its face.

  • Sunset Beach appoints interim administrator

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach planning director Hiram Marziano was appointed interim town administrator at a special called town council meeting Tuesday, March 13.

    Marziano’s appointment by council comes following the March 5 firing on a 3-2 vote of former Town Administrator Susan Parker.

  • Former Carolina Shores Mayor Dan Mann dies

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners paid tribute to former Mayor Dan Mann last week after current Mayor Joyce Dunn announced at the March 8 board meeting she had just received word Mann had died.

    Mann, 76, served as mayor from 2003 to 2007. He was also an active member of the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association.

    Dunn said Mann was one of the first people she met after moving to Carolina Shores and they became friends. She said he served as POA president 15 years ago when she served on the board.

  • Supply man sentenced on cocaine charge as habitual felon

    A Supply man has been sentenced as a habitual felon to spend at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.

  • School board, teacher of the year talk school safety

    BOLIVIA — School safety dominated the discussion at March 6’s regular county school board meeting.

    During her Teachers’ Voice presentation, Brunswick County Teacher of the Year and Leland Middle School art teacher Carolynn Phillips shared her thoughts and those of Teacher Advisory Council members.

    Phillips said an anonymous elementary school teacher and some of her colleagues said their main concern was students coming to them with issues that “go beyond that of the typical disruptive student.”

  • Three charged with heroin trafficking held on $1 million bail

    Three Camden, N.J., residents charged with heroin trafficking are each being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

    Sheriff’s deputies and Sunset Beach police arrested 29-year-old Jerry Hakeem Colvin, 36-year-old Cherelle Hills and 35-year-old Kenneth Bernard Norman on March 10.

    Each is charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

  • Bolivia man accused of strangling woman

    A Bolivia man is accused of strangling a woman earlier this month.

    Sean Michael Lent, 24, of Summerlea Circle was arrested March 6 and charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

    Warrants show Lent wrapped his hands around the woman’s neck, attempting to choke her, and struck her in the face and neck.

    The woman’s condition was not available.

    Lent remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • Ash woman among three arrested in Horry County, S.C., on drug charges

    An Ash woman was among three arrested last week on drug charges in Horry County, S.C.

    Koceanna Freeman, 27, was arrested March 8 and charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking cocaine, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

  • DEQ invites feedback on draft coal ash rules

    The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is inviting additional public feedback on rules drafted to better protect public health and the environment when coal ash wastes are disposed of and recycled.

    DEQ has extended its informal public comment period on the draft rules from March 22 until April 6. The state agency has also scheduled a fourth public meeting to enable people to provide additional comments on the rules at 6 p.m. March 27 in Ballroom A at the Gastonia Conference Center at 145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Gastonia.