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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Parking Committee meets Monday for public input

    The Sunset Beach Parking Committee will meet in the Council Chambers at Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 22, from 1-3 p.m.

    The purpose of this meeting is to hear public comments and to hold a discussion concerning the parking committee draft recommendations.

    Public comments will be heard from 1-2 p.m.

    The committee has also scheduled a second meeting on Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting also is to hear public comments and to hold a discussion concerning the parking committee draft recommendations. Public comments will be heard from 6-7 p.m.

  • Man arrested in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a man Friday after a rider was seen traveling on a moped with no helmet.

    Hector H. Montalbo, 20, was charged with resisting and obstructing a public officer.

    According to a police report, an officer followed a man on a moped leaving the Minute Man store down Beach Drive. The officer turned on his blue lights and siren.

    The man on the moped rode down to a house on Newton Street where, according to the report, he tried to “jump and run inside.”

  • County recycling talks may be stalled

    A recent North Carolina School of Government legal opinion that says counties cannot levy a recycling fee may affect county residents’ hopes to bring countywide curbside recycling to Brunswick County by next year.

    At a meeting with town officials from the county’s 19 municipalities, assistant county manager Steve Stone told officials recycling was an issue “that I think there has been a tremendous amount of interest expressed here in the county about recycling.”

  • Carolina Shores adjusts for retirement, resignations

    CAROLINA SHORES—Now that longtime town administrator Linda Herncane has given notice she’s retiring, the town will soon begin the process of looking for her replacement.

    “I can’t speak for the whole board, but it would be good to have somebody with administrative experience in managing a small town,” Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said this week.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Nov. 8-14, K-9 deputies answered 14 calls, wrote six citations and made six drug arrests. Deputies patrolled the following communities: Rivermist, Dutchman Acres, Southport and Carolina Shores.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects:

  • Family Dollar, cupcake shop added to Calabash business lineup

    CALABASH—A new Family Dollar store and a new cupcake shop have made their business debut in Calabash.

    The new Family Dollar store, at 10215 Beach Drive, was already drawing a steady array of customers when it opened last week, including a grand opening Saturday when $5 gift cards were given out to the first 50 customers.

    The new 6,000-square-foot store exemplifies a “new concept for Family Dollar,” regional training store manager Bill Pinkerton said.

  • Brick sales to aid funding for Calabash's future park

    CALABASH—The town is proceeding with plans to sell heritage bricks as a fundraiser for its future park.

    “We’re trying to make it affordable for the folks in our community,” town commissioner Mary Knight said at the board’s Nov. 9 monthly meeting.

    Fellow commissioner Forrest King said they’re actually looking at a couple of different companies to hire to produce the bricks, which can be engraved for future installation in the park.

  • FEMA centers close; residents can still apply for assistance online

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers throughout Eastern North Carolina have closed, but residents affected by Tropical Storm Nicole flooding can still apply for assistance online.

    Patricia Whitt, public affairs officer for FEMA, said the Brunswick County Disaster Recovery Center closed Saturday, Nov. 13.

    Affected residents can apply for assistance online or by phone until Dec. 13, Whitt said.

  • Three arrested in connection with Shallotte armed robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three local suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Shallotte on Nov. 6.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said two suspects entered a home on Shell Point Road in Shallotte around 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

  • Watch out for deer, dear drivers

    In that great ledger of the deerly departed comes a recent report about the odds of a driver hitting one in a state-by-state account.

    So far, it ain’t lookin’ good for Dasher, Dancer and the gang this season in North Carolina.

    According to a press release issued last month by State Farm Insurance, the likelihood of a vehicle colliding with a deer (and vice versa) within the next 12 months in this state is 1 in 147.

    This compares to 1 in 13,011 in Hawaii, the lowest ranked state, and 1 in 42 in top-ranked West Virginia.