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Today's News

  • How to take the perfect fireworks photo

    After a dozen years of striving to capture just one good picture of fireworks — on Independence Day or another, lesser fireworks-friendly event, say a baseball game or demolition derby — this year I finally mastered the proper technique and I thought I would share it with our readers.

    Here it is: Put the damn camera away, break out whatever suitably smart phone you have on you, switch on that tiny little camera, aim at the fireworks and mash away on the button.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    July 7

    Obtaining property by false pretense; someone pawned items that did not belong to him at Pawn USA.

    July 8

    Obtaining property by false pretense; someone pawned a ring valued at $345 that did not belong to him at Pawn USA.

    Bridgett Leigh Biddle, 30, 6909 Pearl St. SW, Ocean Isle Beach, cited for stealing property valued at $180.92 from Wal-Mart.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland 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.

    July 7

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road and North Gate Drive resulting in property damage.

    Larceny of batteries from electrical boxes belonging to AT&T at Jackey’s Creek.

    Larceny of mail from a mailbox on Night Harbor Drive.

    Fraud by someone leaving phone messages claiming to be with the IRS and threatening the victim with a lawsuit.

  • Cape Fear RPO seeks U.S. 74/I-140 corridor study

    The Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization’s Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) approved a resolution asking the North Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct a study of the U.S. 74 corridor in Brunswick and Columbus counties.

    Members voted unanimously for the corridor study during its Friday, July 10, meeting.

    The request follows previously adopted resolutions by the RTAC to encourage construction of U.S. 74 to the Wilmington Bypass (Interstate 140).

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police report

    Ocean Isle Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    July 12

    Larceny of a beach bike worth $300 from a Wilmington Street residence.

    July 13

    Larceny of a motor vehicle worth $10,000 from a Monroe Street residence.

    Property damage; someone used a vehicle to run over landscaping timbers, causing $300 damage, at a Laurinburg Street residence.

  • OIB board supports right to manage special tax districts, keeps cabanas off beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an item in the Senate budget bill that could impact the town’s ability to create special tax districts.

    The special tax districts are used throughout the state to provide funding to cover the costs of local projects that impact a limited number of residents or collect more funds from residents in the immediate impact area and less from those who still benefit from the service provided.

  • Elections filing period ends Friday

    Brunswick County’s election filing period for all 19 municipalities, which opened at 8:30 a.m. July 6, will continue through noon Friday, July 17.

    Brunswick County’s municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    Council, commission or alderman seats as well as mayoral seats are up for election in each of Brunswick County’s incorporated towns in November.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents "Shrek The Musical" July 24-Aug. 2
  • Band of the Week: Marsha Morgan Band headlines Holden Beach summer concert July 19

    Marsha Morgan started her career in the entertainment business 25 years ago performing in a variety of venues.

    But first came gospel. The Asheville native started singing in church when she was 4.
    Years later, she was invited to sing in Asheville’s world-famous Grove Park Inn, and that, as they say, was that.

  • Sunset Beach board OKs vested rights for island project

    The Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment has given the go-ahead for zoning vested rights for a proposed condominium project in the island’s commercial district.

    The board voted 5-1 at a July 8 meeting in favor of the measure for a proposed multi-family development for seven lots owned by Greg and Dinah Gore on the west side of Sunset Boulevard at North Shore Drive West. The property is in the island’s beach business (BB1) commercial district.