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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police reports.

     

    March 17

    Financial transaction card fraud, Food Lion, Sunset Beach.

     

    March 23

    Charles Doyd Melvin III, 34, of 288 Cable Lake Circle, Carolina Shores, charged with DWI and simple possession of marijuana.

     

    March 24

    Lance Allen Boone, 42, of 2034 Waterloo St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with failure to appear.

     

  • New Carolina Shores town administrator on the job

    CAROLINA SHORES — New Carolina Shores Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall started his first official day with the town Tuesday, April 1, with the usual get-acquainted routine.

    His first order of business was a 9 a.m. meeting with town staff at town hall.

    Mendenhall, 30, was hired by the town board of commissioners in February. He replaces former town administrator Mike Hargett, who resigned in November to become Brunswick County’s new planning and community development director.

  • House fires leave two families homeless

    Two house fires in two days have left two Brunswick County families homeless.

    The first fire broke out inside an occupied mobile home Sunday afternoon, March 30, at 7084 Old Georgetown Road.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Kevin Dempsey said the fire was reported at 4:11 p.m. at the single-wide home across the street from a Brunswick County EMS station.

    People inside the home were able to escape, but two puppies died. A third puppy was saved by rescue workers who administered oxygen.

  • Changes under way at Calabash Volunteer EMS

    CALABASH — Change is afoot at Calabash Volunteer Emergency Medical Services.

    One of the changes for the 31-year-old department occurred last October when EMT-1 Mark Powers was appointed chief, replacing Nick Todd who served as chief for a few months, department spokeswoman Amanda King said.

    There are other changes, as well.

    Precept is a newly implemented program for new members-in-training.

  • Bridge replacement near Leland results in road closure

    A bridge replacement project on N.C. 87 near Leland is scheduled to begin Monday, April 7, weather permitting.

    The project to replace the Hood Creek Bridge means N.C. 87 will be closing two miles north of Colon Mintz Road. Motorists can detour the closure by taking U.S. 17 to U.S. 74/76 back to N.C. 87 and vice versa.The North Carolina Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution while traveling in the area and expect delays.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Beachcombers

    Results of a 1-2-3 cha-cha-cha tournament Friday, March 28, at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of 115 (-29) were Ed Nocella, Paul Michal, Gary Gutheil and Dick Cecil. Second were Jim Beairsto, Sid Silvers, Scott McBean and Hal Riebesehl at 125 (-19). Low scores: Silvers and Gutheil, 89. Net: Nocella, 66, and Jim Ritter, 67. Nocella is golfer of the week.

     

    Brick Landing

  • CVGA golf

     CVGA golf

  • Defense moves to suppress evidence in Grissett murder trial

    BOLIVIA — A judge is considering a motion to suppress evidence in the trial of a man accused of beating an 86-year-old Longwood woman to death with his hands.

    Judge Wayland Sermons, a senior resident judge in the 2nd Judicial District for Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrell and Washington counties, is presiding over the trial of Richard Hugh Grissett in Brunswick County Criminal Superior Court, which began Monday, March 31. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.

  • Mixed golf can be fun

     Mixed golf can be a lot of fun, or it can also be a pain.

    I’ve played in a lot of mixed events and I’ve seen it all. Some golf tournaments were absolute nightmares; others were a lot of fun.

  • Scouting your fishing area is important

     Conditions are forever changing in our waters around the Brunswick islands. We have inlets filling in and inlets getting dredged that will move sand, making it important to learn new navigation routes this coming season. Freshwater runoff will drop salinity levels and stain the water, possibly moving fish to other areas. Strong currents and strong winds will stir up silt in the water, making it nearly impossible for fish to breath. It will be important to ride around your favorite fishing areas looking for these changing conditions for better success this year.