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  • Leland Police Reports

    Leland 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.

    April 24

    Larceny by taking $900 worth of household items from a Lincoln Place Circle residence.

    April 26

    Alexa Drew Causey, 26, 9218 Cypress Court, arrested on charges of felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired and failing to heed lights and siren.

  • Shallotte Police Reports

    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.

    April 25

    Tyler Dwight Gales, 21, arrested on charges of felony possession of heroin, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator’s license.

    Call for service for playing loud music on Birch Pond.

    Larceny by an employee taking Oxycodone tablets from a drug cart at Autumn Care on Mulberry Street.

    April 26

  • St. Brendan’s fourth Fiesta Mexicana on Cinco de Seis (May 6)

    Just a day after Cinco de Mayo comes Seis de Mayo.

    Saturday, May 6, in fact, is when St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at 5101 U.S. 17 in Shallotte is having its fourth Fiesta Mexicana, and everyone is invited.

    On the menu is a variety of Mexican gastronomía (cuisine) including tacos, quesadillas and tortas, described by event organizer Sister Mary Teresa, coordinator of St. Brendan’s Hispanic ministry, as an enorme Mexican sandwich.

  • County agrees to match $2.8 million for BCC facility expansion

    County commissioners made an agreement with the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees Monday to pay half the cost, $2,857,000, for a building to expand nursing and medical assisting program classrooms.

    Brunswick Community College offers six allied health study programs including Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), a PN to ADN bridge program, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, and Physical Therapy Assisting. 

  • Belville celebrates 40th birthday at Founders Day on May 6

    The town of Belville observes its 40th birthday and rich history in northern Brunswick County during the annual Belville Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6, at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park, 580 River Road (N.C. 133, across from Belville Elementary School).

    Gates open to the public from 11:30 a.m. until closing at 7:30 p.m. Highlights include assorted vendors and food, plus enjoying the beautiful scenery of the expanding park.

  • Sunset Beach sales revenue loss estimated at $58,000

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach stands to lose $58,000 in sales tax revenue if the state legislature approves Senate Bill 126 sales tax redistribution.

    That’s what Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester said at Monday night’s town council meeting, adding he had signed a letter generated by mayors to send to state legislators voicing their opposition.

    Another measure to raise the fire fee limit could also affect the town and create better neutrality so Sunset Beach would no longer be subsidizing properties that aren’t in the town, Forrester said.

  • Carolina Shores aims for same tax rate, $50,000 sales tax cut

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners will consider on first reading Thursday a proposed budget calling for a neutral tax rate, plus a $50,000 cut in the wake of a state bill expected to reduce sales tax income.

    At the board’s monthly workshop Monday, May 1, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall outlined details in the proposed $2.1 million 2017-18 fiscal budget that takes effect July 1.

  • Sunset Beach mayor seeks support against involuntary de-annexation

    As state Sen. Bill Rabon’s bill to de-annex a Sunset Beach senior rental complex stalls in a state committee, Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester is seeking support from his colleagues to oppose efforts like Rabon’s in the future.

    Senate Bill 289, filed March 15 in Raleigh by Rabon, R-Southport, proposes de-annexing Sunset Creek Commons, a 72-unit rental complex for ages 55 and older at 1401 Seaside Road, from the town of Sunset Beach. The bill passed first reading March 16 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations, which Rabon chairs.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 19-30 2017

     Sunset Beach Police Department


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


    April 19

    Lost wallet reported in Food Lion parking lot.


    April 21

    Richard Ernest Griffis, 27, of Waterloo Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with no tag light, concealing a weapon, no operator’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.


    April 23

  • Brother-in-law accused of assaulting Calabash commissioner

    The brother-in-law of Calabash Mayor Pro Tem Jody Nance is accused of assaulting Nance on Monday, May 1.

    John Richard Climer, 60, of River Road in Calabash was released on a $500 bond following his arrest by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 6:05 p.m. Monday.

    Climer was charged with simple assault following an incident reported at Nance’s business, Calabash Small Engines at 1083 River Road in Calabash.

    A warrant shows Climer was charged after Nance, 62, was assaulted and struck on his face and chest.