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Today's News

  • Shallotte to get Steak ‘n Shake restaurant

     The Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved annexation and rezoning of property at 4462 Main St. at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 5, for a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.

    Steak ‘n Shake restaurants has approved Nekillim Food Services Inc., which is owned by Lloyd Milliken of Shallotte, for territory ranging from the North Carolina-South Carolina state line to Jacksonville to build five Steak ‘n Shake restaurants, said John Kinlaw, who is representing Nekillim Food Services.

  • Myrtle Beach man, 71, faces drugs, weapons charges

    A 71-year-old Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop Friday morning, April 8, in Calabash.

    Raymond Bird is charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver heroin, trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed gun and possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants show.

  • Holden Beach holds budget workshop meeting

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Friday, April 8 regarding the budget workshop for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Town Manager David Hewett presented board members with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting both the town’s current and upcoming projects and finances.

  • Former dance studio owner faces two more indictments

    The former owner of a Leland dance studio has been charged in two more indictments related to a 2012 case involving the sexual assault of a child.

    Leland police charged 40-year-old Jamie Kyle Watson of Holly Street with two counts of sexual offense with a child younger than 13 on Aug. 17, 2012.

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted Watson on March 14 on a charge of soliciting sexual offense with child-adult offender and two counts each of indecent liberties with child and sexual offense with child-adult offender.

  • Former dance studio owner faces two more indictments

    The former owner of a Leland dance studio has been charged in two more indictments related to a 2012 case involving the sexual assault of a child.

    Leland police charged 40-year-old Jamie Kyle Watson of Holly Street with two counts of sexual offense with a child younger than 13 on Aug. 17, 2012.

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted Watson on March 14 on a charge of soliciting sexual offense with child-adult offender and two counts each of indecent liberties with child and sexual offense with child-adult offender.

  • Second teen charged in deadly Shallotte crash

    Another Brunswick County teen is charged in a Shallotte crash in February that killed his friend and injured his brother.

    Justice Harris, 16, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, as statutory language includes anyone who willfully takes or operates a vehicle of someone else without his permission, said Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage, who is prosecuting the case. He was booked at Brunswick County Detention Facility on Friday, April 8, and released the same day on a $1,000 bail, records show.

  • Hands and hearts from Horry to New Hanover counties

    SUPPLY ­— “With the grain.”

    “Sand it.”

    “Blow the dust.”

    “Continue sanding.”

    With these simple commands, students participating in the Communities In Schools of Brunswick County after-school program at Cedar Grove Middle School sanded down chairs April 5. 

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    April 1

    Holly Carter Hopkins was cited and released on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Two-vehicle traffic crash in the Wal-Mart parking lot on New Pointe Boulevard resulting in property damage.

    Single-vehicle traffic crash on U.S. 74/76 near Mount Misery Road resulting in property damage.

  • Local lottery winner’s boyfriend heading to prison

    The boyfriend of Shallotte Powerball winner Fontella Marie Holmes has been sentenced to serve at least seven-and-a-half years and up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking Wednesday, April 7, with credit for time already served.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police Department reports

    Ocean Isle Beach 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.

    April 9

    Larceny of a bicycle valued at $750 from a house on West First Street.