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Today's News

  • Road paving on Carolina Shores agenda

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners are debating the best ways to pave deteriorating roads in the Village at Calabash.
    “We want to make sure that we get this right,” town commissioner Walter Goodenough said at a monthly board workshop Tuesday.
    The issue is also on the board’s agenda for its meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. this Thursday, July 8, at town hall.

  • Mayor cites 'signs' Calabash is looking better

    CALABASH—The town has come a long way cleaning up its sign issues, Mayor Anthony Clemmons said at a June 28 meeting.

    The session, a continuation of the board’s recessed June 14 meeting, covered signs and several other issues on which the board acted. Clemmons said A-frame signs are out of the right-of-way, and he hadn’t recently seen any signs on fences, either.

    “I encourage [businesses] to continue to work with the town on this very delicate and challenging issue,” Clemmons said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From June 28-July 4, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls, wrote 16 citations and made 11 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Southport, Carolina Place and Sunset Harbor.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports:

  • Fourteen DWI cases dismissed because of Southport officer under investigation for stealing money

    BOLIVIA—Fourteen driving while impaired cases were dismissed Thursday, July 1, in Brunswick County’s DWI court.

    “It causes me physical pain to do that,” assistant district attorney Sarah Garner said of the dismissals.

  • No sign of missing Ocean Isle Beach man whose boat ran ashore in Myrtle Beach

    After an exhaustive two-day search failed to locate him, the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Ocean Isle Beach man whose boat washed up onshore in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week.

    The U.S. Coast Guard, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division last Thursday night began searching for Thomas “Andy” Richmond of Ocean Isle Beach after his unmanned 28-foot boat Heads or Tails was found on the beach with its engines running at about 11:20 p.m.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Stolen car, keys at Jones Ford

    Shallotte Police are investigating the theft of a car and two sets of keys from Jones Ford.

    On July 6, Jones Ford employees reported someone had broken into the dealership, causing $600 in damage to a window, and stole a four-door Toyota Sequoia valued at $16,000 along with keys to a GMC Envoy and a Ford Fusion.

    Glass was on the floor underneath the window along with a large rock, the incident report states.

     

    Suspect under investigation in break-ins

  • Going a bit bananas and nuts over a little-known regional delight

    What do you get when you takea banana, roll it in mayo and then cover it with crushed peanuts?

    If you’re not from central Kentucky like me and you do that, or ask someone about it, they may think you’re as nuts as those you’re rolling on the banana.

    Or maybe I'm bananas?

    Maybe.

    Ahh, but so is the story of the much-disrespected banana croquette.

    I grew up on this delight. At back-home get-togethers, they go quickly.

  • Koletar’s latest book on shelves this week

    Winding River resident Joe Koletar’s third book targeted to businesses, “Rethinking Risk: How Companies Sabotage Themselves and What They Must Do Differently,” will be available for purchase this week.

    During his career as a fraud investigator, Koletar wrote extensively about fraud in various professional journals, leading to another career for the now semi-retired expert.

    “I started writing an article for a professional journal. I got carried away,” he recalled.

  • Resorts, inns make website’s top lists

    Clayton Bartizal, business development manager at resortandlodges.com, said recently various teams of writers and editors write “top 10” articles once or twice each month based on social media reviews, price ranges, the size of the units and how resorts meet customers’ needs.

    “We get a lot of [website] traffic from that,” Bartizal said. “It’s a lot of great free traffic our partners get.”

    While many of the sites chosen are advertising partners with resortandlodges, many are not, he said.

     

  • Formerly an FBI and fraud investigator, Winding River resident hasn’t stopped working

    From chasing bank robbers to poring over Swiss bank records to find fraud, Joe Koletar’s career has spanned more than 40 years, numerous countries and countless adventures.

    After graduating college, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Special Security Group. From there, he was recruited into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he got his start investigating bank robberies.