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Today's News

  • Brunswick County District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 28, 29, 30 and May 3, 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 28

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

  • Brunswick residents share tales of heartache for animal companions

    Some Brunswick County animal lovers are grieving after beloved animals were hurt, and in one case died, right before their eyes.

    Last week, Shallotte Point resident Bill Alexander wrote telling the horrible tale of what happened to his little dog Sable. The 13-pound pooch had been a beloved member of the Alexander family for about eight years.

    Last week, on a Sunday afternoon, Bill and Sable were standing at the end of his driveway. Sable was on a leash, which Bill was holding.

  • Rising singer Logan Murrell at Odell Williamson Auditorium next Tuesday

    Up-and-coming country artist Logan Murrell will perform in concert at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, May 18, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    The teen performed most recently at numerous events at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington.

  • Sheriff, district attorney and clerk of court should be nonpartisan races

    During the May primary election season, two of the more-heated and more-interesting races were for Brunswick County Sheriff and the district attorney that serves our county.

    In the Republican race for sheriff, current sheriff John Ingram was challenged by North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Daniels. Ingram defeated Daniels to be the Republican sheriff candidate in November.

    On the Democratic side, it was the race of the Lewises as Rendy Lewis challenged and ultimately defeated Louie Lewis for the Democratic spot on the November General Election ballot.

  • Larceny reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a motor vehicle break-in reported on Magnolia Drive.

    Currency and a Gerber knife were reported stolen in the incident.

    Police also investigated a report of larceny of an automobile from Dogwood Drive. After information was entered into the National Crime Information Center, the owner remembered permission had been given for neighbors to drive the vehicle.

  • Sunset Beach to consider terminal groins resolution Thursday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will consider a resolution on terminal groins at a budget workshop at 9 a.m. this Thursday, May 13.

    At council’s May 3 meeting, council voted to send a letter to the state legislature stating if terminal groins are approved that eight conditions of the Coastal Resources Commission be inserted into the law.

  • Sunset Beach planning board OKs gaming machines for pier

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board has approved an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    Applicant MarBec Inc. (pier operators Marc and Becky Kaplan) seeks to operate four Pot of Gold Machines at the pier at 101 W. Main St.

  • Carolina Shores commissioners OK paving change without rebidding

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved a paving project in the Village at Calabash even though work stipulations changed after the project was bid.

    The board voted March 4 to award a $68,000 contract to Hardee & Prince Contractors of Loris, S.C., for paving at Oakbark Court, Gate 3 and in the Village at Calabash.

  • Homeless man remembered following death in South Carolina

    He was just a homeless man, someone who once had a job and a family and a good income driving a truck.

    On a cold December day last year, Phillip Riley showed up for free homemade soup served by a church at Shallotte Riverside Park.

    He’d been living in the woods, he said, after his luck and the economy took a downturn and he lost his job. He said he could lead a reporter to other homeless people for a future story, but then he disappeared.

  • Shallotte planners recommend changes to sidewalk map

    The Shallotte Planning Board is recommending changes to the town’s sidewalk district map that will improve the appearance of the town and better control construction of sidewalks.

    The board voted unanimously at its Tuesday night board meeting to recommend the town board of aldermen approve dividing the town into quadrants meeting at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street/Shallotte Avenue.