Today's News

  • Kelly, Harrelson sworn into office; Dumpster ordinance approved

    Longtime alderman Buddy Kelly took the oath of office as Shallotte’s new mayor Tuesday night, and incumbent alderman Larry Harrelson was sworn in for his second four-year term.

    Both defeated opponents in November for their seats.

    Also at Tuesday night’s meeting, the board officially said goodbye to alderman John Kinlaw, who was unsuccessful in his bid for the mayor’s seat, and outgoing two-term mayor Gerald Long, who did not to seek re-election this year.

  • Life is all about waiting and discovering who we are

    One of the most profound questions one can ask or hear is this: “Who are you?”

    There are days when I look into the mirror of life and am astounded at what I see. I stare curiously at an image I cannot believe is real and ask: “Who are you?”

    Who is this person who has reacted with swift and sure anger at a remark innocently made or a question naively asked?

    Who is this woman who speaks confidently of non-judgmental, unconditional love and then becomes perturbed when things do not go as planned?

  • Turkey Trot raises money for new equipment

    Turkeys were flying Friday at Town Creek Elementary School.

    The school participated in its first ever Turkey Trot Friday to raise money for new gym equipment.

    Latania Edge-McCumbee, physical education teacher, said she got the idea from Waccamaw School, which does an annual Turkey Trot as a fundraiser for the school.

    Town Creek Elementary School parents were asked to give donations and sponsor their children in the Turkey Trot.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from the police reports.

    •Police charged Betty Ann Robinson, 32, of 2845 Robinson Park Trail No. 13, Supply, with larceny by employee and embezzlement for taking $3,200 out of the store’s deposit. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

    •Shoplifting at Scotchman on Whiteville Road; suspect stole a bottle of beer from cooler.

  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated a reported breaking and entering and larceny on Via Old Sound Boulevard last week.

    The suspect entered a condo and stole a small white refrigerator.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

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

    From Nov. 23-29, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens, Green Bay Village, Brunswick Plantation, Carolina Shores, Ocean View and Shell Point Acres.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Donald Byrne Stacks, 27, of 2793 Waccamaw Shores Road in Lake Waccamaw; charged with possession of ½ ounce of less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage on Goose Creek Road and N.C. 179; suspect used vehicle to damage the 14th hole of Brick Landing Plantation’s Golf Course.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on George II Highway in Winnabow; suspect damaged glass on door leading to victim’s garage.

  • Students make honor rolls at Waccamaw Elementary School

    The following students were named to honor rolls during the first nine weeks at Waccamaw Elementary School:

    A Honor Roll

    Third grade: Alex Douglas, Jonathan Mintz, Dalton Simpson, Andrea Dutton, Christopher Tucholski, Levi Bird, Jacob Cribb, Olivia Fluharty, Joseph Stanley and Savannah Wood.

    Fourth grade: Brianna Long, Meghan McGuire, Kayla Miller, Sarah Elizabeth Norris, Katelyn Purdy, Hunter Roseman, Chloe Smith, Mason Warren, Tania Mastry and Jacksen McLeod.

  • Coastal Horizons opens treatment center in Shallotte

    Coastal Horizons new Shallotte office behind Ocean City Chevrolet on U.S. 17 is open for business, providing mental health, substance abuse, rape crisis and various other programs for local residents.

    The office’s medical director, Dr. David A. Joseph, came to Brunswick County from Seattle several years ago. When he began seeing patients, he realized the need for more intervention.