Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    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.

    Oct. 22

    Lorenzo Cherla Pigott, 21, 3967 First St. SW, arrested on outstanding warrants for felony conspiracy and larceny from a person charges.

    Larceny by an employee at Subway in the Shallotte Crossing Parkway.

    Oct. 23

    Lost purse left in restaurant in the Shallotte Crossing Parkway.

  • Belville creates parks and recreation department to be ready for Riverwalk project

    You have to have a parks and recreation department to own a park.

    That was the latest lesson Belville commissioners learned as town officials, led by commissioner Joe Breault, continue to pursue developing a riverwalk along the Brunswick River.

    Breault presented riverwalk plans to Brunswick County commissioners at their Oct. 21 meeting and requested the transfer of Brunswick River Park to the town.

    The county board approved scheduling a public hearing on the request for Nov. 4.

  • Loggerhead habitat designation frustrates consortium members

    Brunswick Beaches Consortium members love loggerhead turtles, but not the habitat restrictions that come with them.

    The BBC is a regional group charged with helping its members work together to solve the challenges of beach erosion and to provide a group approach for beach preservation.

    At the group’s Wednesday, Oct. 16, meeting at Holden Beach Town Hall, the representative from Brunswick County’s beach towns bemoaned the critical habitat designation loggerheads receive.

  • Commissioners to meet one night a month in 2014

    County staff members are betting the board of commissioners can meet half as often and still be just as efficient.

    Commissioners voted Oct. 21 to change their routine meeting schedule for 2014.

    The board meetings include two regularly scheduled evening meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month.

    Those meetings begin with closed session discussions at 6 p.m. with the regular meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m.

  • Sunset Beach candidates speak out at forum

    SUNSET BEACH — Seven candidates vying for four seats in the town of Sunset Beach municipal races next Tuesday, Nov. 5, have gotten a chance to speak their minds.

    They spoke at a standing-room-only forum sponsored by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday, Oct. 23.

    This year’s contenders include unopposed mayoral candidate Ron Watts, town council incumbents Lou DeVita, Karen Joseph and Carol Scott, and town council challengers Richard Cerrato, Terry Johnson and Karla Squier.

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  • Missing teens found safe

     Two previously missing Brunswick County teenagers have been found, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Danny Huston Parker, Jr., 15, and Breanna Delaware Hewett, 15, both of Supply, were found safe Oct. 30 after being reported missing Oct. 29.

  • Holocaust survivor to speak Saturday in Sunset Beach

    The public is invited to come and hear holocaust survivor Alfred Schnog speak at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sunset Beach Community Church, 1643 Seaside Road (N.C. 904).

    Schnog, a Wilmington business owner, witnessed the horror of the Third Reich as a child.

    He will tell about living in Nazi Germany and his family having to escape to save their lives on the eve of World War II.

    Schnog has spent the last few years traveling around North Carolina sharing with groups what it was like for a Jewish family living under Nazi control.

  • Brandon Bailey, aka Lyric Kelly, wins 'American Country Star'

    He’s a winner.

    The Brunswick County singer formerly known as Brandon Bailey has scored a first-place slot in Nashville’s “American Country Star” competition.

    The 26-year-old Ash musician, who now goes by the stage name Lyric Kelly, won the competition, it was announced last week.

  • Three contenders win in tight Sunset Beach race

    SUNSET BEACH — Tuesday's election results showed a tight race among six contenders vying for three available seats up for grabs this year on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    The results, which are expected to be certified early next week, show town council incumbent Carol Scott, newcomer Terry Johnson and incumbent Lou De Vita with an edge over current Mayor Richard Cerrato, newcomer Karla Squier and incumbent Karen Joseph.

  • Varnamtown celebrates 60th oyster roast

    For the 60th year, Varnamtown is getting ready to celebrate a shell of an oyster season.

    This Saturday will mark the 60th anniversary of the Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church Oyster Roast in the fishing and oystering village overlooking the Lockwood Folly River.

    Marlene Varnam was there when the first oyster roast took place at her hometown church.