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Today's News

  • Belville proposes Riverwalk to Battleship connection

    Following the success of planning and funding the first phase of the Brunswick Riverwalk park, Belville officials are thinking regionally by trying to bridge their park to the USS North Carolina Battleship park.

    Commissioner Joe Breault spoke at the Eagles Island Coalition Sept. 3 meeting to propose Belville, the Eagles Island Coalition and the Battleship Park work together on a bike and pedestrian trail that would run along the Belville side of the Brunswick River to an unused road that runs parallel to U.S. 17/74/76.

  • Shallotte supporting alcohol abstinence program in schools

    Shallotte officials agreed to the town’s ABC Board request to approve spending $2,000 to support a program to stop underage drinking.

    The Sold Out School Alcohol Abstinence Program uses school assembly programs then follows up with social networking and family and community support to provide drug and alcohol education and life skills to eliminate underage drinking and drug use.

    Five assemblies are planned to present to middle school students in the fall and five high school assemblies will take place in the spring.

  • Ocean Isle Beach swears in new police chief

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH – Four generations of Ken Bellamy’s family and a packed room of visitors including Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and District Attorney Jon David attended Bellamy’s swearing-in as the new Ocean Isle Beach Police Chief Tuesday.

    Bellamy, the former Assistant Chief, stepped up to the role after former Chief John Goodwin retired in August.

    “John was chief for 23 and a half years. He gave his notice in June and retired last month,” Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    August 29

    George Allen Jones Jr., 33, 1424 Parkland Way, Leland, arrested for driving while impaired and fictitious registration.

    David Wesley Pridgen, 32, 374 Silent Brook Trail, Jacksonville, Fl., arrested on an order for arrest for failure to appear in court on a second degree trespassing charge out of New Hanover County.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    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.

    August 28

    Breaking and entering and larceny of cell phones by someone busting into the front door of Murillo on Holden Beach Road and damaging a display case to steal cell phones.

    August 29

    Teresa Power Mote, 52, 707 Sunset Oaks Lane, Sunset Beach, arrested on charges of drunk and disruptive, assault on a government officials and resisting arrest.

  • Ashley beats West 6-0 in soccer

    Ashley beat West Brunswick 6-0 in a conference soccer game Thursday, Sept. 18., at Ashley.

  • Kinlaw wins cross-country race at West
  • UPDATE: Additional bank robber photos released

    The Shallotte Police Department has been able to secure additional images of  the man who robbed a Shallotte bank Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, in Shallotte.

    Shallotte police received the report of the robbery at First Community Bank, 4949 Main St., at 2:18 p.m., Chief Rodney Gause said.

    “The suspect took out a note and gave it to the teller at the counter,” according to a Sept. 17 news release from the town. “He ran out the door with an undetermined amount of money and entered the woods.”

  • Scorpions win rematch against Trojans

     LELAND —North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 26-24, 25-19, 25-17 in a non-conference volleyball match Sept. 17.

    For North (4-7 overall), sophomore Kaylee Scoggins had five kills and 14 digs. Junior Skylar Watson had eight assists. Senior Jenna Dunsmore had four aces, four kills, eight assists and 12 digs. Senior Macey Bordeaux had two aces, two kills and six digs. Junior Valerie Renna had three aces, eight kills and 11 digs.

  • Authorities search for alleged bank robber

    SHALLOTTE — Investigators are searching for the man who robbed a Shallotte bank Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, in Shallotte.

    Shallotte police received the report of the robbery at First Community Bank, 4949 Main St., at 2:18 p.m., Chief Rodney Gause said.

    “The suspect took out a note and gave it to the teller at the counter,” according to a Sept. 17 news release from the town. “He ran out the door with an undetermined amount of money and entered the woods.”