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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • UPDATE: Ex-Leland officer arrested after high-speed chase, shooting

     Seven felony charges for attempted murder and assault on a law enforcement officer have been lodged against a former Leland police lieutenant captured following a high-speed chase with gunfire Tuesday night, Sept. 16, through Brunswick and Horry, S.C., counties.

    Brunswick County deputies were trying to serve warrants on Howard “Hank” Smith at the Food Lion in Supply about 8:30 p.m. when he fled from deputies and a chase ensued, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Attorneys: School board members owe district $1,920 each

    Each of the five Brunswick County Board of Education members must repay Brunswick County Schools for raises they received unlawfully in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

    Board members unlawfully approved raises for themselves as part of the 2015 district budget they approved at special called Aug. 28 meeting. Those raises were voided almost two weeks later after board attorney Rick Green and Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall determined the sole authority to adjust local school board salary and expenses rests with the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Sept. 8-14 2014

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 11

    Larceny, 7625 High Market Street.

    Found/recovered property on Egret Street.

    Sept. 13

    Coty Allen Gales, 21, of 7257 Lula St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with disorderly conduct.

    Sept. 14

    Damage to real property on Park Road.

    Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Lula Street.

  • Calabash to fix River Road pothole

    CALABASH — Though they’re not sure who owns it, town commissioners have voted to patch a huge pothole at River Road and Nance Street.

    Town administrator Chuck Nance, speaking at the monthly town board meeting Sept. 9, said there is confusion about whose responsibility it is to repair the asphalt hole that is posing a hazard for traffic heading to and from the Calabash Riverfront.

    “It looks to me like the pothole is on a town street and we should go ahead and patch it,” Nance said.

  • It's country fair time Sept. 19-20 @ Seaside UMC

    SUNSET BEACH — It launches every year with a concert, followed by an array of food and fantastic finds just a week later.

    It’s that time of year again.

    Seaside United Methodist Church is having its annual country fair this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at the church at 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904) in Sunset Beach.

  • Rotary Club second Chilled & Grilled Celebration set for Sept. 18 @ BCC

    Get ready to get chilled and grilled this Thursday night.

    That’s the name of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club’s second annual Chilled & Grilled Food and Wine Celebration set for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College.

    Come enjoy food and drink from more than 20 local restaurants, beverage distributors and wineries.

    Admission is $5 at the door.

  • Sunset Beach workshop Sept. 22

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have its monthly workshop at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at town hall.

    On the agenda are a report on beach rules and a Sunset at Sunset update.

    An agenda will be available on the town website, www.sunsetbeachnc.gov.