Today's News

  • Carolina Shores moving forward with Calabash Lakes

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners is poised to move forward with new development in Calabash Lakes with public hearings scheduled Thursday.

    At their monthly workshop Tuesday, board members gave preliminary approval to a rezoning request for proposed Phase 3 development in the subdivision off Thomasboro Road from residential R8 to planned residential development (PRD).

  • Sunset Beach dips into pool, hot tub specs

    SUNSET BEACH — Town planning director Rawls Howard has been tasked with researching specifications for swimming pools, hot tubs and spas for the town.

    Following discussion at a town planning board meeting last Thursday, Sept. 3, Howard said he would look into language and come back with better standards to provide guidance.

    Howard said the town is trying to define guidelines with its legal staff, especially in light of recent discussions and goings-on at the Sunset Beach island.

  • SBPD Sept. 7, 2015

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

    Sept. 7

    Simple assault reported on Clubhouse Drive.

    Breaking and entering, larceny reported on Live Oak Drive.

  • Sunset Beach West sparks turnout at taxpayers' meeting

    SUNSET BEACH — Concerns about a proposed 21-unit oceanfront development west of the Sunset Beach island drew more than 35 people to a Labor Day weekend meeting of island property owners last Saturday morning, Sept. 5.

  • Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet set for Saturday

    The Brunswick County Branch of the NAACP is hosting its annual Freedom Fund Banquet, “Redeem the Dream,” on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 U.S. 17 W. in Carolina Shores.

    The event begins with dinner at 6 p.m.

    Keynote speaker will be Kristi Hyman-Jones, chief of staff for the North Carolina Department of Justice.

    Master of Ceremonies will be the Rev. Dr. Terry L. Henry, senior pastor at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington.

  • 9/11 Memorial Service set for Friday

    On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a local annual Memorial Service is scheduled this Friday, Sept. 11, in Brunswick County.

    The event will begin with the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Lions Club waving flags from area bridges to welcome visitors to their city.

    An 8 a.m. Mass follows at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach.

  • SBI Rotary Chilled & Grilled is Sept. 16 @ Dinah E. Gore Center

     IF YOU GO

    What: SBI Rotary Club Chilled & Grilled Food and Wine Celebration

    When: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16

    Where: Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center, Brunswick Community College

    Cost: $5 at door, plus additional amount for food tickets

    Get ready to get chilled and grilled next Wednesday night.

  • Cougars win races against Trojans

    SHALLOTTE — The South Brunswick cross-country teams beat West Brunswick in a meet Sept. 9 at West.

    South’s girls had five runners in the top seven in the 3.1-mile race. South Brunswick junior Bailey Rudd ran to a first-place finish in 23 minutes, 59 seconds.

    Junior Hannah Phieffer was third, sophomore Gabrielle Hitchcock fourth and Danielle Hitchcock fifth. Sophomore Logan Horne was seventh.

    For West, its top three runners were junior Lora Kinlaw, second in 24:24, freshman Caroline McKernan, sixth, and freshman Rebekah Stout, ninth.

  • Leland police investigate restaurant break-in

    Police are asking for the public’s help to find the person who broke into a Leland restaurant Sept. 7.

    The break-in happened at 10:26 p.m. at Bessie Burger, 1120 E. Cutlar Crossing in The Villages at Brunswick Forest Shopping Center, according to a Leland Police Department Facebook post.

    “When officers arrived, they found that forced entry was made to the establishment,” the post reads.

    It’s unknown whether anything was stolen, but there was significant damage to the inside of the restaurant.

  • Three people charged in video gaming bust

    Three people accused of operating an illegal video gaming site were charged after Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit agents seized more than $6,000 and six video slot machines during separate operations Aug. 28.

    Forty-one-year-old Charles Edward Ard Jr. and 33-year-old Tiffany Teal Ard, both of Supply, were cited on charges of operating a game of chance in which money was bet and possession of an illegal slot machine, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said in a news release issued Wednesday, Sept. 9.