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Today's News

  • Shallotte Police 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.

    July 21

    Breaking and entering and larceny at Ocean City Chevrolet by someone taking tools from a toolbox in a Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. vehicle.

    July 22

    Larceny of motor fuel from Go Gas on Main Street by someone pumping fuel and driving off without paying for it.

    Larceny of a wallet taken from a room at the Days Inn.

    July 23

  • Leland Police report

    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.

    July 18

    Embezzlement and larceny by employee who had been filing false returns and keeping the monies from a business at 1114 New Pointe Blvd.

    July 19

    Mark Gregory Stacy, 44, 1103 Larchmont Court, arrested on a charge of driving while impaired on Low Country Boulevard.

  • Commissioners choose not to put sales tax increase referendum on fall ballot

    A sales tax increase won’t go to a vote again in 2014.

    Brunswick County commissioners saw too many hurdles to overcome to put the quarter-cent sales tax increase referendum back on the ballot in November.

    The board members made the decision at the July 21 county meeting.

    They didn’t vote on the decision, but came to a consensus while deciding how to respond to a request for a second referendum by a number of town mayors.

  • Brunswick County beach loggerhead turtle critical habitats unwelcome

    Three Brunswick County beaches were designated critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles, but local beach, and turtle, advocates don’t see much of a benefit.

    On July 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) and the Department of Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) created the critical habitat designation for loggerhead sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act. The critical habitats include North Carolina coastal counties.

  • Leland board takes field trip to consider water plant zoning

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO had to put their plans for a water plant on hold when Leland officials continued a vote to rezone the plat of land where they intend to build.

    At the May town meeting, the company requested the Leland board rezone property at 9901 Chappel Loop Road from R6 — or residential use for single-family housing — to allow for commercial use.

    H2GO is one of the wholesale customers of Brunswick utilities’ finished water, which it sells to 8,500 customers in the Leland/Belville/Navassa area.

  • With limited access to painkillers, addicts turn to heroin

     BOLIVIA — When the prescription painkiller problem was at its peak three years ago, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve Lanier began working on solutions to combat the problem.

    Three years later, the diversion of prescription medication is down in Brunswick County, but deaths and the rise in the use of heroin are on the rise because of limited access to the pills.

  • Jeffcoat Pottery fires up 40-year celebration at Calabash gallery

     If you go

    What: Jeffcoat Pottery Anniversary Exhibition

    When: reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 31; exhibition Aug. 1 through Sept. 6

    Where: Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash

    Pottery demonstrations noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 27. Weekly drawings for free pottery and gallery gift certificates.

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will feature a collection of pottery by Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat titled “Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years.”

  • Twin Lakes deed issue on Sunset Beach agenda

    SUNSET BEACH — Residents are poised to voice opposition at Sunset Beach Town Council’s upcoming meeting Aug. 4 about a proposal for two private lakes to be deeded to the town.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report July 14-27

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

    July 14

    Larceny on Shoreline Drive West.

    July 15

    Breaking and entering, larceny on Dogwood Drive.

    July 16

    Seth Jones Perkinson III, 49, of 2701 Lemon Tree Lane, Charlotte, charged with DWI and driving left of center.

    Warrant issued for failure to appear for Kayla Renee Loftis, 23, of 430 Sunset Blvd., Unit 210, Sunset Beach.

  • Carolina Shores gets state reimbursement for ice storm costs

    CAROLINA SHORES — Four months after cleanup, the town of Carolina Shores has received more than $111,000 in state disaster assistance for debris management removal from this past winter’s ice storm.

    A check reimbursing the town $111,729.57 for its $155,000 cost undertaking debris cleanup from mid-February to March arrived last week through efforts of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety working through the Division of Emergency Management.