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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Jan. 10, 2016

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

    Jan. 10

    Joseph Ivan Cortes, 29, of 7272 Bo Tuck Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving and resisting public officer.

  • Trooper’s lawsuit against sheriff dismissed

     A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a North Carolina State Highway Patrol sergeant in December 2013 against Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram.

    More than two years ago, N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. Charles Nance and his wife, Andrea, filed the suit alleging the sheriff violated his right to free speech and inflicted “emotional distress” against the trooper and his family.

    U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan dismissed the suit against Ingram in federal court Sept. 29, court records show.

  • Two Sunset Beach meetings moved to fire station

    Upcoming meetings in Sunset Beach will temporarily take place to accommodate more people at the town’s main fire station No. 1 at 102 Shoreline Drive West.

    That includes Sunset Beach Town Council’s upcoming second meeting of the month scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  • Carolina Shores gearing up for Jan. 28 retreat

    CAROLINA SHORES — Acquisitions won’t be included when the town board of commissioners starts addressing stormwater priorities at their upcoming annual retreat Jan. 28.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall, speaking at the board’s monthly meeting Jan. 7, said the board will consider schedules in the capital improvement plan as well as price quotes from last year and rental and sharing information for a drain-clearing jetter machine.

  • Longwood woman charged with counterfeit trademark after store raid

     A Longwood woman accused of selling counterfeit goods at her Shallotte retail store was arrested and charged with counterfeit trademark Wednesday, Jan 6.

    Agents with the North Carolina Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force raided Fresh Gear, a clothing store at 5285-1 Main St., in December and seized almost $63,000 in counterfeit items, including Air Jordans, Timberland boots and North Face and Nike clothing, according to a news release issued by the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office after the raid.

  • Brunswick County women face prostitution charges

     Two Brunswick County women face prostitution charges in Horry County, S.C.

    Horry County police arrested 21-year-old Sara Katherine Byrd of Shallotte and 17-year-old Sydney Rose Lea of Ocean Isle Beach on Jan. 7 and charged each with prostitution, lewdness, assignation and prostitution generally, according to records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C.

    Lea was also charged with simple possession of marijuana.

    Byrd and Lea were released after posting $250 bail each just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8.

  • Southport woman charged with DWI in single-car crash

     A Southport woman has been charged with driving while impaired and other traffic violations after she crashed into a ditch last week on Midway Road near Oak Island.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper C.S. Thompson charged 32-year-old Holly Marie Lysaght with driving while impaired, failure to maintain lane control, unsafe tires and a seatbelt violation after she crashed into a tree in a ditch off Midway Road on Friday, Jan. 8, a collision report shows.

  • Brunswick Coalition buys billboards to raise prescription abuse awareness

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition, which has been established to combat prescription drug abuse, has purchased billboards to create awareness about the potentially deadly consequences of leaving prescription medications unattended. 

    The coalition used grant funding to purchase spaces for two billboards, one at 2618 Ocean Highway 0.1 miles south of Royal Oak Road in Shallotte and another at 7270 U.S. 17 just south of N.C. 87 in Leland.

  • Father Time, New Year’s baby, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Terri Niland

    Guest Columnist

    Less than two weeks ago, a high school friend of mine and I continued our long-standing New Year’s Eve tradition. We touched base at 11:55 p.m., chatted for a few moments, wished one another a Happy New Year while the Crystal Ball in Times Square dropped, and then went to sleep.

  • HBPOA issues response to editorial on ordinance

    I am the president of the Holden Beach Property Owners Association (HBPOA) and I am writing in response to the Jan. 7 editorial on the Holden Beach noise ordinance in order to clarify statements about the actions of the HBPOA.

    At our membership meeting April 4, 2015, a motion was made and unanimously passed to recommend that the town of Holden Beach consider adopting Brunswick County’s noise ordinance, since the county’s ordinance was more specific and called for measuring noise decibel levels to determine if there is excessive noise.