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Today's News

  • Holden Beach celebrates Days at the Dock April 23-24

    Get ready to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, is an annual mainstay at annual Days at the Dock festivities, slated for Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season starts at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 14, 2016

    Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    April 14

    Larceny by employee at Market Express. Warrants issued for April D. Canaday, 34, of 1309 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte.

  • Carolina Shores OKs pond study

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners has approved funding not to exceed $50,000 to study stormwater ponds.

    Approval came at the board’s monthly meeting April 7 to authorize additional funds to study town hall campus stormwater ponds, eliminate nuisance yard flooding and removal of trees.

    Town administrator Jon Mendenhall said it appears an engineering evaluation is needed to assure the system is functioning correctly. He cited trees that need to come out, justifying a need to study the topography as part of the study.

  • Bolivia forest fire 70 percent contained

    By Laura Lewis and Brian Slattery

    Staff Writers

    BOLIVIA — A 1,600-acre woods blaze that broke out Tuesday afternoon between Clemmons and Midway roads off N.C. 211 is 70 percent contained, a forestry official said Wednesday.

    A power outage attributed to the fire and affecting approximately 50,800 meter locations also occurred shortly after midnight. 

  • Ash man accused of killing woman in Horry County, S.C.

    A 24-year-old Ash man has refused extradition to face a murder charge in Horry County, S.C., where he is accused of killing of a woman and dumping her body.

    Christopher Francis Kalb, who is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on an assault on a female charge in a separate case, refused extradition at a hearing Friday, April 15, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

  • Leland couple face child abuse charges

    A Leland couple is accused of abusing three children in their care.

    Twenty-four-year-old Kellie Earle Hill and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Alexander Austin Dean, both of Sandy Hills Drive, were captured Monday, April 18, in Leland, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Hill is charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse and Dean faces three counts of the same crime.

  • Two motions stipulated in Vassey pre-trial hearing

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — Two motions were stipulated Monday during a pre-trial hearing in the case against a former Southport police sergeant who shot a schizophrenic teen in his Boiling Spring Lakes home more than two years ago.

  • Teacher accused of sex crimes involving Va. boy

    A Shallotte Middle School math teacher is accused of sex crimes involving a boy she met while teaching in Virginia.

    Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, was arrested Saturday, April 16, and charged with four felony counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children younger than 15, according to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department.

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day
  • West beats Hoggard 10-2; Trojans now 17-1

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Hoggard 10-2 Friday in a Mideaastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game on Mike Alderson Field.

    West’s 16th straight victory this season improved the Trojans to 6-0 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

    Johnathan Carlyle was the winning pitcher. He gave up four hits in six innings and two runs (one earned). He walked two and struck out six. Reliever Greg Noll struck out two batters. West made two errors.

    The Trojans scored in the first on a home run to right field by Tristan Lewis.