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Today's News

  • Be safe this holiday weekend

    The roads and beaches are bustling in Brunswick County, signifying one of the busiest weeks of the season is here. With visitors coming into the community, it’s an important time for all of us to remember to have fun but be safe this Fourth of July weekend.

    If you’re looking for some free family fun, several communities—from Bald Head Island to Southport and south down to Ocean Isle Beach and Calabash—will have parades, fireworks and more.

  • Calabash commissioners adopt solicitation amendment

    CALABASH—Town commissioners adopted a solicitation ordinance at a specially called meeting June 15.

    The workshop was to amend the town’s business regulations in its code of ordinances and add a chapter regarding peddlers, hawkers, drummers, roadside vendors, solicitors, salespersons, canvassers and demonstrators.

    Town officials said the amendment was in response to complaints from chartered fishing boat operators on the waterfront about employees with a competing fishing fleet who stand outside and wave customers into their parking lot.

  • Local cast of 'High School Musical' performs this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Disney’s hit musical “High School Musical” is coming to Brunswick County for one weekend only, kicking off tonight (June 26) at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Produced by the South Brunswick High School Musical Theatre Company, the stage version of “High School Musical” is based on the television movie and includes many of the same characters, songs and dialogue.

    The production also features set pieces ordered from Disney to precisely replicate the movie set.

  • N.C. 179 re-opens at Jennies Branch bridge

    Traffic is once again flowing smoothly along N.C. 179 after a stretch closed for a bridge replacement project re-opened this past weekend.

    The closed-down section of road at Jennies Branch between Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach re-opened Saturday after being closed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in November for replacement work.

    Traffic was re-routed to a detour along Hale Swamp Road while work was being done.

    N.C. 179 was slated to re-open May 15 but was delayed by contractor and subcontractor issues.

  • 'Southport Energy Park' idea wins contest

    A state park with a renewable energy theme is what members of No Port Southport think would make perfect use of 600 acres the state owns near Southport instead of an international port facility.

    Last week after an environmental panel discussion at the Southport Community Center,

    No Port Southport Inc. announced winners of its Public Options Regarding Terminal Site (PORTS) contest.

  • Braising is a cooking method using both moist and dry heat

    Many of you have probably used a braising method when cooking meat or vegetables and didn’t even know it!

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the last two weeks.

    •Police charged Crystal Bell Bentley, 28, of 5702 J.B. Lane, Ash, with writing a worthless check, obtaining property by false pretense and failure to appear. She was suspected of writing a fraudulent check to Jones Ford for $12,000 to purchase a car. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a secured bond.

  • Arrest made in Sunset Beach break-ins, thefts

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have arrested a North Carolina man for two recent break-ins and thefts on the Sunset Beach island.

    Raymond Lee Jones, 34, of 1459 Halltown Road, Autryville, was arrested in Lumberton on Friday and charged with breaking and entering June 5 and June 6 in Sunset Beach. The break-ins occurred on East Main Street and 28th Street.

    On June 6, a 32-inch Vizio flat screen TV was reported stolen following a house break-in on East Main Street.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 17, 18, 19 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, June 17

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Jesus Alvarado Acuna, operate vehicle no insurance, Brunswick County Jail 30 days, suspended sentence 18 months, unsupervised probation 18 months, costs, not violate any criminal laws; expired/no inspection, expired operator’s license, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Gary Traywick with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on June 15:

    Richard Austin Alexander, 23, of 1660 Beach Drive, Calabash; felony sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana.