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Today's News

  • CHIEFS changing attitudes one at a time

    Four years ago, Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause received a grant from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to start a program for high-risk youth.

    The program, called Chiefs Helping in Educating Families and Students (CHIEFS), began its first year at Shallotte Middle School with five students participating. Now it has  more than 47 students registered for the 10-month after-school program.

    “We focus on teamwork, leadership and respect,” Gause said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on North Howe Street in Southport; suspect hauled off victim’s vehicle that was not running.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Mulligan Way in Bolivia; suspect broke into victim’s back door and stole items.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Jan. 16-23, K-9 deputies answered nine calls, wrote 10 citations and made nine drug arrests and issued 11 drug charges.

    Seven grams of marijuana and one marijuana plant were seized.

  • Sunset Beach UDO committee to meet

    The Sunset Beach UDO Committee will meet at 9 a.m. next Thursday, Feb. 3.

    Discussion will be on the process for development of land use ordinances and will be in place of the regular town planning board meeting.

    If you have any questions, call Cindy Nelson, administrator assistant in the Sunset Beach Inspections Department, at 579-0068.

  • Pistol reported stolen in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The local police department is investigating a reported theft of a pistol.

    Someone told Sunset Beach police on Sunday, Jan. 23, a pistol had been stolen from a vehicle on High Market Street.

  • Group still hopes to 'race' to aid of county animals

    Interest continues to grow in a group hoping to take over management of the Brunswick County Animal Shelter later this year.

    Saturday, more than 100 people turned out for a public meeting of Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) that took place at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Shallotte.

    Organizer Cheri McLain said no chairs were left as she went over assorted animal issues at what she says will be the last meeting before the issue goes to the county board of health for consideration and a vote, slated for Feb. 14.

  • Winter-wear is a totally different style at the beach

    Call me crazy, but since it’s been so cold and the middle of winter and all, lately I’ve been getting the urge to don a coat and place a knit toboggan on top of my head. Oh, and socks and boots on my feet and leggings, too, which I think are kind of trendy.

    Not at the beach.

    “Cute cap,” remarked a regular, bare-headed patron of Sunset Beach Town Council meetings upon my arrival at the board’s monthly session Jan. 10. His baby grandson, he said, wore the same kind of headgear when the infant went home from the hospital.

  • Party honors retiring Carolina Shores administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—Dozens of people turned out last week to pay tribute to Linda Herncane, the town’s first administrator who is retiring after more than 12 years on the job.

    The turnout included the current mayor and former mayors who spoke at the Jan. 21 fete during a presentation honoring Herncane, who says her last official workday with the town is this coming Friday, Jan. 28.

  • Construction in Calabash: Apartments should be ready for renters by March

    CALABASH—Standing outside 14 three-story apartment buildings under construction off Old Georgetown Road, developer Jim Myers says it won’t be long before the units are ready for tenants.

    “We’ve got 14 apartment buildings, four garages and the clubhouse,” said the Charlotte-based developer with Shallotte Partners.

    Describing the development as his “baby,” Myers is pleased to have finally gotten it off the ground, considering not only the economic climate, but the “physical climate” as well.