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Today's News

  • Budget, more on Sunset Beach Town Council agenda Monday

      SUNSET BEACH—Town council will meet in regular session at 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 28.

    The meeting was scheduled and approved by council at its June 7 meeting in lieu of having a July meeting.

    Council also is scheduled to adopt the town budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 at a proposed tax rate of 9 cents per $100 of valuation, to be preceded by a public hearing about the proposed budget.

  • Carolina Shores approves new deputy town clerk

    At a specially called meeting Monday, the board approved appointing Nicole Marks of Ash to fill the position that has been vacant since deputy town clerk Lisa Anglin left in May to become the new town clerk in Sunset Beach.

    Marks was chosen from a field of about 60 contenders from North and South Carolina who applied for the open position, Mayor Stephen Selby said.

  • Privilege license hearing Monday in Calabash

    The issue pertains to privilege license fees to be applied to gaming establishments.

    At their June 8 meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a $200 privilege license fee per sweepstakes machine over the current $5 fee.

    Following the privilege license fee session, the board is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday to resume its recessed June 8 meeting.

  • Carolinas artists showcased in annual summer show in Southport

    Artists from throughout the Carolinas, from the mountains to the coast, have brought their paintings and pottery to downtown Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery for its annual Summer Regional Show that opened June 21 and continues until July 17.

    This juried exhibition highlights the work of already well known artists in Brunswick and New Hanover counties and many others from throughout North and South Carolina.

  • Port opponents lobby Soles to nix state funds for NCIT study

    As the N.C. Senate debates the state budget, a concern for many locals is the chance that $5 million may be allocated to pay for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers feasibility study of the N.C. International Terminal project near Southport.

    The N.C. House budget, approved earlier this month, included an amendment to take the state’s portion of costs for the feasibility study off the table.

    The amendment, introduced by Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, passed 104-11.

  • Community complaints lead to two drug arrests in Sunset Beach

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two suspects after community complaints in the Seaside Road area of Sunset Beach.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents answered community complaints at 210 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, on June 15. Drug agents searched the home and seized about 25 grams of marijuana, marijuana plants, diverted prescription pills and drug paraphernalia from the home.

  • 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 June 14-20, K-9 deputies answered 14 calls, wrote 11 citations and made 11 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Coastal Retreat, Shell Point, Southport and Cedar Grove.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Koolabrew Drive in Calabash; suspect cut fence and entered victim’s premises, damaging fence.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Randolph Street in Bolivia; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole medication.

  • Hayward and BP: Proving false the old adage, ‘All press is good press’

    Just when you thought the epic disaster surrounding BP, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the Obama administration’s response couldn’t get any worse, BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward was on a boat—sending ripples of frustration throughout the Gulf Coast.

    No, he wasn’t off the coast of the devastated Gulf of Mexico, or even surveying damage on the shores of Alabama.

  • Supply man killed in camper fire

    A Supply man was killed June 3 when his camper caught fire.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Robert Houston Marshall, 51, of 3123 Canal View St., Supply, was killed when his camper caught fire around 2:35 a.m. Thursday, June 3.

    Capt. Sam Davis said the preliminary State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) investigation suggests the fire was accidentally started by cooking. The investigation is ongoing.