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Today's News

  • Shallotte cancels fire truck order, starts re-bidding process

    The town of Shallotte has canceled its order for a fire pumper truck from Johnson Fire Safety Systems since the manufacturer, American LaFrance, has declared bankruptcy. The order has not been filled since the bid was awarded 18 months ago.

    The town board of aldermen voted unanimously at Tuesday’s pre-agenda meeting to cancel the order for a $276,572 pumper, which has been included in the town’s budget since 2008.

    Fire chief Paul Dunwell told aldermen he and the dealer’s representative have agreed canceling the truck would be the best thing to do.

  • Shallotte begins 'paperless' agenda era

    The Town of Shallotte is doing its part to go green—and to save time and money.

    Beginning with Tuesday night’s pre-agenda meeting, the town board and staffers are working from Web-based “paperless” agendas on computer laptops provided at each alderman and employee’s seat during meetings.

    Each item on the electronic agenda is hyperlinked to the supporting documents. The full agendas will also be available online so any citizen interested can have easy access to the information, as well.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department recovered a $12,000 ring from a Shallotte residence on June 29 with the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. According to Ocean Isle Beach Police, charges are pending.

  • 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 crime report

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

    •Property damage on Palmer Drive in Calabash; suspect damaged victim’s TV, telephone, two table lamps and two pairs of sunglasses.

    •Breaking and entering on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect pried open victim’s back door.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged with following individuals from June 15-26. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Vandalism on Ocean Boulevard East; suspect damaged an electrical line.

    •Larceny on Ocean Boulevard East; suspect stole victim’s bike.

    •Larceny on Crab Street; suspect stole victim’s golf cart charger.

    •Larceny on Ranger Street; suspect stole victim’s beach cart.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 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 22-28, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 15 calls, made two drug arrests and wrote five uniform citations.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at Shell Point Road, Little Macedonia Road, South Navassa, Sunset Harbor, Beach Drive and Chapel Loop Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Waterway watchdogs

    Just before dusk, the Lil’ David trawler set sail out of Holden Beach Marina bearing volunteers with Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron.

    Their destination: southbound and down the Intracoastal Waterway, also known in boating lingo as “ICW.”

    Their mission: to check all navigational markers between Holden and Sunset beaches and report any that might be missing, damaged or malfunctioning.

  • 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.