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Today's News

  • Jim Quick and the Coastline Band headline concert series Friday in Ocean Isle Beach

    Brunswick County’s summer concert series continues with a performance by Jim Quick & Coastline Band at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The free concerts always take place in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    Described as an eclectic blend of blues, soul and rock, Coastline is renowned for “hard-driving Carolina backbeats, Georgia-Southern rock, Cajun-inspired grooves.”

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects:

    •Charles Andrew Hudson, 19, of Indian Trail, was charged with consuming alcohol under the age of 21 pursuant to a traffic stop for careless and reckless driving.

    •Vandalism was reported at the West End guard building. Unknown subjects threw toilet tissue all around building and defecated in front of same.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle was reported at 298 Sand Dune Lane. Unknown suspects removed a GPS from the vehicle.

  • Pollution solution for Lockwood Folly River is in the community, advocate says

    Improving the quality of polluted shellfish beds at the Lockwood Folly River will require a community effort, a coastal advocate says.

    Public comments recently sought about pollution of shellfish beds in the river will aid in finding solutions, Mike Giles with the N.C. Coastal Federation said.

    “The challenge is to all work together—communities and government—to try to mimic the natural hydrology,” Giles said—to soak in stormwater before it runs off and leads to pollution of the river.

  • Sunset Beach police assist with safe, check thefts investigation

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police working with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are seeking a suspect in connection with the theft of a safe and checks.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said a safe containing starter checks was reported stolen Aug. 10 from a residence on Whiteville Road in Ash.

    A white male suspect passed one of the checks for $300 that same day at BB&T in Sunset Beach. On Aug. 11, a suspect tried to pass a second check made out for $800 at the same bank.

  • 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 Aug. 9-15, K-9 deputies answered 11 calls, wrote two citations and made two drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted a checkpoint on Big Macedonia Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Joseph William Rice, 26, of 104 Gladewood Circle, New Bern, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council votes to salvage pontoon bridge

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council has approved efforts to pursue having portions of the old Intracoastal Waterway pontoon bridge moved to a future fishing pier and, if possible, stored on an adjacent 5.22-acre site being eyed for a future park.

    The unanimous vote came at a specially called meeting Aug. 12 following debate among five council members about what the future holds for the old span once it’s replaced by the new $32 million high-rise bridge slated to open this fall.

  • New bridge may be unavailable for MS Ride

    SUNSET BEACH—The new Intracoastal Waterway high-rise bridge may not be open in time for the upcoming Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach Ride slated to end for the first time in Sunset Beach.

    Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker, speaking at a specially called town council meeting Aug. 12, said he learned through town staff an MS official has been advised the new bridge may not be available for use when the two-day ride ends Sept. 26 in Sunset Beach.

  • Revived development 'a good sign' for Calabash

    CALABASH—After months of wrangling, site preparation is finally under way at the site of the future Calabash Town Center, Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons noted last week.

    “We’re proud to see that project move forward,” Clemmons said, speaking at town commissioners’ monthly meeting Aug. 10.

    Plans by Shallotte Partners call for 216 apartments or 18 three-story buildings on a 22.5-acre tract at the corner of Old Georgetown and Clariday roads. Commercial strips fronting both those roads will be developed separately.

  • New Hanover County woman sentenced as habitual felon

    A New Hanover County woman was recently sentenced as a habitual felon in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    According to a press release from the DA’s office, Christina Lesharna Grady, 31, of New Hanover County, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and habitual felon in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Aug. 16.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Grady to 60-81 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Assistant district attorney Chris Thomas prosecuted the case.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

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

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and kidnapping on Gales Road in Winnabow; suspect pushed victim through a glass table.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Fourth Street in Southport; suspect took victim’s vehicle and did not return it.

    •Simple assault on Sea Pines Drive in Southport; suspect assaulted two victims.