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Today's News

  • Family of four dies in head-on collision with school bus

    A family of four is dead after being involved in a head-on wreck with a Brunswick County School bus Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Sgt. T.T. Daniels of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Joshua Steed Williams, 31, of Ash, was driving his passenger vehicle west on Camp Branch Road near Makotoka Road and N.C. 211 when he crossed the center line. His vehicle collided with a school bus driven by Connie Russ, 61, of Ash, just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

  • One woman is transforming her vision for a more sensitive community into a reality

    SHALLOTTE—Last year as Regina Evans recovered from a battle with breast cancer, she decided it was time to make a difference in the local community and started a support group for the visually impaired.

    When Evans was 3 years old, her grandmother tried to show her an airplane in the sky. Evans could not see the plane. Her parents took her to the eye doctor, who was discovered Evans was visually impaired.

  • Final member of the dirty dozen retires

    Sergeant Ricky E. King entered retirement by being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his years of dedicated service to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

    Sergeant King began his career with the highway patrol on September 2, 1982. He officially retired on March 1 after 28 and a half years of service.

    “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to come together to honor Ricky,” said First Sergeant Troy Pope. “It is amazing a man can get through a career like this in the Highway Patrol without any major incidents.”

  • Going once, going twice, gone to the highest bidder

    SHALLOTTE—There is a new business in town where fast-talking is the norm.

    Crow’s Nest Auction House and Treasure Mall opened last week at 4606 E. Main St. in the Confederate Rose building.

    Auctioneer Kent Calvin Ward is the owner, and he hosts two weekly auctions. Auctions are on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:30. Attendees are asked to arrive around 6 p.m. in order to register for bidding. Auctions are held out back in the crow’s nest (red barn) that has been transformed into an auction barn.

  • Economic Development Commission announces two industry expansions in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—Late last week, the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission (EDC) announced two industry expansions in the county.

    Glycotech, a biotech company, and CATTS, an electronics recycling business, confirmed plans to expand in Brunswick County in 2011.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and investigation reports.

    •Devin Bruce Roberts, 22, of 2137 Trout Avenue, Supply, was arrested for failure to appear for possession of marijuana. Roberts was arrested while being investigated for misdemeanor larceny at Walmart when an active warrant for failure to appear was discovered. A citation was issued for the larceny, and Roberts was arrested.

  • Honoring a leader

    Last week the town received news no one wanted to hear—Mayor Buddy Kelly passed away.

    “It is with deep sadness that the town has lost our Mayor Donald C. ‘Buddy’ Kelly.” “Mayor Kelly died on March 2, 2011,” town officials wrote in a press release Thursday. “He was well respected in the community and well thought of by the board and staff. He was not only our mayor, but our friend.”

  • Free at last

  • Sunset Beach streetscape committee meeting Friday

    Sunset Beach Town Council has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday, March 11, at town hall council chambers to review the streetscape committee report and discuss other areas within town limits requiring landscaping.

    Town council may take action during this special meeting.

  • Carolina Shores retreat set for March 21

    CAROLINA SHORES—New town administrator Mike Hargett got acclimated to his first town commissioners workshop Monday by announcing an upcoming retreat.

    Hargett said Chris May, executive director with the Cape Fear Council of Governments, has agreed to facilitate the retreat tentatively proposed for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 21. The location has not yet been determined.

    Hargett said the board will discuss roles and responsibilities and can submit ideas on “what you see the town of Carolina Shores being in the present and future.”