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Today's News

  • Shallotte Meetings for 2011

    •The Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Shallotte Council Chambers, 110 Cheers St. The Board of Aldermen pre-agenda meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the chambers. The aldermen’s regularly scheduled meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. with pre-agenda meetings beginning at 5:15 p.m.

    •The planning board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers.

  • Woman seeks help with damaged yard in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Marie Humphries stood in her yard adorned with what she says is a dead palm tree.

    She blames recent water issues at her home in The Farm at Brunswick, where she has lived for the past year. She believes either the developer, D.R. Horton, or Brunswick County should take responsibility.
    “No one is assuming responsibility for where the water was coming from,” says Humphries, who learned about the problem shortly after moving into her home she bought in December 2009 as its second owner.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council meets next Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Because of the New Year’s holiday, Sunset Beach Town Council is having its monthly meeting this coming Monday, Jan. 10, at town hall.

    The 7 p.m. session will be preceded by a pre-meeting council workshop at 6:45 p.m.

    On the agenda under “old business” are continued discussion of a golf cart ordinance, speed limits and an appointment to the Sunset Beach Fire Department Fireman’s Relief Fund Board.

  • Park grant on Sunset Beach Planning Board agenda

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Beach Planning Board is scheduled to revisit consideration of a motion of support for a park grant application at its upcoming meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the conference room at town hall.

    At the board’s last monthly workshop Dec. 16, members agreed to defer until their next meeting in January consideration of support for a grant application for the town’s first public park.

  • Pot seizure, charges in Sunset Beach

    On Dec. 24 Sunset Beach police recovered seven pounds of marijuana from a vehicle stop.

    Additional leads led to a house on 29th Street where an additional 25 pounds of marijuana were seized, along with drug paraphernalia and 26 small marijuana plants growing in plastic cups.

    Howard Jason Harris, 35, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with intent to sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance. Additional charges for trafficking are being drawn, said Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

     

  • A day in the life of a Shallotte fireman

    Sound asleep or preparing to sit down to a hot meal, the call can come in, throwing four firefighters into an adrenaline rush donning 50 to 75 pounds of gear.

    From sleep to running full speed ahead in a matter of seconds, jumping on a fire engine, sirens wailing, speeding across town to run into a burning building, saving lives and property—it’s all in a day’s work.

    The average response time for the town of Shallotte Fire Department is four-and-a-half minutes from receiving a call to arrival on scene.

  • Brunswick County native utilizes King Henry’s lost lumber

    WILMINGTON–One business has turned lumber lost in the Cape Fear River more than 200 years ago into a viable resource.

    Seventeen years ago, Brunswick County native Mark Bryant took his first job in the flooring industry. Little did he know he would later carve a pathway in the industry as a small business owner utilizing a long forgotten resource found at the bottom of a river near where he grew up.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    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 arrest reports.

    •Rameisha Washington, 20, was charged with shoplifting from Belk. The suspect was stopped at the door of Belk’s with $172.97 worth of merchandise concealed in her purse. She was stopped by Belk’s loss-prevention members. Washington was held at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond.

  • Smith Avenue extension extended again

    The Smith Avenue extension project has been extended again—this time with a projected completion date in spring 2011.

    The project, which began in September 2009, was slated for completion by early November 2010. In late October the completion projection date was bumped until Dec. 31, 2010, but those close to the project said they didn’t anticipate completion until early 2011.

    Now it’s 2011, and the question is when will drivers in Shallotte stop having to navigate the orange traffic barrels?

  • Ash man dies in single-vehicle wreck New Year's Day

    ASH—An Ash man was killed New Year's Day in a single-vehicle wreck on Kingtown Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. R.E. King, Michael Douglas Inman, 23, of 4951 Deer Haven Lane in Ash, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck around 2:14 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1.

    King said Inman was driving his Chevrolet pickup truck west on Kingtown Road, when he crossed the center line and ran into a ditch on the left side of the road, where Inman’s truck came to rest.