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Today's News

  • Shallotte plans for new town park

    SHALLOTTE—A local developer has donated 10 acres for a new town park, and the board of aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to apply for a state grant to make the first town park a reality.

    The proposed park would include a 50-foot parking lot, a playground, a picnic shelter with four tables, four “mini fields” for soccer or other sports, a large multi-purpose field for youth football or soccer, an adult-size soccer field, a pedestrian trail, a small concession stand and restrooms.

  • No Port Southport says the numbers don’t add up

    SOUTHPORT—No Port Southport, a group of Southport-area citizens formed to stop the N.C. Ports Authority container terminal planned for the area, has done its homework.

    At a public meeting last week at the Southport Community Building, group members presented facts they investigated on their own, after seeing a business plan from the Ports Authority that did not answer their questions.

  • 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, driver’s license and criminal information 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.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Village Road; suspect stole victim’s utility trailer.

    •Larceny on Village Road; suspect stole white chains from the Leland ballpark.

    •Robert Gray Hill, 19, of 148 Baldwin Drive, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Property damage on Clubhouse Drive in Supply; suspect damaged front security gate.

    •Property damage on Live Oak Street in Shallotte; suspect cut the canvas top of victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny and financial card theft on Harbor Ridge Drive in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s wallet from vehicle.

  • 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 Jan. 22-25, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 18 calls, issued eight uniformed citations and made six drug arrests.

    K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Ocean Isle Beach Road, Mount Misery Road and Main Street in Navassa.

  • Golf action

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its annual yellow ball mixer Jan. 16. In this four-person team event, alternating team members played a yellow ball on each hole while the other team members play a scramble. The yellow ball net score is added to the scramble score. Penalty strokes are incurred for losing a yellow ball.

  • Hardee-Richardson

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Allison Hardee of Shallotte and Randy Richardson of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Grace Stone of Ocean Isle Beach and the late Ronald Hardee of McColl, S.C., and the granddaughter of the late Julia Edwards of Laurinburg and the late Hyman and Nevada Hardee of McColl. The prospective groom is the son of Pat Lynch of Maryland and Liston Richardson of Bolivia. A Jan. 31 wedding is planned.

  • Sellers

    Walt and Mary Ann Sellers of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of a son, Samuel Vincent Sellers, born at 7:01 p.m., Jan. 3, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Doreen Pragel of Calabash and the late Vincent Pragel.

    Paternal grandparents are Gene and Emily Sellers of Supply.

  • Polomis-Mackey

    Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Peterson of Shallotte announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Jennifer K. Polomis, daughter of the late Michelle J. Polomis, to Kristopher Scott-William Mackey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mackey of Concord, Ohio. The bride-elect is employed as a registered nurse at Cleveland Clinic is Cleveland, Ohio. Her fiance is vice-president of Monode Marking Products of Cleveland. A June wedding is planned.