Today's News

  • BLT presents "Moonlight and Magnolias"

    The year is 1939. MGM Studio executive producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of “Gone with the Wind” because he doesn’t like the script.

    Costing $50,000 a day while shut down, Selznick brings in legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht and big-time Hollywood director Victor Fleming to revamp the script.

    Locking these men in his office for five days, feeding them nothing but peanuts and bananas, turns this into one of the most hysterical comedies you’ll ever seen.

  • SBPD April 4-10

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 4

    Damage to property (mailbox) on Sandpiper Bay Drive.

    April 8

    Jamal Darious White, 21, of 1876 Flowers Way, Longwood, arrested and charged with assault on a female and resisting, delaying and obstructing.

    April 10

    Breaking and entering, larceny, damage to property (five golf carts) reported at Sea Trail.

  • Upcoming Sunset Beach meetings

    Sunset Beach land use public input meeting April 14

    The town of Sunset Beach will have a CAMA land use plan public input meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    Held as part of the land use planning process, the meeting is structured to be “engaging, informative and fun” for those attending, according to a town press release.

    For more information on the project, go to www.plansunsetbeach.com or call town planning director Rawls Howard at (910) 579-0068.

    Council meeting April 19

  • Sunset Beach outlines priorities for five-year vision plan

    SUNSET BEACH — A stormwater program, capital projects and finishing the town park are among items topping a list of infrastructure priorities for the town.

    These and other preferential projects were outlined at a special Sunset Beach Town Council meeting this past Monday morning, April 11.

    Council also outlined staff-oriented preferences, with communications and operational efficiency topping that list, as well as economic preferences.

  • Carolina Shores area gets down to new business

    CAROLINA SHORES — A new Dollar General store, Goodwill store and furniture store are all on tap for new business in this area along U.S. 17.

    A new Dollar General store is under construction at 89 Hickman Road next to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on U.S. 17.

    Crystal Ghassemi, spokeswoman for Dollar General corporate headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tenn., said the new 9,100-square-foot building includes 7,300 square feet designated sales space.

  • Run again, Cari, run: Van Winkle ready to race in second Boston Marathon

    SUNSET BEACH — She’s been rising early to run, not just for her health but in preparation for the 120th Boston Marathon.

    Next Monday, Sunset Beach businesswoman Cari Van Winkle plans to participate for the second year in the granddaddy of American races after qualifying through the 2015 Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Marathon.

    This year, she’ll be accompanied by her husband Rip as well as their two children, 7-year-old Nick and 5-year-old Sage, and neighbors George Edwards and Jane Ferriera.

  • Shallotte police seek couple in TV theft

    Shallotte police are looking for a couple who stole a flat-screen television from Wal-Mart on Main Street last week.

    A woman distracted a clerk about noon Wednesday, April 6, while her accomplice walked out of the store with a 55-inch Vizio TV valued at $468, Detective Sgt. John Holman said.

    The woman is white with a slight build, short dark hair and bangs and was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt.

  • Detectives seek dirt bike stolen from Leland


  • Trojans win 15th straight; now 16-1


    Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) 13-3 in five innings April 13, avenging its only loss this season and improving to 16-1.

    The victory was West’s 15th straight.

    West scored six runs in the top of the second inning in taking a 6-1 lead. The Trojans scored two runs in the third on a home run by Austin Turner in extending the lead to 8-1.

    West finished with nine hits. It also took advantage of six walks, two hit batters, six stolen bases and four errors.

  • Offshore charter gets first king mackerel of year

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishermen often tell stories about events or weather patterns they have experienced. Typically, the story will start with “it was so rough” and end with “it was this close but got away” to amplify the intensity of the story.