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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny and property damage on Lee Street, Ocean Isle Beach; suspect removed and damaged a golf cart from the victim’s residence. The golf cart was later recovered.

    •Property damage to a solar panel on the Ocean Isle Beach bridge; an unknown suspect damaged a solar panel on the bridge.

  • 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.

    •James Ivan Lewis Jr., 30, of 2374 Longwood Road, Ash, was arrested on two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon serious injury with intent to kill.

    •Larceny of a catalytic converter by removing it from a vehicle at Rent-A-Center in Shallotte; it appears the catalytic converter may have been removed by a saw.

  • West loses to Laney; sweeps West Bladen

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team lost 7-1 May 31 to Laney, West’s first loss in four games the season.

    West coaches used the game to give many pitchers some work. In all, six West pitchers were used.

    Jacob Hill started and gave up one unearned run and two hits. He walked one.

    Jordan Caison pitched a scoreless second inning, giving up one hit and one walk.

  • Sunset Beach park property hot topic Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Residents opposed to a town plan to shell out more than $2 million for a 5.22-acre waterway site for a future park are expected to converge on town council’s upcoming monthly meeting Monday night.

    “I encourage everyone to attend the meeting and give their views whether they want [the park] or not,” Sunset Beach resident Herb Tinger said. “Hopefully, town council will listen to a majority of people who still think they ought to do a public referendum, given this is a lot of money for a discretionary purpose.”

  • Drug robbery at CVS in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A man robbed a local CVS store of drugs one afternoon last week, then made his getaway through a drive-through window and ran into the woods.

    A suspect entered the store around 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, and handed a note to a clerk at the pharmacy counter. The note said the suspect had a gun and demanded OxyContin and oxycodone.

    The clerk then handed the note to the pharmacist, and drugs were given to the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a white male dressed in a white T-shirt, skinny jeans and a white baseball cap.

  • Hurricane season barreling down upon us once again

    Can you believe 2011 is almost halfway through?

    Can you believe hurricane season has officially begun?

    That’s how it goes.

    Just when we’re finally out of the woods of a long, somewhat coldish winter (forcing some of us weather-wimps to don socks and jackets and baby-striped knit caps), we enter into warm-weather season. It always brings its “four H’s” downside—heat, humidity, hurricanes, and horrible summer TV.

  • Suspects break into Mini Mart

    At 3:51 a.m. on Friday, May 27, subjects made entry to the Waccamaw Mini Mart in Ash.

    It appeared that a few seconds before entry was made, an unknown car pulled slowly on the Old King Road side of the business. Suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived.

  • Randleman ends North Brunswick’s baseball season in regional finale

     RANDLEMAN—Standing on the prominent pitcher’s mound in the third inning at Randleman’s unique Brookshire Field—which features a sloping outfield—David Zacek was symbolic of North Brunswick’s baseball team in the final game of the NCHSAA Class 2A Eastern Regional: depleted of pitching but full of competitive spirit.

    Before a large crowd on a warm night, Randleman (26-3) beat North 13-7 Saturday in a game that came down to which team had the deepest pitching staff. On Saturday, neither starter got past the second inning.

  • Kelly, North Brunswick stun Randleman 6-5

     LELAND—Tylan Kelly’s two-run hit off the outfield fence with one out in the seventh inning rallied North Brunswick to a 6-5 victory over Randleman on Friday night in the NCHSAA Class 2A Eastern Regional baseball tournament.

    Randleman lost for the just the third time in 28 games. The victory tied the best-of-three series 1-1. North (17-10) and Randleman (25-3) play at 7 p.m. Saturday in Randleman for the regional title and the bid to the state tournament.

  • West opens Junior Legion season with victory

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season by routing New Hanover 11-1 in five innings May 26.

    Carson Tew was the winning pitcher, giving up four hits and one run. He walked one and struck out one. He was helped by a double play that ended the third inning.

    West scored twice in the first in taking a 2-1 lead. Erick Hill led off with a single. With one out, Dustin Darguzas hit a run-scoring triple to right field. A sacrifice fly by Landon Tilley put West ahead 2-1.