Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Devona Michelle Yount, 40, of 2109 Seashore Hill Road, Supply, was charged with shoplifting at Walmart.

    •Vandalism by slashing tires in the Autumn Care parking lot.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Doogle Lane; suspect removed two chainsaws, a shop vac, a weed eater and a electric tiller from the victim’s storage building.

  • 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 on Scotland Street; someone entered master bedroom and removed jewelry including a gold chain and locket, a herringbone necklace with a 2-karat diamond, gold bracelet, charm bracelet with charms, a gold chain and a pink and white jewelry case.

    •Larceny on Second Street; subjects removed four fishing rods without permission.

  • Life brings reminders that prayers are both needed and heard


    It’s been one of those months where I really, really needed to hear some good news. Today as I prepared to write this column all that kept coming to me were the challenges I have been facing the last few weeks. Quite frankly I am tired of thinking about them and I surely don’t want to write about them.

    So looking for a little inspiration, I checked Facebook.

    I didn’t have to look far.

  • Tickets on sale for Feb. 25 reverse raffle banquet at West

     The popular West Brunswick Athletics Boosters Club reverse raffle banquet will take place Feb. 25 at the school cafeteria.

    Tickets are $100 for a dinner for two. The grand prize is $5,000. Contact West Brunswick athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740 to purchase tickets.

    Floyd said he hoped to sell at least 250 tickets.

    “If we sell 250, we’re rolling,” he said.

    The raffle netted about $13,000 last year, Floyd said.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing; orders temporary restraining order

    BOLIVIA—A court order has temporarily halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday, Jan. 12, granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings.

  • To remember those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the families who love them

    It was my best friend’s wedding. I stood proudly at the altar in a surprisingly wearable bridesmaid’s dress as my college roommate was escorted up the aisle by her proud, beaming father.

    We were in a beautifully restored historic church in Raleigh, a perfect setting for this particular couple. Her dress, hair and jewelry matched the church magically. It was a lovely, crisp fall afternoon. They purposely selected a fall Saturday when the Wolfpack had a by-week.

    Almost everything was perfect for her perfect day.

  • Bank of America sues prominent Brunswick County developer

    Bank of America has sued prominent Brunswick County developer Mark Saunders for breach of contract.

    According to a lawsuit filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Jan. 9, Saunders, his wife Sybil Saunders, and several of Saunders’ companies have been named in the breach-of-contract-lawsuit.

  • Mediator to hear charter school lawsuit over student funding

    BOLIVIA—A mediator will hear arguments between a charter school and the Brunswick County Board of Education about student funding.

    On Dec. 16, 2011, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis granted a mediator in the matter of Charter Day School Inc., the nonprofit charter school in Leland, which has sued the Brunswick County Board of Education, claiming the board has withheld state-required student funding to charter school students.

    No mediation date has been set.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle on Governors Road in Winnabow; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole several items.

    •Burglary and vandalism on Main Street in Shallotte; suspect kicked in victim’s front door in an attempt to enter the home.

    •Burglary on Chris Street in Supply; suspect picked lock on front door of victim’s residence.

  • McCumbee starts season Jan. 27 for C.J. Wilson Racing




    Chad McCumbee will try a different kind of racing this year—road racing.

    He will be part of C.J. Wilson Racing, which will head to the Daytona International Speedway later this month for the opening round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the GRAND AM 200, with a two-car effort and a full roster. McCumbee, Jason Saini, Bruce Ledoux and Marc Miller will all represent the C.J. Wilson Racing team.

    Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team is based in Austin, Texas.