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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police charged Christian S. Smith, 20, of 114 Dolphin St., Holden Beach, with driving while impaired on Bridgers Road. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Pedestrian killed in Shallotte on New Year’s Eve

    A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed on New Year’s Eve near Shallotte.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. A. E. Morris, around 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, Julius Drake Lewis, 53, of Shell Landing Road, Supply, was killed after he was hit by a vehicle driven by Steven Paul Stepka, of Shallotte, near the intersection of Gray Bridge and Tar Landing roads.

    No charges have been field, Morris said. Morris said alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor for the driver.

    Other wreck

  • Newer artificial baits luring fisherman

    January is a great time for boat shows and tackle expos, and if you go to one you will see a bewildering selection of lures available for throwing at inshore saltwater fish. The Bass Pro Shop, Dick’s Sporting Goods, our fine local tackle shops and even the better Walmarts carry most of the same artificial choices. All of them work in the right situation, and you shouldn’t be reluctant to try some of the newer models out there gaining fame for their success.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Jan. 2 at Cypress Bay. The winning team with a score of +17 was Paul Michal, Roger Dunham and Ed Kinney. Ed Kinney led the team with a +9.5 and an eagle on No. 15. Most over his points was Dennis McCann at +11.5. Low gross for the day was an 84 by Gary Gutheil and Paul Michal. Low nets were Ed Kinney at 65, Hal Riebesehl at 67, Dennis McCann at 68 and Roger Dunham at 69.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Get to know Brunswick County's Most Interesting People

    Whether serving coffee, styling hair, directing a church choir or singing gospel music with his family, Michael Clemmons is never happier than when he’s interacting with people in his community.

    Asked his favorite place in Brunswick County, the 21-year-old Bolivia native has a unique answer: Jumpin’ Java, the coffee shop in Shallotte where he works one of the two jobs he manages to squeeze in while going to school full time and directing his church choir.

  • Detention center passes local, state inspections

    BOLIVIA—A Brunswick County grand jury and state health inspectors recently OKed conditions at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    On Nov. 17, a Brunswick County grand jury toured the 440-bed facility and found it “clean and orderly,” Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said.

    Grand jurors also found detention staff to be “professional and courteous,” Miller said.

  • One dead, two injured in weekend wreck

    Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, 74-year-old William Charles Lambert, of Longs, S.C., drove his car off U.S. 17 about two miles south of Leland.

    N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. A.E. Morris said a passenger in Lambert’s 2002 Honda SUV told troopers Lambert complained of a medical condition right before driving off the road. Lambert died and two of his passengers suffered serious injuries and were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  • Most Interesting: Mary Ellen Rogers

    Mary Ellen Rogers, a retired real estate agent, moved to Brunswick County in hopes of quietly retiring and spending a few hours a week volunteering for environmental issues.

    While living in South Carolina, she spent years in Charleston volunteering for “anything environmental.” She volunteered at an aquarium, founded a local sea turtle program and was an experienced raptor handler.

  • Hospice receives state approval for Brunswick County center

    As Brunswick County’s population has increased, so has its need for a hospice care center, an acute care facility where people at the end of their lives can have round-the-clock care.

    Last week, the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation approved Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter’s certificate of need application to build a center in Brunswick County.

    The inpatient facility is planned to offer intensive, round-the-clock medical care for hospice patients whose needs cannot be met at home, according to the agency.

  • Responds to rate increases

    To the editor: Welcome to the real world, Mr. Mac Harrell. Why would I, who lives 250 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 750 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, have to subsidize insurance by higher rates for those who live along those coasts, generally in homes priced way above the median price in our area?