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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 by taking a bicycle from the Newport Street beach access.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering on Fairmont Street; suspect stole cash from center console of a 2009 Sienna.

    •Assault on a female on Laurinburg Street; suspect struck and grabbed the victim.

  • Lawyer and alderman go head-to-head

    SHALLOTTE—A heated exchange broke out between a lawyer representing the developer of Rivers Edge and an alderman during July’s regularly scheduled board of aldermen meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

     

    “I found her presentation to be disingenuous, uncooperative and unresponsive,” said alderman Walt Eccard at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Giving back to those who give all

     

     On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at least two military couples will celebrate marriage in Brunswick County as a gift from area residents and business owners.

    Oak Island’s Alecia Geddings founded the nonprofit Operation Marry Me Military this year with the 10-year goal of 100 active military personnel being married on Veterans Day across the state.

  • Mosquitoes can kill

    Every Monday morning and most Tuesdays since early May, I arrive to work with calamine lotion dried on both my ankles. Most days it is dried in a nice drip pattern extending below my ankle line down across the tops of my feet and in between my toes. This adds an extra special touch to my flip-flop clad feet.

    It seems on the weekends I am a buffet table for various biting critters, especially mosquitoes. It is nothing for me to have anywhere from 10-20 new bites. I have found the only thing that keeps the itchiness away is the calamine lotion.

  • 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.

    •Obtaining by false pretense at Britt’s Jewelry; suspect issued two worthless checks on closed accounts. Suspect also issued a worthless check at the store’s Leland location.

  • Free summer concerts

     Are you looking for family entertainment that doesn’t break the bank?

    During the summer months, Brunswick County towns are full of free activities for residents and visitors.

    The summer concert and movie series kicked off in early June and is under way, bringing concerts and movies to the area on a weekly basis.

  • HERO: Carolina Shores parents pay homage to son killed in Afghanistan

    CAROLINA SHORES—A week before Father’s Day, Tom Buzinski was remembering his only son, Keith.

    Army Sgt. Keith Buzinski, killed April 7 by small-arms insurgent fire while serving in Logar, Afghanistan, “was a good soldier,” he said, showing photos and mementos covering his son’s 26 years of life. Keith was killed just two months before his 27th birthday on June 2.

  • Incidents reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents reported within the past week.

    •Dan Michael White Jr. was charged with DWI and failing to stop for a blue light/siren on July 1.

    •Thomas Whiting Archer, 25, of Matthews, was charged with DWI on July 3.

    •Jonathan Theimer, 22, of Sunset Beach, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and simple possession of a Schedule II substance.

  • Bicycle, pedestrian paths moot issue in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A proposal for a bicycle and pedestrian plan for the town is being questioned by Mayor Stephen Selby.

    “Where would that funding come from?” Selby asked at a town board of commissioners workshop Tuesday morning.

    Town administrator Mike Hargett said grant funding would be available, to which Selby clarified it would involve matching grant funding.

    Hargett said that would be a way to address issues.

    “It certainly doesn’t commit the town to anything,” he said.

  • Residents question future 'serenity park' in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A few residents have questions about a proposed serenity park next to Carolina Shores Town Hall.

    The questions came at a specially called meeting to get citizen input last Thursday, June 30.

    Resident Grayce Farley asked why the town should have to pay for the park.

    But she was cut short by architect Frank Smith and resident Jean Morelli, who agreed the town has to be fiscally responsible.