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Today's News

  • Family Tradition at Civietown Fire Department

    CIVIETOWN—It’s a family tradition to be a part of the Civietown Volunteer Fire Department for its new chief.

    The Civietown Volunteer Fire Department has recently undergone a change in command.

    Former Assistant Chief Mark Hewett is now the chief. He takes the place of Chief Bobby Hewett.

    “Bobby retired out as a respected ex-chief,” Hewett said. “He came through the ranks like I did.”

  • Rev your engine for a cause

    SHALLOTTE—It’s time to rev your engine for a good cause.

    For the 19th year in a row, the Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts are launching fundraising for their annual Christmas Toy Run.

    At 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, the streets of Shallotte will be filled with motorcycles and classic cars as participants in a poker run help raise money to make area children’s holiday wishes come true.

  • River's Edge property owner's seek board's help

    SHALLOTE—Several River’s Edge property owners addressed the board of aldermen during the public comment portion of their June meeting, imploring them to call a bond for infrastructure promised and not delivered by a developer.

  • Celebrate Old Glory this Flag Day

    Flag Day, an often-overlooked holiday, will be celebrated in Shallotte this Saturday.

    Flag Day is June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. It was adopted on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The day is traditionally marked by parades in towns around the country.

    This year Shallotte Elks Club 2854, in conjunction with Shallotte Fire Department, West Brunswick High School JROTC and Boy Scouts Troop 201, is holding a Flag Day Celebration at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Shallotte Fire Department.

  • Shallotte Crime

    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.

    •Crystal Shannise Jenkins, 24, of 2555 Johnsonville Road, Bolivia, was arrested for possession of stolen property. A loss prevention officer at Walmart stopped the suspect. Jenkins had an outstanding warrant, and the officer found several stolen items in her purse.

  • Do I have a green glow?

    As a child driving to Long Beach for family vacations, we passed the nuclear plant. I always remember passing it because in the car we were on the lookout for a green glow. Dad would point out the window and ask, “Can you see it glowing?”

    My brothers and I would giggle in the backseat and create stories about glowing green monsters with three or four arms and two heads coming out of the woods.

  • MOTSU to conduct training exercises June 13-17

    Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (MOTSU) will be conducting training exercises during the week of June 13-17. These exercises will take place in the Southport and Leland area as well as around the Sunny Point facility.
    Loud noises and explosions are possible during this week due to the training exercises being conducted.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    A Cary man was arrested for several drug charges after being stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies conducted a driver’s license checkpoint on U.S. 17 at the state line Sunday, May 29.

    Deputies seized 29 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of marijuana, $808 in cash, a BMW and various drug paraphernalia, including plastic bags, scales and rolling papers.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Maplewood Drive in Calabash; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a laptop.

    •Breaking and entering to an auto, larceny and property damage on Ocean Highway West in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole medication and money. The suspect also damaged the vehicle’s door handle.

  • ACE roundup: Ten arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested 10 people for impaired driving last week, which included the Memorial Day holiday.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Sunday, May 30, through Sunday, June 5, ACE deputies issued 74 total arrests and citations, including 10 driving while impaired charges and 14 speed violations.