Today's News

  • Sunset Beach police investigate vehicle break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated three vehicular break-ins reported Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 in the Sea Trail Drive West area.

    An 18-volt DeWalt drill and Craftsman drill bits were reported stolen in one incident. Change was reported stolen in the other two break-ins.

    The vehicles had been left unlocked at the time of the break-ins, a town police department spokesman said.


  • Animal gas chamber on health board agenda Monday

    Brunswick County’s new, refurbished animal euthanasia gas chamber has yet to be activated.

    David Swain, director of Brunswick County Animal Services, says the stainless steel unit standing dormant behind the shelter on N.C. 211 is awaiting delivery of a fan.

    The chamber is also a topic of discussion on the agenda of the next Brunswick County Health Department board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The matter also will be discussed prior to that at a county environmental health committee meeting at 6:30 p.m.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 25, 30 and Dec. 1 in Bolivia.

    Friday, Nov. 25

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Eustol Aguillon-Prado, no operator’s license, paid.

    William F. Barfield, exceeding posted speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Katherine E. Bickley, fail to wear seat belt/driver, $25 and costs.

    Christopher T. Blanton, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Nov. 16:

    Jeremy Phillip Bryant, 25, of 1800 Grissett Road, Shallotte; two counts felony assault with deadly weapon government official.

    Stephen Eric Buchanan, 25, of 285 Centenary Church Road, Mt. Ulla; felony financial card fraud, felony financial card theft.

  • Brunswick Ballet debuts with 'Nutcracker Under the Sea' Dec. 12-13

    No holiday would be complete without a performance of “The Nutcracker.”

    But in Brunswick County this holiday season, that calls for tradition with a bit of a twist—performances by the newly formed Brunswick Ballet Company dancing nimble steps to a coastal version called “Nutcracker Under the Sea.”

  • Sewer project work under way in Calabash

    CALABASH—Initial groundwork toward laying new sewer lines is under way in Calabash.

    “They’ve completed about 90 percent of low-pressure mains,” Brunswick County Utilities Director Jerry Pierce said. “They haven’t put services on. This is just the mains.”

    A gravity sewer system is being placed in Calabash Acres, along with gravity mains along Persimmon Road.

  • Calabash swears in three newly elected commissioners, gets down to business

    CALABASH—After three newly elected town commissioners were sworn in Tuesday night, the board got down to business, re-electing Forrest King mayor pro tem and hearing additional appointments by Mayor Anthony Clemmons.

    Incumbent Bill Dixon, former commissioner Jody Nance and write-in candidate Mary Knight were administered the oath of office by town clerk Kelley Southward at the last town commission meeting of the year.

    Clemmons also recognized outgoing commissioners Cecelia Herman and Emily DiStasio with plaques and for their contributions during their board terms.

  • Golf course rezoning draws protests in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A proposal to rezone golf course open areas from mainland residential to an “open space” district drew opposition from residents at Monday night’s town council meeting.

    Consideration of the rezoning was suspended until council’s next monthly meeting Jan. 11.

    Jay Eriquez said the zoning proposal is confusing and conflicting since it’s “part single-family homes and recreational facilities.”

  • Seaside UMC choir presents annual cantata in two performances Sunday

    SUNSET BEACH—Seaside United Methodist Church Choir will present its annual Christmas cantata in two performances this Sunday, Dec. 13.

    The cantata, to be performed by 95 choir members, is “One Small Child” by Tom Fettke, choir director Kathryn Parker said.

    A 12-piece orchestra, some from the Wilmington Symphony, is providing accompaniment for the performances set for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the church at 1300 Seaside Road in Sunset Beach.

    The ensemble also includes a harpist from Southern Pines, Parker said.

  • Comedian Bobby Collins featured at second Stand Up For Charity benefit Jan. 2 at BCC

    The Shallotte Junior Women’s Club will present its second annual Stand Up For Charity benefit comedy show featuring comedian Bobby Collins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Collins’ brand of humor is described as heartfelt and witty, engaging audiences with a “clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations.”