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Today's News

  • Shallotte police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 13

    Property damage; someone caused $200 in damage to the driver’s side door of a vehicle parked in the Shallotte Post Office parking lot.

    Simple assault and larceny; someone shoved an employee out of the way while pushing a miter saw, worth $599, out of the Home Depot.

    Jan. 14

    Larceny of $60 from a Mulberry Street residence.

  • Hospice patient checks off bucket list item with helicopter ride

        LELAND — Mike Brewer of Leland began to notice swelling in his leg in late 2013.

    Julie Brewer said she knew it was serious when he came to her and told her something was wrong. Her husband of 22 years rarely went to the doctor or called in sick.

    “We started about a year’s worth of specialist doctors, lots of tests, lots of blood tests, lots of machine tests, lots of poking, lots of prodding,” she said.

  • Leland to host trolley plan public hearing Jan. 30

    LELAND — Leland officials received an update at the Jan. 19 town meeting on a proposed railroad realignment plan to move freight trains out of Wilmington and create a downtown trolley system.

    Laura Padgett, chairwoman of the Wilmington Mayor’s Task Force on Rail Realignment, and Glenn Harbeck, director of planning, development and transportation for the city of Wilmington, pitched the plan to town commissioners.

    The task force proposed realigning the CSX railway that travels through Wilmington.

  • Sunset Beach considers tree removal request at Sea Trail

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Planning Board is mulling a request by Sea Trail to remove 193 non-heritage trees from its Maples golf course.

    Following lengthy discussion at a Jan. 19 planning board meeting, the board pondered issues and was advised to consider options that will make the request workable.

  • Carolina Shores residents crowd floodplain workshop

    CAROLINA SHORES — A capacity crowd of residents flocked to a town workshop Monday addressing changes in floodplain mapping and how it will affect them, including their insurance rates.

    Carolina Shores Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall brought experts, including two with the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP), town engineer Robert Tucker and Dale Holland of Holland Consulting Planners of Wilmington, to respond to residents’ questions in break-out sessions at the Jan. 23 workshop.

  • ABC stores finish year strong for Belville budget

    BELVILLE — Belville’s ABC stores hit a new sales record in December with $432,000 sales for the month.

    It wasn’t even the best thing Belville ABC Board chairman John Clark presented to commissioners at the Jan. 23 town meeting.

    That was the check for $36,780 he handed them Monday night.

    Clark said the town’s two ABC stores collected $810,000 gross revenues in the July-September quarter, which came to $42,000 profit after expenses. The town receives 90 percent of the revenues.

  • Club Profile: South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club aims to serve

       Meets: 6 p.m. fourth Mondays of the month at Planet Fun, 349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte

    Go to gfwcsbi.org or email drtammy@atmc.net

    Self-improvement through citizenship and community service are the main objectives of the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club.

    Organized in 1988 and chartered in 1989, membership of the Shallotte-based club has grown from 16 charter members to more than 50 in 2017.

  • Take a gamble on Rotary Club’s 12th Las Vegas Night

    It’s a sure bet every January.

    For the past dozen years, the Shallotte Rotary Club has been on a roll with its annual fundraiser, scheduled this year from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at a new location — Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    With its festive array of food and Vegas-style games, this year’s 12th annual gambler’s delight once again promises to be a sell-out with games including black jack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em and horse races.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 18-22 2017

     Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Jan. 18

    Fake $100 bill passed at Sarah’s Kitchen.

    Jan. 20

    Breaking and entering reported at a house off Egret Drive where a laptop and TV were stolen.

    Cornelius T. Staton, 24, of Big Neck Road was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Onslow County.

    Jan. 21

    Someone took a Monster Energy Drink from Minuteman 14 store.

  • Leland plans engineering study of flood-prone streets

    LELAND — Residents in Magnolia Greens and Waterford are looking for the town’s help to solve their flooding problems.

    Rick Hamilton, a Parkmore Court resident, came to the Thursday, Jan. 19, town board meeting and said he has had water 26 inches deep at his residence twice since he moved there Aug. 29, 2016.