Today's News

  • Three-day MLK Celebration Jan. 17-19 in Southport

    The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of Southport invites the public to an annual three-day celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the weekend of Jan. 17 through MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 19.

    The celebration will begin with a workshop presented by College Foundation Inc. from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday morning, Jan. 17, at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 Howe St. in Southport. Middle and high school students, parents/guardians, educators and others interested in the educational welfare of youth are encouraged to attend.

  • Calabash Volunteer Fire Department report for December 2014

    During December 2014, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 158 calls, including seven structure fires, one vehicle fire, one trash fire, seven fire alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, seven public assistance calls, two other, and 126 EMS first-response calls.

    During 2014, the Calabash Fire Department responded to a total of 1,858 calls, an increase of 319 calls over 2013, according to department spokeswoman Honey Shore.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Dec. 25, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015

    The Sunset Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Dec. 25

    David M. Genter, 35, 1860 Sommersett Road, Ocean Isle Beach, charged with failure to pay child support.

    Dec. 29

    Breaking and entering reported on Canal Drive; nothing was taken.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of flat-screen TV reported at an address on East Main Street.

  • Roadwork under scrutiny in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are taking a closer look at roadwork under way in the Village at Calabash.

    Last October, town commissioners approved awarding a $475,000 paving and reconstruction project of Clubview Lane in the Village at Calabash to lone bidder Palmetto Corp. paving company of Conway, S.C.

    At commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, Jan. 5, town administrator Jon Mendenhall cited a change order submitted by the company.

  • Two drivers charged with DWI in Calabash head-on crash

    Two Sunset Beach residents have been charged with driving while intoxicated following a head-on collision involving each of their vehicles on Beach Drive in Calabash on Dec. 28.

    According to Trooper R.N. McDermott with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a 2012 Chrysler minivan driven by Phillip Rushing, 53, of 8929 Carra Lane, Sunset Beach, was headed north when it ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line, colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by James Crouthamel, 58, of 220 Azalea Circle, Sunset Beach.

  • UPDATE: Man arrested in Calabash bank robbery

    A South Carolina man has been arrested in an armed robbery that occurred Monday at a Calabash bank.

    Grover Marcell Springs, 37, of Deer Run Avenue in Georgetown, S.C., was arrested at his residence early Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

  • Calabash bank robbed; suspect sought

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a Calabash bank Monday afternoon.

    The Jan. 5 robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at PNC Bank on Beach Drive.

    The suspect fled on foot toward Calabash with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a striped tan beanie, light colored sweater with dress shirt and tie and dark pants.

  • Police seek man who tried to rob Shallotte business

    SHALLOTTE — Police are looking for the man who tried to rob the Dollar Tree at Shallotte Crossing about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

    No one was seriously injured and nothing was taken, Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause said.

    A description of the would-be robber is not yet available, but investigators believe he could be the same man who robbed the Dollar General on Dec. 16, Gause said.

  • BCC defeats Davidson County Community College


    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Davidson County Community College 96-90 Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatic Center gym.

    For BCC (8-7), JacQues Chambers scored 21 points, Carson Smith 18, Robin Moore 15 and Kevin Rowell 13. Taylor Buffkin and Jaquan Grissett each scored nine points, Parker Helgerson six and Cortell Busby five.

    Davidson, an NJCAA Division III team, dropped to 11-5.

  • Trojans rally to defeat HCA 63-61, end year 11-0


    WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat Harrells Christian Academy 63-61 in an opening-round boys’ basketball game Dec. 31 of the Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament, ending year 11-0.

    The Crusaders (5-3) took a 61-60 lead on a dunk by junior Quate McKinzie with 55.3 seconds left. McKinzie, who had missed a dunk nine seconds earlier, was whistled for a technical foul after he scored the go-ahead points. He finished with 24 points.