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Today's News

  • Dispute between judge, District Attorney interrupts murder trial

    BOLIVIA — A dispute between Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis and District Attorney Jon David briefly interrupted witness testimony Wednesday, April 8, in the trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    It was the 10th day of the first-degree murder trial for Montey Andrea Murray of Wilmington, who also faces a felony child abuse charge in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Traffic stop results in largest Brunswick County heroin seizure

    A collaborative months-long investigation of a pair of Supply cousins led to a traffic stop April 7 resulting in the largest seizure of heroin in Brunswick County history.

    Deputies stopped a rented minivan at U.S. 17 and N.C. 87 near Winnabow about 9:30 p.m., according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Evidence of drugs within the van prompted them to contact the Drug Enforcement Unit.

  • Carolina Shores Garden Club yard sale April 11

    The Carolina Shores Garden Club will have its annual scholarship yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11, at the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association Clubhouse, 17 Lakeview Court.

    Highlights will include yard sale spaces and tables filled with a variety of donated household items and a bake sale.

    Revenue from the garden club table, which will be set up inside the clubhouse, will go directly to the garden club’s scholarship fund.

  • Wine society amateur competition April 19 @ Silver Coast

    They gather monthly, except in July and November, to celebrate and savor varieties of vintage grape.

    Members of the Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society have been convening since 2011, when original members Stan and Tess Barwikowski had “a dream of raising the level of wine knowledge in their new hometown.”

  • 'Heartbeat of Sunset Beach' shows April 10 at Ingram Planetarium

    This past October, students in a Fayetteville theater arts class came to Sunset Beach to film “The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach,” a 45-minute documentary about the old Intracoastal Waterway pontoon bridge.

    From start to finish, the film was created, filmed and edited by students in Vivian Wade-Banks’ class at Massey Hill Classical High School.

  • ONDBEAT: Proposed plans no paradise for Sunset Beach islanders

    There have been times when Sunset Beach islanders threatened to secede — from the Sunset Beach mainland, that is, where the current town hall has been located and town deciders have been deciding how to spend their hard-earned property tax revenue since Sunset Beach incorporated 52 years ago.

    Now just may be one of those times yet again.

  • Carolina Shores to ask state not to mess with its money

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are poised to approve a resolution asking the state “not to mess with our tax money.”

    Commissioners agreed at their monthly workshop this past Monday morning, April 6, to have a resolution about the pending state Sales Tax Fairness Act, on the consent agenda for their upcoming monthly meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, April 9.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 25-31 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident2. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 25

    Auto breaking-and-entering reported on Blaine Court; frame of dash panel removed.

    March 31

    Identity theft reported at Crescom Bank.

  • Calabash Fire Department March 2015

    The Calabash Fire Department in March responded to 148 calls: five structure fires, five woods/brush fires, one vehicle fire, three fire alarms, three motor vehicle accidents, three investigations, nine public assistance calls, two other and 117 EMS first-response calls.

  • East end inaction could cost more than $35 million, OIB mayor says

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — If nothing is done to fend off erosion at the east end of Ocean Isle Beach, economic losses could total more than $35 million over the next 30 years, Mayor Debbie Smith outlined at a public workshop about a proposed terminal groin for her island this past Saturday, April 4.