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Today's News

  • Scam calls not from Security Savings Bank; no losses reported

    Brunswick County residents have been receiving calls and messages from people identifying themselves as representatives of Security Savings Bank asking them to call a designated number, saying there is a problem with their Visa debit card.

    According to Security’s vice president and information technology manager Phil Fravel, these calls are not valid, and people who receive them should hang up immediately.

    “If, by chance, they do respond, they should call us immediately so we can block their accounts,” Fravel said.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Some still frustrated by search as unemployment rate decreases due to seasonal jobs

    Longwood resident Alice Schofield continues her daily job search while also working volunteer hours at Family Thrift Store in Shallotte, for which she receives assistance from the Department of Social Services—enough to pay her electric bill.

    “I didn’t get any of the jobs I interviewed for,” the former business owner, veterinary technician and legal secretary said recently while she sorted clothes at the thrift store.

  • Board of education incumbent faces former educator in District 3 race

    Board of education member Charlie Miller will seek re-election to hold onto the District 3 seat, a position he has had for the past four years.

    Harvey Rash, a retired Brunswick County Schools educator with 29 years of classroom experience, will challenge him for the GOP nomination during next week’s primary election.

  • New rules proposed to make vision plan more than a vision

    What will Shallotte’s downtown look like in the next five to 10 years?

    Will it include a walkable, tree-lined Main Street with sidewalks, convenient shopping and restaurants?

    A bustling waterfront with a town square, riverwalk and combined commercial-residential district, where people from all walks of life gather for lunch at outdoor cafes?

    All of that is possible according to Shallotte’s 10-year vision plan, and the town’s planning staff and planning board and sidewalk/transportation committee are working to make it a reality.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Charles Dupree Norris, 46, of 661 Dosher Road, Chadbourn, with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer stopped his car for having fictitious plates. The officer had a K-9 walk around the vehicle, and it indicated the car contained drugs.

  • Four from varying backgrounds vie for clerk of superior court

    Two Brunswick County attorneys are vying for the Republican nomination to run in the November General Election for Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court Court, while on the Democrat side, the one-term incumbent is facing a challenge from a former deputy clerk.

    Cheryl Wilson

    Cheryl Cheers Wilson was elected to the clerk of court office in 2006, after longtime clerk Diana Morgan retired.

    The Shallotte native worked nine years as a legal assistant and 16 years as a magistrate judge before being elected to the office.

  • Armed robbery suspects captured in Brunswick County

    Two suspects wanted for armed robbery in Robeson County were arrested April 20 in Winnabow.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, FBI agents notified the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office that two armed robbery suspects from Red Springs were believed to be in Brunswick County.

    The two suspects, Reginald Stubbs and Rodrick Stubbs, were wanted on outstanding warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

  • Downtown Shallotte to make summer a little more entertaining with Summerfest series

    Ready for summer?

    Here in Brunswick County, we’re always ready to hit the beach and play a little mini-golf, but even more options are popping up every year to provide a little additional fun and surprises for locals and visitors.

    The Downtown Shallotte committee is once again putting together its Summerfest series

    of concerts and movies at Rourk Gardens to celebrate the community and get people to spend time right here in town rather than making the trek to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington.

  • Whiteville man killed in single-vehicle wreck in Ash Friday night

    A Whiteville man was killed Friday night in a single-vehicle wreck in Ash.

    According to Sgt. R.E. King of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Jarrod Andre Clewis, 42, of Whiteville, was driving a 1996 Pontiac east on Kingtown Road when he crossed the center line after coming out of a curve at 9:37 p.m. Clewis then lost control, ran off the right side of the road and collided with a ditch. The vehicle overturned and Clewis was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • BCC takes two from No. 6 Patrick Henry CC

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team moved closer to winning its first conference championship by beating No. 6-ranked Patrick Henry Community College 8-1 and 6-2 Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC improved its league-leading conference record to 17-2. PHCC, which entered games in second place, dropped to 15-6.

    BCC has seven conference games left. The qualifier for the NJCAA Division II World Series is May 14-18 at PHCC in Martinsville, Va.