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Today's News

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Police charged Shady Leonard Daniels III, 29, of 5161 Lakewood Drive, Shallotte, with two counts of worthless check and one count of obtaining property by false pretense. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged William David Salmon, 20, of 143 Wall St., Shallotte, with domestic assault. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under no bond.

  • Spring Beach Rally continues at local Harley dealership

    Jim and Barb Conley of Bolivia say the Spring Beach Rally now continuing at Beach House Harley Davidson in Shallotte is a great gathering place for weekend bikers.

    The couple, who have been attending bike rallies for about six years now, said they found many more vendors and activities at the Shallotte event than in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and were pleased the event was so much closer to their home.

  • Alderman recommends possible changes to avoid stalled developments

    Last year, a large development that had been in the planning stages for several years stalled due to lack of funding.

    It left a number of property owners with unusable land and requiring the town of Shallotte to use bonds to complete the planned infrastructure.

    This year, the N.C. General Assembly passed a bill preventing any town or county from calling bonds to complete unfinished projects. It didn’t affect the development, San Rio, off Gray Bridge Road, but it worried town officials.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man arrested for stealing steaks from Lowes Foods

     An Ocean Isle Beach man has been arrested for allegedly stealing steaks from a local grocery store and pulling a knife on an employee.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Joseph Earl Hill, 56, of 1046 Hale Swamp Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested April 24 for allegedly stealing steaks from Lowes Foods on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Hill was charged with one count of assault and battery and one count of shoplifting concealment of goods.

  • Low water pressure in Shallotte, Holden Beach Wednesday-Thursday

    The county waterline along Greybridge Road that follows N.C. 130 to Walmart in Shallotte will need to be re-aligned to accommodate the roadwork behind Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.

    This waterline energizes water supply to southern Shallotte and Holden Beach. That work will be done in an area encompassing the “back” entrance to Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center to about 700 feet southeast of Red Bug Road.

  • Stereotypes about bikers don’t always apply anymore

    According to the dominant archetype in popular culture, the motorcycle rider is a disrespectful criminal with no regard for the law or other human beings. They’re ready to fight anyone who gets in their way and to do whatever it takes to maintain their “freedom”—even kill.

    They’re loud, offensive and crude and don’t care if people know it.

    The image has been used over and over again in movies such as “Easy Rider” and “The Wild Ones.”

  • McCumbee 28th in Nationwide race at Darlington

     STAFF REPORT

    After starting in the back row, Chad McCumbee raced to a 28th-place finish Friday night in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway.

    In his second Nationwide Series race of the season, McCumbee started 42nd out of 43 cars. He averaged nearly 166 mph during the race in The GPS Store/Garmin Ford.

  • West Brunswick softball team clinches conference title

     The West Brunswick High School softball team beat South Columbus 11-1 Friday and clinched its first conference championship since the NCHSAA switched to fast pitch in the mid-1990s.

    West entered the final game of the conference season tied for first with Whiteville. If Whiteville lost its game Friday night, West would be the outright champion.

    On Senior Night, winning pitcher Carly White gave up seven hits in the five-inning game. She struck out six and walked no one. At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

  • WBHS Theatre Arts Department to perform 'Tragic Remodeling'

    The West Brunswick Theatre Arts Department will perform "Tragic Remodeling," at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, at the West Brunswick High School theatre.

    Adapted from classic dramas, "Tragic Remodeling" includes six short dramas written, produced and directed by students. The classics have been turned into contemporary works directed by students Allie Worthington, Cammy Dunn, Emily Smigiel, Hayley Young, Beth Henson and Jon Hill.

  • Beach Water quality swimming advisories issued at ocean-side sites in Brunswick County

    Five advisories against swimming have been issued today at ocean-side swimming areas in Brunswick County.

    State environmental health officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. Stormwater runoff following scattered thunderstorms in the past 48 hours is thought to be the cause of contamination.