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Today's News

  • Dangerous rip currents, strong swells Tuesday

    A low pressure system in Atlantic Ocean is combining with the full moon to bring large southeast swells and strong rip currents to Brunswick County beaches Tuesday.

    Rough surf and threatening rip currents may be experienced throughout the coast today, with the most dangerous rip currents occurring in a two-hour window around noon, which will be at low tide.

    The National Weather Service is encouraging anyone venturing out to the beach during this time to stay out of the water. There will be a high chance of rip currents all day Tuesday.

  • 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 Megan Marie Gray, 24, of 2762 Flamingo Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and driving left of center. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • Sheriff’s detectives searching for larceny suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two suspects they say were involved in a larceny at Walgreens on Sabbath Home Road.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s detectives are searching for two unidentified suspects involved in a larceny from Walgreens at 1138 Sabbath Home Road in Supply around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

    Stanley said the suspects stole about $500 worth of concealed items from the store.

  • County logistics park receives state rail site award

    The N.C. Railroad Company and a private consulting firm have selected the Mid-Atlantic Logistics Center in northern Brunswick County as the best distribution site in the recent recognition of the Great Freight Rail Sites in North Carolina.

    Brunswick County’s Economic Development Commission is hoping the recognition will lead to more industrial prospects for the now-incomplete park.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies set for Shallotte, Holden Beach

    Memorial Day is a time for solemn remembrance to honor of U.S. soldiers killed in battle while fighting for their country.

    The town of Shallotte has scheduled its annual Memorial Day observance for 6 p.m. May 30 at Rourk Gardens.

    Musician Craig Woolard will play patriotic music as the names of local men and women who lost their lives in battle are read. Participants will then release red, white and blue balloons with the names on them.

  • Trailblazers: Shallotte Elks begin planning for veteran memorial in town

    Many small towns across America have memorials to veterans—those who gave their lives in battle and those who made it home.

    Bob Janovic, exalted ruler of the two-year-old Shallotte Elks Lodge, noticed soon after moving here that, while Shallotte has Memorial Day services and veterans recognition events, there is no physical memorial honoring veterans—something the public can view year-round to pay tribute to local veterans and those killed in action.

  • What was once ‘outrageous’ soon becomes cute and quaint

    It’s funny the way the public perceives elements of popular culture changes over time.

    As a child, I hated “hippie” style music because it seemed so dated. Instead, I enjoyed dancing to disco. Then, when that became passé, I began to sit down and enjoy “hippie” music and folk-rock, because it was once again popular.

  • Trojan bats silent in third-round loss

     The West Brunswick varsity baseball team was able to find some late-inning magic as it scored a run in the sixth and seventh inning to beat Rocky Mount in the second round of the playoffs May 18. The Trojans were unable to muster any kind of rally Friday night in a 2-0 loss to Eastern Wayne in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A playoffs. 

    Eastern Wayne pitcher Josh Frederick scattered six hits over seven innings, walked two batters and struck out 11 Trojan hitters. West managed to get just one runner to second base.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South’s Ryan Minor top county performer at state track meet

     GREENSBORO—When Ryan Minor stepped up for his final attempt in the shot put Friday in the Class 3A state track meet, his competitors knew he had already won the championship.

    But Minor had one more goal to fulfill: qualify for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals next month at N.C. A&T, the site of this state meet.

    He did that with a personal-best throw of 58 feet, 10.5 inches.

    “I’m really excited about that,” Minor said.

  • Helicopter seeks runaway suspect in Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter is searching for Randy Lane Magaraci Jr., 22, of Pilot Mountain after he fled BCSO officers about 1 p.m. Magaraci was wanted for questioning and will be charged with driving while license revoked and fleeing to elude arrest.

    After the suspect was asked to come in for questioning, he fled and ran, according to a spokesperson.