Today's News

  • Wayne Smith’s dove hunt remains popular

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    “Do I need to pick up the slaw?” Rhonda Smith asks.

    “About 11:30, run up there and get it,” husband Wayne Smith says.


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    The 33rd year of Wayne Smith’s dove hunt, on fields just outside Shallotte, begins like any other.

    Well, almost like any other.

    It is nearly 11 a.m. Sept. 10. On the warm, sunny morning, Wayne Smith is tending to the last-minute preparations for the banquet that precedes the hunt.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 11

    Jeramie Lynn Geodicke, 35, was arrested on a warrant for arrest.

    Sept. 12

    Arielle Elaine Williams, 25, was arrested on a felony larceny charge.

    Larceny of a cell phone from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart.

    Sept. 13

  • Leland plans to change parade ordinance to address business concerns

    LELAND — Leland officials took a first look at addressing a request to reroute the annual Christmas parade with changes to the town ordinance.

    Leland Economic Development Commission chairman David Sink spoke during the public comment segment of the Aug. 25 town council meeting, as the owner of Meineke Car Care Center, to ask the board members to consider moving the Christmas parade off of Village Road.

  • More solar farms planned for Brunswick County

    The Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. solar farm on U.S. 17 provides a first look at an alternative method to generate energy.

    Brunswick County could see more solar farms, although they will be tucked out of site in rural areas once the projects begin.

    United Renewable Energy has plans for five solar farms in the works to connect to the BEMC grid.

  • Sent via my Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 smartphone

    The robots haven’t taken over news reporting just yet, but I’m trying to put them to work in the meantime.

    In my attempt to keep up with technology IHOP (I bought) a phone app with a speech to text program so I can write my column hands-free.

    I decided (to) type it in so to speak using just the sound of my voice but even that takes some cleaning up.

  • County to wait on H2GO plant action before moving on aquifer storage plan

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will wait to see which step the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board takes before acting on the next stage of a proposed aquifer storage plan.

    At an Aug. 15 county meeting, commissioners approved installing one set of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells to provide underground water storage, but the original plan called for two sets of wells.

  • Pipeline spill prompts run on gas in Brunswick County

    Fuel gauges at gas stations hit empty Monday as fear of a major pipeline break spiked a run by customers to fill up their tanks in Brunswick County and along the East Coast.

    Colonial Pipeline reported a mine inspector in Alabama discovered a large spill from one of the company’s two large pipelines that run from Texas to New Jerseyand provides a major source of gasoline delivered to much of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

  • Wooden boats afloat and aground in Southport

    Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the seventh annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission is free.

    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award.

    A team of judges will award six other prizes.

  • Calabash ponders revised plans for Devaun Park

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have agreed to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 for a developer of Devaun Park to present modified plans for the upscale community off Beach Drive.

    Vaughn Stanaland has presented plans to modify phase 6B in the community calling for lower-density development that would reduce the number units from 103 single- and multi-family units to 40 all single-family units.

    The town’s planning and zoning board recommended approval of the request following a presentation at its Sept. 6 meeting.

  • Supply man charged in shooting of two homes

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of shooting into two homes in Supply and Bolivia on Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.

    Sh’Kwon Jamar Daniels, 20, of Ridge Road SW, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 15 and charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle.

    Warrants show Daniels fired into a home in the 1200 block of Morgan Road in Supply on Aug. 27, when the home was occupied. Warrants do not list how many people were in the home or what kind of gun Daniels used.