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Today's News

  • Kitchen fire destroys home in Winnabow

    A kitchen fire destroyed a Winnabow home Friday, July 29. No one was injured.

    Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the grease cooking fire was reported at 10 p.m. on Ellis Street.

    Personnel from Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Winnabow Fire Department and Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Rescue responded.

    The American Red Cross was called in to help the displaced family, he said.

  • Jellyfish alert in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach Town Hall is receiving reports Friday, July 29, that numerous jellyfish are in shallow waters of the ocean and washing up onshore.

    Beachgoers are advised to refrain from touching or brushing against the jellyfish as they can sting. If stung, please seek medical attention.

  • Stories to tell about ‘monster’ fish

    The fishing world around Ocean Isle Beach exploded this week with reports of big monster fish being caught. I had high expectations with a full moon and special clients coming in from West Virginia. Capt. Brant McMullan, Capt. Barrett McMullan and a unique crew of young children ventured 92 nautical miles offshore in search of a swordfish early last week. The crew was successful in landing a 245-pound swordfish, causing other anglers to ponder the idea to try out this fishery.

  • A week full of big fish in Brunswick County
  • Trillium, Autism Society of NC provide camp for autistic children in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA — For the first time, nearly 20 children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Brunswick County have been able to attend a summer camp just for them.

  • Holden Beach commissioners to consider resolution regarding perpetual easements

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners will have a special meeting Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Holden Beach Town Hall to consider a resolution authorizing the filing of condemnation actions to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Central Reach Project.

    Town Manager David Hewett said a perpetual easement is a document that property owners sign giving the town permission to complete the town’s Central Reach Project along the shoreline of their respective properties.

  • Holden Beach to file amicus brief in beach access court case

    HOLDEN BEACH — The public has the right to freely use the space between wet and dry sand portions of beaches.

    This is the position Holden Beach commissioners took at their July 19 meeting when they approved the filing of a joint amicus brief in the case of Nies v. Emerald Isle.

  • Camp Invention lets kids be the creators

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    ASH — “Go. Create.”

    That’s exactly what the children participating in Communities In Schools’ Camp Invention did during their three-week program at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

    The free camp allows for students entering third and fourth grade to learn as creative problem solvers with material based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting July 11.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    July 15

    Larceny of two boat batteries worth $130 from a boat parked at a Marshall Street residence.

    July 17

    Simple assault; someone grabbed and pushed the victims while in Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    July 19

    Cameron Michael Sims, 22, was arrested on a warrant for arrest on two counts of failure to appear in court.

  • Charlotte woman faces charges after Brunswick County chase

    A Charlotte woman faces two felony charges and others after leading deputies on a chase and threatening the one who arrested her before offering to perform oral sex on him in exchange for her release, warrants show.