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Today's News

  • No tax increase in Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE            — Shallotte passed its fiscal year 2016-17 budget as presented at a public hearing Thursday, June 23.

  • HB commissioners hold discussion, public hearing on budget

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners discussed and presented their proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17 during their June 21 meeting.

  • Man clad in underwear and socks steals truck from school

    Officers apprehended a Sunset Beach man wearing only eyeglasses, underwear and socks who they said stole a Brunswick County Schools truck from Shallotte Middle School on Thursday morning, June 23.

    Shallotte police Sgt. John Holman said 26-year-old Eric Faull Williams of Town Center Road,was taken into custody Thursday after a school employee told officials they were being followed by the man, covered in mud and grass, as he entered the school about 6 a.m., Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mose Highsmith said.

  • HB parks and rec board changes meeting schedule

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach parks and recreation board members voted Thursday, June 23, to move their meetings to first Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. to precede the town’s board of commissioners meeting.

    The next parks and rec board meeting will be Thursday, July 7, at 2 p.m.

    Board members also discussed, at the request of Holden Beach commissioner Peter Freer, the possibility of a beach ambassador program, which would entail people serving on a committee to welcome tourists remind them of beach rules.

  • Horse owners urged to vaccinate equines

    North Carolina horse owners are urged to vaccinate their equines after two horses in Horry County, S.C., contracted Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) within the past three weeks. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable in equine by vaccination. Horry County borders Brunswick County.

  • Free summer meals for children, teens announced

    Open to all children 18 and younger, free summer meals for kids and teens start this week in Brunswick County. No enrollment is required. Call Brunswick County Schools Child Nutrition at 253-1092 for additional information.

    Lincoln Elementary School: June 27 to Aug. 18,
Mondays through Thursdays, breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    North Brunswick High School: June 27 to Aug. 18,
Mondays through Thursdays, lunch at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • FAA issues new rules for drone operation

    The Federal Aviation Administration unveiled new rules for drone operators June 21. The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand the new rules and how they impact drone operations in the state.

    Drones, also called unmanned aircraft systems, are an increasingly popular technology with many potential uses. The FAA’s new rules apply to both commercial and government operations of small drones (weighing less than 55 pounds).

  • Smithville Park playground grand opening set for July 21

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation announced the official grand opening of its new all-inclusive playground at Smithville Park in Southport will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21. There will be snacks and giveaways as well.

    This playground was funded by a grant awarded by Trillium Health Resources.

    Call 253-2670 for more information.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    June 17

    Rodrick Sental Williams, 27, was arrested on two charges of misdemeanor fraud for writing worthless checks and obtaining money by false pretenses.

    Daniel Earl Keith, 34, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    June 18

    Michael Dakota Locklear, 18, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    June 20

  • Leland Police reports

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

    June 19

    Keegan Kevin Nelson was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and failure to maintain lane control following a vehicle stop on Village Road at Sue Circle for erratic driving.

    Brittany Nicole Davidson was arrested on a charge of aiding and abetting driving while impaired. Davidson is the owner of the vehicle Keegan Kevin Nelson was driving.