Today's News

  • Planning board recommends new Dumpster screening regs

    The Shallotte Planning Board has recommended approval of a new Dumpster screening ordinance that would give the town more flexibility in what it allows. It will also give existing business owners a break if their current screening meets the intent of the ordinance.

    Last year, the town board of aldermen approved an ordinance requiring all business owners to “gate and screen all four sides of an onsite Dumpster to ensure that the Dumpster container is not visible.”

  • Too much sand: Beach accesses don’t meet Holden Beach town code

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action but continued discussing their rare problem—so much sand has been added to, migrated to and built up on the beach that most private walkways at oceanfront homes and even public-access walkways currently don’t meet the town code.

    The reason that’s a problem is because paths through the frontal dune—the one closest to the water—is “a low spot waiting for a breach when we have high water,” said Tony Marwitz from planning and zoning.

  • Classic oysters Rockefeller is one of the great culinary creations

    Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans, established in 1840 by Alciatore Antoine, is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant.

    It is the birthplace of oyster’s Rockefeller, so named by Jules Antoine (son of the restaurant’s owner) for the richness of the sauce. It remains one of the great culinary creations of all time and that original recipe remains a closely guarded Antoine’s secret…though it has been imitated countless times.

  • Dagwood sandwiches were popularized in the 'Blondie' comic strip

    The Hawaiian Islands, once called “The Sandwich Islands,” were named after John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, for whom the sandwich we eat today was named.

  • Pea soup is a popular soup eaten all around the world

    Every once in a while I get a craving for some split pea soup. I like to make it with some fresh cut bacon, chopped onions, celery, carrots, garlic, chicken stock. and of course, some dried, green split peas. If I have any pieces of ham in the fridge, I might add some of that.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Cameron McMullan Tucker, 38, of 807 Kimberly Ann Lane, with assault on a female. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Jessie Jach Searson, 32, of 163 Savannah Road, Tabor City, with possession of fraudulent identification at Walmart. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 5-11, K-9 deputies answered 17 calls, wrote 13 uniform citations and made 12 drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Wildwood Village, Carolina Shores, Shell Point Acres, Bent Tree, Lakewood and Magnolia Greens.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Shiquetta Deshonda Banks, 20, of 3320 Amber Lane, Little River, S.C.; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, manufacture marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering on Mount Pisgah Road in Supply; suspect took a screen off victim’s front window.

    •Property damage on Lazy Acres Drive in Winnabow; suspect hit street sign and mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and burglary on Tobago Drive in Southport; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole fishing equipment and a TV.


    Ocean Isle Beach Police investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering on East Third Street.

    •Property damage and hit and run on Causeway Drive.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from employer on Causeway Drive.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on West Second Street.

    •Property damage on Raeford Street.