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Today's News

  • Shallotte man accused of child sex crimes

    A Shallotte man is accused of committing sex crimes against a child.

    Christopher Louis Maraquin, 26, of Evans Circle was arrested June 16 and charged with statutory sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child.

    Warrants show the crimes happened Nov. 6, 2016, involving a child 15 or younger.

    Maraquin remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $200,000 bail.

  • Club Profile: Shallotte Elks Lodge #2854

    Club Profile: Shallotte Elks Lodge No. 2854

    Meetings: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays (second Mondays only in July, August, December), 791 Bricklanding Road; 754-4565; shallotteelks@atmc.net

    Exalted Ruler: Walter Wilson

    Bingo: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays; lodge opens at 4:30; light dinner menu available

    Flags unfurled as members of Shallotte Elks gathered with Boy Scouts and a military color guard June 14 for a Flag Day ceremony at their lodge at 791 Bricklanding Road (N.C. 179).

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents.

    June 14

    Found property in the area of a gun shop in Seaside. Property was returned to victim.

    June 15

    Theft of $210 from purse at Head to Toe Salon.

    Breaking and entering and damage to floor tiles at a new home under construction at 1307 E. Main St.

    June 16

    Property damage; someone broke out rear window of a vehicle parked in driveway at 420 Second St. 

  • Moody’s affirms county’s general obligation bond rating at Aa2

    Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed both Brunswick County’s Aa2 general obligation bond rating and the county’s Aa3 rating on lease-backed debt, assigning the county a positive outlook.

    The ratings announcement from Moody’s notes Brunswick County’s “historically solid financial position” and “below average debt burden that will remain manageable despite significant borrowing plans,” as well as its “strong financial management.”

  • Navassa Superfund Site meetings set for Tuesday, June 20

    Federal and state officials together will hold public availability sessions and a public meeting Tuesday, June 20, to answer questions about the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund Site in Navassa and update residents about environmental investigations, cleanup options and technologies, and redevelopment planning activities.

    The three sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. and the meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Navassa Community Center, 338 Main St.

  • Summer blood donations needed

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need.

    In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world marking World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply.

    Upcoming blood donation opportunities are June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oceanview United Methodist Church, 8400 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island; June 26 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport;

  • Speed limit lowered to 25 mph in Carolina Shores neighborhood

    The Carolina Shores subdivision speed limit has been changed from 30 mph to 25 mph. Ordinance 17-7 was approved May 4 by the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners and speed signs have been changed.

    For the safety of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, obey the new speed limit. Remember to be patient and drive with care.

    By going to the town’s website, carolinashoresnc.com, residents are encouraged to use the “Our Town” feature to learn more about town government and to become more involved.

  • NHRMC implements new visitor guidelines

    Effective June 19, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is implementing new visitor guidelines for the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital to ensure continued improvements in safety.

    Visitors to the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital will now be asked to provide identification and will receive a visitor access badge to enter the women’s and pediatric units.

  • Black snags bass in Ocean Ridge

     Spenser Black shows off a bass he caught while fishing in a pond in Ocean Ridge on Tuesday, June 6. 

  • Duncans make a nice catch

     Joel Lovette and Debbie and Artie Duncan show off two of the 10 flounder they caught while fishing with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing using artificial bait in the Intracostal Waterway and in creeks and canals near the Ocean Isle Wildlife area.