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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach focuses on park work, costs

    SUNSET BEACH — To date, $687,246 has been spent on the new Sunset Beach Town Park from a total budgeted amount of $961,000.

    The total includes anticipated revenues of $418,000 in state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) money and $4,980 in Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) grants, plus $538,020 in appropriated fund balance.

    Those were some of the numbers outlined by town finance director Bonnie Schwerd at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, May 19.

  • Calabash helps battle S.C. house fire

    Extra fire and rescue units, including members of the Calabash Fire Department, were called to a house fire Monday afternoon, May 18, near Little River, S.C.

    A passing Horry County, S.C., police officer spotted the fire about 5 p.m. at the single-family house at 232 S.C. 57 N., also known as Wampee Road, about four miles south of the state line.

    About 5:10 p.m., a second alarm summoned more units, including Calabash, to the scene, said Brian Van Aernem, spokesman for Horry County Fire Rescue.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department May 11-17 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    May 11

    Felony larceny of jewelry from Capeside Wyne.

    May 14

    Donald Charles Leuder, 53, of 405 Davie Drive, Wilmington, charged with felony larceny.

    May 17

    Damage to property (vehicle), Great Egret Circle

    Damage to property (vehicle), Moorehen Lane.

  • Getting stuck for ducks
  • Veteran’s Amnesty Day worth repeating, replicating

    Memorial Day affords us a chance to pause, remember and acknowledge those who have died in military service to our country. But let us also spare a thought for the veterans and active service members, as well as their families, and the sacrifices they have made.

  • NCDOT to host meeting May 21 on proposed OIB roundabout

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to address improvements to the existing N.C. 904/N.C. 179/Ocean Isle Beach Road intersection in Ocean Isle Beach, where a roundabout is proposed, on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    This public meeting will be in an open house format without a formal presentation at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, at 3 W. Third St.

  • Calabash Fire Department April 2015

    During the month of April, Calabash firefighters responded to 159 calls: three structure fires, four woods/brush fires, five fire alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 17 public assistance calls, 121 EMS first-response calls and an other

  • Kindred Spirit back in business

    It took a team of dedicated volunteers to restore the Kindred Spirit site to its original glory.

    Last Thursday morning, May 14, the team trekked down to the popular notebook-writing spot on Bird Island to right the wrong caused by Tropical Storm Ana when the May 10 storm blew through, sweeping away the renowned Kindred Spirit mailbox, its bench and American flag and bending the flagpole.

    After a search, the damaged mailbox was found as was the bench, which had been washed almost down to the Little River, S.C., jetties.

  • Six months later: Lung transplant patient breathing easier upon happy homecoming

    SHALLOTTE — Buddy Norris was definitely breathing easier.

    Nearly six months after receiving double-lung transplant surgery and intensive follow-up treatment in Atlanta, the Shallotte sign-maker is finally back home.

    Norris, 52, returned to his residence with his wife, Amy, this past Saturday, May 16, from Atlanta, where he had been living since undergoing surgery at Emory University Hospital just days before Thanksgiving last November.

  • Navassa teen reported missing found safe

    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Navassa teen reported missing endangered.

    Micheal Arthur Hook, 16, was last seen on Ivester Court carrying a blue sleeping bag and was believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment and was found safe.

    The center, which issued the alert Tuesday afternoon, canceled it late Tuesday night.