http://www.readthesun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Detectives seek man who robbed OIB business http://www.readthesun.com/content/detectives-seek-man-who-robbed-oib-business <img src="http://www.readthesun.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb85/image-7_1.jpg" alt="Surveillance footage shows the man who robbed the Exxon/Kangaroo at 927 Seaside Road SW in Ocean Isle Beach just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21." title="Surveillance footage shows the man who robbed the Exxon/Kangaroo at 927 Seaside Road SW in Ocean Isle Beach just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> OCEAN ISLE BEACH &mdash; Detectives are looking for the man who robbed an Ocean Isle Beach business late Tuesday night and may be connected to two other cases in Horry County, S.C.</p> <p> The Brunswick County 911 Center received a call at 10:55 p.m. about an armed robbery at the Exxon/Kangaroo at 927 Seaside Road SW, at Old Georgetown Road SW, Brunswick County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.</p> Pedestrian struck, killed on Longwood Road http://www.readthesun.com/content/pedestrian-struck-killed-longwood-road <p> &nbsp;A Longwood woman died after she was struck by a motorist on N.C. 904/Longwood Road on Thursday, Oct. 23.</p> <p> Legertha McFadden, 65, was walking on Longwood Road at 7:18 a.m. when she was hit by Matthew Gaskins&rsquo; tan 2005 GMC pickup truck, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.</p> <p> Gaskins, a firefighter with the Sunset Beach Fire Department, never saw McFadden crossing the road, Chavis said.</p> <p> No charges will be filed, he said.</p> Grissettown annual haunted trail a scary good time http://www.readthesun.com/content/grissettown-annual-haunted-trail-scary-good-time <img src="http://www.readthesun.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0599_0.jpg" alt="The Grissettown Longwood Fire &amp; Rescue Haunted Trail is open every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) in October, including this weekend, Oct. 24-25, and Halloween night." title="The Grissettown Longwood Fire &amp; Rescue Haunted Trail is open every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) in October, including this weekend, Oct. 24-25, and Halloween night." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;GRISSETTOWN &mdash; This isn&rsquo;t your normal haunted trail. This is the real deal.</p> <p> For the last six years, the Grissettown Longwood Fire &amp; Rescue team has welcomed &mdash; and scared &mdash; the community in its renowned haunted trail on N.C. 904 less than two miles off U.S. 17.</p> <p> Richard Teague, the assistant chief of the department, said its members and many volunteers have tweaked the trail and made additions each and every year.</p> Brunswick promotes from within, selects Perkins as new parks and rec director http://www.readthesun.com/content/brunswick-promotes-within-selects-perkins-new-parks-and-rec-director <img src="http://www.readthesun.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_bc_parks_and_rec_dir_perkins.jpg" alt="Perkins" title="Perkins" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> BOLIVIA &mdash; Aaron Perkins will lead the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, county administrators announced Monday.</p> <p> Deputy County Manager Steve Stone said he was part of a three-person committee including County Manager Ann Hardy and Human Resources Director Scott Milligan to select the new parks and rec director after Jim Pryor left Oct. 8.</p> <p> Pryor submitted a resignation letter Sept. 17. He accepted a job as the director of parks and recreation in Forsyth County, Ga.</p> Shallotte standoff ends peacefully Monday night http://www.readthesun.com/content/shallotte-standoff-ends-peacefully-monday-night <img src="http://www.readthesun.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0001_10.jpg" alt="Law enforcement officers respond Monday night to N.C. 130/Whiteville Road, near the entrance to Lowe&#039;s Home Improvement, to negotiate with a 17-year-old man who was holding a knife to his throat." title="Law enforcement officers respond Monday night to N.C. 130/Whiteville Road, near the entrance to Lowe&#039;s Home Improvement, to negotiate with a 17-year-old man who was holding a knife to his throat." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> SHALLOTTE &mdash; A 90-minute standoff between a man who was threatening to kill himself and local law enforcement officers ended peacefully Monday night, Oct. 20, in Shallotte. No one was injured.</p> <p> Police were dispatched to N.C. 130/Whiteville Road near the entrance to Lowe&rsquo;s Home Improvement, beside First Bank, at 6:03 p.m. in response to a man with a knife, according to a Shallotte Police Department news release.</p> OIB board commits $250K to roundabout, if NCDOT pays $650K http://www.readthesun.com/content/oib-board-commits-250k-roundabout-if-ncdot-pays-650k <img src="http://www.readthesun.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb85/oib_mtg_-_dsc_0478.jpg" alt="North Carolina Department of Transportation officials presented Ocean Isle Beach commissioners with concept drawing of a roundabout as a potential replacement for the signal at Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179) and Ocean Isle Beach SW and Causeway Drive." title="North Carolina Department of Transportation officials presented Ocean Isle Beach commissioners with concept drawing of a roundabout as a potential replacement for the signal at Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179) and Ocean Isle Beach SW and Causeway Drive." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> OCEAN ISLE BEACH &mdash; Ocean Isle Beach officials voted Oct. 14 to continue looking into a roundabout for N.C. 179 intersection at Causeway Drive for the second time in three months.</p> <p> North Carolina Department of Transportation staff attended a town meeting in August to show commissioners a concept for replacing the intersection signal with a traffic circle similar to the recently completed Sunset Beach roundabout.</p> No decision yet on proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increase http://www.readthesun.com/content/no-decision-yet-proposed-homeowners%E2%80%99-insurance-rate-increase <p> &nbsp;It&rsquo;s still unclear whether Brunswick County residents will see a dramatic increase in homeowner&rsquo;s insurance rates following a hearing Monday, Oct. 20, in Raleigh.</p> <p> The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a homeowners&rsquo; insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in January, and a public hearing &mdash; originally scheduled in August but postponed until Monday&mdash; was held in Raleigh.</p> Mega-kite flyer needs help for festival weekend http://www.readthesun.com/content/mega-kite-flyer-needs-help-festival-weekend <img src="http://www.readthesun.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0033_0.jpg" alt="John McEntire plans to launch more than a few inflatable kites on Holden Beach during the Festival by the Sea Oct. 25 and 26 and is looking for a little help from anyone interested in helping get the kites in the air and back down." title="John McEntire plans to launch more than a few inflatable kites on Holden Beach during the Festival by the Sea Oct. 25 and 26 and is looking for a little help from anyone interested in helping get the kites in the air and back down." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Holden Beach&rsquo;s kite king could use a few volunteers to help make sure the kites fly high over the North Carolina Festival By the Sea this weekend.</p> <p> John McEntire visited the Holden Beach town hall meeting Oct. 14 to spread the word that he could use some help Oct. 25 and 26, when he typically runs a number of kites into the air on the beach just across Ocean Boulevard from the Holden Beach pavilion.</p>