Local News

  • U.S. 17 wrecks

    Two people were charged following two wrecks that occurred within minutes of each other in the northbound lanes of U.S. 17 near Smith Avenue last Wednesday, Feb. 17. In the first single-vehicle wreck called in at 12:46 p.m., the driver of a 1995 Chevrolet SUV ran off the road to the left, then went back across the highway to the right, struck a ditch, overturned and came to rest facing west in the ditch. In the second wreck reported at 12:58 p.m., the driver of a 2006 Nissan Xterra passing by the first wreck failed to reduce speed and rear-ended another vehicle.

  • Calabash commissioners start doing the math at first budget workshop



    CALABASH—Town services requests were part of an initial discussion at a preliminary budget workshop Monday afternoon at town hall.

    Town administrator Marzy Marziano, town clerk Kelley Southward, Mayor Anthony Clemmons and three town commissioners took part in the hour-long session to start reviewing numbers for the upcoming fiscal 2010-2011 budget that takes effect July 1.

    The current fiscal 2009-2010 budget is $1,085,000.

  • Gas pumps fixed after weekend problems, owner says

    The gasoline at Quick-n-Easy Citgo gas station on Holden Beach Road is back to normal, the owner says, after several people complained last weekend about breakdowns.

    Station owner Verne Majors said this week the first incident happened Saturday night. Someone contacted him Sunday morning, and he immediately shut the station down.

    On Monday, he drained out all the gas in the pumps and replaced it with new gasoline.

    Majors said he sent customers who complained of breakdowns to local mechanics for assistance.

  • Off-duty sheriff's deputy involved in single-vehicle wreck at 100 mph

    An off-duty Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized for life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle wreck Feb. 18 in Shallotte.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley, sheriff’s deputy Samantha Lewis, 24, was involved in a single-vehicle accident while off-duty and driving her personal vehicle at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

    According to the wreck report, Lewis was driving an estimated 100 mph on a 60-mph stretch of U.S. 17 between Smith Avenue and N.C. 130.

  • Planning, zoning appointment recommended in Carolina Shores


    CAROLINA SHORES—The town planning and zoning board on Monday approved recommending a new appointment to the board.

    The board is recommending Carolina Shores resident Russell Sass be appointed to fill a seat left vacant after former planning and zoning board chairman Jim Hartnett died last December.

    The recommendation will be forwarded to the town board of commissioners for consideration at its next monthly meeting March 4, town clerk Lisa Anglin said.

    The planning and zoning board consists of seven members.


  • Assault reported outside Shallotte; details are few

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies and Shallotte Police officers are investigating an assault on a Supply man that occurred at 6:42 a.m. Sunday somewhere outside Shallotte town limits.

    Law enforcement officials say they have little information about the attack at this point, and the investigation is continuing.

    The report on file at the sheriff’s office states the suspect assaulted the victim at an “unknown location,” and the suspect attacked the victim with his hands.

  • Green building: Supply native launches reclaimed wood flooring line

    Supply native Mark Bryant learned the basics of running a business when his family ran a produce market near their home.

    Bryant is now the owner of two flooring businesses in Wilmington and is launching a new reclaimed wood flooring product, which is a popular choice among advocates of environmentally friendly, or “green,” building.

    In the business for the last 17 years, 15 as a business owner, Bryant is creating reclaimed wood flooring using wood pulled from the Cape Fear River.

  • Golf course rezoning still under scrutiny in Sunset Beach



    SUNSET BEACH—After much debate, the town planning board has agreed to continue discussion of proposed golf course rezoning at a March 4 meeting.

    Planning board chairman Bill McDonald said last week he would like to take comments from alternate board member Eddie Walters, who was out sick, as well as any others.

    “We’re going to continue this public hearing, then I’m really going to start the process over with public input,” McDonald said.

  • Brunswick Community Hospital officials lift visitor restrictions

    SUPPLY—Officials with Brunswick Community Hospital (BCH) have lifted restrictions for visitors younger than 18 years old at the hospital.

    On Oct. 1, 2009, hospital officials restricted visitation of children younger than 18 in an effort to combat the spread of flu, specifically H1N1.

    On Monday, Feb. 22, hospital officials lifted the ban.

  • South Carolina woman arrested for prescription fraud, trafficking pills

    A South Carolina woman was arrested Sunday night for her alleged role in a multi-state prescription pill trafficking ring.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Israel West said drug agents have been working with South Carolina authorities on a prescription pill ring in the southern end of Brunswick County. They believe the ring crosses over state lines into South Carolina.