Today's News

  • Shallotte tackles 2011-2012 budget

    The detailed process of going line item by line item to balance a budget for the town has begun. Shallotte aldermen met last Wednesday to begin the process.

    The first budgets analyzed by the board were for the governing body and administration.

    Maria Gaither, finance director, led the board through a line-by-line expenditure report comparing requested funds to last year’s budget.

    “I am very impressed with the department heads so far and the cuts they have made,” Gaither said.

  • Don't pick on the seagulls or feed them

    There is nothing better than spending a relaxing day on the beach, reading a book and soaking up the sun.
    When I am picking my beach spot, I always have a strategy—stay far away from other people. I don’t want to invade their space and I don’t won’t to be bothered with their sometimes loud radios and incessant talking. Mostly I don’t want to sit next to a group of tourists who are going to feed the seagulls. (Actually the proper name is gulls, but I have always called them seagulls.)

  • Community Watch group learns about Project LifeSaver

    Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down syndrome, autism or other brain-related disorders? Do you fear your loved one may wander away one day?

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in association with the Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands is reaching out to the community to get more people involved in Project Lifesaver, a rescue program for individuals with wandering syndrome.

  • Artist dies two weeks after show

    Two weeks after his art debuted at a Calabash gallery, 76-year-old Jakobus “Co” Bungener quietly passed away.

    “It was very peaceful,” Bonnie Longworth, activities director at Shallotte Assisted Living, said of Bungener’s passing last Friday night.

    “He just closed his eyes and went to sleep,” Longworth said.

  • Brick Landing Plantation golf course auctioned for $660,000

    A property appraised at more than $8.5 million in 2010 sold at auction for $660,000 Tuesday.

    It was standing room only as more than 125 people packed the clubhouse at Brick Landing Plantation golf course awaiting the start of the auction. So many residents and potential bidders arrived that onlookers spilled from the clubhouse’s main room down hallways into adjoining rooms. Some even peered in from windows on the clubhouse’s back porch.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of a utility trailer from a parking lot on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

  • St. James Flea Market set for Saturday

    Got an itch to browse for bargains?

    The 13th annual St. James Flea Market just might be the answer.

    It’s set to take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 30, at the Bolivia campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Physical assault investigated at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    CAROLINA SHORES—A reported incident of simple physical assault involving the town administrator and deputy town clerk at Carolina Shores Town Hall last month is marked “unfounded” and “closed/cleared” on a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Theft may have led to house explosion

    While the cause of an April 20 house explosion on Shingletree Road is officially undetermined, the homeowner said she was told someone had been removing items from the century-old house when the blast occurred.

    Residents in the Farm at Brunswick, Brunswick Plantation and other communities reported hearing the blast and said it shook houses in the area.

    An individual at the site of the home at 500 Shingletree Road went to a South Carolina hospital and possibly a burn center, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

  • Strawberry fields ripe for picking

    Here’s the latest juicy news—it’s strawberry time.

    Just check out the pickings at Indigo Farms and Holden Brothers Produce.

    From now through May and into early June, their strawberry fields are open for pick-your-own gatherings at both popular markets located at the state line on Hickman Road and U.S. 17 south of Shallotte, respectively.