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Today's News

  • West improves to 6-0 in CCSSL

     The West Brunswick baseball team improved to 6-0 in the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League by beating Laney 11-0 in five innings June 26 at West.

    Chandler Taylor was 3-for-3 with three doubles and four RBIs. He also was the winning pitcher, giving up no hits and one walk in four innings. He struck out three. Dustin Darguzas pitched the final inning, walking one and striking out two.

  • Wilmington woman charged in fatal wreck that killed Southport woman

    BELVILLE—A Wilmington woman has been charged with the death of a Southport woman after a fatal wreck last Monday, June 18.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.K. Parks said Anna Pierce, 27, of Wilmington, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the fatal head-on collision that killed 55-year-old Sheila Sorrentino of Southport.

    Parks said Pierce was driving her 2008 Ford passenger vehicle on River Road (N.C. 133) near Belville around 7:39 a.m. last Monday, June 18.

  • Senate passes $20.2 billion budget

    RALEIGH—The state General Assembly has passed a $20.2 billion budget.

    The budget includes a slight raise for teachers and other state employees—the first raise since 2008.

    Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said the budget was “a positive step forward for North Carolina.”

  • Sea Cruz is up next at Sunset Beach Summer Concert Series

    Sunset Beach is the scene this summer of a free community concert series.

    Concerts are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Village Park at Seaside Village.

    The park is on the mainland across the street from Fibber McGees Restaurant. Just look for the small gazebo, and bring a chair. There’s typically a dance floor for concert-goers who want to get up and join in.

    Each week, a different local charity will be featured. Food and drinks are available for a donation, with funds going to the featured charity of the night.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate incidents

    The Sunset Beach Police Department took the following reports and made the following arrests.

    Two incidents of breaking-and/or-entering a motor vehicle and larceny were reported June 19 and June 20 on Clubhouse Road.

    Another breaking-and/or entering a motor vehicle and larceny was reported June 25 on Live Oak Drive.

    All of the prior listed incidents involved unlocked cars. Police say the perpetrator seems to be someone who is not willing to actually break in by force but is willing to seize the opportunity to enter unsecured vehicles.

  • Sunset Beach set to discuss Jaguar's Lair agreement next Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is scheduled to discuss an agreement update with representatives of Jaguar’s Lair at its upcoming monthly meeting Monday night, July 2.

    Town councilwoman Karen Joseph had requested town clerk Lisa Anglin place the item on the agenda, “both the public portion and as a closed-session agenda item.”

    But Sunset Beach Mayor Richard Cerrato took issue, stating he consulted town attorney Michael Isenberg about keeping the discussion in open session.

  • Sunset Beach approves $6-million-plus budget

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has adopted a $6,385,819 town budget for fiscal 2012-13.

    The tax rate remains unchanged.

    The budget was approved 3-2 by the five-member council at a special called session June 19.

    Town council members Lou De Vita, Karen Joseph and Wilson Sherrill approved the budget. Fellow council members Carol Scott and Mike Williams cast dissenting votes, town clerk Lisa Anglin said.

  • Sunset Beach boat access officially opens Friday

    SUNSET BEACH—The town is poised to officially launch its new boat launch and fishing pier.

    An hour-long ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Sunset Beach Boating Access Area at the Intracoastal Waterway is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, June 29.

    The event will feature opening remarks and guest speakers from Brunswick County, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and other officials.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team roundup

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From June 18-24, special operations deputies issued 241 total traffic citations and charges.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents:

    •Death investigation on Goodman Road in Leland on June 23; an 89-year-old man died of natural causes.

    •Burglary, vandalism and larceny on Galloway Road in Varnamtown on June 23.

    •Larceny on Frying Pan Road in Southport on June 23; suspect stole victim’s custom North Carolina license plate.

    •Larceny on Caison Loop Road in Winnabow on June 23.

    •Vandalism on Ellis Road in Supply on June 23.