Today's News

  • Holden Beach Chapel celebrates half a century of service

    Perhaps no town in North Carolina exercises the freedom of religion part of the First Amendment as much as Holden Beach.

    All denominations will come together to celebrate the Holden Beach Chapel’s 50th anniversary Sunday.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 27, 28, 29 and May 2, 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 27

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Holden Beach talks about a federal transportation grant

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action on a town staff proposal to apply for a federal transportation grant, during their meeting at town hall Tuesday night.

    The deadline for applying for the grant is May 20, so commissioners in effect said they need more time to study what recreational uses can be made of land the town recently acquired.

  • West Brunswick soccer team gets improbable victory in playoffs

     GOLDSBORO—Playing without its leading scorer and with a freshman goalkeeper, the West Brunswick High School soccer team upset Eastern Wayne 1-0 May 10 in a first-round game of the NCHSAA Class 3A state playoffs.

    “I can’t think of (a victory) that’s better,” said an elated Laura Hickman, coach of the Trojans, a team with two seniors on its 17-player roster.

  • Honored for going above the call of duty everyday

     SHALLOTTE—Nancy Hewett thought she was having a heart attack as she drove along N.C. 130 toward Shallotte.

    She was trying desperately to get herself to the hospital. As symptoms worsened, Hewett’s vehicle swerved, catching the attention of a passing sheriff’s deputy. He began to follow her vehicle.

    Hewett pulled to the side of the road. She was going to wait for her husband to come and pick her up. Fate had other plans.

    “I was sweating profusely and I was extremely pale,” Hewett said.

  • How many birds are too many?

    SHALLOTTE—How many birds are too many?

    According to local birding couple John (Jack) and Phyllis Sexton, when it comes to purple martins there is no such thing as too many.

    “We didn’t know what a purple martin was until we moved south,” Jack Sexton said.

    The couple moved to the Carolinas in 1989 from New Jersey after retiring and became involved in a bird club.

  • The taco saga

    The anticipation and talk around town about the opening of Taco Bell in Shallotte has caused me to chuckle the past few weeks. I am not saying I am not as enthusiastic about the new fast food option in Shallotte, I just have never heard such a buzz for a taco.

    The restaurant was originally scheduled to open on Monday morning but owners delayed per the request of the police chief.

  • 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.

    •Maceo Fullwood, 59, of 363 Helm St., Supply, was arrested for failure to appear on possession of cocaine in New Hanover County. Fullwood was stopped for identification while walking from closed businesses on Mulberry Street in Shallotte.

    •Benjamin DeVaughn Wilson, 32, of 15 Paisley Drive, Apt. 105, Shallotte, was arrested for assault on a female.

  • Commissioners reduce bulkhead repair time in order to urge action

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If town officials deem bulkheads in Ocean Isle Beach in “imminent danger,” homeowners will now have 30 days instead of 90 to repair them.

    Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at their monthly meeting Tuesday to the Section 42-43 of a town ordinance that outlines bulkhead repairs. The resolution changes the amount of time homeowners will have to fix bulkheads that are “in imminent danger of collapse, failure or which create a danger to adjoining properties or the canal system.”

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Assault on a female on Isle Plaza; subject hit female in the face.

    •Larceny and property damage on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect took air conditioning compressors without permission.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny from a motor vehicle and property damage to a motor vehicle on Oyster Bay; unknown suspect gained entry into motor vehicle and removed amp.