Today's News

  • Shallotte Greenway: Duo dreams about preserving green space in town

    SHALLOTTE—There are two brothers in Shallotte who have a dream and vision for preserving green space in Shallotte.

    Chris and Cameron Kinlaw grew up in Shallotte. Both went away to college and upon returning to their hometown realized they missed an important part of their college lives—riding bicycles to get around.

    “I went to school in Savannah and I biked everywhere,” Chris said. “My parents live in Shallotte and it’s dangerous to bike anywhere in Shallotte.”

  • Seventh fatality in Brunswick County in October

    Around 6:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 17 claimed the seventh life on Brunswick County roadways during October.

    Levi Sovie, 35, of Leland, was driving a white Suburban in the northbound lane of U.S. 17. He was in the construction zone near Goodman Road just south of Leland. His vehicle overturned.

    According to Sgt. E.C. Harris with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Sovie apparently overcorrected his vehicle by pulling the wheel to the right, then immediately back to the left, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

  • Local group plans to celebrate National Homeless and Hunger Week

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless and not know where you were going to sleep at night?

    A year ago, a group of concerned citizens united with one mission: to help the homeless in this community.

    One year later, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is joining forces with more than 750 groups throughout the nation to bring awareness to those who are homeless and hungry.

    “This is our first event. We just learned about the national week this year,” Barbara Serafin, BCHC president, said.

  • Police urge: Lock your vehicle even in your own driveway

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Sgt. Bert Reaves talked with members of the Brunswick County Community Watch group Monday about the need to lock vehicle doors.

    “There have been a rash of car breaking and enterings in the Carolina Shores area,” Reaves said.

    He told the group the recent car break-ins have been primarily on vehicles where the car doors are unlocked.

    “Please remember to lock your car doors. I can’t stress it enough,” he said.

  • Shallotte Elks to bring a bicycle rodeo to Shallotte

    It’s a state law and one group wants to spread awareness and make it fun.

    In 2001, the Bicycle Safety Act became a law in the state of North Carolina. The law requires every person younger than 16 years old to wear an approved bicycle helmet when operating a bicycle on any public road, public bicycle path or other public right-of-way.

    From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, Shallotte Elks Lodge No. 2854 will have a bicycle safety rodeo in the Shallotte Walmart parking lot on Main Street.

  • Shallotte Police look for items stolen from business

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Shallotte Police Department are seeking the public’s help in finding property stolen from a local business.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, a trailer and variety of lawn equipment were taken from behind Kimball’s Furniture at 4502 Main St.

    Detectives are looking for a 2005 or newer burgundy or red Ford Explorer that is believed to be involved. It was last seen heading in the direction of Holden Beach Road from the intersection near Walmart.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:


    Oct. 26

    No operator’s license on Holden Beach Road in Supply.

    Fraud with credit card at an automated teller on Beech Tree Drive in Southport.

    Vandalism on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; a custom made mailbox sign was damaged.

  • Crime Alert: Rash of car break-ins in Carolina Shores area


    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have recently been investigating numerous larcenies of items from unlocked vehicles in the Carolina Shores area. 

    Sheriff John Ingram is asking everyone to please remember to lock their vehicles and not to leave any valuables in them.

    A witness stated a white male, possibly 5 feet, 6 inches tall and wearing all black, was seen in a vehicle around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

  • Special Operations Report

    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 Oct. 22-29, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Maco Road, U.S. 74 off ramp, Mount Misery Road, Hickman Road, McLamb Road, U.S. 74 on ramp, N.C. 87, U.S. 74/N.C. 133 and Shell Point Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    Larceny of various lawn equipment from Kimball’s Furniture; items taken include a flat bed trailer, a white box trailer, two riding mowers, a blower, hedge trimmers, a push mower and two license plates.