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Today's News

  • Teachers ‘Rally for Respect’ in Raleigh

    RALEIGH — An estimated 26,000 teachers from across North Carolina, including Brunswick County, traveled to the state capital May 16 for the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” organized by the nonpartisan North Carolina Association of Educators.

    Two charter buses with teachers from all over the county left from Shallotte and Leland on Wednesday morning in time for the planned 10 a.m. March for Students. Teachers then made their way into the legislative building at 10:45 a.m. before the General Assembly convened at noon.

  • Big Earl freed from Holden Beach shoreline

    HOLDEN BEACH — A week after washing ashore, Big Earl made its way back out to sea last Thursday.

    Capt. Virgil Coleman was shrimping from the boat May 10 when winds blew a net into the boat’s propeller and got stuck, causing the boat to drift into the sand.

    Michael Staley of Browns Summit, a Holden Beach homeowner who was among those trying to free the boat, shared Big Earl updates on The Friends of Holden Beach Facebook group May 17, when the boat made it offshore about 11 a.m.

  • Bird Island, Navassa preserved in ‘Saving Great Places’

    Bird Island and Navassa are two Brunswick County locales featured in a new book about successful efforts of the North Carolina Coastal Federation to save the environment.

    “Saving Great Places,” by University of Virginia’s College at Wise professor emeritus of history Glenn Blackburn, focuses on five sites on the N.C. coast in which the federation partnered with local citizens to fight a development project.

  • Two men sentenced in 2017 Supply home invasion

    Two of the three men charged in a 2017 Supply home invasion will spend at least five years in prison.

    Jonathan Joel Velez, 23, of Chadwick Landing in Shallotte and Miguel Angel Rivera Cortes, 46, of Seawind Court in Supply pleaded in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, while Joshua Albarran, 23, of Mackerel Street in Supply pleaded March 7, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday.

  • Carolina Shores concert canceled because of expected inclement weather

    The town of Carolina Shores' first free outdoor concert planned for Wednesday, May 23, on the town hall lawn at 200 Persimmon Road has been canceled.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said Tuesday the concert, which was to feature ScottFree band, will be rescheduled for a date and time to be announced in June.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for May 22

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • Carolina Shores gets recreational with new parks commission

    CAROLINA SHORES — For the past two decades since incorporating, the town has faced and strived to resolve serious issues like stormwater, street paving and tree removal.

    Now, town leaders believe it’s time to have a little fun.

    A reflection of that is the town’s newly formed parks commission, which convened at town hall last week for participants’ first official meeting.

  • BCAR: Real estate market shows signs of healthy, sustained growth

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is showing steady momentum heading into summer, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Shallotte police seek man for fraudulent purchases

    Shallotte police are looking for a man who made fraudulent buys at Lowes Home Improvement earlier this year, as well as other locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

    The purchases were made Feb. 26, but police were only recently notified about it, Detective Sgt. John Holman said

    The man is described as white with a medium build and a brown mustache.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Shallotte police at 754-6008 or private message Shallotte police through their Facebook page and ask to speak with Holman.

  • Man pleads guilty to shooting at coworker after argument

    A man accused of shooting at his coworker at a construction site last year pleaded guilty to the crime. No one was injured.

    Dadrian Earl Todd, 27, was arrested July 17 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Leland Police Department news release. 

    Court records show Todd pleaded guilty to the charge May 7 .

    Assistant District Attorney Troy Cronk said Judge C. Ashley Gore sentenced Todd to a 60-day suspended sentence.

    Gore also placed Todd on 12 months of supervised probation.