Today's News

  • Early voting under way in Brunswick County

    Early voting is under way in Brunswick County. Early voting began Thursday, April 19, at the Brunswick County Board of Elections in Bolivia and at three satellite locations throughout Brunswick County.

    Poll workers reported steady voting turnout on Thursday, the first day of early voting.

    Election Day for the 2012 primary election is Tuesday, May 8.

    Dates, times and locations for early voting are as follows:

    Brunswick County Board of Elections Office, 75 Stamp Act Drive, Building H, Bolivia

  • South, North dominate in county track and field meet

      North’s boys won eight events and South’s boys won seven events as North won the team title in the county track and field meet April 19 at West.

    For North, Senior Roland Spivey won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.25 seconds (a regional standard). Sophomore Terrance Brown won the high jump (6 feet, a regional standard).

  • The right fit: business focuses on matching employers with employees

    SHALLOTTE—In an economy where finding a job can be challenging, one local business has diversified and found a way to thrive, enabling both employers and employees to find a way to match services.

    Carolinas Staffing Solutions opened its doors for business 10 years ago in Lumberton and quickly expanded into Brunswick County. It built a name for itself with locations in Calabash, Whiteville and Lumberton. Last year, the staff decided to move the Calabash office to Shallotte.

  • Shallotte seniors may have a new building to call home

    Big and exciting changes are in the works for Brunswick County Seniors.

    Recently seniors in Brunswick County rejoiced at the reopening of the Ash Nutrition Site and participated in the move of the Supply Nutrition Site to the Lockwood Folly building.

    This week an even bigger change is being discussed.

    While it’s not finalized, Brunswick County Senior Resources Inc. recently appeared before the Shallotte Planning Board to work on a zoning and parking plan for a new senior center.

  • Shallotte Commons concerts and car shows

    SHALLOTTE—Looking for something entertaining? How about starting the summer season off early with a new concert and car show series.

    Shallotte Commons is the place to be for the 2012 Summer Concert Series. The fun kicks off Saturday, April 21. There will be a car show featuring the Sun Coast Cruisers and a concert with the live music of Chuck Johnson, “The Charlyhorse.”

  • Shallotte talks candidly with Mark Saunders

    SHALLOTTE—A special committee formed at the April aldermen meeting met with Mark Saunders of The Coastal Companies last Wednesday to see if they could work together.

    The town is in a position to call a bond on The Coastal Companies for failure to complete infrastructure work in the Rivers Edge community. After numerous attempts to communicate with The Coastal Companies, aldermen were prepared to discuss calling the bond when Saunders contacted the town requesting to talk.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report


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

    •Emmett Taylor Jr. of Fort Mill, S.C., was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and damage to real property. Taylor entered the Marathon gas station at 118 Causeway Drive around 2:45 a.m. April 4. The glass of the front entry door was broken.

    •Lorenzo Piggott of McMilly Road, Shallotte, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

  • Shallotte Crime

    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers Street. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.
    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.
    •Identity fraud; suspect made charges on a debit card belonging to the victim.

  • North rallies from 11-3 deficit to beat West 19-16 in baseball

    North Brunswick overcame an 11-3 deficit to defeat West Brunswick 19-16 in a marathon slugfest in Shallotte April 17.

    The seven-inning, 35-run high school baseball game lasted 3½ hours.

    If hitting is indeed contagious, this was a full-blown epidemic. North had 14 hits in 34 at-bats while West had 12 hits in 31 at-bats.

    The loss dropped the Trojans out of sole possession of first place in the Waccamaw Conference and into a tie with North Brunswick and Whiteville.

  • Lady Trojans beat West Bladen 7-0 in shortened game

     In a conference game April 18 in which West Brunswick girls’ soccer team played sometimes with as few as nine players on the field, the Lady Trojans beat West Bladen 7-0 at West Bladen.

    Carla Zio, off an assist from Skylar Jenkins, scored the Trojans’ final goal 23 seconds after the start of the second half in a heavy rain. The game ended shortly thereafter.

    West scored its first goal quicker than it did its last goal: Karson Lewis scored in 15 seconds. Within 2 minutes, Some Milliken scored off an assist from Lewis.