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Today's News

  • Arrests made during routine Sunset Beach stops

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police have arrested two men during routine traffic patrol.

    David Michael Sabatell, 22, of 1031 Fayetteville Ave., Calabash, was arrested April 29 by Sunset Beach police on outstanding warrants for trespassing.

    Mark Robert Huelle, 42, of 211 Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, was arrested April 23 on outstanding warrants for felony habitual impaired driving.

    Police also investigated the following reported incidents involving larceny.

  • Five ways (and places) to celebrate Cinco de Mayo—ole!

    Raise your margaritas—this Saturday, May 5, marks the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo.

    Contrary to confusion, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which isn’t until Sept. 16.

    Cinco de Mayo commemorates the outnumbered Mexican army’s surprise victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-American War. In Mexico, the holiday is known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla(English translation: “The Day of the Battle of Puebla”).

  • Carolina Shores Tour of Gardens blooms May 12

    The gardens of five homes are featured in the Carolina Shores Garden Club’s 2012 Tour of Gardens scheduled for 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. next Saturday, May 12.

    The theme of this year’s tour is “A Day of Wine and Roses.”

    Featured gardens include two homes with more than 200 plant varieties each, and another with a large atrium with a flowing water fountain.

    Also featured are an English-style garden and a relaxing-tiered water fountain at another well-manicured address.

  • Carolina Shores workshop May 7, meeting May 10

     Carolina Shores workshop Monday, meeting May 10

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will meet at a regular monthly workshop at 10 a.m. next Monday, May 7.

    Agenda copies will be available at town hall by the end of this week.

    The board’s regular monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at town hall on Persimmon Road.

    Agendas and additional packet items will also be available at town hall.

  • Jet Ski hearing Thursday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A proposal to set up a Jet Ski venture at the Intracoastal Waterway will be considered by the town board of adjustment at a hearing Thursday.

    The 9 a.m. meeting in town hall council chambers is a continuation of an April 19 hearing.

    Shane Hollar with Sea Thriller Water Sports wants to put in a personal watercraft rental business on property owned by Twin Lakes Restaurant at 102 Sunset Boulevard.

  • Mom's death 'self-inflicted gunshot'

    A Sunset Beach woman found dead last week in her home died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    That is the conclusion of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office regarding the April 23 death of 28-year-old Megan Tysinger, who was found inside her home at 9063 Sea Lane.

  • Park design, parking on Sunset Beach agenda

     Sunset Beach council meets Monday night

    Sunset Beach Town Council will consider a park-design firm summary, selection of a firm to do a parking study and a proposed whistleblower policy at its monthly meeting next Monday night, May 7.

    Presentation of a 2012-13 proposed budget summary is also scheduled.

    The meeting begins with a pre-agenda session at 6:45 p.m. A meeting packet is available on the town website at www.sunsetbeachnc.gov, under the Town Council section.

  • Spinner pedaling into home stretch with fab anti-flab fad

    Prior to my enrolling in the BFIT program—Better get Fit Instead of watching Television, doofus—I was just a ticking couch potato with a questionable ticker and sedentary lifestyle.

    Sure, I relished my days in front of the Today Show, Dr. Oz, the 6 and 11 o’clock news, and tapping away at the computer in between, but that was January.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made the following arrests last week:

    •Joseph Matthew Locklear, 29, of 808 Carolina St., Calabash, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Locklear was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $35,000 secured bond.

  • Bernest Hewett appointed to second three-year term on DSS board

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services reappointed board member Bernest Hewett to another term last Friday, April 27.

    The manner in which DSS boards are established in North Carolina is outlined by statute and requires two board members be appointed by county commissioners, while two board members be appointed by the state social services board.

    Together, those four board members vote to appoint the fifth member—currently Hewett.