Today's News

  • Summertime good for reviewing (un)mannerly behavior at the beach

    As crowds gather at the summertime coastline, so do their manners—or lack thereof.

    TripAdvisor, a travel website, recently brought that revelation to light with release of results from its latest beach and pool etiquette survey of more than 2,000 U.S. travelers.

  • Proposed park still considered in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Proposed ideas for a future town “serenity” park will be reviewed by a town committee that launched the idea.

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners voted last week to return a consultant’s proposed ideas to the town communications advisory committee for consideration.

    “It’s up to the communications committee,” Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said at the July 7 town commissioners meeting, as to whether the committee favors such a park and to make recommendations to town commissioners.

  • Long road to recovery for motorcycle wreck victim

     SHALLOTTE—The night of Tuesday, May 31, is one Robin (Chris) Taylor can’t remember but his body will never let him forget.

    Taylor can’t remember anything for a few days before and a week after May 31. He only recalls what he has been told and what the police reports say happened to him.

    “I don’t remember anything from a couple of days before to one week later,” Taylor said from the front porch of his Shallotte home. “I couldn’t even remember if I had gone to work that day.”

  • Town decides to pursue a terminal groin



    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Town commissioners agreed Tuesday it is in the town’s best interest to take necessary steps to position the town in alignment with state requirements to pursue a terminal groin.

    In June Senate Bill 110 became law, permitting up to four terminal groins along North Carolina’s coast.

    Prior to Senate Bill 110, there was a nearly 30-year ban on hardened structures along North Carolina’s beaches.

  • 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.

    •Strong-armed robbery in the parking lot of Thomas Drugs on Main Street; suspect took victim’s prescription medication as she walked out of the store with it. There was a verbal and physical altercation.

    •Gildardo V. Ruiz, 22, of 4722 Four Season Way, Ash, was arrested for resisting arrest; suspect was stopped for a DWI investigation and fled on foot.

  • 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.

    •Driving while impaired, left of center and not burning headlights on Culpepper Drive on July 4.

    •Intoxicated and disruptive in the parking lot of Second Street Bar and Grill on July 4.

    •Vandalism and larceny on East First Street by subject busting picnic table and railing and removing a fire extinguisher.

  • Shallotte man arrested on drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Shallotte man last week on various drug-related charges.

    Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said on Friday, July 8, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jermine Tyrese Frink on N.C. 130 near Newman Smith Road in Ash.

    When deputies searched the vehicle, Stanley said they found and seized 10 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

  • Supreme Court allows DA’s traffic court; will hear case

    RALEIGH—The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued an order allowing District Attorney Jon David’s administrative traffic court to resume.

    David’s traffic court program has been on hold since April, when Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly issued an administrative order, which halted traffic court.

    In the April administrative order, Jolly criticized David for implementing a new administrative traffic court program, which utilized a driving school program called StreetSafe.

  • Southport man arrested for multiple business break-ins

    Deputies with the Brunswick County North End task force recently arrested a Southport man for multiple break-ins at businesses throughout Southport and Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said between December 2010 and April 2011, eight area businesses reported being broken into on N.C. 87 and Long Beach Road.

    Stanley said detectives followed up on multiple leads, which led to the suspect, James Rudolph Craig.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary and larceny of a firearm on Jackson Street in Supply; suspect stole a firearm from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Blue Drive in Supply; suspect stole trailer hitch from victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Harbor Drive in Holden Beach; suspect stole victim’s cell phone.