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Today's News

  • Peppers don’t have genders!

    Here’s another example of you can’t believe everything you see on Facebook.

    Perhaps you’ve seen the post about green peppers. The meme says that peppers with three lobes or bumps on the bottom are male and better for cooking and those with four bumps are female, full of seeds, sweeter and better for eating raw.

    Nope. Peppers don’t have genders. 

  • Varnamtown mayor calling it quits after 30 years

    VARNAMTOWN — She’s one of North Carolina’s longest-serving mayors, and soon she’ll be retiring.

    After putting in 30 unpaid years as Varnamtown mayor, Judy Lewis Galloway is ready to give up the gavel and vacate her seat so a new mayor can step in.

  • Sand and Sea to perform at Mulberry Park Aug. 25 to help raise funds for Veterans Park

    The Sea and Sand Band are donating their musical talents to help raise funds for the proposed Veterans Park with a free concert Sunday, August 25, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte from 5 until 8 p.m.

  • OIB town board’s actions pave way for 225 new residential sites

    The Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners approved the development of nearly 225 new home sites during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, August 13.

  • Shallotte intern cuts her teeth in local government administration

    Shallotte’s most recent addition to its governmental organization is no stranger to the area. As a matter of fact, during one of many visits to her grandmother’s Ocean Isle beach home, she lost her first tooth. The memory is one of many pleasant recollections Allison Marshall associates with her time in Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick County’s youngest entrepreneurs set up shop during Kids Expo

    SHALLOTTE — Saturday’s dismal weather did little to dampen the spirits of nearly 40 young business executives anxious to introduce Shallotte to their newest inventions and products.

    The second annual Building Brunsco Kids Expo attracted entrepreneurs to Office Depot as early as 7 a.m., ready to set up their booths, roll up their sleeves and barter with the public.

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Kids Expo.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 7-11, 2019

    Aug. 7

    Julian Wyatt Hester, 18, of Ash Little River Road, Ash, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana less than .5 ounce.

    Elania Addisson Burns, 16, of Susan Drive, Shallotte, charged with consumption of alcohol younger than 18 years old.

    Aug. 8

    Derek Craig Leighton, 33, of Royal Poste Road, Sunset Beach, arrested on outstanding habitual felony warrant.

    Aug. 11

    Trespassing reported; subjects fishing in the Riverside neighborhood on the island.

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Foundation fish fry Aug. 22

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will have its annual fundraising fish fry 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in front of the emergency services building at the Bolivia Government Complex on Old Ocean Highway.

    This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees who experience hardship.

    Meals will consist of flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person. Takeout is available as is delivery to certain areas for large orders.

  • Agents seize heroin, cocaine, $30,000 cash in major drug bust

    Two Brunswick County residents were arrested and charged with felony drug crimes on Tuesday, Aug. 6, following an investigation by the Horry County Police Department Narcotics & Vice Unit.

    Drug agents executed search warrants on Malcom Drive and Little River Inn Lane after a lengthy drug investigation, which yielded the arrests of seven individuals, including a Shallotte woman.

    Nicole Stanley, 37, of Shallotte, and Gwendolyn Hamilton, 45, of Calabash, were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine base over 400 grams and trafficking heroin over 28 grams.

  • Man sought regarding first-degree arson in Calabash

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man wanted in connection with first- and second-degree arson related to a Calabash house fire early Sunday morning.

    The man is identified as Kody Devin Medford, 26, of north Tanglewood Drive in Supply.

    The fire, which destroyed an unoccupied house and car at 1085 High Point Ave. in Calabash, was reported at 3:34 a.m. Aug. 11.