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  • County Crime Report

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

    •Property damage on a pier at the end of Nags Head Road, Supply; unknown suspect pulled up deck planks and threw them in the water.

    •Larceny and property damage on West 4th Avenue, Supply; suspect tore apart an air-conditioning unit and stole the compressor.

    •Larceny on Seashore Hills Drive, Supply; suspect removed a Dewalt saw from the residence.

  • 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.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny and property damage on Lee Street, Ocean Isle Beach; suspect removed and damaged a golf cart from the victim’s residence. The golf cart was later recovered.

    •Property damage to a solar panel on the Ocean Isle Beach bridge; an unknown suspect damaged a solar panel on the bridge.

  • 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.

    •James Ivan Lewis Jr., 30, of 2374 Longwood Road, Ash, was arrested on two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon serious injury with intent to kill.

    •Larceny of a catalytic converter by removing it from a vehicle at Rent-A-Center in Shallotte; it appears the catalytic converter may have been removed by a saw.

  • Sunset Beach park property hot topic Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Residents opposed to a town plan to shell out more than $2 million for a 5.22-acre waterway site for a future park are expected to converge on town council’s upcoming monthly meeting Monday night.

    “I encourage everyone to attend the meeting and give their views whether they want [the park] or not,” Sunset Beach resident Herb Tinger said. “Hopefully, town council will listen to a majority of people who still think they ought to do a public referendum, given this is a lot of money for a discretionary purpose.”

  • Suspects break into Mini Mart

    At 3:51 a.m. on Friday, May 27, subjects made entry to the Waccamaw Mini Mart in Ash.

    It appeared that a few seconds before entry was made, an unknown car pulled slowly on the Old King Road side of the business. Suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived.

  • Brunswick Beat for May 25, 2011
  • Brunswick County attorney charged with state tax offenses

    RALEIGH – A Brunswick County attorney was arrested Thursday on tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Sam H. Edwards, 67, of 1710 Hale Beach Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., was charged on May 26, 2011, with five counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

    Arrest warrants allege that Edwards failed to file North Carolina individual income tax returns for tax years 2005 through 2009.

  • Chasing the dream of film

     

    SOUTHPORT—For one Southport man, life these days is about chasing a dream.

    Most people in Southport recognize Chip Shultz as the guy who owns Cape Fear Printing in downtown Southport.

    But that is starting to change as people are recognizing him as the guy behind “New Guy Productions” who is filming his first feature-length film.

  • When a local hero needs help

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Every day, firefighters are asked to put themselves in harm’s way to protect citizens. Some are paid for their heroic acts, and others are volunteers. Regardless, they always put others first.

    On April 21, a car accident drastically changed the life of one of Brunswick County’s volunteer firemen.

  • Shallotte to have a ball, bocce ball

    SHALLOTTE—A newly renovated bocce ball court is ready for players behind the Shallotte Senior Center. A grand-opening ceremony and tournament will officially kick off the court’s presence in the community on June 1 at 9 a.m.

    For Bob Cozzi the renovation of the bocce ball court became more than a project; it became a passion.

    “When I lived in New Jersey, I played a lot,” said Cozzi, who moved to the area 10 years ago. “It all started last May when Khrystye (Haselden) called me from parks and