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  • Brunswick County ACE roundup

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Sept. 26-Oct. 2 ACE deputies issued 58 total arrests and citations, including eight driving while impaired charges.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Sean Ranier Delmore, 45, of 80 Cedar Tree Lane, Calabash, was charged with driving while impaired.

    •Wesley Stuart Gescat, 38, of 130 Block House Road, Bolivia, was charged with driving while impaired.

  • Longwood murder suspect, accessory suspect in custody

    BOLIVIA—Both suspects charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting in Longwood are in custody.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said Alfred Lamont Butler turned himself in to authorities Wednesday evening.

    Authorities had been searching for several days for Butler, who was charged with the murder of Sherman A. Daniels, who was fatally shot Sunday, Oct. 2, at a Carlon Road home in Longwood.

  • Oak Island woman killed in fatal wreck at Shallotte intersection

    SHALLOTTE—An Oak Island woman was killed Monday after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Main Street in Shallotte.

    According to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. T.D. Wheeler, Joseph David Fancher, 45, was driving an Ameritech Ambulance south on U.S. 17 around 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

    Fancher failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and his ambulance collided with Sarah Elizabeth Allen, 19, of Oak Island, who had the right of way, Wheeler said.

  • Sheriff’s detectives investigating Longwood murder

    LONGWOOD—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a murder that occurred in Longwood on Sunday.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives responded to a call on Carlon Road in the Longwood community just after noon Sunday, Oct. 2.

    When they arrived, investigators found Sherman A. Daniels, who had been fatally wounded.

    According to the incident report, Daniels, 54, who lived on Longwood Road, was shot. It does not say how many times he was shot.

  • Monday morning wreck re-routes traffic on U.S. 17

    A wreck on U.S. 17 near the north-end traffic light at Shallotte has caused law enforcement officials to re-route southbound traffic through Red Bug Road on Monday.

    According to law enforcement officials, the wreck occurred Monday morning and involved a vehicle and an ambulance.

    Check back for information as it becomes available.

  • Brunswick Beat for Sept. 28, 2011
  • Activists watch commissioners' vote on N.C. International Terminal study

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY—Last week Brunswick County commissioners endorsed an independent feasibility study for the N.C. International Terminal. The study will look into the environmental and infrastructural impacts on Brunswick County.

    The proposed mega port site is 600 acres of state-owned property near Southport between the Department of Defense operated Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the largest ammunition port in the U.S., and Progress Energy Brunswick Nuclear Plant.

  • Large sinkhole swallows car

     SHALLOTTE­—It was a rainy September morning when David Friend left his home on Loblolly Drive for work. It was still dark outside.

    He was less than three blocks from his home when the unexpected happened.

    The road below his vehicle disappeared.

    Instead of driving on pavement, Friend and his vehicle were submerged in a sinkhole large enough to swallow his car. When he attempted to exit the vehicle, the water in the hole was so deep he could not reach the bottom.

  • Get ready to rumble

     CIVIETOWN—The fire trucks will be taken out of the building Saturday to make way for wrestling.

    The Dirty South Reunion Wrestling Show is coming to the Civietown Volunteer Fire Department this weekend. The event is a fundraiser for the fire department.

    “These charity events are key to our existence,” said Fire Chief Mark Hewett.

  • Business owners: Reopen the road

     

     

    SHALLOTTE—A group of local business owners who feel cut off by the Smith Avenue Extension project are joining forces with the goal of reopening a portion of the road.

    Since the opening of the new road, traffic on the old N.C. 130/Holden Beach Road has slowed. Business owners along this corridor say it is killing their business.