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  • 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.

  • Bolivia man arrested for stealing gas for more than a year

     

     

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Police Department has closed a case involving a former employee stealing from a company for more than a year.

    According to detective Jeremy Humphries, Coastal Machine and Welding reported financial card fraud to the police department Sept. 8. As the company reviewed invoices, they discovered a fuel card issued to a former employee was continuing to be used.

    “The case was initially financial card fraud but it is actually obtaining property by false pretense,” Humphries said.

  • Childhood dreams

     My childhood dreams are coming to an end.

    As a child, I dreamed of walking into a bookstore, a grocery store, a pharmacy or a library and seeing there on the shelves among the other New York Times bestsellers a novel written by author Rachel N. Johnson. (Rachel Johnson is already taken by a British novelist.)

  • 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.

    •Larceny of keys at the Shallotte Laundry Center; someone took victim’s keys.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Timbercraft Inc. on Whiteville Road; suspect cut wire fencing and stole cinder blocks.

    •Larceny at Walmart; suspect took items without paying. Items include DVDs and PlayStation accessories and games.