Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Alligator Road in Ash; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a firearm.

    •First-degree burglary on Hickory Branches in Leland; suspect entered victim’s home and took off running when victim saw the suspect.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Jim Street in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a TV.

  • Man arrested for several Supply home break-ins

    A Bladenboro man has been arrested and charged with breaking into several Supply-area homes from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11.

    Kenneth Alvin Hargrove, 31, of 161 Berry Lewis Road, Bladenboro, was arrested by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Jan. 23, in Robeson County, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison said.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officer issued the following charges and citations last week, which are taken from a police department press release.

    •Lucy Carol Davis, 59, of Chapel Hill, was charged with displaying an expired registration plate.

    •Amadeo Prudente-Ramirez, 32, of Winston-Salem, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with no driver’s license.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Jan. 25- Feb. 1, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Cardinal Pointe, Highlands, Calabash Acres, Village of Calabash and Ash.

    K-9 deputies issued six uniform citations and made seven drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Dexter Walter Robinson, 42, of 255 Smith Ave., Shallotte; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • New Hospice inpatient facility will be good addition to community services

    Through Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, Brunswick County residents and their families are helped with the decisions and emotions related to end-of-life care.

    While many benefit from in-home services, those needing inpatient care have had to travel outside the county. But soon, important, essential inpatient hospice services will be offered right here in Brunswick County.

  • Prepare for spring fishing with homemade rigs; it’s an effective way to catch fish

    It won’t be long until spring arrives and with it the annual rebirth of the fishing season. Although you can still catch some fish now, most anglers are counting the days until warm temperatures roll in and our usual inshore species start to stir.

    In the downtime, there are several things anglers can do to prepare for spring fishing. Fishing is a sport in which you pretty much get what you give, so if you give a lot of extra time to the craft, you’re sure to get a good return in the form of tugs on the line when the action starts.

  • Drug agents seize marijuana from Leland home

    LELAND—Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Leland man and seized 64 marijuana plants from his home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Steve Lanier said drug agents arrested Anthony Scott Taylor, 22, on Thursday, Jan. 28, after a brief investigation spurred by community complaints.

    Drug agents received anonymous information from people in the community that Taylor was using his residence at 2951 Lone Tree Court in Leland to grow, use, sell and store marijuana, Lanier said.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 20

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Linda Yaneth Agustin, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Local angels are making girls' dreams come true

    There are countless milestones young people encounter as they transition through high school. However, none of them may leave more lasting memories than prom.

    For many Brunswick County girls, the costs associated with getting a prom dress and all its related accessories can be so high, it can completely eliminate the dream of a teenager’s rite of passage.