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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Jerry Wayne Simmons Jr., 38, of 42779 Babson Road, Ash, with driving while impaired at the intersection of Whiteville Road and Ruby Way. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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 Feb. 23- March 1, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 15 calls and issued eight uniformed citations.

    K-9 deputies patrolled and set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Longwood, Seashore Road and N.C. 133. Communities patrolled include Riverview, Brunswick Plantation, The Farm, Magnolia Greens, Waterford, Wildwood and The Arbors.

  • 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, driver’s license and criminal information 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.

  • Restaurant business has its ups and downs; Contreras keeps moving forward

    SOUTHPORT—For Roberto Contreras, the restaurant business is a continuing challenge.

    Right now, he is in the midst of remodeling his Plaza Garibaldi Mexican restaurant in the Walmart shopping center in Southport. He’s also building a restaurant in his native Mexico that some of his family members will manage, and he has plans to open a unique Tex-Mex restaurant in Brunswick County in the near future.

  • Schools on two-hour delay Monday

    Brunswick County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Monday, according to the Brunswick County Schools Web site.

    Parents should expect a weather update from ConnectED, the schools' automated phone call service, at about 7 a.m. Monday. Check the Brunswick County Schools' Web site for additional updates.

    The National Weather Service predicted a slight chance of snowfall across Brunswick County early Monday morning, but has issued a winter weather advisory across the state.

    Check back for further updates.

     

  • Students learn traditional Korean music

    On a typical Friday afternoon, students are anxious for the school bell to ring, ending the school day and starting the weekend. But at Supply Elementary School, a certain group of students wait for the bell to ring so they can head to the Asian Club and continue the learning process.

    Supply teacher Nancy Bryant formed the Asian Club last summer.

    “I just thought it would be a good thing to do with the students and expose them to different cultures,” she said.

  • Grand jury indictments for Feb. 16

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Feb. 16:

    Scott Kenneth Aubry, 30, of 1008 Macklin St., Leland; felony manufacture marijuana, felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, felony possession firearm by felon.

    Howard Leroi Bernard, 30, of 414 N. Atlantic Ave., Southport; felony robbery with dangerous weapon.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 18, 19, 23 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Feb. 18

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Michelle Warth:

    Andrew Martin Albright, two counts shoplifting concealment goods, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $25 restitution, not go about Walmart.

  • Looking for a life saver

    Like most children, 8-year-old Jarrod Danka prays for his family and friends before going to sleep every night. But unlike most children, Jarrod’s prayers include one special request—a new kidney.

    Doctors knew Jarrod and his twin sister Devin had kidney trouble before they were born while performing a routine ultra sound.

    “There were shadows on the kids’ kidneys in utero,” Tracey Danka, Jarrod and Devin’s mother, said. “Upon their delivery, they were checked out and sent to Children’s Hospital (Pittsburgh).”

  • 'Raisin' still relevant in 50th year

    “A Raisin in the Sun” debuted on Broadway on March 11, 1959.

    Centered around a struggling black family on Chicago’s South Side, Lorraine Hansberry’s play is as pertinent now as it was half a century ago, says Daren Beatty, director of a local version of “Raisin,” to be presented in two benefit performances at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday in Odell Williamson Auditorium’s Virginia Williamson Event Center.

    “To me, it’s a timeless piece,” the veteran actor said as the cast rehearsed last week.