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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, April 10-16, 2017

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 10

    Larceny of iPad, smart phone, pots, pans and pressure cooker on Clubview Lane, Carolina Shores.

    Obtaining money by false pretense on Brunswick Place, Leland.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of Vizio 39-inch flatscreen TV on Gold Finch Drive, Supply.

    Larceny of Xanax on L Street, Supply.

    Larceny of Samsung phone and Kindle Fires on Chadwick Landing, Shallotte.

  • New environmental group meets April 26

    A new countywide environmental group is forming and convening for the first time next Wednesday, April 26.

    The fledgling, tentatively named “Brunswick Friends of the Environment” consists of all five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee, which has recently come under fire by Sunset Beach Town Council with accusations it usurped its authority.

    The Sunset Beach ERC had its last meeting Wednesday, April 19, when all five members turned in their resignations.

  • County real estate market surges into second quarter

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to surge as the second quarter of 2017 begins, according to statistics released Tuesday, April 18, by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • FBI Coastal Carolinas Criminal Enterprise Task Force gets first conviction

    A Wilmington man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison April 12 for distributing heroin and fentanyl represents the first conviction for the recently formed FBI Coastal Carolinas Criminal Enterprise Task Force.

    District Judge Malcolm J. Howard also sentenced 38-year-old Troy Ahkeen Wilson to five years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday.

  • Agents arrest nine people in county drug cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested nine people in the past two weeks as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

    Wesley Radford Cain, 27, of Windsor Road in Greenville and William Young, 25, of East Yacht Drive in Southport were arrested April 11 and each charged with felony cocaine possession, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. The latter charges are misdemeanors.

  • Novant lifts visitor restrictions

    As of Tuesday, April 18, at 7 a.m., all Novant Health facilities, including Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, lifted the visitor restrictions that were put in place Feb. 24.

    During the height of this flu season, Novant Health asked the community to keep visitors 12 and younger out of all its hospital facilities. As a result of the declining number of flu cases seen over the past few weeks, these restrictions have been lifted, according to a news release.

  • BCC sweeps Catawba Valley, remains in first

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team remained in first place in the region after winning three games last weekend against Catawba Valley Community College.

    BCC is 16-1 in the NJCAA Division II Region 10, 31-7 overall. Catawba is 9-9, 21-22. It entered the series in fourth place.

    The Dolphins play a three-game series April 22-23 at Founders Field against Patrick Henry Community College, a team in third place as of April 14 (14-3, 26-15). Pitt is second (12-2, 25-7).

     

  • Trojans win softball tournament

    By Ed Hullings

  • Five face cocaine trafficking charges after Leland traffic stop

    Five people face cocaine trafficking charges after a traffic stop April 10 in Leland, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Agents with the sheriff’s office’s Special Operations Unit stopped a vehicle about 5 p.m. on Green Hill Road. A canine found about 4 grams of crack cocaine during a search of the vehicle.

    Agents later searched a Roberson County residence where they seized two firearms and $11,000 in cash.

  • UPDATE: Couple reported missing found safe

    A couple reported missing Saturday morning has been found safe, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Thursday afternoon.

    Theresa Michelle Haley, 31, and Rocky Lane Hewett II, 38, walked from 2780 Pond Way in Shallotte just after midnight Saturday and were seen about an hour later walking together on Shell Point Road.

    The sheriff's office didn't say where or when exactly they were found.