Today's News

  • Reward offered for St. James home shooting suspect arrest

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who shot into two homes on Saturday, July 4.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison said two homes in St. James were shot into on the night of July 4. One home was waterfront; the other was one block back from the water. Caison said the shots, from a large-caliber handgun, likely came from a boat on the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 253-2777.

  • 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.

  • Local farmers markets have an abundance of fruits and veggies

    It’s summertime and the salads are easy. Fruits and vegetables are now at the peak of their season, so all you have to do is clean them, peel or cut them and just toss them into a salad bowl and enjoy their raw, fresh taste.

  • Summertime fishing can be a challenge; know when it's the right time to go

    Summertime fishing can be tough. Fish are sluggish during the heat of the day and the most productive hours come and go quickly in the morning or just before sunset. Some species, like speckled trout, stage a quick morning bite and then are gone from an angler’s radar, while others, like pompano, occur mainly in dribs and drabs while the sun is high in the sky.

  • Golf action


    Results of the Stableford event July 6: 1. Wanda Krasniewicz, 60 points; T-2. Theresa Georgens, Donna Stangroom, 58; T-3. Emily Campbell, Becky Seibert, 55. Chip-in: Kathy Rosenberg, Dogwood No. 3. Birdies: Grace Byrne, Dogwood No. 4; Moe MacDonald, Azalea No. 2; Donna Stangroom, Azalea, No. 9.


  • How could a town not do a background check before hiring an administrator?

    This week, a Calabash town commissioner confirmed current town administrator Jeremy Cribb is being investigated by the town’s personnel committee. Tuesday night, the board of commissioners decided to extend his probationary period for 90 more days.

    Even though the town’s personnel policy requires a background check of applicants, one was not done before Cribb was hired, and now questions about his experience and criminal record have surfaced.


    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Police charged Walter Wright, 31, of 1628 Chadwick Landing, Shallotte, with larceny by employee—embezzlement. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

    •Police charged Jimmy Franklin McCumbee, 41, of 7189 Westbrook Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, with possession of cocaine. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond.

  • More classrooms equipped with 21st Century technology

    Brunswick County Schools continues to introduce more technology into its classrooms; almost half are equipped with 21st Century carts.

    Brunswick County Schools introduced the 21st Century Classroom Initiative in 2007 and budgeted $1 million toward supplying more than 100 classrooms with a 21st Century Cart. The cart includes a laptop with Internet access, an LCD projector, document camera and InterWrite interactive pad. Teachers are encouraged to use the technology to find innovative ways of teaching and engaging students.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. Information is taken directly from police incident/investigation reports.

    •Larceny of golf cart on East Second Street. Resident left golf cart charging under the residence overnight and was gone the following day.

    •Larceny at Flamingo Row. Police arrested Christine Virginia Ford of Reading, Pa., for larceny of a green dress.

  • Avoid hottest part of day, use live bait during summer

    Although the hot weather has been occasionally broken up by a thunderstorm or two, we are definitely locked into a consistent summer pattern when it comes to fishing.

    Fish continue to be caught, including some nice-sized trophies, but I’d be lying if I told you this was the easiest time of the year for the sport. Still, if you avoid the hottest part of the day and go after them with live bait, you can probably find enough action to get you through until fall.