Today's News

  • 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 Aug. 24-30, K-9 deputies answered 23 calls, wrote 10 uniform citations and made 10 drug arrests.

    Deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Pireway Road, Ash-Little River Road, Stone Chimney Road, Old Ocean Highway and Chappell Loop Road.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Speeding leads to three drug arrests

    CHADBOURN—Three Brunswick County residents were arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, in Columbus County for possession with intent to sell marijuana.

    According to Whiteville’s The News Reporter, N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper Ronnie Walker stopped the suspects’ car for speeding on Sunday north of Chadbourn.

    Around 4 p.m., Walker called for a sheriff’s deputy and a drug-detecting dog to go to U.S. 74 near the N.C. 410 interchange, after Walker saw evidence of marijuana on the shirt of a front-seat passenger, according to a sheriff’s office report.

  • 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 to a motor vehicle and larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a cell phone and a pack of cigarettes.

    •Property damage on the Brick Landing Golf Course; suspect drove on the golf green, damaging the course.

  • Two killed in parasailing incident

    A parasailing incident Friday afternoon left two visiting women dead. They have been identified as Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60, of Kernersville, and Lorrie D. Shoup, 56, of Granby, Colo.

    According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit, the two women died near the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. The initial report indicated the rope connecting the parasailors and the boat parted. Coast Guard investigators are conducting interviews with eyewitnesses and the master and crew of the vessel Tied High.

  • West rally falls short



    SOCASTEE, S.C.—Three passes from the Socastee 30 fell incomplete in the final 16 seconds and West Brunswick’s rally fell short, 21-17, in a season-opening football game, played over two days because of a storm. Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game Friday night.

  • Sad remakes in a brave new world

    We all know how the world is changing—faster than lightning communication, people in far-flung parts of the world now connected by computers, science changing the way people work, etc.

    So why do the powers that be in the entertainment industry keep mining the past for ideas? And I’m not talking about history lessons. I’m talking about remakes, remakes and more remakes.

  • ATMC moves to 3G network

    ATMC Wireless has upgraded its wireless network with new 3G technology throughout Brunswick County.

    The name 3G stands for third generation wireless technology. 3G allows ATMC Wireless customers to experience mobile broadband speeds much faster than what is available with 2G networks.

    “The ATMC Wireless 3G Network is the largest and fastest 3G network in Brunswick County. It is also a part of the AT&T 3G network, the fastest 3G network in the nation,” said Roger Cox, Executive Vice President of ATMC Wireless Operations.

  • Wood storks photo

    Irene Dowdy took this photo of about 30 wood storks that visited the pond at Brick Landing on Friday during the rain.


  • Lightning lights up Sunset Beach sky

    David Combs of Sunset Beach took this photo around 11:45 p.m. Friday from the beach at Sunset Beach looking east toward Wilmington.The storm and lightning show went on for more than two hours. With the waxing moon and clear sky overhead it was eerie watching the cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning light up the sky and the ocean from 45 miles away as the storm relentlessly displayed its tremendous energy off the coast from Bald Head Island and Wilmington.