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Today's News

  • County approves financing plans for Calabash, Sunset Beach sewer

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have approved financing for sewer systems for Sunset Beach and Calabash, giving customers 10 years to pay the assessments in installments.

    Those who pay their full assessments within 30 days will receive a 5 percent discount, as recommended by county finance director Ann Hardy, who presented the proposed agreements for approval at Monday night’s commissioners’ meeting.

    According to Hardy, county utilities director Jerry Pierce anticipates awarding four contracts for the Sunset Beach project.

  • Calabash merchants demand 'people's rights' regarding UDO

    CALABASH—Despite what town officials say, a pending Unified Development Ordinance draft will hurt local businesses, merchants claim.

    “The town should be representative of the people,” local restaurateur Jeff Sisk said last week following a Jan. 27 hearing that drew a standing-room-only crowd of business owners opposed to the draft as it’s written.

    “They shouldn’t impose their philosophy or opinions unless it’s done by the people,” he said, standing outside his family’s Sunrise Pancake House on Beach Drive.

  • Carolina Shores nixes sheriff's contract with Calabash

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners on Tuesday voted against contracting with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to provide additional law enforcement protection for Carolina Shores and Calabash.

    The unanimous vote at the specially called meeting came after all five commissioners voiced concern about the minimal annual cost of $150,000 for an entry-level officer, which the two towns would split if both approved such a contract.

  • Board hears parents concerns regarding Cedar Grove redistricting

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick County Board of Education had a public forum Tuesday to discuss the redistricting options for Cedar Grove Middle School and heard the same concern several times from several parents—they do not want individual elementary school classes broken apart and sent to different schools.

    Scenario 1 include 310 students from Shallotte Middle, 110 from South Brunswick Middle, 96 from Virginia Williamson Elementary, 69 from Supply Elementary and14 from Bolivia Elementary.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident/investigation reports.

    • Larceny of household items and breaking and entering on Driftwood Street. Suspect entered home and removed 12 towels, five washcloths, two three-quart pots, one six-quart pot, one marble roller, five spoons and one box of kitchen bags.

    • Larceny of propeller and Penn rod. Suspect took a stainless propeller and fishing pole, totaling $750.

  • 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. 26-Feb.1, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 18 calls, issued eight uniformed citations and made six drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Gray Bridge Road, N.C. 133, Stone Chimney Road, Mount Pisgah Road and Lincoln Road.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Counterfeit bill at the Brunswick County Tax Office; suspect tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

    •Breaking and entering on Egret Drive in Supply; suspect took pump out of victim’s pump house and damaged a window on front door.

    •Breaking and entering and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle on Compass Pointe; suspect broke into four vehicles and four trailers.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Matthew Deante Hewett, 24, of 1803 Turkey Trap Road, Supply; charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

    •Police charged Arlander Gause, 55, of 679 Seaside Road, with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked at U.S. 17 and Main Street. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $1,000 bond.

    •Obtaining property by false pretense on Bridgers Road; suspect sent a check for $2,500 on item to be sold for $600 and asked the victim to send back the overage minus $150.