Today's News

  • 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 and charged the following suspects last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports and arrest reports:

    •Burglary on Daddy Court in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s home, damaging the sliding glass door and stealing food.

    Daniel Lewis Brannon, 18, of 5357 Lakewood Drive, Shallotte, was charged with second-degree burglary, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 Dec. 12-13, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Tall Pines, Brunswick Plantation, Brunswick Forest and the Village of Calabash. K-9 deputies also set up driver’s license checkpoints at Pireway Road and Northwest Road.

    K-9 deputies four drug arrests. The following suspects were charged:

  • Randy Thompson has served Brunswick County well

    Accountability, loyalty, respect, integrity, professionalism, teamwork, mentor, counselor and friend.

    Those are words friends and co-workers use to describe Brunswick County Emergency Management Director Randy Thompson.

    After serving Brunswick County since 2000, Thompson is poised to leave behind that position as he retires from the county agency.

  • Town Creek students graduate from first D.A.R.E. program at new school

    Fifth-grade Town Creek Elementary School student Nalani Ballard said D.A.R.E. is “the key to helping people such as me do the right thing.”

    Ballard said with the information she learned from D.A.R.E.—Drug Abuse Resistance Education—she helped her dad quit smoking.

    “He stopped smoking so now he eats a lot,” she said.

  • It's time to let volunteers help animal services

    Brunswick County is still growing, and unfortunately so is its number of unwanted, neglected, lost and abandoned pets.

    This number continues to increase because pet owners in Brunswick County aren’t getting the message: If you own a pet, you owe it to them and to society to be a responsible pet owner.

    However, far too many residents aren’t ready to be responsible for the pets they have. They’re not having animals spayed and neutered, and they’re not properly caring for them.

  • Yogurt slurping, grave robbing and grotesque sweating: The year in bad commercials

    We all know TV commercials are easy targets for sarcastic comments and putdowns, especially today with all the direct marketing spots for “ShamWOW” and the like.

    For my first worst-of-the-year list, I’m going after commercials, but not the “But Wait! There’s More!” variety that are so bad they’re almost good.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cougar wrestlers beat Trask

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South wrestlers won five competitive matches and four more by forfeit in beating Trask 48-24 in a nonconference dual Dec. 17.

    The Cougars won five of the six matches up to 135 pounds.

    At 112, Matt Craven won by technical fall. At 119, Corey Craven won 13-0. At 125, Jeromy Roundtree won in 30 seconds. At 130, Robert Capps won 11-4. And at 135, Jack Mendez won by pin in the second period.

    The Cougars got forfeits at the weights 140-160.

  • North boys beat West

     LELAND—The Scorpions dominated from start to finish in beating West Brunswick 80-49 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.

  • High surf advisory, rain, cold weather in Brunswick

    A high surf advisory is in effect for Brunswick County beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and lasting through midnight.

    Six to 8 foot breakers are expected to develop in the surf zone, according to the National Weather Service. That means the surf will be rough and strong, frequent rip currents are expected, especially around high tide Friday night.

    Throughout the day Friday, rain is expected to develop and linger. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected. Some areas may see as much as 3 inches of rain.