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Today's News

  • A quick thanks to the two men with the worst imaginable jobs

    Let’s face it: The two people in Brunswick County with the worst jobs are Frank Iler and Bill Rabon. The worst, and it’s not even close.

    I’m serious—the hours, the travel, the pressure—no amount of money could make me want either of their jobs.

    Speaking of money, there’s not much in it, either.

    Being a state legislator doesn’t come with the nearly $200,000-a-year salary that members of Congress receive.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    On May 18, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit and the sheriff’s office K-9 unit performed a traffic stop in Longwood, which resulted in the arrest of two suspects.

    Agents then obtained a search warrant for a home at 2165 Sweet Baby Lane NE in Longwood. During the search of the home, agents seized more than one-half pound of marijuana, $760 in cash and drug paraphernalia, including packaging bags, digital scales and smoking devices.

  • Brunswick County ACE roundup

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office 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.

    From May 16-22, ACE deputies issued 61 total arrests and citations, including two driving while impaired charges and 11 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Lee Matthew Callazo, 40, of 4476 Northwest Road, Leland, was charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

  • 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:

    •Communicating threats via telephone; suspect called and threatened wife.

    •Property damage on Elk Road in Supply; suspect cut tires on victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; suspect stole items from victim’s business, including eight rib-eye steaks, two cases of beer and one bag of dog food.

  • VA signs lease for Brunswick veterans outreach clinic

    SUPPLY—Brunswick County will finally have its own veterans’ clinic.

    On Wednesday, May 18, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) signed a lease for medical office space in Supply for a veterans outreach clinic.

    Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said the clinic was a big win for the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans.

  • Veterans health fair this week in Calabash

    The Brunswick County Veterans Service Office would like to invite all veterans to attend the veterans health fair taking place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash.

    The health fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Post at 900 Carter Drive, Calabash.  

    Veterans will be able to enroll in VA healthcare, obtain information and discuss health issues with nurses and pharmacists, and talk with their county veterans service officer.

  • DA David appeals judge’s traffic court order

    RALEIGH—District Attorney Jon David has fired back.

    Last Thursday, May 19, in Raleigh, David filed a petition in the North Carolina Court of Appeals appealing an April 15 administrative order issued by Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly.

    Dick Ellis, spokesperson for the N.C. Court of Appeals, said the petition appealed Jolly’s administrative order, which, among other things, ordered a stay on a fledgling traffic court program started by David.

  • Incidents investigated in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach Police investigated the following incidents in the past week.

    •Larceny was reported May 19 on Live Oak Drive of a 19-inch Dell monitor and keyboard and Vizio 32-inch LCD TV.

    •Daniel Polizzotti, 51, of Magnolia Drive, was charged with driving while impaired May 19.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported May 17 on Sunset Lakes Boulevard. A woman’s black wallet, Bose radio and Apple iPod were reported stolen.

  • Wartime memories: Veteran recalls surviving Pearl Harbor seven decades ago

    CAROLINA SHORES—Relaxing on the sun porch of his home overlooking the golf course, Hal Todd can still recall the attack that launched World War II for the U.S. on Dec. 7, 1941, nearly 70 years ago.

    He remembers, because he was there.

    “You want to talk about Pearl Harbor?” says the jovial 90-year-old.

    “Well, I could make up a lot of lies about that one,” he adds, chuckling. “Because nobody can check it out.”

  • Special meeting called in Calabash

    CALABASH—A special meeting for the Calabash Board of Commissioners has been called for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at town hall.

    The purpose of the meeting is:

    •To review a proposed draft of the 2011-2012 fiscal budget and set a proposed tax rate.

    •To schedule a public hearing for proposed draft of the budget, to be considered at commissioners’ next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. June 14.