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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.

    K-9 deputies answered 13 calls, wrote 18 uniform citations and made 14 drug arrests.

    In addition to participating in the “Hands Across the Border” checkpoint on the state line, K-9 deputies set up a driver’s license checkpoint on Northwest Road.

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

  • 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.

  • Fourteen arrested during 'Hands Across the Border' DWI checkpoint

    Fourteen suspects were arrested last Friday night, charged with driving while impaired during this year’s Hands Across the Border driving while impaired checkpoint.  The multi-agency checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Booze It and Lose It campaign.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Oak Crest Drive in Southport; suspect walked into victim’s yard and stole a 4-wheeler.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Sabbath Home Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a firearm and clothing.

  • Two arrested for stealing, cashing lottery tickets

    Two men have been arrested and charged with stealing lottery tickets, rifles and Tasers from an area business.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident reports, more than $6,000 in lottery tickets, guns and Tasers were reported stolen from a Ridge Way, Shallotte business.

    Brian Anthony Armakotvitch, 25, of 259 Suburban St., Shallotte, was arrested Sept. 4, and charged with breaking and entering, larceny and 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses for cashing the stolen lottery tickets.

    A second suspect was also charged.

  • Parents to decide if students may watch Obama's educational message in school

    Parents of Brunswick County Schools students will decide whether they want their children to view President Barack Obama’s educational message or not.

    According to Whitehouse.gov, the President will deliver a live message Tuesday, speaking directly to students and encouraging them to do well in school and be responsible for their education.

    The speech will be broadcast live at noon Tuesday on C-Span as well as the Internet, but parents across the nation have raised concerns about the message being too political and not wanting their children to be forced to watch.

  • Ocean Isle Beach sand sculpture winners

    It was a sandy Saturday during the Ocean Isle Beach Family Sand Sculpture Contest.

    Fifteen family teams converged on the beach to vie for a prize as they converted ordinary sand into extraordinary creations behind the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, 44 E. First St.

    Contestants used shovels and hands to coax assorted critters and other creative designs onto shore, as bathing-suit-clad passersby gathered ‘round to watch.

    Trophies were awarded, as well as a one-year family membership to the Museum of Coastal Carolina for the top team.

  • BCC wins in home debut

    BCC wins in home debut

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College volleyball team made a successful debut on its new homecourt Sept. 2 by beating Johnston Community College 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20 Sept. 2.

    Playing in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, the Dolphins shook off two lackluster performances in the first two games and took early leads in the final two games en route to the victory.

  • No Port Southport objects to lack of public hearing plans

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has commenced its reconnaissance study for a new navigational channel to make way for the N.C. Ports Authority’s planned international container terminal in the Southport area.

    Members of No Port Southport, a group of local residents opposed to the terminal, recently learned, however, the corps has not scheduled any public hearings on the study, despite its policy to do so.

  • Carolina Shores board OKs releasing edited attorney bills

    CAROLINA SHORES—Following a closed session Tuesday, town commissioners unanimously voted to release redacted copies of town attorney Holt Moore’s bills.

    Commissioners also voted 4-1 to table consideration of a contract for assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut at Chestnut’s request.

    The hour-long executive session followed commissioners’ lengthy, at times heated, monthly meeting that lasted a little over two hours Tuesday afternoon at town hall.