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Today's News

  • I might not be a high-flyer, but I love to dance

    I stood in the corner watching the teenagers crowd the floor in their elegant gowns and tuxedos. They moved and grooved to the music, and seemed to be having lots of fun.

    Suddenly feeling a burst of courage, I decided to try it. Senior prom only comes once in a lifetime.

    I tried to reason with myself but I wanted to get out there so bad I couldn’t stand it. After all, dancing was only moving, and moving was nothing more than all that kinetic energy junk my science spewed at me.

    I could do this.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Police charged Abby A. Woodell, 22, of 53 Holmes St., Supply, with larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,500 unsecured bond.

    •Police charged William Tyler Miller, 22, of 4387 Owendon Drive, Shallotte, with drunk and disruptive and trespassing at Planet Fun. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken from police incident reports:

    •Burglary, larceny and property damage were reported Aug. 19 on Ocean Boulevard West.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported Aug. 18 on Ocean Boulevard East.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported Aug. 18 on Ocean Boulevard West.

    •Larceny was reported Aug. 20 at the Ocean Boulevard East beach access.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week, which are taken directly from arrest warrants and citations:

    •Craig Allen McKamey, 19, of 117 NE 78th St., Oak Island; charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.

  • 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

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    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.