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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Vandalism at Cardinal Pointe; suspect damaged property throughout the development including $150 in damage to a street sign, $200 to a non-DOT stop sign, $200 to an in-ground spotlight, $150 to an information sign, $450 to a future resident sign, $300 to two handicapped parking signs, $150 to a speed limit sign and $40 to two flower beds.

  • 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 Feb. 15-21, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Compass Point, Longwood, Shell Point Acres and Cardinal Pointe.

    K-9 deputies issued six uniform citations and made five drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Brandon Lee Taylor, 22, of 1917 Robert Luke Drive NE, Leland; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Hill sentenced to six-eight years in prison

    A Southport man was sentenced to six to eight years in prison last week for a home invasion robbery in Southport in December 2007.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley, Darnell Jermaine Hill, 30, of 8157 River Drive, Southport, pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to robbery with a dangerous weapon for the home invasion of a Frink Drive home in Southport on Dec. 13, 2007.

  • 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 and larceny on Sanders Forest Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s out building and stole a Jet Ski dolly.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Joseph Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s motorbike.

    •Driving while license revoked, assault on a law enforcement officer and resist arrest on Goose Creek Road; suspect fled arrest and assaulted officers.

  • Supply man arrested on multiple cocaine charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the K-9 Enforcement Team recently worked a joint operation, which led to the arrest of a Supply man for multiple drug charges.

    According to Drug Enforcement Agent Joe Cherry, drug agents and K-9 officers worked together on a street-level operation in the Supply area near Holden Beach with a history of high levels of drug activity.

  • Play Golf America at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach: Huge, entertaining, free

    Last Saturday, I attended the Play Golf America Day at Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This is an initiative of the PGA of America to increase participation in the game of golf, and it’s all free.

    Hundreds of people of all ages showed up for free lessons from PGA pros. They hit full shots on the driving range, they chipped and putted and hit bunker shots, all under the watchful eye of dozens of pros, staked out all over the immense practice facility at Grand Dunes.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners with a score of +11.5 were Paul Michal, Bud Dunham and Stu Cleveland. In second at +0.5 were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Gary Gutheil and Jim Beairsto. Low rounds: Reese Evans, 84; Gary Gutheil, 85; and Paul Michal, 86. Low net was Bud Dunham, 70. He was also the most over his points at +9.5. Bud Dunham was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • 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 reports.

    •Underage drinking at West Kilbert Drive SW and N.C. 179.

    •Larceny of license plate at West First Street and Beaufort Street.

  • Oh, baby, what a 911 delivery that was

    Calabash resident Martha Jakovenko wishes to announce the blessed birth of her grandson, a baby who emerged last Thursday night in an emergency situation that made headlines.

    New grandbaby Nicholas Aleksandr’s Feb. 18 world debut was four days overdue, yet so sudden when it happened his dad, Gary Cuozzo of North Branford, Conn., barely had time to dial 911 to help wife Natalia through the at-home delivery.